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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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Church on a Hill aged in apple brandy barrels.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (5718) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thick reddish brown pour with thin tan head, aroma is big brandy, sweet sugar notes into some slight tart apple, some red fruits with cherry, hints of oak go into lots of molasses, dark sugars, hints of fig, plum in there as well, almost a dark chocolate note comes through as well. Taste is great, nice balance of big sweet cherry, vanilla, brandy, and oak notes go into a slight yeasty and earthy malt, nice dark fruits come through with a touch of cherry, finishing fairly sweet, slightly oaky. Well done.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle at RBSG. From notes. Boozy with oak, vanilla, caramel and a little fruit. I would love to drink this again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1303) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Pours coca cola colored with a slightly lighter colored head. Some sediment. Smell is amazingly complex, brandy and tobacco, red fruit. Taste sweet, cherry, bit of brandy, bit of coco. Fuller bodied. Very rich. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7717) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2013
Medium yellow-tan head over muddy red-brown beer. Sharpish, rather acidic nose; fruity and alcohol. I smell Bourbon, rather than brandy, though, vanilla included. Sharp flavour, again, but here rather alcohol than acids. Sweetish, if bitterish lined beer. Many chocolate notes (both black as milkchocolate). Faint vanilla, wood, ethanol, sugar. Unspecified dark fruit. More vanilla retronasal; warming up liquorice and plums. Bit burning MF, alcoholheat. Texture is viscous, oily; obviously low carbonation however not flat at all. Rather classical sample of barrel aging. Good, but nowhere spectacular.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2013
750 bottle-thanks BVery @RBSG-Minni-dissipating offwhite-hazy dk amber. A-sweet med/dk fruit, brandy, wood, spice. T-spice, boozy (but @13.5%...), sweet med/dk fruit, brandy, wood.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1674) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle at RBSG. Pour is dark brown with with minimal head. Tons of barrel, brandy and a little apple on the nose. Incredibly smooth for 13.5%, good barrel and apple.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hallinghansen (1737) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle @ Champions League night, thanks dedollewaitor. Pours dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aroma is dark fruit, apples, oak, caramel, vanilla. Flavour is oak, dark fruit, apples, light alcohol, caramel. This is great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle @ Milan-PSV after warm up. Trade with AdamJackson. Pours deep ruby brown with a small creamy head. Nose is complex and vinous. Thick caramel, oak, apple, brandy, fruit and liquorice. Exceptionel. Thick and syrupy flavor with notes of apple, caramel, fruit, wood and licorice. Vinous and soft. A sipper with lots of depth and complexity.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (5616) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Bomber. Murky lighter brown pour. Small head. Brandy, wood, apple, grape, sweet. Higher ABV noticeable. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacterial (1205) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Shared by BVery at RBSG. Been wanting to try this for a while. Apple and booze in the nose. Big boozy taste. Correction, huge boozy taste. This is a beast!


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