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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
Brewed and bottled on the wrong side of the tracks by Butte Creek Brewing company, Chico, Ca. Certified Organic by C.C.O.F.

You'll be lucky to walk away from this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
OK. Here’s an official ticker’s beer. I bought this 22ozer at Bevmo for $4.99, because I want another >10% rating, and because I love strong barleywines. I used to avoid buying beers with ratings below 3.7, but here I am. Pours with a medium head of medium bubbles, which fade very fast, leaving a very clear dark amber liquid. Some malty and higher alcohol heat in the aroma. Certainly needs some aging to mellow it out. Some early hop bitterness. A little sharp and young, but still nice. Pretty drinkable considering the ABV. Leans a little dry. 3.2-3.3.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2008
Bomber. This beer seems to be pretty close to the middle of the pack for beers named "Train Wreck" so I’m looking at it with a bit of trepidation. Pours clear coppery amber with a thick and lacy off-white head. Soft citrus, peach, toffee and grass aroma. The taste is not quite as rewarding - and more in line with the name. The taste starts toffee sweet, but hops are all over the place, and quickly stomp all over anything that’s going on with the malt. Herbal, perfumy, maybe with a little plastic? This one just doesn’t work for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2008
Works well on all levels, its got a dark aroma of caramel and high malts. The taste is very herbal and has a dark malts flavor with high alcohol. A must have

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2008
The aroma is full of caramel, toasted malt, and pine hops. The appearance is amber with a nice head. The flavor is bitter with lots of caramel malt. The palate is thick. Overall it’s good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2008
Chalky, chocolate, malty American brown ale aroma. Clipart label, milky film that clings to the side of the glass and turns into legs, fairly dark brown, pretty clear. Orange pith bitter, cereal nuttiness, coniferous/herbal overtones, ABV is reasonably masked. Strong pepper-bitter aftertaste on the front of the tongue, herbal in the high palate, pine-pudding mouth. My overall impression is that this is an Imperial American Brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6535) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2008
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Medium to dark copper pour, khaki colored head, decently thick, good lace. Faint, sprucey aroma, some nuttiness. not as pronounced an aroma as expected. Nutty flavor, fruity - some grapefruit citrus, maple syrup, pretty solid rib sticking BW flavor. Silky smooth mouthfeel, especially for an organic - however, has a bit of a harsh aftertaste. Holds the 10.6% ABV quite well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2008
22 oz. bottle. Pours a murky, hazy gold. Aroma of honey, dark fruits, and alcohol. Thin mouthfeel, a bit watery. Big citrus hop taste with a nice cookie malt balance. Bitter finish clings to the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2419) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
Amber colored, pretty good lacing and retention. Aroma is a mixed bag of cookie, caramel, various fruits, moderate to low hops. Medium to full body, pretty sweet. While most of their beers lack any real character, the soft ’organic’ feel helped this one out IMO. Very drinkable for a 10.6% BW. Quite a bit going on, but flavors are minuscule for a 10.6% beer. Interesting one...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2008
22 oz. bottle - dark amber and crystal clear; thin body with aroma mix of hops and mild sugar; mild flavors as well with slight bitterness and dry finish; a smooth drinking ale

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ratman197 (11772) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2008
Bomber poured a clear reddish copper with a lasting light amber head. Aromas of light oxidation, carmel, brown sugar, dates, raisins and pepper. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, raisin, spice and light brown sugar with a smooth lingering bittersweet finish.
Hides it’s alcohol well!

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