Leon - Cigar City Brewing
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Ratings: 301 | Reviews: 55 | Display Reviews Only:
4.6/5 rDev +3.4%
Shared courtesy of Thereal_adam and Gunch52, alongside Abbbp. Poured from a 2012 bottle into a Jester King Funk and Sour Fest Tulip.
Appearance: Hazy and dark chestnut brown with an eggshell crown. No head, but the crown is quite persistent. A certain amount of lacing too, but not a crazy amount.
Smell: Loads of brandy, dark fruits and molasses. Beautiful.
Taste: Sweet, fruity barleywine flavors accented by a dark, almost chocolately note. Hints of amaretto on the finish, which gets stronger as it warms up. This is gorgeous.
Mouthfeel: Sticky, lower carb. Thick and sugary. Very nice.
Overall: A very, very nice barleywine that has a few stout notes to it. The almond, amaretto notes make this a memorable and unique barleywine. Great job, and I was thrilled to get this tick.
08-01-2014 03:42:41 | More by WTKeene
4.49/5 rDev +0.9%
Really warm and sweet nose on this deep amber/brown body with minimal carb. The brandy really gives a warm booziness on the nose and on the tongue. This is a really nice malty barleywine that essentially acts as a vessel for the brandy. It looks a little thin and I'd say that the mouthfeel is true to that for such a big boozy barleywine. It almost made it a bit easier to drink though and added a slickness. Very tasty dessert beer.
06-30-2014 20:07:31 | More by PHBoiler
3.88/5 rDev -12.8%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Murky ruby brown body. A few bubbles in the collar make up the head with a few surface wisps.
Smell - Apple sweetness. Brandy and vanilla. Caramel.
Taste - A little more dynamic. Lots of vanilla and caramel. Apple brandy is more subtle. Dry and astringent finish with apple sweetness lingering.
Mouthfeel - Very sweet, but still manages to dry out and leave oak in the back. Medium heavy body.
Overall - A dramatic improvement over Church on a Hill, but Cognac Church is still the revelation of the bunch.
06-15-2014 16:48:06 | More by Alieniloquium
4.4/5 rDev -1.1%
Another cracked at the CCB bottle share night, thanks to rudzud.
Light fizzy head, dark murky brown color.
Nose fruity candy, lots of candy brandy, caramel, toffee, little nutty, candy syrup,
Taste semi sweet candy, toffee, caramel, candy syrup, little brandy, barrel notes, fruity, little booze, etc. Nice beer.
Mouth med to fuller bod syrupy.
04-04-2014 00:50:16 | More by jlindros
4.38/5 rDev -1.6%
Received in a trade..
A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice thin halo and left lacing.
S - Aromas of lats of candy, brandy, chocolate, very nice.
T - Taste is light brandy, good malts, caramel, toffee.
M - Mouthfeel is really smooth and creamy.
O - Overall this beer was mighty tasty, super smooth.
04-02-2014 22:24:30 | More by rudzud
4.36/5 rDev -2%
Pours a deep caramel brownish color with minimal head and heavy visual weight. The nose is strong with caramel and raisin coming first.The apple brandy influence brings on heavy green apple notes which support the caramelized malt bill. Taste starts with some brown sugar and caramel notes followed by more green apple. A bit of caramel apple notes come out and everything is surprisingly smooth and well balanced. A bit of booze at the back. Mouthfeel is thick and mildly carbonated. Overall, a delicious barleywine that is reminiscent of king Henry and bcbbw. Very good!
03-17-2014 03:26:00 | More by homebrew311
Leon from Cigar City Brewing
98 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.