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

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 405   ABV: 13.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Church on a Hill aged in apple brandy barrels.

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4.1
dfearnley (2317) - Edmonton, 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
kbudd19 (1022) - 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
Ferris (16519) - 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.

4.2
BOLTZ7555 (3127) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Shared @ Woodshed 3.0! Burnt tangerine pour with scarlet, garnet, and crimson at its core. A small, creamy eggshell foam sits on top but diminishes quickly. Loads of butterscotch, maple, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, oak, and brandy. Really tasty and dangerously drinkable. Excited to have finally tried this!

4.1
bottleforager (3208) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to N8daGr8 ! Pours a deep mahogany color with a finger of fizzy khaki foam. Nose is beautiful with layers upon layers of smooth sweet caramel, toffee, marshmallow, dark fruit and a hint of nutty tang. Palate follows with great mouthfeel and transistions from front to back of the palate. Sugar daddys, some traces of apple, vanilla cream, molasses.... tasty beer !

4
Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man!! Pour is deep crimson-brown with a frothy tan head and decent lacing. Sweet malty, almost tangy, caramelly, candi sugar, dark fruits, red licorice, bourbon, figs, and caramelized raisins in the aroma. Taste is rich figs, dates, marshmallows, slightly roasted, sweet caramel, prunes, somewhat grapey, and light vanilla. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Very nice barrel treatment and super smooth for 14%.

4.1
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle @ Steve_0’s house, thanks to markwise. Thanks! Pours a hazy orangish brown appearance with a brown head. Rich caramel, a touch smoky, apple / pear, chocolate, toffee aroma. Kind of spicy, chewy caramel candy, dark chocolate flavor with a lot of white fruit. Pretty sweet but not overly so. Tasty.

3.9
Experiment_Ale (1098) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
At Stephens House with Stephen, Aaron, and Dave. Pours brown grey with light head. Aroma is big fig, good cardboard, caramel. Taste is soft rounded caramel malt notes, complex, malty.

4
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 19, 2014
A- pours a super murky burnt amber and brown. Mild light tan, clingy head. No lacing. S- grains, sourdough bread, oats, graham crackers, über honey, prunes, dried dates, maple syrup, faint grass, cherry cordial. Brandy influence is minimally present. M- medium to heavy oily body with a sweet and sugary heavy palette. Medium carbonation. T- grains, prunes and oats up front. Stinging alcohol comes on strong in the middle. Clover honey and dark fruits also come on strong in the mid palette. Graham crackers too. Caramel. Some weak cheap, fund-raising milk chocolate. Ending is more honey, syrup, minerals, mild chalk, grass, hops, and more grain intensity.

4.7
knickskicks (1168) - - MAR 12, 2014
Murky brown reddish pour. Nose is sweet caramel, big apple brandy, a touch of salt. Taste is apple brandy sweetness, caramel apple, a touch of salt. Sticky viscousy mouthfeel.


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