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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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Church on a Hill aged in apple brandy barrels.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7430) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Sample @ CBC2015.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Very sugary sweet aroma, bourbon, maple syrup and molasses, some sweet caramel malts too. Sugary sweet flavor, toasted malts, some ripe fruit notes, syrup notes, molasses and maybe some faint bourbon. Sweet but very nice still.
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2717) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
Pours hazy brown with low tan head. Aroma of toffee, nuts, brown sugar, chocolate. Taste is rich creamy sweet with balanced lightly bitter alcohol finish. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (13823) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Tap at CBC2015. Dark brown color, small brownish head. Aroma has toffee, alcohol and wood. Full-bodied. Sticky sweetness, alcohol and toffee. Heavy stuff but very nicely balanced sipping beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7047) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Draught @ CBC2015. Pours a dark hazy brown colour with a small head. Aroma of sweet caramel, figs and pear sweetness. Flavour of sweet caramel, green apples, figs, licorice and wood. Full bodied. Cloying sweetness. Good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (4648) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015

Pours dark brown with a smooth brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, syrup, apple, wood, oak, vanilla, toffee, tobacco, spices and toffee. Taste is smooth, roasty and heavy with wood, oak, vanilla and tartish apple notes, hints of ash, smoke and toffee. Finish is heavy, complex and woody with loads of toffee, syrup, hints of vanilla, oak and wood. Heavy and complex barley wine.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (2041) - NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
Bottle recieved in a trade. Batch 1. Bottled in 2012. Shared with 2 friends. Poured a murky darky Brown colour with a non to lasting off head. Caramel malts, Apples, oak, sweet caramel, dark fruits, toffee, vanilla, silky buttery mouthfeel, caramel covered apples, bit of a alcohol finish, lots of barrel notice. Keeps getting better as it warms. Lived up the hype! Incredible!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1286) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2015
750ml bottle batch 2. pours a dark hazy brown with a small off white head. Amazing taste of caramel syrup and dark fruit taste with a big brandy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1217) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Huna day tap, pour is murky brown, aroma is sweet malt and booze. I cant detect apple brandy, but its a super smooth BA Barley

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (419) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Tasted from draft. Pours a dark reddish brown with off white head. Aroma is sweet with dark fruits and caramel. Taste is moderately to heavily sweet with minimal bitterness. Flavors of dark fruits, caramel, syrup, earthy notes and brandy. Not my favorite barley wine but definitely one of the better ones. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (501) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Batch 1. Pours a murky dark brown with a very fine layer of foam floating on the surface. The aroma is of sweet apple brandy and oak. There is less dominating notes of toffee, fruit, and vanilla too. The flavor is rich and balanced. I could taste buttery toffee, mild tart fruits, soft chocolate, brown sugar, and sweet warming brandy booze. The finish had a pleasant lingering booze, mild bitterness, and a cherry tart fruit taste that blended well together. In the end this was a fine barrel aged barleywine brew.


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