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Cigar City Leon

Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Barley Wine
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
Church on a Hill aged in apple brandy barrels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Hunahpu pour #2. Murky brown with kahki cream head. Aroma is awesome. Vanilla, sweet brown sugar, apple, biscuts. Flavor is like nothing i have had. Corton candy, toffee, biscuts, and vanilla. Medium heavy mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation. Neat beer. A bit sweet and that sweet lingers for a good while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3467) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2013
RBWG. Dark brown pour with a thin head. Brandy malt aroma. Big complex flavor dark dried fruits, Brandy, sweet and smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (8219) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2013
1/III/13 - 75cl bottle @ De Hopduvel - BB: n/a - bottled: VII/9/12 (2013-204) Thanks to Bobochamp for sharing the bottle!

Bit cloudy red brown beer, no head. Aroma: vanilla, caramel, fruity, some bubble gum, alcohol, sugary, bit dusty. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: lots of caramel, some crème brûlée, alcohol, bit sugary, little bitter and hoppy. Aftertaste: bit sour, cocoa powder, some caramel, slightly hoppy ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
750ml bottle- thanks craig! .. . pours a dark chestnut .. low solid head, lacing is awesome .. . mild barrel, cooking chcolate, light whiskey, and sweet muddled cereal dried bits .. . pretty good but was expecting a lot more! .. . . the sun can be rather a dick..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Thanks to markwise for shipping me this 75cl bottle so that I can share it with 77ships, sebletitje and adamjackson and also with some of the Delirium Hoppy Loft staff (the day after Cigar City head brewer Wayne was here and luckily didn’t have a Leon with him to share as well). The 75cl bottle pours murky amber with a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up rich notes of brown sugar coated prunes and ripe red apples as well as caramel sweetness mixing with booze and Brandy. The taste is rich and deep with brown sugar notes, a pleasing kettle like caramelization, prunes and sweet earthy dates. It then moves into smooth sweet boozy Brandy notes and some barrel character. The whole beer comes together to attain an amazing Barrel Aged English style Barleywine experience. Another terrific sipper for sure. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22493) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2013
24th January 2013
THE Others tasting. Thanks to Jack for this one. Murky dark red - brown beer. Residual pale tan head. Smooth palate, soft and a little dry. Good fine carbonation. Caramel toffee malt out muscled by spicy alcohol which includes the apple brandy. Semi dry finish. Overall quite a brandyish beer but all right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2839) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Poured from a 750ml bottle, thanks Craig. Huge beer filled with notes of toffee, caramel, raisins. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle shared at RBWG! Pours a murky reddish brown with little to no lacing or head. Aroma of sweet caramel and toffee, a hint of candied sugar, and booze. Taste is awesome, spices, ginger, dark fruits, toffee, sweet brandy, and a bit of booze. Thick and sticky on the mouth with a bit of warmth on the way down. Cigar City makes some of the best barley wines I have ever had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Bottle at RBWG. Pours deep, cloudy amber with no head. Nose is very sweet, lots of glue, some apple/cinnamon, other spices, botanicals. Similar flavor, more generic boozy than apple brandy (though I did get some cider-like notes). Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
750mL shared at RBWG Grand Tasting. Pours a muddy, reddish mahogany. No real head. Nose is very intense Twizzlers candies, some paper. Taste is quite nice- spices, ginger, baked cherry, toffee. Rich, dense body. Calvados heat is muted, not overpowering, though hard to pinpoint as Calvados. Doesn’t come across as barrel aged except for some gained oxidation in the nose.

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