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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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Church on a Hill aged in apple brandy barrels.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mathieuc (1898) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle shared by tom10101, thanks a lot Tommy! Magnificient deep brown with a thin white head that sticks. There is a little alcohol in the aroma which must come from the apple brandy but it is pleasing and a good sign of what is to come. There is also a lot of sweetness in the aroma: brown sugar, caramel... you know the drill. Taste is full of sweets too but never cloying. There is a little alcohol burn but this only reinforce the fine spirit aura that this marvelous brew has. At times I thought this could have been labeled as an Old Ale too. Not sure how I could ever pick a winner from KRE, this, King Henry, MoaS, Cuir 100% BBA (we had them back to back on a quiet afternoon... woot!)... they were all exceptionnal in their own ways!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5556) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
Sample at CBC 2015. Hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Sweet aroma and taste of toffee, nuts, some dried fruit, oak and warming alcohol. Thick body and with low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (1767) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
Pours murky brown low brown head Aromas of butterscotch, fudge, figs, dades, alcohol Taste has very nice notes of vanilla, bourbon, butterscotch, dried fruits

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (1102) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
Dark amber, creamy off white head. Big toast and sweet bourbon aroma. Sweet apple bourbon and toffee flavours, moderately bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (4750) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
At CBC. Poured a hazy reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma of sweet berries and toffee. Full body, flavour as the aroma, light liquorice, soft booze burn in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (6421) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015. Pours cloudy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, malt, toffee, caramel and light wood. Flavor is heavy sweet with a fairly thick chewy palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall simply too sweet to drink much more than a sampler of.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Humlehode (251) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Pours dark brown with small brown head. Very oaky aroma. Cognac. Sweet, roasted, toffee, chocolate. The oak is just a bit overpowering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6729) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Draught @ CBC’15
Aroma has licorice, some ripe fruits and nuts. Flavour has licorice, ripe fruits, sweet raisins and some brandy. Sweet and heavy all the way, could work as a slow sipper.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7250) - 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 (2560) - 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 (13637) - 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.


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