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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.

dcschiller's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2012
750ml bottle. Thanks Markwise. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. Taste is sweet with some barrel notes. Some vinous notes too. Thinner bodied with some heat on the very end. Really good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2016
Draft @ CBC 2015. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody caramel aroma with weak hints of apple. Fruity malty spicy woody caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy woody caramel finish with weak hints of apple brandy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (899) - SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2016
A: Deep dark brown with a thin off white thin lacing N: Raisins, caramel, berries T: Milk chocolate, liqourice, raisins, hint of dark berries O: Very nice barley eine, but I’d love some more deepness to the barrel aging.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6600) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Oct 2015 - Keg at Route CBC event, Clapham. As ’Cigar City Leon’. Very dark brown, big foamy brown head. Aroma is molasses, bacon, soy sauce, the brandy influence is light. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is molasses, chocolate, raisin, oaky dry finish with some booze showing up. Sweet, sweet, and sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5608) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hackobock (3564) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (17352) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Aroma: bourbon, heavy caramel, sweet chocolate. Appearance: hazy, dark brown, massive, creamy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, caramel, toffee, sticky texture, soft carbonation. Overall: wicked Barley Wine, amazing aroma and palate. Pint at CBC, Clapham.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (6741) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (12049) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2015
From tap at CBC 2015. Hazy brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of dried fruit, alcohol, spice, oak, vanilla and bourbon.

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