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Harpoon Leviathan - Czernobog | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon Leviathan - CzernobogHarpoon Leviathan - Czernobog
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TheManiacalOne on 12-01-2012

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Reviews: 38 | Ratings: 144
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. 2012 on the neck.

A: Pours a very dark brown with a one finger khaki head that is fairly quick to dissipate. Leaves a few spots of lacing. Light gets through about 1/8" of body.

S: Good dark fruitiness and roasted malt on the nose. Little bit of a tinniness. MIld hoping in the background. Chocolate comes out more as it warms up.

T: Certainly a malt-forward beer. Get a lot of roasty malts, chocolate malts and a raisin/fig fruitiness. Booze is pretty well hidden. Little carmel or toffee as it warms up.

M: Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, fairly thick with low carbonation. Good drinkability for a RIS. Not too hot on the mouth.

Overall an impressive new brew from Harpoon. Glad they took the time to tackle the RIS style. Would recommend to any fan of a stout.

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2.26/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Too sweet for an imperial stout

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pitch black with a thin lacing of brown head that has little retention

S - licorice, big dark fruit notes, roasted malts, faint coffee

T - dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, faint licorice

M - full bodied, well carbonated

This is a really nice, balanced, flavorful RIS. The dark fruit notes are forward and impressive. The licorice notes are kept to the finish in the flavor which I like. The chocolate and coffee notes also add some depth to the flavor making it more complex. The ABV is well hidden as well which is a plus. This is definitely a stout worth checking out.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle. Sampled on Nov 27, 2015.

It pours dark brown to near black with a modest tam head.

The aroma is basically sweet with a good character of caramel malts in there.

Medium smooth body.

Notable caramel malt sweetness in the taste but also a cellar-aged mustiness in this. Seems like it has been around and I enjoy that.

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3.92/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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2.99/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On tap at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a dark black, with a small head, and a little bit of a lacing.

Smells like booze, bourbon, chocolate, and dark fruits.

This has a weirdly strong bourbony flavor to it, even though it's not barrel-aged.I could just be mistaking bourbon flavor for boozy flavor, who knows. There is some chocolate, and dark fruits, but this just feels mostly like a thin boozy stout with not much to offer, unfortunately. Not all that impressed here.

This is kind of thin bodied, with a lower level of carbonation. I wish it was way creamier, honestly.

This feels a bit too boozy with not a whole lot else going on.

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Harpoon Leviathan - Czernobog from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
89 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.