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RATINGS: 120   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastiefan2k (2440) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GregClow (2893) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6074) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc, mabel & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber with a small frothy white head. Aroma of caramel malt, a hint of alcohol, some fruit and floral hops. Flavour: Whoa, man that’s boozy! Malt, resiny hops and a dry very bitter finish. Average bodied. Somewhat hard to drink, this is just O.K.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2008
caramel/copper in color with a medium dirty white head.
smell of roasted nuts, spice, some pepper, caramel, barley, some cocoa in the back.
taste is grainy, some nuts, some caramel, and that organic funk.
i was really happy with this, the look, the smell, then when i tasted it i could not believe that i tasted "organic" and sure enough when i checked the bottle it was organic.

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   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8952) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2009
22oz bottle shared courtesy of Josh. Poured a medium and clear amberish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits and caramel. Tastes of dark fruits, caramel, some grassiness, and toffee. Thinner body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Pours a medium copper with thin head. Taste is caramel malts and dark fruit. Light floral hops comes through, and it finishes with a big lingering bitterness. Significant alcohol burn comes through. This could even out nicely in a year or so, but right now it was just a bit muddled.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
smith4498 (3025) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2010
Bottle shared by Rustyham. Pours clear caramel color with off white head. Caramel and alcohol aromas. Flavors of caramel, molasses and alcohol. Medium to full body with minimal carbonation. Thanks Nick.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSSteve (3774) - - 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.

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.


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