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Cigar City / Swamp Head Church on a Hill - Cognac Barrel Aged

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Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Barley Wine
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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DTM's rating

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Shared bottle with Timfoolery. Pours an opaque brown and smells of toffee and bourbon. Just the right amount of SMG. Tastes of toffee and an assortment of dark fruits. A top level beer.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (1534) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
From Bottle @fonefan gueuze tasting Ulfborg, thanks to fonefan - june 24th 2016. Pours a clear, dark reddish brown with a small, off white head. Aroma has lots of caramel, toasted malts, cognac, overripe fruits; prunes, figs, raisins. Lots of raisins actually, port wine. Taste is sweet, lots of caramel, light vinous acidity. Average carbonation and a full body. Tasty!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (2257) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Ulfborg gueze tasting. Burgundy light hazy pour with a tiny head that quickly vanishes. Raisins, caramel, some booze, sweet malts and some barrel character.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (16613) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy red brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and cognac. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with lots of warming alcohol. 240616

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrOrla (2046) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Gueuze tasting 2016 ulfborg. Pours deep brownish hazy with a small tan head. Aroma of malts, caramel, molasses, barrel, red berries/vinous, dried fruits. Taste is rather sweet, dried fruits with loads of mals and caramel. Pretty good !

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
back (1801) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Rubinrød. Klar skum hvid Malt vinøs tømmer slik rosin Bitter lidt sød meget Oile blød @f1

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Klimaet (1551) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Ulfborg Gueuze Tasting thanks to fonefan. Thank you so much Jan! Pours hazy dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aromas of dark fruits, malt, fudge, butterscotch, vanilla, spice. Taste has a huge raisin and toffee flavour up front following chocolate, spices, vanilla, butterscotch. Damn!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (11246) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
[1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! Murky dark brown. Vanilla, coconut, cookies, chocolate, caramel. Sweet, a bit boozy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (3958) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Thanks! Nose is a great leathery and grape concoction. Taste is slightly oxidized and papery. Wish it held up

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (11034) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle- Big boozy sweet raisin notes and toffee. Cloudy brown with a small white head. Sweet, Woody and raisin notes with some barrel. A little old and past its prime but still good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (3852) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle. Hazy deep brown liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of raw sugar, Oak, cognac, dried fruit, toffee and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, caramel, toffee and port wine. Full bodied with low carbonation. Great stuff.


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