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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
justintcoons (4) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Leon is Neshaminy Creek’s Imperial S’mores Stout brewed with marshmallow fluff, bittersweet bakers chocolate and graham crackers.

Poured into a Chimay chalice.

Appearance
Pitch black with 1-2 fingers of light brown head. Great retention for the 11.5% abv.

Nose
Vanilla, lactose, milk chocolate, mashmallow and some graham cracker. Smells like a really nice Milk Stout.

Taste
Milk chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow and prune. Some dirty espresso notes. Very earthy and smokey. Light notes of graham cracker and honey.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, creamy, sticky and dry.

Overall
Lots of marshmallow and vanilla. Very earthy and smokey. The 11.5% abv is hidden extremely well. This is a very well done Imperial Stout. Keep your eye out.

NCB is also currently aging some of this to put out a Bourbon Barrel version of Leon sometime next year. :)


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with mocha tan head. Nose/taste of roasted marshmallow, toasted graham cracker, roast chocolate, melted milk chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (969) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle pours black with tan head, aroma is big graham cracker and chocolate. Taste is full bodied chocolate and roast, well done

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthony850 (252) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
High alc covered up by chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle and served in snifter: Get plenty of mallows and bakers chocolate all up in here but not any graham cracker. Good sweet bread and golden raisins character with a nod to light resiny pine. Not as toasty or charred as most Imperial Stouts however and that is a good thing I believe. Sadly however this is not my Aston Martin but more a Buick Lacrosse. Damn nice car but still a wanna be.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
voyageurmike (33) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Had this draft at the brewery, for their 2nd anniversary party. Decent, very big chocolate stout, just not in love with how bitter it finishes. Comparing this to 2013 Pillow, surprisingly the higher ABV barleywine had a more balanced taste.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2014 Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small foamy brown head that faded quickly but left good lacing. The aroma was cocoa, a hint of smoke and roasty malts. The flavor was dry and roasty with notes of smoke, leather and hints of vanilla and chocolate. Medium length dry and roasty finish with lingering smoke and leather. Moderately full bodied. Meh.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (896) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Opaque black lacy tan head; slight chocolate aroma; Flava is rich sweet and slightly roasty; feels thick silky creamy; finishes sweet somewhat malty

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Awesome imperial stout! This is a big one! It comes out of nowhere (or about halfway through a glass) and bites you in the arse. This stout pours jet black with a deep and dark brown head. The head leaves some incredibly beautiful lacing around the inside of the glass. The nose features some cocoa, cream, toasted barley and a hint of alcohol. The body is extremely well-balanced with notes of chocolate, vanilla, cream, light and bitter hops and just a touch of alcohol. The huge alcohol content is actually very well-hidden, but like I said, does sneak up on you when you least expect it. This imperial stout is a must-try!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3377) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
This was a sample pour at Dark Lord Day 2014. Came black in my tasting glass with a tan head. Nose of chocolate. Bold and thick in body. Very creamy in the mouth. Flavor is very rich with lots of chocolate malts. The finish is lightly bitter and very rich. Really good. I was not aware until l came to rate this there was marshmallow and graham crackers but that might have added to the rich body A great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
samsmith33 (377) - - APR 27, 2014
Dark black pour, aroma is chocolate, bourbon,coffee...Very aromatic. Taste is caramel, chocolate. Very smooth ans creamy, Thick. Good stuff....on tap at Blend. 11.6% is well masked.


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