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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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MHOSKINS (73) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Great Barley Wine! I tasted straight from the Brewery Tap room. Very pleasant experience. This beer definitely has a kick, but is also smooth. A very good Barley Wine. Love the name!!! MKH---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2013
22oz bomber from Jubilation on a recent trip to Albuquerque. Pours a deep, opaque brown with a small head that rapidly dissipates. Aroma is sweet and boozy, with some dark fruit and caramelized sugar. Taste is milder than the aroma, and crisp on the palate with a boozy aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hopstrr (1) - Murphy, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2013 does not count
Chicken Killer wasn’t a bad barleywine by any means but it lacked in hopbite which i’m generally useto in a barleywine.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
jkbachman (179) - - JAN 21, 2013
Harsh initial alcohol smell at first pour, but dissipates. Tastes exactly like the alcohol smell. Made a tingling sensation in my mouth. I've never poured a beer out but I had to with this. Very disappointed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (2751) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2013
bomber received as a birthday gift. pours a really cloudy brown with a tall white head. The aroma has notes of toffee, a fruit bouquet, pineapple, wood. Hm, I wasn’t expecting much but this actually really good. The flavor is juicy with pineapple hints, a well balanced brown sugar sweetness, a little earth, chocolate covered raisins, The finish is hearty with a pleasing evidence of higher alcohol, toasted brown sugar, residual bitterness and a complex malt profile. For a straight forward barleywine, this is one of the best I’ve had in a long while.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freeofthoughts (648) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Pours a dark orange amber with a slightly yellowish off white froth. The aroma is lightly toasted grains with a medicinal tone and some dark fruity booze. The flavor is dense of barley and robust yeast flavors. There is a quick warming from the healthy amount of grain sugars. It starts simple and grainy, then the carbonation livens the palate with lightly sugary sweet grain balanced by some slightly crisp German hop flavor of herbs and something nutty near wood flavored. The finish is robust and lingers of light hop bitterness with a punchy yeast driven warming booze leaving dark apples, raisins, and a cloying near fig. Nice balance leaving the beer open and easy to drink. Nothing out of this world but an enjoyable pick up for the price, as I got through the bottle and it warmed I enjoyed it more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2122) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2013
Hazy dark copper color with light brown foam head, lacing to glass. Aroma is barley, alcohol and caramel. Taste is quite bitter with alcohol clearly present. Surprising aftertaste, changing from initial sweet to bitter and back again. Have to drink this slowly. (Houston 201301)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OLDMANDUSTY (70) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Poured from 22oz bottle a hazy dark amber with a tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma is malty, caramel, with raisins. Tastes malty, sweet, caramel, slight hop bitterness, with a bit of a boozy finish. Overall its an okay beer, nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj (623) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Aged bottle from cellar - pours a very murky mahogany with a thin brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is full of sweet malt, sugars, dark fruit, hint of booze, raisin. Flavor is extremely sweet and heavy on sweet malts - more than most barley wines. Good dose of dark fruit, some caramel. Palate is medium bodied and relatively smooth - finish is moderate in length and is mostly sweet. Good brew, but nothing too memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2012
22oz Bottle A - Pours mahogany with a khaki head that diminishs fast. Mild carbonation. S - Caramel, toffee, mild alcohol. T - Sweet biscuit, caramel malt, black pepper. M - Medium bodied, smooth, lingering sweet finish. O - Enjoyable Barley Wine

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