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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: 198   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 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (8213) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong brandy, apple skin, wood. Medium mouthfeel with nice booze, apple core, oak, and nice lingering sweet finish, hides alcohol well, very impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (3078) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2015
May 2, 2015. On tap at CBC2015, red session.
Murky brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, figs, raisin, hints of vanilla, toasted oak, warming brandy alcohol with a touch of baked apples. Taste is very sweet without getting cloying, very soft bitter, warming alcohol. Finish is sweet, burnt sugar, hints of vanilla, dried fruits, hints of licorice, warming brandy alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, sticky, creamy texture.
Great BA Barley wine!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5247) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2015
On tap at CBC15. Dark brown with orange-beige head. Aroma has sweet malt, heavy caramel, bourbon, dried fruit, plums, sweet chocolate and woody barrel notes. Taste is sweet, caramel, barrel, apple, fruit, prunes, raisins, toffee and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 This is my kind of barleywine! There was a beautiful red hue to it - not much of a head though. It had a buttery-sweet aroma with traces of nuts, vanilla, oak and brandy. The taste was full of brandy flavors as well, with undertones of sweet toffee. With a smooth body (very light carbonation) it almost finished like fine cognac with a subtle warm touch. Well done here CCB!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (2863) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Pours amber brown, aroma of brandy, caramel and chocolate Taste follows, nutty and sweet chocolate caramel, creamy silky and amazing. Nice balance not overly sweet. 

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (5202) - Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
On draft at Cigar City, poured a cloudy dark amberish brown color with aromas of dark pitted fruit, malt, light toffee, and some hot brandy. Flavors were malt and figs/dates up front with a nice apple brandy finish, light vanilla was mixed in on a few sips as well. Outstanding beer again from Cigar City.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joes (92) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle. Dark beige, small head on a clear, brown beer. Aroma of sweet malts, alcohol/whisky, raisins and other dried fruits. Taste of chocolate malts, toffee, a hint of licorice, raisins, dark fruit. Quite dry for this kind of beer. Good one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Appearance: Pours a deep magogany with with a soapy tan ring.

Aroma: Sweet cherry pie, apples, brandy. Brown sugar.

Taste: Brown sugar, maple sugar, brandy, wood, burnt sugar. Not particularly bitter or hoppy.

Mouthfeel: Full creamy carbonation.

Overall: Magnificent. Ready to drink now, and way to easy for 13.5 % abv.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Cloudy, thick caramel color with light lacing. Vanilla, cocoa and caramel on the nose. Palate is rich and smooth with vanilla, caramel and brown sugar flavors...very smooth considering the abv. FInish goes on forever. Damn Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5222) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle, from James. Church on a Hill in brandy barrels. Poured a murk brown color with off white small head. Medium carbonation. Aroma of caramel, toffee, booze, licorice, anise, and malt. Taste is creamy layers of rich apple brandy, figs, toffee, biscuit, vanilla, and light cocoa. For 13.5 this thing is scary, Drank a couple 3 oz pours or so and felt it creep on me in the body but nothing in the taste. Perfect amount of sweetness in this barley. I enjoyed this one alot, even more so then the barrel aged church on a hill.

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