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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle shared at the 10th Annual Epic & Unusual Beer Tasting, 11/29/15. Hazy dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toffee, wood, earth, mild brandy. The taste is toffee, raisin, caramel, mild brandy. Medium bodied, hot.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (11117) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 23, 2015
[5/2/15] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015. 3rd session. Murky brown. Great aroma of bourbon, coconut, vanilla, cookies and some fruitiness. Sweet flavor with bourbon, vanilla, cookies, chocolate, a bit of fruitiness and a boozy note. Rounded mouthfeel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Wood, brandy, dark fruits, some brown sugar, caramel, and vanilla. For 13+%, well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (10889) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
This brew pours a dark brownish-amber color with a medium thin light beige head that dissipates quickly to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Boozy nose with notes of malt and dark fruit. Full-bodied with a brandy character and notes of figs, malt and wood. The finish is vinous oak and bready malt, leaving a lingering ripe fruit aftertaste. Good beer overall.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012

Date: October 06, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Beerfest, HOToberfest 2012
Appearance: muddy brown, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet chocolate and brown sugar aroma
Flavor: sweet sugary flavor, brown sugar sweetness, touch of chocolate, sweet caramel
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **** /4

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Nice dark brown pour, deep tan head. Lots of sweet malt up front, the barrels turned down the hops a bit. Brandy notes, raisins, prunes, toffee. Damn good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (10775) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle - Sweet barrel and caramel with toffee notes. Cloudy brown with a brown head. Creamy dark toffee, with some pecan and barrel notes. Long woody sweet finish. Rich on the palate and smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (10770) - Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Nice brandy hit on this.one. sweet and alcoholic apple melds with the alcoholic barleywine adding caramel malt sweetness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (10584) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015, Red Session, København
Pours hazy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, vanilla, oak, alcohol, brown sugar and dried fruits. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, vanilla, oak and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle... Murky brown ale with a small, white, short-lived head. The bouquet furnishes buttery caramel, toffee and loads of apple brandy. Medium to full-bodied with feather-soft carbonation. The flavor is remarkably well-balanced - caramel, apple brandy, vanilla, oak and an awkward earthy component. Finishes earthy and a touch minerally. I enjoyed the base beer (Church on a Hill) and the Cognac Barrel-aged Church on a Hill much more than this treatment. I gotta go against the grain here, but not by much. Bottle courtesy of burg326!


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