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Cigar City Brewpub Leonís Grandson Itís My Birthday Barley Wine-style Ale

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.79%
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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1188) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Can at RBWG. Barley wine in a can. Brown pour. Big caramel, prune, toffee. Okay stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (2659) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Can at Coppertail Brewing during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruit, toffee. Tastes of caramel, dark fruit, light roast. Medium body with a dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (6458) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
had a few times before, never really got into it .. prune juice, mild foam .. . mild mannered mouth .. light chewy raisins and plum toffee .. a rather muted barleywine .. . .the proper form of address for Australians: "For Christís sake, not in the sink".

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9992) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2015 Can. Pours caramel brown. Nose/taste of toffee, dark fruit and caramel. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2557) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2015
12 can Feel: medium body; good carbonation; a bit hot. Plenty of dark soaked fruits in the nose. O: decent, but poorly hidden alcohol. Would probably benefit from aging.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7798) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Tasted during RBWG grand tasting. 12oz can. Hazy brown red color. Thin ring of off-white head. Nice earthy hoppy aroma, english toasty biscuity bready malt. Moderate sweet taste, bigger bitter. Alcohol works well. Bigger body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Dry finish. This stuff is awesome. Great balanced barleywine.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3798) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Can thanks to jcartamdg shared at Anchorage Dec í14 Tasting: Poured murky brown with jello light brown head. Aroma was hoppy and malty. Taste was sweet toffe/caramel malt, some alcohol/hops burn, and sugary finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6597-20140815] Can. Roasted fig wood aroma. Hazy, brown amber body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Fruity roasted wood plum flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (8/3/8/4/15) 3.8
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)
Overheard: "Who has cheese curds?!?"

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beardaxe (292) - - DEC 17, 2014
Poured from a can into snifter. Pours a very dark brown/almost black. Moderate head. Strong hoppy aroma with some fruit (pineapple?) mixed in. I would not quite call this a barleywine. Though I'm not sure what I would call it. It's quite hoppy, yet also has the roastiness of a porter. Lurking behind all of that is the toffee chewiness of a barleywine. Its all quite interesting and complex, but not as harmonious as I would like. The mouthfeel is a bit rough around the edges too. I would love to try this after some aging.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1628) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Can as a trade extra. Thanks! Pours insanely thick from the can, dark brown amber, with a big creamy khaki head. Big brown sugar aroma, lots of figs, sweet toffee maltiness, and some hay. Flavor is sweet toffee and biscuity malts, some brown sugar and figs, light grassy hop notes, very sweet and rich. Huge body here as expected from CCB. Not mind blowing by any means but solid and rich, and my first canned barleywine.


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