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Neshaminy Creek Leon Russian Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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Leon is a big beer. So big, it has twice as much malt as any other beer we brew, and also requires us to do a double mash just to reach such a high wort gravity. Each 15 barrel brew has 45 pounds of freshly handmade marshmallow fluff made by our in house chef and Production Manager, Steve Capelli, as well as 16 and half pounds of bittersweet bakers chocolate, and 30 pounds of crumbled graham crackers.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (4561) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2015
Thnx to Mike !!! Pours very dark brown to black. No real head. Smell is intense dark malts, bit bitter. Taste is chocolaty, vanilla, some spices. Bitter aftertaste. Very balanced ! Very nice taste, but unfortunately , I miss the smooth mouthfeel and the longlasting aftertaste in this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2364) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 11, 2015
Sweet chocolate taste and aroma. Deep brown color with tan head. Note: on tap at Standard Tap ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlindGuardianco (34) - - MAY 16, 2015
Super tasty beer , lots of chocolate flavour, not too bitter very appealing aroma, will buy again!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
demannu (185) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2015
A bit disappointed here. Flavor toys with the elements of a smores without delivering the whole experience. Was going for a simple chocolate, marshmallow, graham cracker taste that would bring me back to my childhood days of sitting near a fire toasting mallows and making gooey smores. Didn’t happen. The presence of dark fruit in the flavor ruined that. Not sure why it was there, but it hurts this beer imo. There is no fruit in a smores. Aroma was solid (chocolate and slight marshmallows no graham cracker though), personally the body was a bit heavy. a smooth (minimal carbonation) creamy full body. Maybe a stickiness in the mouth feel would have also helped evoke more of a smores experience? Dark brown pour, opaque black once in a glass with moderate lacing. Alcohol was well hidden. Was so excited by the possibilities, just didn’t deliver. Damn shame.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
JerseyBrew (57) - Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2015
This beer may taste like what the name suggests. To bad it makes for s horrible beer. I get the graham. I like that. Fluff is just white sugar with air. Zero taste. This beer should not have the body that it does. Way to much caramel grain. Not a Russian imperial base in any way. Flavor is not complex at all. To me this is just another ncbc failure ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Light notes of graham cracker and roast with some fruity esters. Appearance is a very dark brown with a moderate tan head. Flavor is sweet with some roast. The mouthfeel is full bodied with medium carbonation. The aroma was promising, but I don't enjoy the flavor and mouthfeel of this beer. The flavor is bland and the body is way to high to be enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2612) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. There is a solid smoky note in this beer. The graham crake is noticeable in both aroma and flavor. This is a smore in a glass.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jflopsu (827) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Pours black with dark brown head and an appearance of brown sugar. Has a chcolate, malt and brown sugar aroma. Has a creamy taste with chcolate , coffee, brown sugar and light dark fruits. Intersting aftertaste with some malty dark fruits given the coffee/chcolate flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (5308) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Jdb288: Served in a Chouffe glass: Meeium sized brown head. Black beer. Aromas of chocolate, wood roast, some herbs, cacoa, flowers, marshmallows and malt roast. Flavours of dry cacoa tones, roast (malt & wood), some hops, some mocha, some marshmellows, good bitter, some liquorice, coal and mocha with a teeny tiny cinnamon sprinkle. Aftertaste is bitter, roast, (dry) cacoa powder, coal and roasted malts. Low carbo, thick to oily close to silky mouthfeel, full bodied and a light dry bitter roasty thicker texture. Good stuff! Quite heavy on the bitters and no trace of any sweetness from marshmallows. Well done!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (926) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2014
22 oz bottle, 1 year old. Pours black with tall, long lasting, creamy, beige head and lovely carbonation. Aroma is of toasted malt, cacao, bread crust, some hops and alcohol. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Taste is of nutty, toasted malt, coffee, vanilla, chocolate covered cherries, brown sugar, dark fruit and herbal hops. Finish is long, semi-dry. Nice dessert brew.


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