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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
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Church on a Hill aged in apple brandy barrels.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joes (90) - Oirschot, - OCT 8, 2012
Bottle. Dark beige, small head on a clear, brown beer. Aroma of sweet malts, alcohol/whisky, raisins and other dried fruits. Taste of chocolate malts, toffee, a hint of licorice, raisins, dark fruit. Quite dry for this kind of beer. Good one.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (3957) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2015
Tap @ CBC 2015. Hazy brown. Aroma medium+ malty (caramel, roasted, dark fruit, bourbon, coconut, vanilla). Flavor medium+ sweet, light bitter. Full body, some alcohol present.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (8175) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cpetrone84 (1661) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2015
pour is murky brown with a tan head. Nose is wood, Brady, sweet malt, caramel brown sugar and some light berry notes. Flavor is heavy sugar, caramel, a good bit of brandy and a hint of green apple. A bit of heat in the finish with strong cArb and a full body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (838) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
Tap at CBC15! Pours a semi-clear dark brown with a small, off white head. Aroma has sugary, syruppy sweet caramel and cane sugar. Very sweet and very little barrel character. Taste is very sweet as well, but with a bit of tobacco, some more fruity notes and a hint of sweet apple brandy, but in general a little too sugary. Had higher expectations for this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (8971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015, Red Session, København
Pours hazy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, vanilla, oak, alcohol, brown sugar and dried fruits. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, vanilla, oak and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (577) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
Tap @ CBC 2015. Pours dark brown with a medium offwhite head. Aromas of vanilla, malt, chocolate, fudge, caramel, ripe fruits. Taste is pretty sweet, lots of barrel characters, ripe sweet fruits, vanilla, caramel, fudge, malt, dry woody finish. Damn good barleywine but I had hoped for a bit more.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rlgk (12838) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2015
Draught at CBC 2015, red session, with Ken, Colin and Reuben. Very dark brown beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Vinous fruity aroma, caramel, chocolate, raisins, licorice, figs and dades. Fruity licorice flavor, raisins, figs, caramel, warming alcohol, some nuts, some toffee. Very good!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (3735) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Tap at CBC 2015, Copenhagen. Originally rated 20150502. Colour is brown with brownish small head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, dry fruits, hops and massive malts.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vjohans (371) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
@red cbc 2015 oak, caramell, sweet, a bit wild. would probably benefit from aging

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (784) - GREECE - MAY 13, 2015
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Red session. Brown color with beige head. Malty aroma, light roasted, caramel, chocolate, toffee, butter, dark dried fruits, wood, alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light biter. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.


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