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RATINGS: 100   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 Kickin’ 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 it’s barrel aged for 9 months. The result is a potent, smooth and flavorful concoction with bourbon-like undertones of vanilla and caramel. Know what it’s like to be kicked in the mouth by a chicken? You’re about to find out.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1707) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Hazy amber with a thin tan head. Caramel malt, vanilla and bourbon -- what’s not to like?

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6356) - 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 (2518) - 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. That’s 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 (79) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13804) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber/brown - white head. Licorice, barley, roasted, spicy notes, bourbon, vanilla, amber malts, raisins, sweetness, a bit too much bourbon to my taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (3896) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle as shown thanks to Kendall. Pours a murky brown with medium creamy beige head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. Thick mouthfeel with light roasted malt and caramel with light tartness in the finish. Hides alcohol decently, a good barley wine from Santa Fe.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 1, 2013
Botella. Deep amber brown colour, beige creamy like head. Sweet toasty malty caramel fruity bourbon aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet fruity caramel malty toasty and yeasty flavour with some bourbon to it, alcohol well noticed. Pleasant.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2013
Lätt grumlig orange i färgen, litet offwhite skum. Sötare doft av nypon, karamell, fatkaraktär, vanilj, kola. Smakar alkohol med nypon, fat, kola, karamell, lång alkoholig avslutning.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
Bottled, 22 oz, courtesy of Pinball, thanx. Beautiful reddish amber colored, small beige head. Woody nose, bourbon, vanilla, sweet toasted malts. Full body, lots of alcohol, thick sugary texture, malty, oaky tannins in the finnish. Not exactly well balanced.


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