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Neshaminy Creek Leon Russian Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
AmericanHobo (21) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2014
Very nice imperial stout. Aroma of burnt chocalate and roasted marshmallow. Crisp and well balanced not at all hot despite high abv. Finishes warm with nice chocolate flavor

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2560) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2014
I didn’t realize this was an imperial until now. Pours black with a tan head. The aroma is loaded with roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. The flavor follows. Thick and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lightrider (270) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
22 oz bottle into a stout glass. Pour is a dark black. Aroma is semi sweet chocolate and thick malt. Taste is very crisp for a stout but also very rich and deep. Finish is warm and smooth. A great stout, made a few miles from my home.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (1725) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2014
22oz bomber from Wine World? (I think) in Brick. Pours black as night with a finger of frothy dark copper head. Aroma is booze, dark chocolate, roasted malt, graham cracker, and caramel. As it warms I'm getting some sweet bourbony notes as well. Taste is also boozy, with lots of chocolate, some vanilla, graham cracker, burnt malts, and leather. Some warming alcohol burn in the finish. Definitely liking this more as it warms up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strife21 (98) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Pours black with thick brown head. Smell is toasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweet marshmallow, chocolate and coffee. Light body, medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1300) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 Bottle from HOTB. Picked it up because it sounded weird and I like weird stuff. Pours black with a light brown head that disburses to a foam and leaves a tan ring if lacing. Let it warm a bit before rating the aroma. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Some marshmellow cones tgrough as it warms more. Tastes like a roasty dry imperial stout. Some taste of ash. Bitter chocolate and espresso bite. Not picking up any marshmallow or graham cracker but still a great RIS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1128) - - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. Black with a thick mocha head. Aroma is boozy with chocolate and a hint of almond. Taste mostly follows suit. Thick oily mouthfeel. Nice big stout. Wish the marshmallow and graham cracker came through a bit more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jasond612 (225) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3/14/13. @ Dan and Nancy's for emily's christening. Bought it from neshbrewery the day it was released. Bought 4 bottles. Originally have this one to Dan but after drinking lenkenkugel, couldn't take it and made Dan open it. Good dark beer. Good chocolate smell. Chewy from the graham crackers. Bringing a bottle for tasting monday ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (673) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2013
From notes: Poured opaque ink-black, with a 1-finger tan head. Aroma is roasty and chocolatey, with a burnt sugar note underneath...like an over-roasted marshmallow. Full-bodied and thick, with an oily, boozy finish. Chocolatey flavor, with some burnt sugar notes at the back. I liked this, but didn’t find the alcohol as well-integrated as some other reviewers. I thought that impression was the only thing holding it back. Perhaps a future re-rate...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (4527) - Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a dark chocolate brown color with a small disappearing beige head. Some floaties in mine while Tmoney99 had chunks like a milkshake, viscous. The aroma and flavor had powdery chocolate, marshmallow, vanilla, some roast, graham cracker spice. The flavor has some additional char. ABV remains pretty well hidden.

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