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


on tap


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

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Lucky to have split this CCB brew with J. Morey. Thanks so much. Poured a Dark brown, almost black with no light shining through at all. Slight foamy tan head, that dissipated to a frothy ring around the edge of the glass while sipping. Smells of brown sugar, toffee and the brandy comes through. Taste is much of the same, but with an amazing warmth in my chest after just my first sip. Burnt sugar, toffee, and dark fruit really broke through after it warmed. This was a Great English Style Barleywine. Non of that sticky resinous Hop feel, like some if its American BarleyWine Brethren.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ataraxia (525) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4558) - Sofia, BULGARIA - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36498) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26415) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (5731) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (25612) - Malm, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdmiralVernon (1140) - 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 Id love some more deepness to the barrel aging.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7731) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5864) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle shared at the 10th Annual Epic & Unusual Beer Tasting, 11/29/15. Hazy dark brown, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toffee, wood, earth, mild brandy. The taste is toffee, raisin, caramel, mild brandy. Medium bodied, hot.

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