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Leon - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheFightfan1 on 08-26-2012)
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jawas

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +26%

07-04-2014 17:05:29 | More by jawas
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.64/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A deep black pour with 2 fingers if tan head which dissipated into a long lasting 1/4" head, bits o creamy lacing. Smells awesome.. Sweet brown sugar/molasses, milk chocolate, oats, toasted grains, vanilla.
The flavor is a delicious array of sweet flavors with a subtle roast and a boozy kick. Vanilla, brown sugar, chocolate, almost a cookie dough like taste. Full body with medium carbonation makes for a smooth drink.. The alcohol is pretty subtle for being 11.6%... Yikes
This beer is absolutely awesome. Tasty beyond belief, high in abv, and at $10 is a hell of a deal compared to some of the overpriced bombers of soy sauce I've had the displeasure of tasting in the last few years.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2014 02:14:27 | More by facundoCNB
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ImFlyerThanYou

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

02-24-2014 00:10:53 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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BillBarker

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

04-05-2014 13:23:20 | More by BillBarker
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ChristopherLaughlin

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

06-16-2013 20:47:03 | More by ChristopherLaughlin
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Paul68

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

04-30-2014 12:32:41 | More by Paul68
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cultclassic89

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

07-03-2014 05:21:31 | More by cultclassic89
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b2611

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

01-20-2013 16:24:26 | More by b2611
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cestlavie

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-30-2014 02:29:36 | More by cestlavie
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-26-2014 17:13:00 | More by atone315
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BFCarr

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-19-2014 20:56:33 | More by BFCarr
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fpreh1957

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

10-13-2012 01:41:51 | More by fpreh1957
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xk6m6m5x

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-06-2014 21:34:01 | More by xk6m6m5x
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jl2414

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-06-2014 00:45:34 | More by jl2414
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mscott1975

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

09-12-2013 02:18:13 | More by mscott1975
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theGlasstronaut

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

11-08-2012 16:07:09 | More by theGlasstronaut
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yup

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

03-08-2014 21:53:25 | More by yup
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-20-2014 19:01:58 | More by sludgegnome
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Leon is Neshaminy Creek's Imperial S'mores 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. :)

Serving type: growler

08-27-2012 12:35:59 | More by justintcoons
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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter,black with some lighter brown edges. Intense two finger heading that leaves some nice lacing throughout. Very alive looking.

Nose starts out with a little mocha upfront and sweeter molasses takes over. Then fades again with chocolate goodness. A tame nose overall nothing really taking over.

Taste starts out with a mocha bang, quickly taken over by a hot boozey kick but just as fast as you taste it its gone. Lactic powdery notes along with a slight vanilla pops its head up then finishes with a nice heavy hop bite.

Silky smooth mouth, full bodied and excellent balance with great carbonation. A slight chew but perfect with that higher abv.

A beer brewed with marshmallow, graham cracker and chocolate very creative and complex beer. Neshaminy creek brewing is making a helluva name for itself already and its only been open two months.

Serving type: growler

08-26-2012 13:20:23 | More by TheFightfan1
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a snifter

Appearance – The beer is served a pitch black color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a big level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell –The aroma is overall roasted, sweet and malty. A good level of a roasted smell mixed with a bit of a graham cracker smell create the bulk of the smell. Along with these aromas are some quite sweet aromas. The sweeter smells are of a chocolate and vanilla nature, mixed with some marshmallow like smells of more vanilla and confectioners’ sugar. All in all the mix of aromas is quite inviting, creating a rather sweet and chocolate “s’more like” smell.

Taste – The taste begins rather sweet and roasted with a good level of caramel, chocolate and vanilla sweetness and a nice roasted malt flavor that meld well with the sweet to create a chocolate bar like flavor for the brew. This sweeter chocolate flavor persists throughout the taste with other flavors of some of the marshmallow sweetness, with a more powdered sugar like taste, joining the tongue soon after the initial tastes. Some caramel and a bit more chocolate as well as some more graham cracker like flavors joining the tongue more toward the end, one is left with a rather sweet, chocolaty and smooth sugary taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is average to slightly on the lower side for what would be expected of a brew of 11.6 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the average to slightly above average side. A bit of a thicker body and a little less carbonation may have suited the rich and sweet imperial stout qualities of the brew a bit better, but overall it was still rather nice and it really hides the alcohol content well as only the slightest trace of it is encountered in the taste..

Overall – A quite tasty brew overall. Big and robust, but with a amazingly hidden alcohol level. Pretty much a drinkable decadent dessert in a glass.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 02:16:33 | More by Darkmagus82
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rbouton

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-05-2014 04:03:02 | More by rbouton
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JT99125

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-25-2014 01:22:17 | More by JT99125
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jason_nwx

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-29-2013 18:51:36 | More by jason_nwx
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-21-2013 19:51:52 | More by waddellc2
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Leon from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.