phaleslu (6608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at a tasting at Maxís for Samís visit. Pours a hazed dark amber with a thin white head. Sweet malt, a touch of toast. Almost a hint of isopropyl, malt and sweetness. A touch of wood. Light bitter on the finish.
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thick reddish brown pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of sour cherries, slight funk, hints of brown sugar, vanilla, slight bourbon, oak, but really masked by the sour notes. Taste is similar, with sour cherries, some vanilla, oak, slight funk, finishing with a hint of bourbon. Too bad.
Ernest (6260) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a beige head. Bourbony sweet aroma, with sweet caramel malt and light toasty notes. The flavor has bourbon, sweet caramel malts, and low bitterness. Decent.
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, brown amber color with short tan foam, aroma is brown sugar , molasses, vegetal, flavor is prickly caramel, bourbon, vanilla bean, warm finish
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!!
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy honey brown color with soapy edge bubbles. Nose of bourbon, honey, caramel, and a bit of chlorine. Taste of honey, big alcohol, caramel, sweet grain, and a bit hot in the finish. Big, bold, and decadent overall.
alexsdad06 (5568) - Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ DLD í11. Pours a clear caramel color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor are caramel, vanilla, bourbon, wood, brown sugar and some ripe fruitiness. The body was a bit thin.