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

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.79%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (3670) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6865) - 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?!?"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beardaxe (267) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1526) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dchmela (2686) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Tap at the cider room. Dark brown pour with a dark tan head. Roasted grain, caramel and huge hop bitterness aroma. Huge bold caramel roasted grain taste. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Can... Pours dark brown with copper highlights and a small, creamy, latte head. The aroma shares loads of dark, dried fruit - figs and dates - alongside fragrant oloroso sherry and deep-roast coffee. Full-bodied and silky with laid-back carbonation. Big, hearty, well-balanced flavor - dark sherry, dates, brown sugar and rindy hops. Lengthy, lightly bitter, dry finish. Very pleasant surprise. Can courtesy of burg326

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (7000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Hazed ruby amber with a thin yellow head. Big oxidation, prune, plum, malt. Sticky malt prune. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2694) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours thick brown amber with a sandy beige head. Aroma brings sweet malts typical of the style, a bit perfumey without being too resiny and a bit of booze. The flavor brings malty thick notes, not too syrupy with some light bitterness. Pretty smooth for such a high ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
2014-08-15. Dark brown body with a nice beige head. 3+ Aroma of malt, caramel notes, toasty malt and alcohol. Flavour is sweetly malty throughout, lightly bitter in the finish. 7++ Smooth medium bodied palate, average carbonation. Decent, seems fairly simple. Can at Campground Brewdown

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11666) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2014
12oz can shared at Campground Brewdown. Hazy dark brown body with small tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, plum, some brown sugar. Taste is moderately sweet, plum, caramel, some grapefruit. Sticky full body, low carbonation.

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