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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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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!


1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 18, 2007
I havenít rated a beer in a looong time. I had to write this just to say how bad this beer is. Horrible rotten garbage aroma and flavor on top of a burnt, piney tone. The flavors just do not blend well together. I canít believe the brewers tasted this and okayed it to be bottled. YUK!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raphael (916) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2007
strong hops and caramel aroma, a fruitiness I cant name (like froot loops without the sugar). orange amber clarity, head doesnít last long. smooth texture but very bitter on the tongue, that weird edge thatís almost burnt sugar bitter. a less than pleasant hop blend in flavors, almost minty (did anyone else try the mint flavored colt 45 when it was out 20 or so years ago?), shrill, while also pounding the bottom that probably has malt acting like dark matter to provide a little stability--& that alcohol, hidden in the hop mix, the warming is nicely gradual..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Draft. Not the most balanced barley wine. Pours with a nice copper color and a faint head. Aromas of alcohol mainly, same with the flavor. Cloyingly sweet and very pronounced alcohol notes withe a bit of malts and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (782) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Bomber. Pours a brownish amber color with a thin layer of resinous head. The aroma is fresh caramel, molasses and toasted malt. The taste begins with a strong dose of malt and caramelized sugar flavors along with dried figs, prunes, vanilla, medicinal hops and woody alcohol. The mouthfeel is syrupy with medium carbonation and a hot, boozy finish. Iíd recommend aging this one for a while to let the alcohol mellow out.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertjm (776) - Albany, California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
Pours frothy bubbly head, which doesnít last too long. Cross between amber and yellow in color. Kind of hazy. Malty nose with tones of alcohol. VERY pronounced alcohol in flavor, with a hoppy aftertaste. Body is average, not overly thick like some barleywines can be. Hopes are there, but not crazy like in a Bigfoot. Heavy alcohol in the aftertaste and on the palate.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChazMania (656) - Pasadena, California, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Bomber. Umm, well, this was really disappointing on many fronts. It seemed to pour and look decent, but on first sip, geez louise, I thought it was alcohol with a little malt/hop flavor mixed in. I love beer, all kinds of beer, Iím always searching for something new and inspired to taste. Iím sorry friends, Iím pouring out this bomber, I canít drink it. There are too many tasty other offerings to enjoy and I canít muster the will power to pound through this whole 22oz.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2009
Bomber. Pours amber-orange with a large, lasting off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt with a noticeable bit of roast, and bit of light fruitiness with citrus hops. Flavor is quite woody with resiny citrus hops up front, with a bit of caramel and toffee malt in the background. Odd beer. Malt is a whole bunch of flavors, some complementary and some strange; the hops are somewhat aggressive initially and yet at times seem absent; and itís not too clear where this is going. Smidgen too much of alcohol. Despite all that, it manages to be rather pleasant to drink, and Iíd definitely buy it again.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 5, 2007
A decent barleywine. Very hoppy up front with a lingering warmth from the ample (10.6%) alcohol. I would like to try this again when the weather is cooler.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Floback (528) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours an opaque orange amber with oily, spotty lacing and a tiny rim of froth for a head. The aroma is sweet with citrus and piney hops. Flavors are blatantly boozy with a strong alcoholic presence and notes of pine resin, subtle caramel, nuts, and green apple. Medium carbonation and full body. Not bad, but they could have tried to hide ther ABV better for an easier drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2007
22 oz. bottle- color of translucent mahogany, with a good cream colored head - nose of nice hops, brown sugar , and alcohol Ė taste of slight hops , molasses , prunes , and way too much alcohol - body is creamy with some texture when one get past the alcohol burn , and with low carbonation Ė aftertaste of raisins , slight hops , red fruit , caramel , and alcohol Ė this beer is green defiantly needs age


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