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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
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.

justintcoons' rating

   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 Creekís Imperial Símores 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. :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (1826) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Black. Thick creamy head. Breakfast porch beer day after 18 mile run. Creamy. marshmallows, but not sweet. Heavy. Semi-sweet chocolate. Somewhat bitter at the end. Every now and then hints of smores. Thx HankDaStank. Delicious. Alcohol well concealed. Nice Dessert beer, although Iíd like it a little sweeter up front and less bitter at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6249) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Courtesy of Jason R

Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate-heavy dark chocolate, light-moderate marshmallow, roasted malt, and a touch of burnt notes. Itís a dark brown with some orange transparency. It has a small khaki head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a thin ring. The flavor starts with moderate dark chocolate, light caramel, and a hint of molasses. There is some light-moderate marshmallow in the middle. The finish has roasted malt, faint coffee, and a hint of nuts. Itís medium bodied with mild carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beechner224 (993) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle to glass. Super bitter chocolate, donít get the marshmallow. No gra cracker. On beer, but think itís muddled a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Tap. Dark pour with a big mocha head. Coffee, ash, roast, toast, caramel, licorise. Medium full body. Good balance of sweet, alcohol and bitter. Smooth finish. Alcohol is well hidden but a bit more body would be nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (5919) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, light sweet malt aromas. Light chocolate, roasted and hints of coffee flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerdedone (3156) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and marshmallows. Flavor was rich & sweet with chocolate, vanilla, marshmallows, coffee and subtle caramel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (5695) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2455) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlindGuardianco (66) - - MAY 16, 2015
UPDATED: APR 8, 2016 Super tasty beer , lots of chocolate flavour, not too bitter very appealing aroma, will buy again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
demannu (323) - 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. Didnít 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 didnít deliver. Damn shame.

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