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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Chicken Killer Barley Wine is the revolutionary beer that will someday define America's unique Barley Wine style. It is brewed with twice the ingredients of the Santa Fe Brewing Company's other beers, and only half the usual amount of liquid is extracted from these ingredients. This makes one strong beer. At over ten percent alcohol, Chicken Killer is actually as strong as wine, but this is not to say that it is difficult to drink. On the contrary; be careful with this one. The flavors of the beer are at first as overwhelming as the intense Santa Fe sun. But in the same way our sun gives us the unrivaled brilliant colors of Santa Fe, the potency of Chicken Killer gives us the remarkable spectrum of flavors that can be found in no other beer, in no other city. If you did not have the opportunity to try last year's vintage, come try this year's! Malts: 2-row pale, 30-37 l. Carastan, 135-165 l. Crystal Hops: Chinook, Hallertau, Crystal

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BucannonXC5 (1411) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Type: 22-oz. bottle Glass: Karl Strauss 26th anniversary tulip glass From: Jubilation Wine & Spirits in Albuquerque N.M. Price: $4.99 Purchased: May 7, 2016 Consumed: May 20, 2016 Misc.: No BOD on the bottle Didn’t really know anything about this when I picked it up on a work trip to Albuquerque, but saw it was a boozy beer and $4.99. Count me in. Not expecting much, even with me not really liking too many American Barleywines. Poured an auburn, caramel, clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki-white, frothy head. Lots of streaming bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Excellent, layered, foamy lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.50) Smelled a nice whiff of hops and malts, getting toffee, caramel, brown sugar, sticky maple syrup, citrus zest (Citra hops?), floral perfume, nectarine, light molasses and toasted grain. Liking it, not smelling too boozy, especially 10 percent. (Smell - 4.25) Taste was more maltier than I would have expected, then getting that booze. Tasting sugary caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, boozy maple syrup, dates, raisins, woody malts, bitter pine and some dark fruits. (Taste - 4.25) Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming, slightly bitter finish. (Feel - 4.25) This was a really good American Barleywine. Very surprised. Would recommend it for sure, especially for the $4.99 price point. (Overall - 4.25) 4.27 95 A

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (4022) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2015
Shared 0,65l bottle @ Chemicum. Pours cloudy amber with a low off-white head. Aroma is very sweet lightly roasted malts with some fruits and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet roasted malts, alcohol, fruits and hops. Great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Xevious (78) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2015
Bought this at a local supermarket advertised as a barley wine. Suprisingly great stuff despite the high alcohol content. Love the bottle design! Opened up to a thick creamy head that erupted when the cap was off, and poured a dark orange almost rust color. Smelled of sweet and sour sauces and had a strong barley and bready finish with a metallic snap at the end. This is a strong, take no prisoners brew that has a flavor that manages to mask the alcohol content quite well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (871) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2015
22oz bottle. Pours opaque, dark honey colored. Aroma of brown sugar, pine, raisin. Flavor of brown sugar, pine, molasses, dried cherry, wine, bread. I like that it is a more hop forward barley wine. Very easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1861) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle, post CBC.A: Deep brown color with a firm creme color head.N: Toffee, bubblegum, peppercorn, good amount of hops lend pine and earth, some caramel, toast, and a bit of butter.T: High sweetness and bitterness battling for the tongue. Does get a bit astringent however. M: Medium body, soft carbonation, alcohol is restrained. O: A balanced barleywine with some interesting flavors and an easy drinking profile. Not an extreme barleywine however.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1335) - - FEB 1, 2015
Bomber, cellared for a little over a year. Caramel malt aroma with notes of dark fruit and toffee. Pours caramel brown with one finger of tan head with good retention and lacing. Starts out well with sweet dark fruit and caramel flavors. Finishes smooth with a little bit off booze as well as a bit of a metallic flavor at the end. Nice barleywine, but the metallic presence in the finish was not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerseyjohn71 (295) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2015
bread, hay, roasty, nuts, resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, dough, earthy, alcohol, cough drop, red, orange, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1762) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Santa Fe Chicken Killer Barley Wine has a medium-to-thick cream-colored head, a murky, highly bubbly, rust-orange appearance, with low-level lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet & sour sauce, sourness, light fruits, sharp hop resin, and lots of barley malts. Taste is of those same elements, with noticeable bitterness to offset the malt sweetness. Very bready. Mouthfeel is heavy and chewy, and Santa Fe Chicken Killer finishes between wet & dry. RJT

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (3846) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Best attribute of this beer is the fact that the ABV is hidden, goes down smoothly. Murky dark amber body with initial high fluffy head. Malty aroma with a hint of mustiness. Taste is more sweet malt, some toffee, but abrupt finish. Not picking up the metallic notes of previous reviewers. Good, but not great.

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