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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!


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
raphael (883) - 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 doesn’t last long. smooth texture but very bitter on the tongue, that weird edge that’s 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..

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hayduke (3372) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 10, 2007
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a dark copper color with a big fat fluffy pillow of a head that left large chunks of lacing. Nose of caramel malts, fruits, and hops. This is supposed to be a Barley Wine but does not taste quite like one. Mouthfeel is somewhat sweet and oily. Flavor are complex but do not totally integrate. Alcohol is apparent. I actually found this decent to drink, and would be curious to see it would settle down in a couple of years. I will have to try to get another bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2008
2008-07-11. Golden amber body with a quick head. Dry grains, cereals, sweet malt, muted floral touches top a fruity alcoholic aroma. Similar flavour with decent amounts of bitterness, but the overall is a touch rough bordering on astringent at times. Dry malty undertones, grapefruit seeds without the citrusy highlights. Average palate. Meh. Bottle shared by HogTownHarry

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Floback (525) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2009
Very pungent malty aroma. Not a bad aroma. A big haze look with this beer. Not much head on it. Whoa, a very strong taste of alcohol. I generally like some malt with my alcohol, but the alcohol just blasts my tongue. It doesn’t have a horrible taste, but it is not good. I just think the alcohol taste is not hidden at all. I have had strong barley wines, with 12+ abv, but there were other flavors. This one just has an alcohol bitterness, not even a hop bitterness. I just think they missed when it came to using hops and malts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - AUG 18, 2009
Cloudy, brownish amber with a thin white head. Caramel and sugar in the nose. Sweet, rich malt flavor. A touch of malt fruitiness with a subtle hop tang. Finish is a little on the twangy side. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
SpringsLicker (3141) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Pours hazy dark amber with a tall off-white head. Faint malt aroma. Sweet malt flavor that doesn’t come close to Barley wine complexity. Not bad, just not a Barley wine.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (2109) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
"Keg of 2007 on tap at Baileys in Portland. Mostly caramel and some buttering hops and alcohol on the back end. A bit past its prime but still nice...juuuuust a bit stale. Great body though."

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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Pours a slightly hazy orange/amber hue with a light slight off-white head. Aromas of a little tobbacco, some dried apricots, but fairly subdued. Mouthfeel is medium bodied. Flavors of not much.... It’s amazing, the alcohol is barely noticable and a lack of depth to the flavor. Mildly hopped and not overly sweet. Maybe a good intro brew to barleywines.


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