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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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What happens when you take our legendary Chicken Killer Barley Wine and let it take a long nap in a bourbon barrel? It turns into the palate-blowing liquid you hold in your hand. Our Kickiní Chicken Bourbon-Barrel Aged Barley Wine uses twice the ingredients of our other beers, but we extract only half the usual amount of liquid from them. Then itís barrel aged for 9 months. The result is a potent, smooth and flavorful concoction with bourbon-like undertones of vanilla and caramel. Know what itís like to be kicked in the mouth by a chicken? Youíre about to find out.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (6351) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Definitley notes of infection which is a shame because other than the tart fruit notes it is a good beer with lots of vanilla and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Tasted on 3/19/13 from a waxed and capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Quarterís in 2010. Pours clear dark burnt orange with a thin tan head that recedes to thin lace. The nose is full of sweet caramel and toffee with tons of oaky brown sugar and maple bourbon, some toasted bitterness, and just a touch of dill oak as well. The flavor is much the same with the toasted bitterness coming through nicely, the caramel and toffee maltiness are there as well as tons of bourbon. The body is full with just lighter than average carbonation and a long malty caramel and maple bourbon finish. The heat is not hidden on this one as well as the regular version.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2013

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Unclear medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, toffee, light alcohol - laberlaver - bourbon. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, bourbon, oxidide - wood, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20130225]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (9030) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Waxed bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, carmel, oak and fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, oak and fruittiness with a smooth lingering lightly tart fruity finish.

3.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BigHoss (162) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2013
It has nice brown amber color and a very small light brown head. I smell wood, vanilla, bourbon and sweet malt. I taste all of the same too, I can taste the alcohol in it. It is a barley wine so donít trip. I love the bourbon taste:)!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1241) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Hazy red amber with a small white head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma is vinous, oxidized, caramel, vanilla, oak. Taste is medium+ sweet and light bitter. Full body, oily/sticky texture, soft+ carbonation. Soft vinous finish with a little alcohol burn. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Hazy amber with a thin tan head. Caramel malt, vanilla and bourbon -- whatís not to like?

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially small, mostly diminishing. Body is medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot), with strong notes of raw wood and bourbon, other notes of kumquat and celery. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean. Medium to full body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic. Ugh, what a disappointment...I like Chicken Killer quite a bit, but this is a raw, abrasive mess of a beer. Sour notes and very aggressive bourbon-and-oak combination completely destroys all the nuances the original beer possesses. Choked down about 4 gulps before giving up entirely.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TAR (2410) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Obscured brick-orange. Creamy ring of eggshell bubbles. Clunky nose of raw sugary oak, sour rhubarb, sulfur, vanilla, pineapple upside-down cake, and coconut. Fuzzy carbonation. Flaccid body. Overripe fruit and medicine-soaked pineapple assault the palate and add to the brutish monstrosity of flavors exacerbated by the ensuing sour rhubarb and unrefined oak sugars. No malt is able to permeate the oppressive barrier of sugars and Red Delicious apple peel dullness. Finishes limp with incessant medicine-soaked sugars. A haphazard kitchen-sink-style creation that is unclean and sugary to the point of inducing nausea. Thatís too bad, because I found Chicken Killer to be an enjoyable and nicely balanced barleywine, and a beer which I feel would have lent itself to blending with a portion of barrel-aged beer. But this is just so one-dimensionally bourbony, the base beer is unrecognizable. Drain pour.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MHOSKINS (68) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2013
The name says it all. Very good Barley Wine. New Mexico had a very good micro brew scene and Santa Fe is a driving force. Love this Beer. Tasted at the brewery tasting room. Cool place! MKH---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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