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RATINGS: 358   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Bottled unk Dark amber with a quilt of light eggy whites. Smells of malts, tea, alcohol, cinnamon and some hops. Flavor is sweet, malts, alcohol, bubble gum, really sweet. Medium to heavy with moderate carb and a dry finish. Overall, this beer is okay, but just too sweet.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
UncleKorm (731) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Bomber bottle poured a clear rosy amber hue w/ a small beige head. Faint sweet aroma. Initial flavor is a bold sweet w/ a mild bitter finish. Tastes are powdered sugar, rubber hose, light prune. Full bodied, syrupy mouthfeel, soft carbonation, and a warm finish. Iím curious to try other years, based on some of these ratings. I enjoy Barley Wines, but this bottle is going down the drain.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bomber. Poured dark amber with a medium-sized light tan head. Aroma and flavor were very malty with lots of caramel, toffee, and some raisins, cherries, and dates. Quite sweet, low bitterness. Pretty boozy.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2288) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Shared bomber poured to snifters displaying a rosy, coppery color, with a light layer of off white head foam that quickly diminished to a thin ring & film, and light streaks & spots of lacing. The nose was sweetness, cherry, vanilla, and some alcohol presence. The taste possessed a moderate hop bitterness, with soft carbonation, medium body, fair alcohol, but malt character that seemed a little low, especially for a barleywine. The finish yielded some dry astringency. A little disappointed, but the average flavor notes may have been due to the frosty condition of the bottle upon delivery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (2468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2014
It poured a dark red color with a white head. The aroma was of caramel, toffee, grass, pine and some citrus. The taste was a mix of citrus, grass, pine, toffee, dark fruits with some earth and biscuit. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2208) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Moderate to heavy cereal, roasted and caramel for the malt, moderate cooked orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with date, wood, brown sugar and a faint hint of vinegar. Head is small, frothy, light beige with good lacing and good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is muddy medium brown with some medium sized chunks. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately bittersweet and lightly acidic. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation. Though this Barley Wine leans toward the sweet side itís a nice mix of flavors in good balance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1924) - Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Dark amber/cider color with light particles; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, caramel, fruit, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, spicy hops, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, and citrus; Some alcohol at the finish; Fairly well balanced; Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3759) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Central Market, 11/20/13

Aroma: The nose is heavy malty, quite sweet, and a little boozy, with lots of caramel and toffee
Appearance: It pours a murky dark orange color with a lasting beige head and plus lacing
Flavor: The flavor is very sweet, caramel, toffee, and fruit, with some boozy notes, and hints of hop
Palate: The body is medium-plus, heavy sticky, with soft carbonation, and boozy heat
Overall Impression: The name is the standout component of this beer (by far), and the main reason I purchased it. As a beer, it is a solid one, but it is also overly sweet and a little too boozy to be a great beer. I certainly didnít dislike it, but, at the same time, it isnít great. Iíll bump it up 1 point on the overall purely for the awesome name (12 to 13), but otherwise, this is where Iíd stick it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flemdawg (529) - Naples, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Hazy dark reddish brown body with a small whiteish head of tiny bubbles. Slightly sweet candy sugar aroma along with some cherry, berry fruits. Mildly bitter flavor at the beginning but then some of the sweetness comes through followed by a good dose of alcohol. Solid barley wine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cards04 (1609) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
Didnít get much from this. Aromas of booze, hops, and turpentine. Some caramel and dark fruit flavours. Lots of booze... Nice mouthfeel.. average.


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