Cigar City / Swamp Head Church on a Hill - Cognac Barrel Aged

 
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Formerly brewed at Cigar City Brewing
Style: Barley Wine
Tampa, Florida USA
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dixonian (1657) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2013
750ml huge thanks to my favorite trading partner, omegax. You da man, Jordan! Drank side by side with the original. Ruddy brown brew with some tan head. Smells incredibly decadent and rich - caramel, dark fruit, cognac. So complex and inviting! Flavor is slightly sweet with tons of ripe dark fruit, some wood, brown sugar sweetness. Very glad I got to try this!


4.4
fletchfighters (1574) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2017
750 ML bottle thanks to Owen for sharing dark mahogany brown color, light tan head that falls to a thin collar. Good AVB legs and good retention to head. Nose is dark fruits, caramel, and cognac. Very smooth and well balanced smell. taste is dark fruits, roasted grain, caramel and cognac. Well balanced and barrel hides sweetness. Some notes of sherry but this is quite good. Slightly sweet but barrel hides it well. Very easy to drink and hides the AVB extremely well. excellent beer

4.7
koleminer20 (3976) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this as part of the long-anticipated Toppling Goliath Brouhaha with Travis, Chris, Doug, and Ryan at Travis’s house on September 24. 750 mL bottle shared by Chris. The pour is a nice copper-tinted reddish brown with a thicker khaki colored head that slowly fades away, leaving no lace. The aroma is amazing. There is a great caramel and light presence of dark fruits. There is a bit of molasses and a lovely cognac sweetness. There is a little oxidation on the back end, but that’s the only thing I could knock it on. I love this as a rep of the English barleywines. The flavor is much of the same. There is a great caramel and toasted malt up front, dark fruits and a molasses sweetness in the middle and a lightly dry cognac sweetness on the finish. It’s really well balanced and good. There is a hint of oxidation on the tongue as well, that isn’t the best. The mouth feel is thicker and softly carbonated with a great lingering sweet dark fruit, cognac and caramel sweetness on the back end. I am a huge can of this. Long time want also. Thanks Chris!

4
fonefan (51092) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2016

Bottle 750ml.

[ As Cigar City / Swamp Head Cognac Barrel-aged Church on a Hill ].
Clear medium to dark brown red color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, raisin, vanilla, alcohol - cognac, dried fruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, sweet malt, caramel, cognac, vanilla, wood, raisin, dried fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20160624]

4
rouhlas (3783) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUL 14, 2016
750 ml bottle at Gueuze tasting 2016, Ulfborg. Clearcopper red brown color with light beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, bread, dark dried fruits, wood, alcohol. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

4.2
Vestergaard (2091) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
From Bottle @fonefan gueuze tasting Ulfborg, thanks to fonefan - june 24th 2016. Pours a clear, dark reddish brown with a small, off white head. Aroma has lots of caramel, toasted malts, cognac, overripe fruits; prunes, figs, raisins. Lots of raisins actually, port wine. Taste is sweet, lots of caramel, light vinous acidity. Average carbonation and a full body. Tasty!

4.1
bursprak (3285) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Ulfborg gueze tasting. Burgundy light hazy pour with a tiny head that quickly vanishes. Raisins, caramel, some booze, sweet malts and some barrel character.

3.8
Rasmus40 (21989) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy red brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and cognac. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with lots of warming alcohol. 240616

4.2
MrOrla (3529) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Gueuze tasting 2016 ulfborg. Pours deep brownish hazy with a small tan head. Aroma of malts, caramel, molasses, barrel, red berries/vinous, dried fruits. Taste is rather sweet, dried fruits with loads of mals and caramel. Pretty good !

4.2
back (2243) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Rubinrød. Klar skum hvid Malt vinøs tømmer slik rosin Bitter lidt sød meget Oile blød @f1

4.4
Klimaet (3020) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Ulfborg Gueuze Tasting thanks to fonefan. Thank you so much Jan! Pours hazy dark brown with a small offwhite head. Aromas of dark fruits, malt, fudge, butterscotch, vanilla, spice. Taste has a huge raisin and toffee flavour up front following chocolate, spices, vanilla, butterscotch. Damn!


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