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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SpringsLicker (3253) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Pours hazy dark amber with a tall off-white head. Faint malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor that doesnít come close to Barley wine complexity. Not bad, just not a Barley wine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (3116) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Aged 22 oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter. Very smooth and near full body, with some warmth but nicely tame for 10.6% ABV. Aroma: caramel, raisins, alcohol, vanilla. Flavors: brown bread, butterscotch, alcohol, wood. O: a fairly mainstream but organic and very well crafted barleywine. Recommended!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (3075) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, Jerc, Mabel, and GregClow, Harry’s bottle, last beer of the night. Deep dark orange, small white head. Grain, hops, lots of malt, in aroma. Great taste - alcohol, tons of hops, huge astringent linger - a very nice flavourful hoppy barleywine. I really enjoyed it!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (2986) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2008
Bottle shared with blankboy, HogTownHarry, jerc, mabel & tupalev - courtesy of HogTownHarry. Ruby-amber with a moderately sized off-white head. Aroma of earthy malt, tobacco leaf and citrus pith. Medium bodied. Flavour is sharp and hot, very bitter, lots of citrus pith, and not enough malt to fill it out.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 6, 2008
22oz bottle from BevMo Carmel Mountain. Pored a beautiful clear amber ruby color with a nicely laced off whit head. Nose and flavor reminded me of a malty IPA. A good brew, not very indicative of the Barley wine style though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2945) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Bottle Pours a clear light mahogany with a modest off-white head. Some white lacing. Sweet BW carmel and brown sugar aroma but not very big. Flavor was malty and sweet, wth lightly roasted notes and caramel with enough bitter hops to balance. Fairly high ABV but the rather subdued flavors donít wuite keep up.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2930) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2008
bottle, from Cary Wholefoods. bought several months back, drank 1/3/08. Good aroma, sweet. Vanilla, toffee, maple, grainy, cardboard, citrus-lemon/grapefruit, little earthiness. Clean copper color, good head that faded to a ring. Good lace. Bitter sweet flavor, mainly bitter, with occassional sweet streaks. Medium body, a thinner ceamy mouthfeel, sweet dry finish. Could of mellowed abit more as I thought it was a tad hot. Flavor got better as it warmed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2898) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 4, 2007
Bottle: Pours a copper color with a medium sized off-white head. Citrus and piney hops with a malty sweetness in the aroma. The taste is plenty of citrus and piney hops, some malt presence, and caramel. I like a hoppy barley wine, so this one is quite drinkable. Thanks to Indiana_Red for sharing this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastiefan2k (2860) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Bottled shared by JoeMcPhee, I think. The brewers of this beer did a great thing, they were able to show the drinker how hard it is to make a pretty crappy barleywine. Itís not easy but Butte Creek nailed it. And Train Wreck is the perfect name for this beauty. The beer is a dark orange/amber color, of course very plain, they should have tried to make it pale clear to hit all the low points. The aroma is filled with astringent alcoholic cherry. The first sure sign of a bad barleywine. The taste is kind of empty icky malts. thatís it.


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