overall
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99
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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (22307) - London, Greater London, - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle at The Others Tasting, London - many thanks to Jack, tha man with the Florida connections. Pours lightly cloudy brown with a good, tan cream head. Big fruit aroma, some raisins, plums, figs - other jammy fruits. Big sweet flavor with ripe fruits, light dry and leathery fruits, more raisins, dark cherries, light chocolate and earth, brown sugar, plums. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish with rich and sugary bread, more jammy fruits, alcohol, light dry yeast, raisins. Really delicious beer.


4.4
Inbreak (6531) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2017
02.05.2015, tap @ CBC:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is sweet, toffee, dark sugar, raisins, caramel malts, grass, butterscotch, oak, candied sugar. Taste is slightly dry, oak, butterscotch, toffee, dark sugar, raisins, caramel malts, grass, hay, chocolate. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.

4.3
Ataraxia (572) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Slightly translucent mahogany brown color, thin beige head. Caramel, apple, vanilla, oak, burnt sugar, and some molasses. Batch 1 is woodier, drier, and more bitter. Sweet, full bodied, and moderately carbed. Long, somewhat boozy finish.

3.9
nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 21, 2017
Bottle at a tasting - thanks, Kevin! Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roast, molasses, anise, apple. Flavor is medium sweet, somewhat roasty for the strike but with good toffee notes. Merlin full body with carbonation on the low side. Solid.

3.8
Ungstrup (38413) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2017
Draft. A dark amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, caramel sauce, and citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, caramel, citrus fruits, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

3.5
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 24, 2016
[email protected] Deep amber colour with a mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is caramel, some fruits, rather sweet, and also some slight sourish wooden notes. Flavour is caramel, fruits, mild spiciness, some wood, alcohol, ripe fruits and and slight earthy notes. Big, but sitll quite balanced.

3.7
zvikar (6464) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 20, 2016
CBC2015, Pours brown with a beige head, aroma of vanilla, bourbon, alcohol, brandy, flavor of vanilla, bourbon, medium bodied

3.8
anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2016
Draft @ CBC 2015. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody caramel aroma with weak hints of apple. Fruity malty spicy woody caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy woody caramel finish with weak hints of apple brandy.

3.8
AdmiralVernon (1200) - SWEDEN - JUL 18, 2016
A: Deep dark brown with a thin off white thin lacing N: Raisins, caramel, berries T: Milk chocolate, liqourice, raisins, hint of dark berries O: Very nice barley eine, but I’d love some more deepness to the barrel aging.

3.3
The_Osprey (9148) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Oct 2015 - Keg at Route CBC event, Clapham. As ’Cigar City Leon’. Very dark brown, big foamy brown head. Aroma is molasses, bacon, soy sauce, the brandy influence is light. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is molasses, chocolate, raisin, oaky dry finish with some booze showing up. Sweet, sweet, and sweet.

4.4
Pyrmir (6210) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2015
On tap at CBC15. Dark brown with orange-beige head. Aroma has sweet malt, heavy caramel, bourbon, dried fruit, plums, sweet chocolate and woody barrel notes. Taste is sweet, caramel, barrel, apple, fruit, prunes, raisins, toffee and alcohol.


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