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Cigar City Leon

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


on tap

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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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
#350 Cigar City beer! Pours a deep ruby. Nose is brandy, dark fruits, sweet malts, dark cherries, sweet berry, booze, prunes and raisin. Flavor is super smooth alcohol, dark fruits, cherry, sweet malt. Finishes smooth. Unreal drinkable. Scary good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RLiddell (112) - Valrico, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2012
On tap at Cigar City. First of all, let me state that Iím a huge fan of barleywines, take that for what itís worth. This offering has a huge nose of booze, brandy, malt and dark fruit. The head disappears to nothing in a very short period of time. The palate is sweet malt, dark fruit, brandy and caramel. At 13%, this is a huge beer. Enjoyed it so much, I bought a couple of bottles to go!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (5194) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2012
On draft at Cigar City. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. Nose is a nice burst of caramel and toffee with vanilla, some toffee, some wood, some nice brandy notes, mild booziness, and some more quaffable brandy. Flavor is a delectable balance of brandy, wood, vanilla, toffee, and caramel. Medium in body and another home run from CCBís barrel program.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle shared by my good friend Dosbeerigos, thanks again brotha! Been itching to try this one and Iím glad it didnít take all that long to finally taste it. Aroma has just so much awesome flavors going on: vanilla, woody characters, slight brown sugar, not overly boozy and surprisingly easily drinkable. One of the best beers of the night!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tom10101 (5338) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). Traded by Gillard, huge thanks! Reddish brown with a small off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is delightful with malt, caramel, fruits and strong but not overwhelming apple brandy notes. Taste is sweet and rich but not cloying with malt, caramel, apple brandy and strong fruity notes. Medium to heavy body. Warming alcohol. Like JulienHuxley previously said, itís quite port-like. This is the best Barley Wine and the best CCB beeer Iíve tasted so far. We drank this one and King Henry back to back and, in my opinion, Leon was way better. Great complexity and balance. A wonderful beer and a great sipper

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1974) - Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
Draft. Dark brown/walnut. Small brown ring of foam. Motor oil slick. Dark fruity, sugary, sweet, alcohol/brandy/aged, wood. Clean and smooth. Slightly syrupy. Fantastic sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2013
750ml bottle via trade. pours a dusky, hazy, deep copper thatís capped by a thin but creamy khaki head leaving sticky rings of lace on the glass. aroma is simply stellar with heavy notes of fresh cut oak, baked apple pie, vanilla creme, and toffee pralines backed by unique hints of tropical florals, perfume, glaced pineapple, cotton candy, and orange julius. flavor is is more traditional but nothing short of spectacular with sweet toffee, caramel pecans, vanilla, and rich oak backed by subtly tart dark fruits, warming brandy, cocoa, and just a touch of the tropical fruit from the aroma coming through late. palate is rich, full bodied, and delicately carbonated with a lingering finish of dark fruit, toffee, and brandy. overall, a stellar effort from CCB.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (3977) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
Bottle recieved in a trade. Batch 1. Bottled in 2012. Shared with 2 friends. Poured a murky darky Brown colour with a non to lasting off head. Caramel malts, Apples, oak, sweet caramel, dark fruits, toffee, vanilla, silky buttery mouthfeel, caramel covered apples, bit of a alcohol finish, lots of barrel notice. Keeps getting better as it warms. Lived up the hype! Incredible!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (6707) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Keg at Route CBC, London. dark brown with medium brown with light brown head. Aroma is sweet and bourbon with red wine tangy red fruits dark chocolate. Amazing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lhharris (25) - Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Pours brown with tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, toffee and the brandy comes through. Taste toffee a dark fruits and some apple. This was just awesome picked up a bottle to put away for a few months, but will be hard to keeps from drinking sooner.

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