HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bottle served in a snifter. Poured a hazy, reddish gold with a finger of off white head. Caramelized sugar and hops in the aroma. Medium to full bodied. More caramelized sugar, fair amount of hop bitterness to balance sweetness. Easy drinking for 10% ABV.
DuffMan (9283) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2016, Grand Tasting. Bottle. Light copper amber. Toffee, almonds, vanilla. Sweet and boozy.
AdamChandler (4470) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like a flat cola. Nose of oxidation cardboard for sure with a lot of really well balanced malty notes with some toffee. I am pretty sure this is an aged bottle with a fantastic n ose
JStax (4993) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared. The beer is a clad copper. Brown sugar and molasses aroma. Boozy sweet taste. Big body and low carbonation.
cheap (5229) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2016
1.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle, RBSG 1016. Sweet BW nose, almost orange. First taste makes me think we need to age this a bit. Warming sensations, a little uncivilized. Typical american barleywine wanna bee. Not much of an american barleywine liker, but I was glad to have the chance to taste this. I don’t know if it would kill a chicken, but it’ll sure make ’em catch a buzz, whew.
Nate (4114) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bomber, RBSG grand tasting. Malty musty aroma, sweet with light oxidation and mild neutral hoppy character. Light alcohol. Coppery amber clear with thin head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation and alcohol warming. Starts and stays sweet with caramel and biscuit, hot alcohol hit, carbonic dryness, and mild neutral hop bitterness. Sweet lingering after.
BeerRenter76 (719) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Originally rated on 9/15/08. Chicken Killer was a fairly decent brew. The best thing was the aroma it smelled of raisins, plum, and alcohol was noticeable. Mouthfeel was nice although it was a little syrupy. Flavors were the same as the listed aromas sweet dark friuts, slightly sweet and alcohol bite was noticeable, aftertaste of bread. I dont have much experience with the style but overall its a fairly good offering.
Cybercat (4987) - Georgia, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear coppery with a thin buff head. Aroma delivers fruity, woody and toasted malt notes. Flavor nicely echoes the aroma and tosses in a note of honey. Mouthfeel features firm body but not a lot of fizz. Don’t be chicken, "kill" a bottle. With friends.
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber-brown beer with a tan head. Malt and caramel aroma with light PNW hops. Sweet caramel and light raisin flavor with light grapefruit. Medium bodied. Sweet malt and caramel lingers with light grapefruit.
BucannonXC5 (1390) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Karl Strauss 26th anniversary tulip glass
From: Jubilation Wine & Spirits in Albuquerque N.M.
Purchased: May 7, 2016
Consumed: May 20, 2016
Misc.: No BOD on the bottle
Didn’t really know anything about this when I picked it up on a work trip to Albuquerque, but saw it was a boozy beer and $4.99. Count me in. Not expecting much, even with me not really liking too many American Barleywines.
Poured an auburn, caramel, clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki-white, frothy head. Lots of streaming bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Excellent, layered, foamy lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.50)
Smelled a nice whiff of hops and malts, getting toffee, caramel, brown sugar, sticky maple syrup, citrus zest (Citra hops?), floral perfume, nectarine, light molasses and toasted grain. Liking it, not smelling too boozy, especially 10 percent. (Smell - 4.25)
Taste was more maltier than I would have expected, then getting that booze. Tasting sugary caramel, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, boozy maple syrup, dates, raisins, woody malts, bitter pine and some dark fruits. (Taste - 4.25)
Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming, slightly bitter finish. (Feel - 4.25)
This was a really good American Barleywine. Very surprised. Would recommend it for sure, especially for the $4.99 price point. (Overall - 4.25)
4.27 95 A
Kavu (3940) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 0,65l bottle @ Chemicum. Pours cloudy amber with a low off-white head. Aroma is very sweet lightly roasted malts with some fruits and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet roasted malts, alcohol, fruits and hops. Great.