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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
Church on a Hill aged in apple brandy barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (9099) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (8980) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2015
From tap at CBC 2015. Hazy brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of dried fruit, alcohol, spice, oak, vanilla and bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (8949) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle - Sweet barrel and caramel with toffee notes. Cloudy brown with a brown head. Creamy dark toffee, with some pecan and barrel notes. Long woody sweet finish. Rich on the palate and smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8795) - Ursel, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (8685) - Plymouth, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (8407) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head, lacings. Aroma of malt, caramel, rather sweet, chocolate, wood, dried fruit, some alcohol. Flavor is sweet, maltty, caramel, chocolate, dried fruit, apples, wood, alcohol. Full body, soft carbonation, sweet finish with some warming alcohol. Smooth. 020515

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2014, I believe by Ferris. Dark amber, creamy off white head. Big toast and sweet bourbon aroma. Sweet apple bourbon and toffee flavours, moderately bitter. Lovely balance, deep malt structure. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (8201) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2013
75cl courtesy of and split with Ibrew2or3, cheers Dave! Couleur brune foncée, col beige fin ne laissant pas trop de mousse, le tout présente une pellicule dorée sur les rebords du verre. Arôme est dans la lignée des barley, pas mal de malt, grillé, caramel et grillé avec un traitement de Apple Brandy conséquent. Palais offre un profil malté généreux, malt caramel, sucré allant vers le biscuité avec un palais impressionnant de Apple Brandy laissant filtré une fine onctuosité de pomme et d’alcool réchauffant le tout couplé à un boisé subtile. Palais garde une pointe de picotement en fin de bouche qui reste elle aussi dans les tons caramel-sucré tirant vers la mélasse. Pas mal, mais au-delà de l’effet barrique, ce barley reste dans la lignée des gros barley américains.

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