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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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34434) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle 651ml. @ [ Chris O’s pre NYE Tasting ].
Clear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is bread, roasted, caramel, brown sugar, light hoppy, orange. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20081230]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
From bottle #34 at sk8vikings American blind tasting. Pours hazy orange with a lacing off-white head. Mild dry and pinewood hoppy aroma. Sweet and fruity initial flavour. Solid and fruity hops flavour. Pinewood and grapefruity. Dense and with a solid caramel malt flavour. Light yeasty. Ends smooth and hoppy fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29174) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2008
Bottled - tasted blind. A hazy amber beer with an orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty combined with notes of grass. The flavor is sweet mlaty with notes of caramel, grass, and alcohol. The alcohol leaves a slight burn in the mouth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2008
(Bottle 65 cl) Hazy amber golden with a creamy, off-white head. Sweetish caramel aroma. Medium body with sweetish caramel notes. Has a vague oxidized and a little tired feel to it. Some alcohol presence in the finish but not much bitterness. 260708

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2008
Draught at GABF 2008. Cloudy orange red coloured with a small off white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, berries and hops. Swet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol. Warming alcoholic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20272) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2010
Bottled@omhper. Hazy deep orangeish amber colour with small slightly off-white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, some herbs as well as spices. Also some mild notes of alcohol. Flavour is fruits, toffee, alcohol, quite strong on the hoppyness as well. Also mild spicyness lurking in it and together with alcohol giving a slight burn in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19243) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2010
Bottled, thanks Cletus! Hazy copper colour, small head. Peppery nose. Swee with near full body. Fruity crystal malt forms a rounded body. White pepper is arguably the most noteworthy flavour. Fairly low bitterness. A potent beer where they don’t hide behind massive amounts of hops. No masterpiece perhaps, but well made and pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slighlty hazy deep amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty caramel aroma with some hoppy hints. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty hoppy spicy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
10th October 2008. GABF. Hazy brown beer. Aromatic and slighlty sour malt. A finish that is both dry and a little sour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2009
Courstesy of Papsoe
Dark amber color, hazy, with a generous creamy head. The aroma is a good mix of malt, caramel, hops; creamy. Good caramel flavor, sweet; correct bitterness, but a bit dusty in the end. I perceive it as a Strong Ale with American hopping, imperfect Barley Wine.


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