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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Our first barrel aged beer here at Against the Grain is the Kentucky Ryed Chiquen. Named so because: 1. It was made in Kentucky. 2. It has a lot of Rye in it and was aged in rye barrels. and 3. It is not Chicken, and as we all know (or should know) Chiquen refers to anything that is not chicken. Brewed with Maris Otter, rye malt and caramel rye, imparting a spicy, fruity and dry flavor. Then hopped with enough English Nugget and Kent Goldings just to balance and fermented with our house ale yeast. After fermentation we moved the entire batch into the AtG private dining room and into used Redemption Rye barrels from our good friends at Strong’s Spirits. There it aged for 5 weeks until we felt it had picked up the right amount of residual bourbon character and oak flavors. We then transferred it to our serving tank, carbonated it and the end result is on tap now, a balanced drinkable and complex barrel aged beer.


Dogbrick's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8259) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2014
Brewdog levels of bottle gimmickery aside, the beer pours a hazy reddish-brown color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing. Aroma of rye whisky, fruit and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of spicy rye, booze, caramel malt and ripe fruit. The finish is oaky vanilla and spiced rye. Above average overall.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kayres (488) - , Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Hazy orange thick off white head. Slight vanilla rye aroma. Sweet smooth and malty. Hints of oak and brown sugar ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4948) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 19, 2014
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a extremely small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were fully diminished and left behind a no visible carbonation semi-opaque light orange brown colored body and a poor lacing. The almost non-existent aroma was malty. The semi-dry crisp mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow hoppy aftertaste. The balanced flavor contained notes of rye wood mild nut mild hops and crisp. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5482) - ITALY - OCT 14, 2014
on tap bel ramato buona schiuma persistenza buona nota maltata lieve legno note acidule vaniglia discreto amaro erbaceo un po terroso

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Appearance is red with bone head. Flavor is right on the nose; though the bourbon shines through more than the rye malts, imo. The finish is slightly resiny a little booze. Palate is bubbly with slight liveliness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Keg at Beer Temple. Pours deep brown, nose is toffee, vanilla, woody, taste is similar, light spice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and Longhorn-orange with a small, fizzy, white head that dissipates faster than you can say "quick!" The aroma is a mishmash of rye grain, rye whisky and mellow notes of oaken barrel, sticky caramel and tea biscuit. Full-bodied with a fatty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. The flavor is a boozy, malty marriage of caramel and a rye-whiskey barrel offering notes of grainy rye and black tea instead of overbearing alcohol heat. This is very enjoyable, but not mind-bending. The bottle is the ugliest thing I’ve seen in quite a while. Fun stuff. Bottle courtesy of StFun!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2693) - Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2014
750 ml bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy dark orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, vanilla, brown sugar, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, apple, bourbon, oak, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, oak barrel, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, vanilla, light nuttiness, raisin, plum, fig, apple, bourbon, oak, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, raisin, plum, fig, apple, bourbon, oak, herbal, light pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, balance, and robustness of dark/bready malt, oak barrel, and yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately crisp, and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice English strong ale. All around great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, oak barrel, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2008) - NORWAY - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle shared with Simonsen and Carsten
A slow gusher from an interesting looking bottle full of chicken feathers, i think it’s a cool idea. Pours copper clear with a frothy white head. Smell of dark fruity malt malts, spicy rye, quite malt driven for sure, some oak and booze in the back. Moderate to medium sweet, malty, fruity, some oak and vanilla, booze. Quite interesting taste, it’sgot just a bit of that barrel aging character without blowing the original malt flavors away. Nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (4759) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2014
nice rye aroma,amber, cloudy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, realy nice fat vanilla rye finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (712) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2014
On tap @ Uber. Pours golden brown with thin lacy head, off-white in color. Aroma is big crisp sharply fruity sweet malt. Taste is similar; the rye body quickly overwhelms the sweetness in a somewhat balanced finish, and the heavy rye keeps things from getting too sweet. Quite bitter from all the rye here. This is a weird beer, I liked it though.


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