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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 14/20
phaleslu (7831) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2013
22 oz. bottle from dbsdelight. 2011 vintage, if his sticker was correct. Pours a hazy, dull, earthy brownish amber with a small beige ring that disappears after a bit. Rich caramel, toffee, and brown sugar notes on the nose, with plenty of dark and dried fruits. Like a sweet dessert pastry. Flavor is mostly the same, with minor earth and citrus notes. Medium-bodied, with modest carbonation and a sweet, malty mouthfeel that hides most of the booze. Solid, straightforward barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
conway (2107) - - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with a thin white head. Nose is some piney and citrusy hops with a sweet malt base. Taste is heavy on caramel malt. Balance is just a bit off. Needs some more bitterness to cut the sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4433) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Sample at Hopfest 2013. Comes a cloudy dark amber with a decent light tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is malt, dark fruit, caramel, and alcohol. Pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
ads135 (3633) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2013
This beer was only slightly better than the bourbon version of this beer. More sweet, less sour, and lacking the stale vanilla flavor. Tried at the KC Hopfest in 2013.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fletchfighters (1285) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2013
Orange red color. Half finger of white head, falls to a thin collar. Nose is of dried fruits, apricot, and candied sugar. Well hidden ABV in the nose. Taste however is quite boozy. Still a lot of dried fruits with a pepper taste and sugar. Thin body. Good carbonation, light bodied. Not very sticky or sweet. Quit thin and a lot of the ABV hits home. Average at best with a killer logo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
triplehopped (54) - - MAY 10, 2013
Pours a clear amber red. A medium/large tan head dissipates slowly with medium lacing. Smells strong of citrus and floral notes and tastes medium/high in bitterness with a light sweetness. Mouthfeel is lightly fizzy, smooth/oily. The alcohol content certainly comes through in the taste and there is a lingering bitterness for the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 17, 2013
Bottle shared by my good friend Dosbeerigos, thanks man! Opened right next to the BA Chicken Killer. This was a very typical barely wine but it was still pretty damn tasty. Good malt presence mixed with a bit of earthy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Real nice in the glass, auburn and clear, great head and substantial lacing. Smell is primarily malt with some caramel and a little bit of spicy, earthy notes. Flavor is pretty malty, with toffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, and a little plum/sweet fruit. Hops are present but not especially notable. Mouthfeel is thick and full, sweet on the finish, a bit slick, and definitely warming from ETOH. It’s a tasty barleywine, not my favorite but worth a try for barleywine lovers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2517) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Tasted on 3/18/13 from a capped 750mL bottle purchased at Quarter’s in 2010. Pours hazy auburn with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to thick, even lace. The nose is full of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, toast, and hops that have aged to the point of smelling like caramelized orange peel. The flavor is much the same, with tons of caramelized malt and just a touch of the aged hops. This is a very nicely balanced Barley Wine hiding the high alcohol content very well. The body is full with just above average carbonation and a long very caramelly and lightly toasted bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wchesser (1540) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2013
’11 bottle had in March 2013. Pretty typical but flat barleywine nose. Nice rich amber color, no lacing. Rich and malty with lots of toffee. Good but simple. Runs about $5 a bomber so solid value like all their other stuff.

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