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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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Church on a Hill aged in apple brandy barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chipalsa (1309) - Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2012 This is my kind of barleywine! There was a beautiful red hue to it - not much of a head though. It had a buttery-sweet aroma with traces of nuts, vanilla, oak and brandy. The taste was full of brandy flavors as well, with undertones of sweet toffee. With a smooth body (very light carbonation) it almost finished like fine cognac with a subtle warm touch. Well done here CCB!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (1984) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Pours amber brown, aroma of brandy, caramel and chocolate Taste follows, nutty and sweet chocolate caramel, creamy silky and amazing. Nice balance not overly sweet. 

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
On draft at Cigar City, poured a cloudy dark amberish brown color with aromas of dark pitted fruit, malt, light toffee, and some hot brandy. Flavors were malt and figs/dates up front with a nice apple brandy finish, light vanilla was mixed in on a few sips as well. Outstanding beer again from Cigar City.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Appearance: Pours a deep magogany with with a soapy tan ring.

Aroma: Sweet cherry pie, apples, brandy. Brown sugar.

Taste: Brown sugar, maple sugar, brandy, wood, burnt sugar. Not particularly bitter or hoppy.

Mouthfeel: Full creamy carbonation.

Overall: Magnificent. Ready to drink now, and way to easy for 13.5 % abv.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Cloudy, thick caramel color with light lacing. Vanilla, cocoa and caramel on the nose. Palate is rich and smooth with vanilla, caramel and brown sugar flavors...very smooth considering the abv. FInish goes on forever. Damn Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle, from James. Church on a Hill in brandy barrels. Poured a murk brown color with off white small head. Medium carbonation. Aroma of caramel, toffee, booze, licorice, anise, and malt. Taste is creamy layers of rich apple brandy, figs, toffee, biscuit, vanilla, and light cocoa. For 13.5 this thing is scary, Drank a couple 3 oz pours or so and felt it creep on me in the body but nothing in the taste. Perfect amount of sweetness in this barley. I enjoyed this one alot, even more so then the barrel aged church on a hill.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2013

Bottle 750ml. @ Tasting by Benzai [ ZZT V ].

Clear dark red brown colour with virtually none head. Aroma is light heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, coconut peel, wood - barrel, alcohol - bourbon. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, bourbon - brandy, laber laver, malty, chocolate, wood. Big big flaver - lovely. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20121006]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (9100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Nice dark brown pour, deep tan head. Lots of sweet malt up front, the barrels turned down the hops a bit. Brandy notes, raisins, prunes, toffee. Damn good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
750ml big thanks to omegax - you da man, Jordan! Muddy copper brew with a slight tan head. Nose is complex and decadent - dark fruits, vanilla, oak, brandy, brown sugar sweetness. ABV is there but very well hidden - layers of flavor. Creamy, caramel, toffee, woody, brandy, so much going on. Another crazy well done Barely Wine from CCB.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
b3shine (5425) - Indiana, 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 that’s exceptionally smooth. Incredible!

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