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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (8353) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (8346) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 23, 2015
[5/2/15] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015. 3rd session. Murky brown. Great aroma of bourbon, coconut, vanilla, cookies and some fruitiness. Sweet flavor with bourbon, vanilla, cookies, chocolate, a bit of fruitiness and a boozy note. Rounded mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (7891) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (7836) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (7579) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (7523) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7498) - 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.

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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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Thanks to markwise for shipping me this 75cl bottle so that I can share it with 77ships, sebletitje and adamjackson and also with some of the Delirium Hoppy Loft staff (the day after Cigar City head brewer Wayne was here and luckily didn’t have a Leon with him to share as well). The 75cl bottle pours murky amber with a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up rich notes of brown sugar coated prunes and ripe red apples as well as caramel sweetness mixing with booze and Brandy. The taste is rich and deep with brown sugar notes, a pleasing kettle like caramelization, prunes and sweet earthy dates. It then moves into smooth sweet boozy Brandy notes and some barrel character. The whole beer comes together to attain an amazing Barrel Aged English style Barleywine experience. Another terrific sipper for sure. Love it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phaleslu (7419) - 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. I’m going to homer this one up like I’m from Florida.


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