Leon
Cigar City Brewing

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From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
English Barleywine
ABV:
13%
Score:
98
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 7.88%
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
505
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 28, 2022
Added:
Sep 16, 2012
Wants:
  645
Gots:
  81
SCORE
98
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LeonLeon
Notes: Brandy Barrel-aged Barleywine-style Ale. Released again as an El Catador Club 11th Edition Exclusive.

Leon Jay Coker. Craftsman, soldier, father. Born in Lily, Florida. Died in Arcadia, Florida. 1926 – 2012
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Rated: 4.53 by crobinso from Colorado

Mar 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by hoosier222002 from Illinois

Jun 13, 2021
 
Rated: 4.3 by Hopelessly0 from California

Jun 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.36 by kramacam from Kentucky

May 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.4 by Louisk703 from Florida

May 16, 2021
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Reviewed by Dfeinman1 from Florida

4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A great comin I nation of grape, fig, apricot and plum sweetness combined with a perfect mouthfeel and subtle carbonation. Pairs really well with appetizers!
Mar 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4.59 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Jan 16, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by KT123 from Pennsylvania

Oct 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by KeyWestGator from Florida

Oct 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.16 by 22Blue from Kansas

Oct 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.23 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Oct 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by MTKATL from Georgia

Jun 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.41 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Jun 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by fehrminator from North Carolina

Mar 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.77 by Brian29 from Ohio

Feb 14, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by WolverineFan1243 from Colorado

Sep 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.57/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750ml bottle poured into a snifter
2014 Vintage

A- pours a deep brown color with a one-finger foamy white head that reduces to a thin film on top

S- plenty of barrel on the nose with huge apple brandy notes that brings out aromas of candy red apple, caramel, red grapes & spiced wood. The base beer brings out bold notes of raisins, figs, tobacco, leather, dark cherries, brown sugar. There's also a light perfume-like note that I can't quite put a finger on

T- as with the nose, the apple brandy barrel takes center stage up front; red caramel apples, molasses, brown sugar, vinous grape. Mid-palate brings out earthy notes of pipe tobacco, as well as fruit cake, dark cherries, figs, booze soaked raisins & chocolate. The finish brings out more apple brandy, peppery oak, red apple and booze

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into a slightly warming finish

O- this is a beer for the apple brandy fans, as it is present throughout and matches brilliantly with the base beer, well done
Sep 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.49 by CaptCleveland from Ohio

Feb 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.75 by Docrock from Illinois

Feb 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by knicks19947 from New York

Dec 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by BEER88 from Washington

Sep 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.58 by Narkee from Australia

Aug 28, 2018
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Reviewed by Fireman_RK from North Carolina

4.59/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: Dark mahogany and raisin hues with a frothy khaki head and ample lacing
S: Leather, tobacco, figs, and caramelized panela
T: Dark fruits up front undercut by fresh oatmeal raisin cookies dunked in apple brandy
F: Medium bodied and evenly carbed with a smooth velvety texture
O: Very solid barleywine entry by Cigar City. Delicate depth of flavor underpinned by a bold apple brandy barrel-aging that builds with each taste. Phenomenal sipper here and hope they bring it back soon.
Aug 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.63 by ellswrth from Oregon

Jul 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

Jul 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.12 by kreg02 from Illinois

Jul 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Rristow from Ohio

4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tasted from draft. Pours a dark reddish brown with off white head. Aroma is sweet with dark fruits and caramel. Taste is moderately to heavily sweet with minimal bitterness. Flavors of dark fruits, caramel, syrup, earthy notes and brandy. Not my favorite barley wine but definitely one of the better ones.
Jun 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by imyourhero21 from California

May 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.37 by OleDixie from Pennsylvania

Apr 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Mar 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Skellbop from New York

Mar 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by RealDeal from Florida

Mar 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by grover37 from District of Columbia

Mar 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.31 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Mar 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.36 by PhilHarmstead from New Jersey

Mar 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by robertjskelton from Florida

Feb 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Boston970 from Connecticut

Jan 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by mwbbq from Texas

Jan 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Jan 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.27 by asams10 from North Carolina

Jan 27, 2018
Leon from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 577 ratings