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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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Benzai (8987) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 75cl bottle @ ZZT V. Hazy red color, small off-white head. Smell malts, sweetness, barrel aged clearly. Taste malts, lightly alcohol, liquor, wood, barrel aging clearly, but to me the brandy BA is very close to bourbon, though I donít know whether theyíre close, but to me itís very similar to bourbon. Anyway, itís good! Full body, medium to full carbonation. Absolutely amazing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (4311) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2012
@ZZT V. Ruby to brown colour, no head. Smells heavily sweet, wood, hazelnut, raisins. Tastes heavily sweet, lots of wood, some bourbon barrel taste, whisky, hazelnut. Full body, warming, soft carbo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikem409 (1613) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle thanks matt! Pours dark brown with khaki head fads rather sudden. Bug malty sweet barrel and apple aroma. Taste is splendid medium thick sweet and booze the barrel works marvelously

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2012
On draft at Cigar City. Pours a hazy brown with an off-white head. Nose is a nice burst of caramel and toffee with vanilla, some toffee, some wood, some nice brandy notes, mild booziness, and some more quaffable brandy. Flavor is a delectable balance of brandy, wood, vanilla, toffee, and caramel. Medium in body and another home run from CCBís barrel program.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lhharris (25) - Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Pours brown with tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, toffee and the brandy comes through. Taste toffee a dark fruits and some apple. This was just awesome picked up a bottle to put away for a few months, but will be hard to keeps from drinking sooner.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
dark amber/brown color, little head, aroma of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon, flavors of dark caramel, toffee, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruits, vanilla, oak, bourbon, cola, booze, med to fully body, very smooth, finishes like a jack and coke, defiantly a sipper, outstanding brew CCB never disappoints

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (3889) - Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
On draft at Cigar City, poured a cloudy dark amberish brown color with aromas of dark pitted fruit, malt, light toffee, and some hot brandy. Flavors were malt and figs/dates up front with a nice apple brandy finish, light vanilla was mixed in on a few sips as well. Outstanding beer again from Cigar City.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RLiddell (47) - Valrico, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2012
On tap at Cigar City. First of all, let me state that Iím a huge fan of barleywines, take that for what itís worth. This offering has a huge nose of booze, brandy, malt and dark fruit. The head disappears to nothing in a very short period of time. The palate is sweet malt, dark fruit, brandy and caramel. At 13%, this is a huge beer. Enjoyed it so much, I bought a couple of bottles to go!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
tricyclist (850) - Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2012
Theres sooo much going on in here! Snifter pour at the brewery. Aroma is all over. Booze mixed with raisins, figs, dates, all kinds of dark fruit. Toffee and sweetness. Unbelievable. Flavor follows with dark fruit, toffee, definitely. Healthy brandy notes throughout. This beer is monster!! Lighter palate than I may have wanted, but still alright. Definitely a rich and healthy barley wine coming from someone who isnít so far into barley wines.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1283) - Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Thanks, Geiger! Aroma is of dark fruits, plenty of brandy, sweetness, and some toffee and nuts. Body is murky brown with not much of a head at all. Flavors are mainly nutty and sweet malts with a brandy rich body and some cherries and vanilla. Nice stuff here for sure. One of the smoothest beers Iíve ever had. Great!

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