Harpoon Leviathan - Baltic Porter | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

BA SCORE
89
very good
364 Ratings
Harpoon Leviathan - Baltic PorterHarpoon Leviathan - Baltic Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States
harpoonbrewery.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Leviathan Baltic Porter is a dark, strong beer of considerable complexity. Brewed with a highly alcohol-tolerant strain of lager yeast, it has a smooth, full flavor with dark fruit and licorice notes in the aroma. De-husked roasted malt lends a dark chocolate character without being sharp or harsh. Raw sugar and dark crystal malt give some raisin and molasses notes while East Kent Goldings hops make for a long, earthy finish.

38 IBU

Added by lpayette on 11-16-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
364
Reviews:
239
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
9.3%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
14
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 364 |  Reviews: 239
Photo of dheacck11
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a deep black with hints of ruby and purple. 1/2 finger of brown head fading quickly.

Nose is ripe with dried fruit, plum, raisin. Lots of gummy sweetness.

Taste starts with similar dark, dry fruit flavors, largely dried fig and raisin. Follows by a rich, roasty maltiness, with some hints of coffee and dark chocolate.

Feel is medium thick, perfect for the style.

Really good and robust flavors, they try to complement each other but end up clashing a bit. Still delightful to drink though.

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Photo of cadaugherty
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of GoGata
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Jason1337
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of scmoore81
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of schwemjw
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dark, amber around the edges. A finger of soft white head.
S: funky. Almost like a Belgian with dark plum and raise. Big yeast and biscuit quality. Small amount of roast and a milk chocolate.
T: wonderful dark fruit, plum and fig. Some chocolate in the middle with a little coffee bitterness on the end. Brown sugar undertones with a little biscuit quality.
M:Smooth! Not much carbination but it definitely feels light on the palate.
O: a nice Baltic porter. Fruity, funky, yeasty and flavorful. Not quite as much coffee as I'd like but I will definitely pick this up again!

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Photo of linnymtu
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- dark amber brown with a thin tan head. Much lighter than other porters.
S- nothing to report here. Couldn't really pick up anything destinct.
T- I've never had a Baltic porter before, and expected a "porter" and this was anything but. However, that is not a bad thing. Tastes like a strong ale and goes down smooth. Has a sweet touch to start and it lasts the whole way, also a good thing.
M- about an average carb level, the flavor definitely fills your mouth

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of yaksurf
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of brheuer
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of jhb138
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of BGsWo22
1.75/5  rDev -56%

Photo of MAbeerNE1
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of brandon911
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of abex44
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JStans12
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a deep dark brown/black with a small head that dissipates quickly.

S - The nose is full of dark plum fruit with some roasty malt notes in the background.

T - Rich chocolate and dark fruit are most prominent. Some boozy notes and a burnt and slightly hoppy bitterness in the finish.

M - Full bodied and very lightly carbonated. Plenty of alcohol warmth.

O - Very different than most porters I have experienced. Fruitier and richer. The richness of this beer can not be overstated. Overall enjoyable, but not mind blowing.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.97/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear amber when pouring , black in the glass, one finger off white head.

S-Roasted malt, slight coffee, burnt notes, leather, oak and smoke.

T-Very roasty, burnt, some with leathery notes. Like a smoked porter almost. Alcohol is not noticeable. Chocolate. As it warms alcohol heat becomes more present

M-Lighter than I was expecting, slight carbonation and creamy.

O-A vast improvement over other beers in the series. The high alcohol isn't entirely noticeable.

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Photo of BugTownPub
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of NYSPHophead
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of andylipp
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of bostonryan
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Hellmeh
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of phishbone23
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Harpoon Leviathan - Baltic Porter from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
3.98 out of 5 based on 364 ratings.
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