Leon Russian Imperial Stout | Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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204 Ratings
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Leon Russian Imperial StoutLeon Russian Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
neshaminycreekbrewing.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Leon is a big beer. So big, it has twice as much malt as any other beer we brew.. On top of the copious amounts of two row barley, Munich, Victory, Chocolate, Black Patent, and Caramel 80 malt in this beer each 15 barrel brew has 50 pounds of freshly in-house handmade marshmallow fluff as well as 16 pounds of bittersweet bakers chocolate, and 30 pounds of crumbled graham crackers. Leon clocks in at just over 80 IBUs and 11.6% ABV. Does it taste like a Smore’s? That’s for you to decide, but either way this is one fun beer to make, not to mention drink.

Added by TheFightfan1 on 08-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
204
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
30
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 204 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jzeilinger
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of greg4579
4.17/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacMalt
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter. The color is jet black with a minimal tan head and lacing. The smell is primarily coffee with some dark fruitiness. When sipped, the first discernible taste is cherry, followed by coffee, chocolate, and a malty finish. It's about what you would expect from an imperial stout. Pleasantly viscous with a good amount of carbonation. The 11.6 ABV is barely noticeable. Overall, this is a well-crafted and pleasing imperial stout. It's not at the level of KBS, BCBS or Founders Breakfast Stout but it's quite good. I would drink it again

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Photo of rspauldi
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Smaxy
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very fun beer; the marshmallow and chocolate flavors make this a campfirey mix.

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Photo of Beer4B
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Webbydag1
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep chocolate and earthy tones and a warm malty finish

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Photo of Tim725
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gavage
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: dark brown in color with a wispy head that disappears immediately.

Smell: roasted malts, chocolate, and a bit of alcohol comes through to the nose.

Taste: roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate,an earthy bitterness, and a hint of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness at the start, smooth at the finish.

Overall: a decent RIS that is a bit thin. Slow sipping but satisfying.

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Photo of Urk1127
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pjvie
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wiegs4life
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ArtZan
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Casey3236
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MadCat
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours black with a nice brown head that leaves good lacing

Smell: Roasted malts, some nice toastyness, hints of marshmallow and graham

Taste: Roasted malts up front, toasted marshmallow, caramel, chocolate

Feel: Full body, light carbonation fitting the style

Overall: A very good, but not overpowering, imperial stout. Drinks easier than 11.5% would suggest. Enjoyable.

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Photo of wmardis
3.1/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

OK. Just doesn't feel like a Russian Imperial Stout.

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Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lateralundertow
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jfstilling
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Leon Russian Imperial Stout from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 204 ratings.
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