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Cigar City / Swamp Head Church On A Hill - Cognac Barrel Aged - Cigar City Brewing

Cigar City / Swamp Head Church On A Hill - Cognac Barrel AgedCigar City / Swamp Head Church On A Hill - Cognac Barrel Aged

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147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 7.61%


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: djmichaelk on 07-09-2012)
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metalgdog

New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

12-02-2012 15:08:19 | More by metalgdog
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Claytonbrewsby

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

04-10-2014 21:56:51 | More by Claytonbrewsby
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This has been a big want of mine for a while, cracked at the CCB share night, thanks again to rudzud.

Light fizzy head, no retention, super dark murky molasses color.

Nose dark malts brown sugar, toffee, caramel, etc, little brandy soaked raisin and fig, candy, etc, with light cognac fruity booze, little dark brown malt,

Taste is very sweet, candy malt, caramel, toffee and lots of toffee, into big cognac barrel, sweet fruity candy cognac, into mild brandy raisin and fruit, fig, arc, great cognac fruity booz. Fair hot booze, sift aged malt too, nice raisin and fig paste really come through, with a candied fruit too. Finish is sweet and sticky, more booze, cognac, candied fruits, etc.

Mouth is sticky sweet, lighter but decent carb, mild warming booze, little underwhelming mouth feel.

Overall great but too sweet, nice cognac and booze fruits, tasty, quite nice.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 00:52:35 | More by jlindros
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice slightly cloudy brown with a thin halo, very nice.

S - Aromas of cognac, light cardboard, faint malts, caramel. Really sweet smelling.

T - Taste is super sweet, sticky, cognac, malts, caramel, sweet brown sugar. Incredibly sweet, cloyingly so.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit syrupy lowly carbonated.

O - Overall this beer was tasty, albeit really sweet. The cognac is really restrained.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 19:44:07 | More by rudzud
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Alpar

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-30-2014 00:38:28 | More by Alpar
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HipHopsHooray

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

03-22-2014 23:36:48 | More by HipHopsHooray
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Lare453

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

03-07-2014 23:48:04 | More by Lare453
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

03-07-2014 20:31:33 | More by millerbuffoon
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mobius387

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-26-2014 00:43:22 | More by mobius387
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Rogorama

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

02-20-2014 20:50:55 | More by Rogorama
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-16-2014 02:08:08 | More by tobelerone
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kell50

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-03-2014 21:34:21 | More by kell50
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brother_kenneth

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

02-02-2014 13:53:26 | More by brother_kenneth
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HitchSlap

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

01-24-2014 23:42:40 | More by HitchSlap
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claspada

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-19-2014 01:30:39 | More by claspada
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

11-26-2013 02:30:38 | More by Gonzoillini
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.5%

11-16-2013 01:42:39 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -10.5%

11-13-2013 05:45:29 | More by Rhettroactive
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daryk77

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

11-05-2013 03:30:54 | More by daryk77
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TheSamKuehn

Florida

4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
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
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

11-02-2013 05:27:46 | More by lonewolfcry
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geuze_gone_wild

California

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

10-29-2013 05:22:41 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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monitorpop

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

10-27-2013 05:28:05 | More by monitorpop
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zestar

California

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

10-27-2013 02:16:39 | More by zestar
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FeelinSurley

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

10-27-2013 01:00:26 | More by FeelinSurley
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Cigar City / Swamp Head Church On A Hill - Cognac Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
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