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RATINGS: 133   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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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Benzai (8924) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, - OCT 6, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2012 75cl bottle @ ZZT V. Hazy red color, small off-white head. Smell malts, sweetness, barrel aged clearly. Taste malts, lightly alcohol, liquor, wood, barrel aging clearly, but to me the brandy BA is very close to bourbon, though I donít know whether theyíre close, but to me itís very similar to bourbon. Anyway, itís good! Full body, medium to full carbonation. Absolutely amazing!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2235) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2014
750ml bottle shared by dmac! Big thanks bro! Poured a dirty brown color with almost no head. Aroma of brandy, oak, lots of toffee, caramel, and booze. Taste is similar to the nose. Brandy, oak, vanilla, lots of toffee, molasses, hints of lemon zest, and a bit earthy.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4206) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2014
750ml bottle via trade. Poured a not so good looking muddy deep brown body with a smaller tight foamy beige head. Aroma is solid, notes of toffee, caramel, wood, toast, slight brandy and wood, touch of vanilla. Body is bigger, softer carbonation, chalky with a lingering aftertaste. Flavor is much lke the aroma, brandy, wood, vanilla, apple brandy, caramel, molasses, toffee and vanilla pudding. Solid beer with very well hidden ABV.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3503) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle from 2012. Pours cloudy hazel, small tan head with some lacing. Aroma is malty, toffee, molasses, vanilla, brandy, apples. Flavor is fully sweet, light bitter, apple brandy prominent. Full body, rich creamy mouthfeel. Pretty solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (422) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Molasses brown, no foam. Lots of apple in the nose, malty, raisin, fig. Chocolate, ash, cherry, alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (943) - Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle sent to me by Jim. Many thanks! A: Dark mahogany with a thin cappuccino head. N: Licorice, anise, toffee, biscuit, and cracker. Toast, vanilla, and alcohol. Bark and bourbon. Figs and dates. Sweet apples, butter, brown sugar, and sugary grapes. T: Very sweet, but not cloying as Iíve found many a CCB beer to be. Touch of bitterness. M: Very stick. Heavy body. O: Probably the best CCB beer Iíve had, and one which I would choose out over the vaunted King Henry. Partly due to the fact KH is not a barleywine, and this is.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (3879) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle thanks to Brian. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head. The aroma is strong brandy, apple skin, wood. Medium mouthfeel with nice booze, apple core, oak, and nice lingering sweet finish, hides alcohol well, very impressive.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (7028) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1075) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle to goblet at RBAG...thanks Ferris Aroma of candied fruit, currants, oak, bourbon, brown sugar. Muddy brown due to a bunch of particulates, nice creamy off white head. This is eminently drinkable, quite dangerous. Huge bourbon and oak, raisin, currant and candied fruit. Nice one.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (709) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle shared by Ferris at RBAG. Dark brown muddy pour with light white head. Aroma is dark fruits, toffee, burnt sugar, very nice. Taste is rich brown sugar sweetness, light vinious notes, oak, mild bitterness, very rich, big and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (4988) - 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.


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