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RATINGS: 371   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2007
Courtesy boboski. Pours a fairly cloudy dark maroon with a very thin light tan head. Smells of rich caramel, dark malts, molasses, and light fruit. A little sweet smelling. Taste has alot of silky caramel, goes down easy for 11%. Very malty, with a little woodiness to it. I dont think thats a word. Slightly bitter towards the finish, that is slightly fruity, but mostly smooth caramel and a hint of vanilla. Pretty damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12550) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2007
Bomber poured a cloudy dark copper with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of dark fruit, carmel, brown sugar and a hint of grapefruit. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, molasses, light prune and a light hint of grapefruit with a lingering moderatly bitter finish. Avery enjoyable Barleywine!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beaver (1588) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2007
22 oz bottle. Pours a hazy tea color with a creamy light tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet caramel malts, cola and some dark fruit and melon. It has some spicy medicinal alcohol notes.

The flavor is sweet caramel and cola with a slightly bitter alcohol finish. It’s too sweet, almost cloying, and has a bit of an off aftertaste. It is pretty mild tasting for a barley wine. The mouthfeel is full and creamy with velvety carbonation.

Overall, a strange beer. Excellent appearance and mouthfeel, just off on the nose and flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2007
Initially I was thinking this was a pretty average barley wine. Then it seemed to smooth out and open up. It turned out to be a really excellent malt accented barley wine, with hints of vanilla and caramel covered fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Poured a nice, dark brown. Very alcoholic aroma with a caramel sweetness. The taste was malty and fruity, but overall not that great of a B-Wine

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - MAR 18, 2007
pours deep copper. aroma is vinous with deep caramel and plum fruits. taste was much the same with nice fruity malt character. very decent and different but the revolutionary beer they describe it to be. laced very well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MMMBEERLS (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Poured from a 22 oz. bomber bottle. Head is thick with nice lacing and a great big grapefruit nose. Flavor is big caramel malt; for a barley wine I was expecting something a little sweeter but the balance was very palatable. I would reccomend this Barley Wine to anyone that enjoys the style. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2007
22 oz. bottle I had this beer at a festival last year. Thought it tasted kinda funky. Figured I would give it another try. Pours a deep amber color with a two finger thick off white head. Nice lacing. Has a light cookie dough caramel malt aroma. Flavor is slightly metalic, light esters and caramel malt. Something just doesn’t set right with the palate. Medium to full body. Worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Bottle: Deep caramel in color, somewhat brownish, quite muddy, fairly deep and dark.   Large tight foamy light beige head.   Certainly looks inviting!   Lacing is strong and clumpy.   I dont think this one could look any better than it does.   Fairly long lasting head, nice color, thick, with sturdy lacing.   Nose of subtle caramel malts and orange peel.   Hops are present but not dominant.   Seems like its also somewhat sweet.   Oh lordy, I think I found a great New Mexico gem!   Soft caramel malts, citrus peel, and a slight hint of tobacco on the tongue.   I am taken back by this one considering their other offerings.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Quite clean, malty finish, slight caramel with hints of orange peel and tobacco that linger.   I am sure glad I stopped to pick this one up.   Strong craftsmanship, clean, with a well hidden ABV.   Great beer that I wonder what would happen if it was barrel aged.   Can ya here me Santa Fe?!   Barrel age these and you will have one hell of a treat!   Very much recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Dark caramel color with big head. Mostly sugary malt aroma w/ a bit of hops. Alcohol is pretty subdued. Nice and thick.

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