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Cigar City / Swamp Head Church On A Hill - Cigar City Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

86 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 81
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-09-2012)
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3.44/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to JustXBeer for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours a murky dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, honey, and cardboard aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with slight oxidized aromas that don't show up in the taste.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 28, 2014
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shared bottle pours clear red-amber with a modest head.

Unusual aroma with a suggestion of rum and brandy. Soft fruits, light malts, and alcohol esters dominate the flavor. ABV partially hidden but not so in the aroma.

Medium body with rather low carbonation.

chinchill, Apr 08, 2014
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: deep, rosy copper color, clear, poured with head that dissipated, very dark in color
S: very mild nose, sweet roasted malt, sweet plums, slight medicinal
T: ok but pretty cloying, somewhat one dimensional with syrupy sweet taste up front and some bitter finish but just your average barley wine, some EtOH noticeable
M: balanced, somewhat cloying, more malt forward than hops

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Cigar City / Swamp Head Church On A Hill from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.