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Harpoon Leviathan - Great Scott - Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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97 Ratings

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Ratings: 97
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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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%

Crumpetsnbeer, Friday at 09:03 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

wrightst, Aug 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

itchytasty, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Pillowburn, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5%

Jason, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of DrJay
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.

DrJay, Jan 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

hopsabrewin, Dec 22, 2013
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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.

ChainGangGuy, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Dicers, Sep 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

Linda081, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

KRella, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

scottbrew4u, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

spoonhawk, Jul 05, 2013
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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

BEERMILER12, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

DrinkingDrake, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

HamGlade10, Jun 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

thampel09, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

JandJMD, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

tbryan5, Apr 12, 2013
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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.

facundoCNB, Mar 25, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

pquijal, Feb 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Syraquse, Feb 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

jhb138, Jan 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Ecxeeder616, Jan 23, 2013
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Harpoon Leviathan - Great Scott from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
86 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.