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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!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4493) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2007
(Bottle) Organic beer blind tasting at Brouwers’s in Seattle, March 3, 2007. Thin, white foamy head with a red-orange body. Nose is floral, nail polish. Flavour is highly orange. Hopped and good malt balance.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomDecapolis (4470) - Milton, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Pours a translucent amber with lots of golden notes and a smaller bubbly off white. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, toffee and brown sugar. Flavor of dark fruits, caramel, toasted malt, toffee, lots of hop bitterness. Bitterness really lingers.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4360) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Appearance: Pours a hazy, deep amber body with a large, creamy-looking off-white head. Smell: Alcoholic, sweet-smelling nose of caramel syrup and candied citrus fruits. Lesser notes of biscuits and pine needles as well. Taste: Sugary caramel flavor upfront followed by a variety of juicy citrus fruits, traces of pine, and a solid bitterness. The sweetness makes a rebound with hints of brown sugar coated biscuits. The candy sweet finish carries with it a palate-scorching alcohol bite. Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Definite warming alcohol presence. Drinkability: Not so bad, all things considered, though it most certainly could benefit from further time away in the cellar.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Poured a slightly hazed amber color with a small mostly white head. The aroma was malty, sweet and fruity with light citrus hops. It had a kind of sweet cherry aroma. The flavor was sweet and fruity with earthy notes and stiff bitterness. Medium to full bodied and fairly warming. The name is close.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4212) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4109) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3822) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 6, 2007
2007 Bomber from Bottle Barn; Nose of floral hops, plums, and caramel; Copper with a medium honey colored head; flavor has a little hop bitterness, brwon sugar, caramel, and raisins mixed with light alcohol. Pretty good and underrated for a young BW.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlacoAlto (3800) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 14, 2007
Sampled March 2007 at the Stuffed Sandwich, San Gabriel CA
Candied orange aromatics greet my nose from the first, but are also joined by nice herbal notes, some solid berry aromas and a touch of menthol. The beer is a brilliantly clear, amber hued red color and it is topped by a frothy, initially one finger-thick, tan colored head that is decent for a draught beer.

It is immediately apparent that this is a chewy beer, not to mention that this is definitely a hoppy brew. Hop notes of pine, green tasting herbs, plus lots of citrusy notes of orange, grapefruit, tangerine and apricot are prominently noticeable. This beer is defined by very large flavors, with the hops definitely leading the way, yet there is certainly a lot of supporting malt character here. The malt takes on notes of caramel, toffee and noticeable residual malt sugars and that is what is easily noticeable underneath all the hop character. There is a nice berry character here that comes through if you roll the beer around on the tongue a bit. Brandy notes really add to what is already a contemplative sipping brew. This is one of the better Barley Wines out there; certainly it is hop centric, but even the hops have lots of complex flavors that just mix so well with the huge, chewy, yet supporting malt character.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSSteve (3751) - - APR 21, 2007
2007. hazy amber/orange color with a large yellow head. hoppy, fruity aroma with a hint of caramel. flavor is hoppy with a good caramel malt with a bourbon-like finish. strong alcohol presence. definitely needs some time to age.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (3665) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2008
650 ml. Clear, darkish copper with a lasting one-inch foam that leaves a delicate lacing behind. Aroma of butterscotch, sharp grain (like rye), earthy peat and toasted nut. Flavors of toffee, peat, cherry liqueur, pecan, oak and apple. Big aftertaste of bitter wood and pith is a bit harsh. Medium body is silky smooth, and tingly-peppery dry with alcohol, roast malt and bitter-pithy hops. Fairly complex aroma and flavors, but somehow they don’t seem to mesh as well as they should to be an outstanding BW.


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