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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Gold wax dipped bomber. The pour yields a clear, deep burgundy colored body with a glint of darker chestnut. A small, smooth head of dark khaki foam slowly settles to a thin but lasting blanket. Splotchy branches and trailing spots of lace mark the glass. The aroma is instantly big and boozy, loaded with hot, woody bourbon, showing unwelcomed hints of glue or solvent (though not prominent). Eventually, the foreign scent blows off, revealing further layers of burnt brown sugars, caramel, and a touch of raisin. Flavors show more of the same searing bourbony heat and sweet burnt sugars. Hints of buttery toffee creep in, as do some earthy, woody tones. The palate is predictably big, sugary, and hot, but what is unexpected is the intensity of the carbonation on the back end, which tends to dry out and sting the tongue. Overall, this brew is a major disappointment. Note to brewers....if youíre starting out with a mediocre base beer, barrel-aging is not likely to save it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 21, 2011
bottle at dakís 1/2/11. hazy. maple-y honey color with no real lasting head. it smells like coppertone!... lots of green spicy wood, bourbon, umami, cumin, brown sugar, green peppers and vanilla-y coco-nuttiness. the flavor is quite savory and picks up some white chocolate business along with all the stuff from the aroma. there is a mald bitterness on the finish which helps clean up after the medium body. nice. 8.5/3/8/4/17

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2011
[Bottle] shared by bdr. Thanks! Pours hazy caramel with a frothy soapy beige head. Aroma is alcohol, light barrel character, light cheesy nuttiness, some caramel. Flavor is cheesy, barrel character, tons of alcohol, plenty of hop bitterness. Not an improvement over the base beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2011
Massive bourbon flavor. And a really strong cocoanut flavor. This was really overpowering. Itís just about all I taste or smell.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
22 oz. bottle brought straight from the source by stevemastny- thanks, Steve! Pours a murky, muddy raisin-brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, plums, raisins, brown sugar, oak, and caramel. Flavor of bourbon, oak, raisins, figs, plums, caramel, brown sugar, earth, and molasses. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, sticky, boozy mouthfeel. Really nice bourbon barrel barleywine that my fiancee and I enjoyed a lot. Thanks again, Mastnys!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3386) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Cloudy brown body with garnet highlights under a thin tan head. Complex aroma of brown sugar, vanilla bourbon. The flavor is well balanced and follows the aroma. Some alcohol. Well balanced overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2011
22oz bottle - thanks to bu11zeye. Hazy brown pour with some tan head. Aromas of brown sugar, bourbon, sweet cherry, and caramel. Tastes like dark fruit, oak, bourbon, and vanilla. Very good - the barrel aging adds a nice demension to the original.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6138) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2011
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. I really enjoy the regular version of this beer, so I am expecting good things from Kickin Chicken. The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of caramel malt and alcohol, but I donít get as much barrel aging notes as I expected. The flavor is a little different and a little bit better. I get a lot caramel and toffee malt, as well as some pine from the hops and some alcohol. I also get some maple and bourbon notes, but they are still fainter than expected. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7803) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 27, 2011
Thanks Daniel! .. . i love the regular chicken killer so this was a treat! .. Pours a dark golden syrup, good foam, light sticky lacing .. . great dose of bourbon with a fantastic caramel oakiness .. . this is quality, a barreled chicken .. . Why donít people smile more? A recent survey shows that 80% of Americans never ever smile. These people need to go to jail. In the happy 20% though are my two special cats, Chew Chew Bonewagon and Mit Mit St. Claire, whuttup guys!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
bottle thanks to Daniel who brought it to the Black Sunday BA Tasting in Houston. Pours a cloudy brown with an off-white head. Nose is of bourbon and caramel malt. Taste is big on bourbon with some caramel malt. Mouthfeel is medium, bitter and hot from alcohol.


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