Harpoon Leviathan Barrel Aged Czernobog (2015)

COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION: Placed in Barrels, November 2014, released June 2015. Draft only, 3-4 Kegs @ Harpoon Brewery, Windsor VT Aged in Bourbon Barrels acquired from Silo Distillery, about 200 yards away from Harpoon. Freshly emptied barrels were filled with Czernobog the same day.

3.7

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20

On Tap @ Harpoon Windsor. Not much of this to go around. $5.50 for a 10ounce pour.

A – Pitch black and oily half a finger head that faded fast. Looks oily, not too thick though

S – Smells fantastic. Tons of fudge and vanilla. Chocolate pudding and a light licorice.

T – Oily. Finish is booze and fudge. Sweet with raisin and clove. The good flavors fade pretty fast.

M – Decent mouthfeel. thin though and not a lot of lingering much of anything

O – This certainly has a lot of great Imperial Stout aspects but the base beer I remember being a bit too thin and you really can’t add body with barrel aging, in fact you’ll dilute it.

Harpoon Leviathan Barrel Aged Czernobog (2015)