Leon - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
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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
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.
Pitch black with 1-2 fingers of light brown head. Great retention for the 11.5% abv.
Vanilla, lactose, milk chocolate, mashmallow and some graham cracker. Smells like a really nice Milk Stout.
Milk chocolate, vanilla, marshmallow and prune. Some dirty espresso notes. Very earthy and smokey. Light notes of graham cracker and honey.
Medium-full bodied, creamy, sticky and dry.
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
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
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
Leon from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.