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RATINGS: 119   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!


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - AUG 22, 2007
pours the color of petrified amber with little to no head. bare aroma of malts, some slight brown sugar. Typical barleywine flavor, though rather thin and undeveloped, followed by a cough syrup alcohol sensation and unpleasant hop bitter burning. Rather underwhelming, unfortunately.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2007
Bomber...which bombed. If youíre a barleywine lover, I would not recommend this. It is weak in flavor, has a watery mouthfeel, and you must really try to taste much of anything here. It was really closer to a subpar IPA I sampled just before trying this. This is the weakest-tasting barleywine Iíve had.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wegro (331) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Pours a reddish copper with a crappy head. Smells matly and hoppy. Has a lot of sweet malt in the flavor, some raisin and other unexpected stuff. Good amount of hop bitterness to balance the sweet barley wine malts. Goes down a lot smoother than I expected, the alcohol isnít overwhelming in the taste or finish. So far barely wines arenít a favorite style of mine but this wasnít too shabby.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrmac (330) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2009
The bottle says you will be lucky to walk away from this.....the beer says I am not that big of a beer. Seriously though, this beer is nice and malty with a decent hop bitterness. caramel and toffee notes and really more drinkable then lots of barley wines. For this price it is hard to beat.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Odde (305) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
reddish amber, opaque body. quickly diminishing off-white head with spotty lacing. rather bitter hop bit and strong alcohol presence. unappealing malt body. meh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 24, 2007
Copper color with a decent sized head. Sweet malt and citrus flavor with a crisp and clean finish.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
celogan (201) - Oroville, California, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Got this in a 22 oz bottle. Poured dark copper with slight head that evaporated in a short while but left some decent lacing. Adquate carbonation. Nose alcohol and malt. Flavor pretty malty and slightly sweet with a little hopiness, but not much (if youíre a hop-head anyway). Overall it is pretty smooth and very drinkable. Nice flavor. the 10.6 ABV co-insides with the label .. "you wonít walk away from this one" If you drink one of these 22 ouncers, give someone your car keys for about an hour or so. Absolutely worth drinking and having again, even for a hop-head itís enjoyable, but donít expect an IPA-Like Hopiness because itís just not there.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doctormirk (100) - USA - FEB 23, 2007
Transparent copper with a khaki head. Smells of grapefruit and pine. Tastes grassy and of alcohol. Also tastes like green tea and grass. Syrup. Did not notice any of the dark fruits normally associated with barley wines. Comparable to the Butte Creek Revolution X.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
orgbrewer (1) - Chico, California, USA - FEB 12, 2007 does not count
Wow this beer sure goes down smooth. Never had a beer this strong that drank so easy. Got to be careful with this one. For all hop heads out there this one is huge on the hops, not for the weak a heart. Its very dry, not thick and syrupy like most barlywines. I could drink these all night, thats if i did not passout first. Its a must try.


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