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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeJslc (687) - USA - APR 24, 2013
Brown, hazy, beige head. Huge chewy beer with toffee, brown sugar, bread crusts, raisins, licorice, tobacco, oak, brandy. Lots going on here. Great beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (5051) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
750ml bottle, bottled 9/7/12. Shared with the local group. Hazy brown, slightly amber-red color. Thin khaki head. Good spread of dotty lace. Big complex aroma. Caramel, wood, lightly spice, light bright fruit notes. Awesome creamy smooth texture, light carbonation. Not hot at all. Flavor carries the alcohol. Minimal warmth, just a hint of a bite in the finish. Sweeter taste, lightly spicy, pretty rich and decadent, though. Great barley wine.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (5889) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by DrSilverworm- thanks again, Chris! Pours a cloudy amber color with a small beige head. Aroma of brandy, figs, dates, oak, brown sugar, caramel, and white raisins. Flavor of brandy, pralines, dates, pecans, toasted and caramel malts, and brown sugar. The flavor hits mostly the same notes but is toned down from the nose. Medium-bodied, with a malty, boozy mouthfeel and mellow carbonation. Really good barley wine. Iím going to homer this one up like Iím from Florida.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
b3shine (4460) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2013
750 ml bottle to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks good; a cloudy brown with thin light beige head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells good too; sweet malt, vanilla, and brandy. Tastes like it smells with a flawless mouthfeel thatís exceptionally smooth. Incredible!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dunt (259) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2013
Bottle provided by Baron, thanks for the tick! Pours a murky brown in color with a soapy ring of head. Nose is boozy apple brandy with some notes of butter. There is also a decent amount of toffee and biscuit malt. Taste is very smooth, very light booze, light apple brandy, raisin, and rich malt. Moderate mouthfeel, light carbonation, no booze heat, and a moderate finish. Itís a nice beer, but I think itís slightly overrated. We had it side by side with King Henry and Cognac Church and Leon was the worst of the 3.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle with many thanks to a generous Floridian. Pours reddish dark brown with tan brown head ring. Nose and taste of sweet cordial apple brandy, caramel toffee, rum raisin, plum and chocolate covered dark fruits. Elegant velvety full body. Finishes with tinge of warming alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (2693) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
On draft at ChurchKey DC during the Craft Brewers Conference. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of raisin, plum, fig and molasses with notes of vanilla and oak. Smooth finish and not too boozy.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Westchesterco (790) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Bourbon aroma, Dark brown,medium sweetness, full body, sticky, creamy, long finish,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex4r (72) - - MAR 23, 2013
Muddy/Cloudy brown pour; looks like it was bottled in a swamp. Boozy aroma hits you immediately, barrel characteristics do not hide. Nice syrupy mouthfeel. Barrel characteristics follow the nose when you sip. A tad sweet but not cloying. Woody, malty and delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (3900) - SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2013
Hunahpuís Day. Pours murky brown with a small bubbly tanned head. Aroma is raisiny a bvit boozy brandy caramel vanilla, very solid. Flavor is malty bitter caramel sweet some vanilla fruity raisins a bit boozy and astringent. Good sweet longlived finish.


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