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

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BA SCORE
89
very good

84 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 84
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 80
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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Gushue3

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-24-2012 18:47:25 | More by Gushue3
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-21-2014 11:29:06 | More by tectactoe
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Dirty25

Germany

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-28-2014 19:38:35 | More by Dirty25
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.44/5  rDev -13.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 19:11:34 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Wowcoolman

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-27-2014 00:16:14 | More by Wowcoolman
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 03:12:18 | More by chinchill
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

04-01-2014 21:24:00 | More by Hugonaut13
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Alabama

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-16-2013 01:42:23 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-13-2013 04:45:13 | More by Rhettroactive
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socalbrewlvr

California

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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sendbeer

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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BlastBeats

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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jegross2

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

10-16-2013 04:41:47 | More by jegross2
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slynke

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-16-2013 00:39:15 | More by slynke
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

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hansgruber

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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DaTimBennett

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.23/5  rDev -18.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 00:24:24 | More by wisrarebeer
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GuttaMane138

Florida

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-28-2013 09:30:45 | More by GuttaMane138
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Cigar City / Swamp Head Church On A Hill from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.