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Bourbon Barrel Aged Leon - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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Bourbon Barrel Aged Leon
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BA SCORE
89
very good

23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: justintcoons on 06-01-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of stakem
3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft offering served in a snifter at the union beer house in Lebanon. The brew appears a dark clouded brown color with a khaki head that leaves stringy lace on the glass. pretty fair retention considering the potency.

The smell includes plenty of bourbon, oak and roast. Some raw barrel character emits upfront before maturing into the more pleasant and subtle nuance of coconut and vanilla-like sweetness.

The taste is roasty like bitter bakers cocoa. Some raw oak barrel, earth and roat with a bit of herbal to citrus hops adding additional bitterness to the already aggressive profile of burnt grain roasty bitterness.

This is a full bodied brew that is thick and modestly carbonated. Overall not bad but not the greatest either. This is however leaps and bounds better than the base beer.

Photo of erialbill
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of sludgegnome
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justintcoons
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

10oz pour on-tap.

Appearance
Pitch black with a 1/2 finger of brown head that dissipates quickly.

Nose
Wild Turkey bourbon, caramel and hints of dark chocolate.

Taste
Wild Turkey bourbon and caramel. Notes of molasses and dark chocolate. Hints of oak and vanilla. Finishes with some earthy roast and charcoal.

Mouthfeel
Medium-full bodied, smooth and silky.

Overall
The 6 months in a Wild Turkey barrel really shows as it takes over the base beer. This may be a bourbon lover's dream, but I would still love to see some of the Leon remain. However it is still very smooth and hides the alcohol well.

Photo of ShanePB
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of fpreh1957
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of dfhhead25
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smooth_aleing
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of riemster
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Docrock
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Tucquan
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of tailg8nj
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jnardone235
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Fievel
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dwmulcahy
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of kimjongill
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of BillBarker
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of troegaarden
5/5  rDev +22%

Bourbon Barrel Aged Leon from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.