Cigar City / Swamp Head Church On A Hill - Cognac Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing
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Reviews by cfrances33:
4.54/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle shared thanks to scud. Poured into a snifter.
Pour: Muddy brown, with some hints of copper around the edges of the glass. A small, half finger of bubbly tan head forms and recedes rather quickly. Big legs on this one.
Smell: Burst of sticky toffee and caramel up front, with some oak and a touch of cognac. Lightly boozy, but only just. Hints of cinnamon and backing spice gently come out as the glass warms.
Taste: Follows the nose with a HUGE toffee, butterscotch, and caramel profile. Some sweet cognac, and a dry oak. More hints of cinnamon and nutmeg as it warms up. A light booze, but it is welcome. Finishes with a lingering sticky butterscotch.
Mouthfeel: Super sticky, and not overly sweet. Not too much alcohol burn, just a nice warmth. Oak gives it a rather dry feel, but the stickiness of the body really lingers.
Overall: I was insanely impressed with this beer. I enjoyed it better than Leon personally.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2013 14:43:02 | More by cfrances33
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4.46/5 rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Cracked as my #1000 checkin on untappd (same username). Bottled July 2012. Lets see what 16 months has done. Big thanks to cheapbeerbuzz for this one. Pretty high on my to drink list.
Appearance: Great creamy mocha head that lasts. Really nice color for a barley wine.
Smell: Yummy, yummy cognac. Sweetness from the base beer.
Taste: Cognac was solid. Thought it was balanced with the sweetness of the barleywine. Even though I opened this at the 16 month mark there was a fair amount of sweetness, more than I expected.
Mouthfeel: Very, very good.
Overall: Extremely please to have opened this one. Not sure how further aging would've done. A fabulous cognac barreled aged barleywine.
Serving type: bottle
11-04-2013 04:56:21 | More by TheSamKuehn
Cigar City / Swamp Head Church On A Hill - Cognac Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
98 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.