Leon's Grandson's It's My Birthday Barley Wine-style Ale - Cigar City Brewing

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.79% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: Bartos on 01-03-2014)
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%

Can as a trade extra. Thanks! Pours insanely thick from the can, dark brown amber, with a big creamy khaki head. Big brown sugar aroma, lots of figs, sweet toffee maltiness, and some hay. Flavor is sweet toffee and biscuity malts, some brown sugar and figs, light grassy hop notes, very sweet and rich. Huge body here as expected from CCB. Not mind blowing by any means but solid and rich, and my first canned barleywine.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of LeeEvolved
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of LowbrowMedic
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of loganburgh
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of BeersAndBears
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JR86
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of JamesH
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of TBlightning
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of cpetrone84
2.89/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is dark cola brown with a lot of tight tan head. Nose has a decent malt presence, some dry chocolate, musky caramel, a bit sugary, notes of oxidation and booze. Taste is the same, some decent malt up front, gets sugary and sweet mid palate, cardboard and booze in back. Full bodied, assertive carbonation, body holds up well.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of DerekMorgan
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Rifugium
3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown pour, muddy and opaque, with a finger of off-white head that receded to a wispy layer, lacing the glass heavily. In the aroma, caramel malt, bread dough, piney and floral hops, with a touch of licorice. Taste of dark malts and some gritty unsweetened cocoa, pine and floral hops still coming through, caramel and bread, black licorice. Decent, but kind of weird. Body was a lot thinner than I like a barleywine to be, with the hoppiness making it coming off more like a generic strong ale than a barleywine. Worth a try, but nothing really special going on, and honestly I couldn't even finish the can.

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

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Leon's Grandson's It's My Birthday Barley Wine-style Ale from Cigar City Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.