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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2507) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rader58 (816) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 24, 2015
22oz bottle. Pours opaque, dark honey colored. Aroma of brown sugar, pine, raisin. Flavor of brown sugar, pine, molasses, dried cherry, wine, bread. I like that it is a more hop forward barley wine. Very easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1328) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle, post CBC.A: Deep brown color with a firm creme color head.N: Toffee, bubblegum, peppercorn, good amount of hops lend pine and earth, some caramel, toast, and a bit of butter.T: High sweetness and bitterness battling for the tongue. Does get a bit astringent however. M: Medium body, soft carbonation, alcohol is restrained. O: A balanced barleywine with some interesting flavors and an easy drinking profile. Not an extreme barleywine however.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (830) - - FEB 1, 2015
Bomber, cellared for a little over a year. Caramel malt aroma with notes of dark fruit and toffee. Pours caramel brown with one finger of tan head with good retention and lacing. Starts out well with sweet dark fruit and caramel flavors. Finishes smooth with a little bit off booze as well as a bit of a metallic flavor at the end. Nice barleywine, but the metallic presence in the finish was not good.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerseyjohn71 (259) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2015
bread, hay, roasty, nuts, resin, floral, grass, spruce, citrus, dough, earthy, alcohol, cough drop, red, orange, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1498) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Santa Fe Chicken Killer Barley Wine has a medium-to-thick cream-colored head, a murky, highly bubbly, rust-orange appearance, with low-level lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet & sour sauce, sourness, light fruits, sharp hop resin, and lots of barley malts. Taste is of those same elements, with noticeable bitterness to offset the malt sweetness. Very bready. Mouthfeel is heavy and chewy, and Santa Fe Chicken Killer finishes between wet & dry. RJT

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stevoj (2814) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Best attribute of this beer is the fact that the ABV is hidden, goes down smoothly. Murky dark amber body with initial high fluffy head. Malty aroma with a hint of mustiness. Taste is more sweet malt, some toffee, but abrupt finish. Not picking up the metallic notes of previous reviewers. Good, but not great.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4008) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 27, 2014
sample from bottle at 2014 houston big brew fest. Deep amber with small head. Malty with substantial booze. Big hops and quite a bitter finish. Only average.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mysticbrew (65) - - OCT 14, 2014
Amber pour with an off-white head. Lacing hangs. Smells of clean malt and roared barley. Caramel flavor with subtle toasted barely. Pallet is smooth and clean with a slight alcohol note. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6916) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
low man on the totem pole in a BW tasting. smaller in body than the others, with a hint of metallic aftersmell (is that a word?) and ever so slightly less complexity. a nice beer, but as far as BWs go, below average for my money. decent sweet malt/fruit balance with a hint of hop bitterness."

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maltman53 (432) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Tap@Brewery: Pours reddish copper. Vinous, caramel, christmas cake spices on the nose and the palate. Overall, a very nice barley wine that integrates its ABV very well.


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