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RATINGS: 383   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12695) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle - Light hoppy dark caramel. Slight barrel and vinous notes. Clear copper with a rich beige head. Lots of caramel and orange with a rich body and only a bit of booze. This is a great beginner Barley Wine. Subtle and mellow with nothing to extreme. Of course this is also the issue with this beer, a bit light and boring. More of an english style, so the description is a bit misleading.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2014 The appearance is cloudy copper color with a large off-white head that fades quickly, and the aroma blends caramel and toasty malts, booze, and resin hops. The taste is mildly sweet, slightly umami, a touch bitter, and a touch boozy, and the palate fuses an oily texture, sweet yet slightly astringent finish, medium body, and a flat carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (1061) - Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Dark copper with garnet tinge. Off white head with little lacing. Aroma of herbal tea and some sweet bread. Taste is herbal tea with some caramel and a bit of bread. Some cherry flavor in background with some spicy flavor and some alcohol. Finished with some bitterness and alcohol. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. I've had better barley wines. Wouldn't but again but it was ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (958) - - MAR 15, 2014
2013 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours a dark copper color with a small off-white head. Taste is caramel with some cherry. Has a bitterness that first hits as piney and then gives way to a big herbal taste. Alcohol comes through strong. Has a slight sweetness in the middle that ends with a puckering quality, like tea. Has a medium, puckering mouthfeel. Not an traditional barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Bomber. Reddish amber color. Really light malt aroma. Taste is very sweet and could use more balance. Decent body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1551) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
UncleKorm (1223) - 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. I’m curious to try other years, based on some of these ratings. I enjoy Barley Wines, but this bottle is going down the drain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
coolpop (1394) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3706) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jandd1983 (3831) - Wentzville, 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.

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