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RATINGS: 373   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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2007
22 oz Bottle. Aroma of citrus oranges. A shot of what was left on bottom of bottle left a barnyard, bread and yeasty aromas. Muddy cloudy cooper color body with decent tan head. Flavor reminded me of fruity cough syrup. Body had a creamy texture. Malty film of sweet fruit and alcohol on the palate. Good overall mix for this one and like the name.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle poured a muddy copper with a thin white head. Aroma of Citrus, ripe fruits and pine. Thick, stick to your ribs flavor is sweet and creamy, hops, yeast, alcohol and over ripe fruits. Thick and heavy on palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Draft at Papago Brewing in Scottsdale, AZ. Hazy red-brown color with a thick off white head that laced the glass. Aroma was of light dried cherry and flowery hops. Tasted of cherry, molasses, milk chocolate, and alcohol. The cherry mingled with the chocolate and occasionally reminded me of a chocolate covered cherry cordial. Full bodied, slick, and sweet on the tongue. Tatsy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
505 (271) - Echo Park, California, USA - JAN 11, 2007
I find the statement on the bottle to be a little overboard, but pretty good. Aroma is malty with dark fruits coming through. Relatively thick bodied. Flavor is sweet, with an alcoholic finish. I would like more hops. Nice bottle caps.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7960) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2006
12/02/06 Walk the Line Barleywine Festival, Dunedin, FL. 2005 vintage. This beer poured copper with off white head. The aroma was fresh sweetness that seemed to be a combination of sweet caramel malts and grapefruit hoppiness. The flavor was light in the malt department with a sweet caramel taste along with a more dominant sweet and slightly tart orange citrus hops

12/02/06 Walk the Line Barleywine Festival, Dunedin, FL. 2002 vintage. This one had a milder hop aroma. The flavor was very good with a bit stronger dark fruit note and smoother hops. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2006
Pours a rich mahogany caramel w/ a full creamy froth that reduces to a layer of pancake spatter. Aroma has a fresh piney profile w/ a rich sweetness that appeals to my nostrils like a fine brandy. Full nectar w/ mellow residual effers. The flavor profile revolves around a huge malty backbone with a defined sweetness w/ nuances of caramel, new leather, copper, and some stone fruit. This type of viscocity needs ample hops to back it up and this brew has it in perfect proportions. What I really like is the asprin finish thats tingles my buds after the onslought of rich malty sweetness. This brew is very rich yet balanced. Alcohol is not evident. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6198) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Telluride Blues & Brews Fest Sep 06. This poured a dark, medieval brown with a massive topping. I think the "killer" in the name applies to the sweet breadiness ... like killing me with fruitcake, this is a big sugary beer. Big pow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2007 Deep amber hue. Sweet malts throughout, with rock candy, caramel, and sweet dough. Warming alcohol. Nice fruity notes in the background. Not quite enough bitterness. Pleasant, but seemed to be lacking in some departments (i.e., texture, edginess, hop profile). Still, not bad. RERATE: Healthy malts. Earthy, chewy, peaty. Nice and quenchy hop zing. Seems much hoppier than the last one I tried, way back when. All right barley wine.

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