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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 354   ABV: 11.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Creeks Imperial Smores 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. :)


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffaoe (667) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2017
strong chocolately aroma with hints of coffee. pitch black in color with huge long lasting brown head. fully body. rich chocolate flavor with light notes of coffee. finishessmooth

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (6141) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2016
(22oz bomber) dark espresso, tan head that dissipates quickly. Nose of oxidation, medium dark chocolate, toasty marshmallow. Taste of roasty malt, marshmallow, touch burnt, dark chocolate, medium thick body, low carb. Chocolaty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12466) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Sample at Kurtkeller 024: Neshaminy Creek-tastic 01 on 09/11/2016. The beer is a brown-black color with a medium tan head that diminishes gradually to a film. Patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and coffee. Medium to full body with flavors of roasted malt and nuts, chocolate and mild coffee. The finish is roasty with a malty aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BroadestTom (430) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Aroma caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, licorice, Appearance black, tan foam, brown foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate full body, creamy, thick feel, Overall a nice thick and creamy stout that hides the 11.6% so well. Nice chocolate flavor. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
katrinaez (1708) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2016
Strong cocoa scent, some rum raisin. Cocoa taste and lightly smoked. Toasted malt. Dark brown color, almost black. Bottle

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gregwilsonstl (2342) - 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 Id like it a little sweeter up front and less bitter at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (6539) - 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. Its 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. Its medium bodied with mild carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beechner224 (1024) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle to glass. Super bitter chocolate, dont get the marshmallow. No gra cracker. On beer, but think its muddled a bit.

3.6
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (7258) - 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.


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