Harpoon Leviathan - Barleywine Style Ale | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon Leviathan - Barleywine Style AleHarpoon Leviathan - Barleywine Style Ale

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

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Bierman9 on 11-20-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed 3/21/12

L: A nice color; deep burgundy. Off-white head with lots of suspended sediment.

S: Caramel mingling with dark fruits and licorice. Pretty malty but some hop aroma is perceptible. Alcohol is present. Also bisquity. Pretty nice.

T: More dark fruits, caramel, and toffee. A maltiness that is both bready and bisquity, with a good deal of hop bitterness; more than I had anticipated. Pretty malty upfront . Alcohol also has a presence in the taste.

F: Medium-full, slick mouthfeel. Low carbonation. A good deal of alcoholic heat, which I’m not welcoming at the moment.

Overall: A decent English barleywine. This one packed a bit of heat; some time in the cellar would do well to curb the hotness as well as let some of the hoppiness fade, which is a little much for the style. But not bad at the end of the day.

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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours orange tinted amber with 2.5” off-white foam collarthat grips the side of the glass.
S: Resiny, citrusy hops, sweet malt, dried fruit.
T: Begins with sweet malt, some light caramel notes, light fruit and a hint of dried apricot.
F: This is a full bodied luscious, chewy beer with medium carbonation
O: The big malt and hops mask the alcohol making for a deceptively drinkable beer.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes...
Poured into a snifter at 55 degrees. The year of the beer is 2010.

Appearance: A light tan head that is one finger and half finger thick. The head is foamy, creamy and poor retention. The head did leave some lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is medium amber color with copper hues. The clarity of the beer is fairly clear with some yeast present. The beer presented with some carbonation bubbles. A very good showing for a barley wine beer.

Nose: A very nice toasted malts with caramel like aromas. The hop profile is still standing after three years in the cellar. The hops is citrus, pine, and floral. The beer had a slight port note, yeasty, bread, molasses, and fruitiness.

Taste: A very firm malt base with caramel, bread, and yeast notes on the forefront. The hop profile is a little more muted, but floral, citrus, and pine abound on the palate. The beer has a port note with molasses, fruitiness, and alcohol.

The mouth feel of the beer is chewy, astringent, coating, and warming.

Overall: This is a very tasty barley wine, I think that it could have stayed in the cellar for another year or two. However, the beer presents well on the palate and very drinkable. A good English Barleywine.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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