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

Cigar City / Swamp Head Church On A HillCigar City / Swamp Head Church On A Hill

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BA SCORE
89
very good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 80
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.75%


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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Reviews by dbrauneis:
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle share in Hoboken, NJ.

A: Pours a reddish brown to dark brown in color. The beer has a thin light beige head that quickly reduces to a very thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light lacing is observed.

S: Lots of sweetness in the aroma with toffee and caramel (burnt sugar) present from the malts. Some lighter smells of dark fruits and a light nuttiness.

T: The flavor is more well balanced than a lot of barleywines as it is not as sweet as expected. There is some sweetness from the dark fruits and toffee/caramel but there is some light bitterness and nuttiness (almost almond-like).

M: Full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Creamy. Some light alcohol heat in the finish.

O: One of the less sweet barleywines that I have had recently and an enjoyable one. This beer is big, with some alcohol presence, so you really want it more as a sipper. I enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 17:34:45 | More by dbrauneis
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
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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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.23/5  rDev -19.3%
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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

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Cigar City / Swamp Head Church On A Hill from Cigar City Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.