Church On A Hill - Cognac Barrel Aged
Cigar City Brewing

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From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Style:
English Barleywine
ABV:
13%
Score:
98
Avg:
4.46 | pDev: 8.52%
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
150
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Sep 29, 2018
Added:
Jul 09, 2012
Wants:
  319
Gots:
  24
SCORE
98
World-Class
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Notes: Collaboration with Swamp Head Brewery
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Rated by KensWorld from Florida

4.93/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
2012 bottle
Sep 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.3 by M_chav from New Mexico

Jun 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This poured out as a brownish amber color with a thin white head on top. The smell of the beer is loaded with sweet caramel brandy soaked malts. The taste of the beer is rich, lots of caramel, dark fruits and oak in this thing. The feel is full bodied, it's rich and decedent. Overall it's quite the Barleywine.
Jun 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.5 by mtbdonn from Colorado

Jul 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.75 by JoninVT from North Carolina

Jun 19, 2015
 
Rated: 4.35 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Apr 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.71 by matt23j from Florida

Mar 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.55 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Feb 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.24 by MyakkaRiver from Florida

Feb 20, 2015
 
Rated: 4.18 by robwestcott from Indiana

Dec 27, 2014
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Rated by cardsfan from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Cognac was still there and really made an already amazing barley wine even more amazing!
Dec 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by johnyb from Florida

Dec 09, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Chingringo from Florida

Dec 08, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Hallertau from Wisconsin

Nov 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by tsauce2 from Indiana

Nov 12, 2014
 
Rated: 1.76 by Ffllegend from Florida

Oct 10, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by mrebeka from Michigan

Oct 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4.3 by JasonR1975 from Michigan

Oct 04, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by funkyaudio from Illinois

Sep 01, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Aug 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by BMart from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by MicroBeerMan1980 from Pennsylvania

Jul 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Jul 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by tectactoe from Michigan

Jul 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by TheSleepyMonkey from Tennessee

Jun 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Hopsiam14 from Minnesota

May 15, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by JReites from Florida

May 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by tmryan21 from Illinois

Apr 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Zaphog from Michigan

Apr 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Claytonbrewsby from Virginia

Apr 10, 2014
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.26/5  rDev -4.5%
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.
Apr 04, 2014
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

4.12/5  rDev -7.6%
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.
Apr 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Alpar from Wisconsin

Mar 30, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by HipHopsHooray from California

Mar 22, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Lare453 from Florida

Mar 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Mar 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by mobius387 from Wisconsin

Feb 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by Rogorama from Indiana

Feb 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by tobelerone from New Jersey

Feb 16, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by kell50 from North Carolina

Feb 03, 2014
Church On A Hill - Cognac Barrel Aged from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 176 ratings