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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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Church on a Hill aged in apple brandy barrels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
minorthreat (21) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Thanks to JTMiller03 for this one. Loads of tropical fruit, caramel and roasted malt in nose. Viscous and coating mouth. Notes of traditional barleywine flavors up front, molasses, cereal grain, caramel and nutty booze followed by sweet apple, booze and guava. Really amazing stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle shared by my good friend Dosbeerigos, thanks again brotha! Been itching to try this one and Iím glad it didnít take all that long to finally taste it. Aroma has just so much awesome flavors going on: vanilla, woody characters, slight brown sugar, not overly boozy and surprisingly easily drinkable. One of the best beers of the night!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ryanfolty (1900) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2012 October 19, 2012 tap from the brewery. Muddy brown pour with limited head. Aroma was alcohol and sweet caramel. Taste was the same with some wood and a touch of spice in the finish. Smooth, creamy and medium to thick bodied. Really should have ordered another one of these.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Snifter at CC brewery: pours a thin, muddy brown. Some caramel light lacing. Little head. The Aroma is amazing here. A blend of sweet dark fruits, caramel and slight alcohol. Drinks with a slight alcohol burn and flavor. Something pleasant here, but overpowered with alcohol in an unblanced way for me. The after taste even more so. Compared to the Church on the Hillís, a slight difapointment for me. Glad I tried it, but dont want it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Cloudy, thick caramel color with light lacing. Vanilla, cocoa and caramel on the nose. Palate is rich and smooth with vanilla, caramel and brown sugar flavors...very smooth considering the abv. FInish goes on forever. Damn Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Appearance: Pours a deep magogany with with a soapy tan ring.

Aroma: Sweet cherry pie, apples, brandy. Brown sugar.

Taste: Brown sugar, maple sugar, brandy, wood, burnt sugar. Not particularly bitter or hoppy.

Mouthfeel: Full creamy carbonation.

Overall: Magnificent. Ready to drink now, and way to easy for 13.5 % abv.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davey101 (696) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 07 Sept 2012 on the label. 750ml bottle into a brandy snifter at cellar temperature. Enjoying this alongside a glass of Lairds Applejack. Huge thanks to a generous BA for this, you know who you are! A - Bordering on clear and murky, the body is a deep vibrant red-brown color. Small one finger light khaki head forms and settles into some edging with massive bubbles. Low amount of lacing but a swirl produces some alcohol legs as well as a nice cap. S - Huge notes of toffee, caramelized dark fruits, and brown sugar initially. Then comes the subtle notes of apple brandy. Oak and spicy apples with a long boozy finish. Complex and rich. T - Wow. Even better than the aroma. You find all the stereotypical english barley wine notes here. Toffee, caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, and molasses. Then comes this amazing apple brandy finish. Its rich and buttery with notes of oak, vanilla, and sweet apple liquer. Complex and intricate, this seems to be the perfect barrel to compliment a barley wine. M- Thick and coating without coming off as syrupy. The 13% abv is apparent in only a smooth and light burn on the end that only serves to compliment. O - Iíve had King Henry, and Iíve had Abacus. This beer is my favorite compared to those two giants. Maybe its because Iím a sucker for anything stuffed in an apple brandy or Calvados barrel, but this is just amazing!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012

Date: October 06, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Beerfest, HOToberfest 2012
Appearance: muddy brown, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet chocolate and brown sugar aroma
Flavor: sweet sugary flavor, brown sugar sweetness, touch of chocolate, sweet caramel
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 17/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joes (90) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle. Dark beige, small head on a clear, brown beer. Aroma of sweet malts, alcohol/whisky, raisins and other dried fruits. Taste of chocolate malts, toffee, a hint of licorice, raisins, dark fruit. Quite dry for this kind of beer. Good one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
erickok (3790) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - OCT 7, 2012
No real head, dark brown body. Raisins, wood, earthy, concentrated fruit, dak malts, even some licorice. Enormous amount of flavour, concentrated fruits, barrel aging. Some throat warmth. Awesome,really really good and fits my taste well. (At ZZT V)

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