justintcoons (4) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Leon is Neshaminy Creek’s Imperial S’mores Stout brewed with marshmallow fluff, bittersweet bakers chocolate and graham crackers.
Poured into a Chimay chalice.
Pitch black with 1-2 fingers of light brown head. Great retention for the 11.5% abv.
Vanilla, lactose, milk chocolate, mashmallow and some graham cracker. Smells like a really nice Milk Stout.
Milk chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow and prune. Some dirty espresso notes. Very earthy and smokey. Light notes of graham cracker and honey.
Medium-full bodied, creamy, sticky and dry.
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. :)
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
devman171 (969) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours black with tan head, aroma is big graham cracker and chocolate. Taste is full bodied chocolate and roast, well done
anthony850 (252) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
High alc covered up by chocolate.
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BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
voyageurmike (33) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
closey22 (896) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque black lacy tan head; slight chocolate aroma; Flava is rich sweet and slightly roasty; feels thick silky creamy; finishes sweet somewhat malty
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
hayduke (3377) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
samsmith33 (377) - - APR 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.