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Cigar City Leon

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

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Church on a Hill aged in apple brandy barrels.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2013

Bottle 750ml. @ Tasting by Benzai [ ZZT V ].

Clear dark red brown colour with virtually none head. Aroma is light heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, coconut peel, wood - barrel, alcohol - bourbon. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, bourbon - brandy, laber laver, malty, chocolate, wood. Big big flaver - lovely. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20121006]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (38530) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2015
From tap. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted breadish malty. Overripe fruity. Bitter, roasted and dry dark malty. Liqourice and breadish. Dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25140) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2015
Draught at CBC 2015. Hazy red-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and chocolate with notes of sherry. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20734) - , 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (19734) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2015
Keg at the siren event.. Dark malts.. Dark roast... Big chocolate... Dark chocolate heavy meaty malts... Dark malts... Heavy dark malts... Rich intense... Quite umami in linger..

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (19489) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Bus bottle during RBWG 2014 in Tampa. medium amber brown color. Aroma of sweet butterscotch and caramel. Taste is similar.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (17210) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle at The Others Tasting, London - many thanks to Jack, tha man with the Florida connections. Pours lightly cloudy brown with a good, tan cream head. Big fruit aroma, some raisins, plums, figs - other jammy fruits. Big sweet flavor with ripe fruits, light dry and leathery fruits, more raisins, dark cherries, light chocolate and earth, brown sugar, plums. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish with rich and sugary bread, more jammy fruits, alcohol, light dry yeast, raisins. Really delicious beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (16583) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
On tap at Craft Covent Garden, black dark brown colour lasting thin tan head. Some barrel age. Again it’s a big beer. Unsubtle. Mostly just huge and overwhelming. Some barley wine character kicks in. Just a bit aggressive for me. Sone apple.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (16554) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2015
Draught at CBC 2015, red session, with Ken, Colin and Reuben. Very dark brown beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Vinous fruity aroma, caramel, chocolate, raisins, licorice, figs and dades. Fruity licorice flavor, raisins, figs, caramel, warming alcohol, some nuts, some toffee. Very good!!!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (15772) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
CBC. Hazy dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with lots of warming alcohol. 020515


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