Leon - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by iadler:
4.03/5 rDev -9.4%
Thanks to arminjewell for bringing this bottle!
A- Pours a cloudy dark brown with a thin off white head that leaves some spots of lacing.
S- Caramel apples immediately come to mind followed by brown sugar, toasted bread, dark fruits, oak and hint of spice. Smells like the holidays.
T- Plenty of sweetness with notes of caramel apples, brown sugar, raisins, black cherry, oak, toffee, roasted malt, holiday spices with notes of clove and cinnamon. as well some brandy heat at the end.
M- Low to medium carbonation and a slightly thin body for such as big beer with some heat at the finish. The abv is kept in check pretty well.
O- A very interesting take on a barleywine, with the aroma being the highlight, but the thin body and amount of sweetness prevents it from being a top tier barleywine in my opinion.
11-26-2012 23:58:55 | More by iadler
More User Reviews:
4.69/5 rDev +5.4%
Shared with a friend. Poured into two snifters.
A: Pours a dark brown/red color. Nice foamy head and nice lacing.
S: Amazing caramel/fruity smell that I assume is from the apple brandy barrel.
T: WOW! Great caramel maltiness and fruity flavors. Apple-like accent in the flavor. Caramel, toffee, burnt sugar.
M: Rich body, thick and creamy. Extremely smooth.
O: Extremely good beer, would love to have a few more of these.
01-26-2013 00:02:56 | More by standardcherry
4.65/5 rDev +4.5%
Thanks for opening this with me, JealousChalice!
Dark brown, murky body with a quickly dissipating off-white head of small, creamy bubbles. Leaves dots of stick down the glass. Rich, shiny, and pretty.
The aroma is spectacularly rich and complex: brandy soaked dates lead the way, along with layers of caramels and toffees, mild wood presence, and chocolate-covered sun-dried cherry. Lovely.
The flavor is just as nice as the aroma, and this one ranks up there with my favorite barrel-aged barleywines. It combines an incredible drinkability (in small sips) with the best characteristics of the most divine, rich, luxurious desserts. Layers of dates and dark fruits, brandy, chocolate, brown sugar, and wood. The alcohol is in the background, but a complementary addition. Long, lingering chocolate finish. Very, very nice.
Medium to near full in body with low, oily, decadent carbonation. Luscious and luxurious.
02-14-2013 04:58:31 | More by ehammond1
4.48/5 rDev +0.7%
Bottled shared at NWI Tasting Group Meetup - December
A - Dark brown with a lot of haze. No head with a little foam on the side
S - Strong nose with vanilla, caramel, brandied dates and other dark fruits, and a strong whiff of apple brandy
T - Apple brandy stands out well is this beer. There is also sweetness with caramel and vanilla in the middle. Get a nice oak presence in the finish as well as a slight alcoholic character
MF - Thick and syrupy that goes well with the sweet and dark fruit flavors. Slight astringent and oak in the finish
O - Big, sweet barleywine that really showcases the apple brandy presence which added a nice finish and complexity
12-03-2012 03:04:07 | More by jeonseh
4.38/5 rDev -1.6%
Pours a hazy dark raisiny brown color with a 1cm bubbly tan head with pretty good retention and a touch of spotty lace.
Smells of rich dark fruit, caramel, raisin, prune,
Flavor is fantastic. Huge range of
character and flavor. Brandy barrel adds great character to wonderful same characteristics in the nose. A little molasses, touch of tart apple for a second, caramel and rich dark fruit. A touch of back end bitterness.
Mouth is full bodied with low carbonation. Great for this one.
Overall it's a fantastic beer. Great range and character with nice barrel treatment character. Only spot it's missing is the appearance.
11-08-2012 02:27:25 | More by MrVonzipper
Leon from Cigar City Brewing
98 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.