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Harpoon Leviathan - Great Scott - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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BA SCORE
86
very good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Leviathan Great Scott pays homage to the celebrated Wee Heavy Scottish Ales of the past. This beer is a full-flavored, full-bodied dark ale with a complex malt character. The hint of smokiness is a tribute to the peated malts that were historically used in Scottish brewing. Relax and enjoy with bagpipes playing in your head (kilt optional).

33 IBU

(Beer added by: elgiacomo on 05-02-2012)
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wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

08-07-2014 16:59:17 | More by wrightst
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itchytasty

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-01-2014 00:56:04 | More by itchytasty
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Pillowburn

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-19-2014 11:58:47 | More by Pillowburn
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

01-09-2014 20:39:29 | More by Jason
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DrJay

Massachusetts

3.39/5  rDev -11%

Clear tawny amber with a slight reddish/brown hue. Off-white collar and thin skim of bubbles coated the top of the beer. Malty aroma, sweet caramel and toffee, hint of smoke, light alcohol, slight rose character. Low bitterness, biscuit, toffee and caramel in the flavour. Full bodied, light carbonation, lingering warmth. Decent overall, but a bit one note.

01-03-2014 00:46:11 | More by DrJay
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hopsabrewin

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

12-22-2013 22:00:16 | More by hopsabrewin
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.53/5  rDev -33.6%

Appearance: Deep amber-hued body, clear, with a scant, beige head.

Smell: Mildly smoky, mildly sweet-scented caramel, with bready notes, faux strawberry, and a double shot of alcohol.

Taste: Sweet, with a light nuttiness of toasted cashews. Also, toasted bread. Low peat character. Mingled, mangled berries and peppery herb as a sharp acetone burn sets in. Sweetish, toasty/nutty finish with a final kick of booze.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Some stick, some burn present.

Overall: Guh! Like eletronic packaging, I'm really, really trying to get into this, but, at this point, I'm ready to just chuck it in the trash.

12-21-2013 22:42:57 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-17-2013 23:15:26 | More by Dicers
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Linda081

New York

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

08-25-2013 21:05:01 | More by Linda081
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KRella

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-21-2013 06:40:55 | More by KRella
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-11-2013 12:30:25 | More by scottbrew4u
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spoonhawk

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5%

07-05-2013 14:19:40 | More by spoonhawk
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.15/5  rDev +8.9%

2012 bottle

A: Pours a mahogany color with a fingernails worth of head that fades to nothing within a minute

S: Nice fruity maltiness, cherries, plums, some sweetness, and a hint of smoked malts

T: Follows the nose. Nice and fruity, with notes of cherries, plums, and other darker fruits. Goes into a moderate sweetness and finally into a very light hint of smoke. Finishes with some residual sweetness and fruits. Alcohol not noticeable at all

M: Medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation

O: A very nice wee heavy with some great fruity flavors going on a just a hint of smoke as it fades away. For 10.2%, there is absolutely no noticeable alcohol and it's extremely easy to drink. A great brew in the Leviathan series, but mostly long gone at this point

06-28-2013 07:13:43 | More by BEERMILER12
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DrinkingDrake

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-28-2013 00:02:29 | More by DrinkingDrake
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +5%

06-18-2013 01:57:10 | More by HamGlade10
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thampel09

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-24-2013 18:51:13 | More by thampel09
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JandJMD

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

04-13-2013 20:42:23 | More by JandJMD
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +5%

04-12-2013 01:07:41 | More by tbryan5
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.99/5  rDev +4.7%

a clean but very deep amber in color, finger of white head which quickly dissipated, lots of visible carbonation bubbles. smells of caramel, barley, heavy sweet maltyness like a barleywine, slightly fruity/wood scents. the flavor has more of a fruityness than expected, some cherry/raspberry but mildly there. lots of wood barrel, sweet malt, caramel. a very booze heavy beer, letting its presence known by stinging your gums and leaving a nice warmth in your chest. full body, moderate amount of carbonation. this is a very nice beer both in general and for the style. one of the best beers i've had from harpoon.

03-25-2013 05:53:54 | More by facundoCNB
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BGsWo22

New York

1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

03-20-2013 23:17:45 | More by BGsWo22
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pquijal

West Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

02-19-2013 21:54:47 | More by pquijal
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Syraquse

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-17-2013 21:45:13 | More by Syraquse
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jhb138

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.3%

01-24-2013 03:33:11 | More by jhb138
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Ecxeeder616

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-23-2013 16:43:25 | More by Ecxeeder616
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-22-2013 00:44:17 | More by ScaryEd
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Harpoon Leviathan - Great Scott from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
86 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.