j12601 (7700) - 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.
Ibrew2or3 (7423) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big BIG thanks to Doodler for reading my mind and send me this NM barleywine. I owe you man! The gold waxed 22oz bomber pours opaque copper with gold hues and supporting a short lived tan head of foam. The aroma offers up a tart sort of red wine note and then it starts to get into some oak, vanilla and bourbon. The taste is similar where Iím getting bourbon sliding into a barrel tartness and a bit of red wine. Wow, there is no beer left here but just vanilla, bourbon and a slight infection. Sure glad I didnít try and age this one.
phaleslu (7419) - 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!
slowrunner77 (6923) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer 6000, by mistake :)
I am not a big fan of Chicken Killer, but this still held potential. Iíve had a couple nice Santa Fe beers. In the end, this came SOOOOO close tobeing REALLY good, but the fault(s) were too much to overlook.
Aroma out of the bottle was BIG vanilla and wood and malt. Very nice. But upon pouring, a little astringency (like youíd find in an off bottle of scotch ale). Slight, but there. The flavor starts out super sweet, but super smooth, but than BAM...that same lemony astringency hits you right before you swallow. Got better as it warmed, but never went away. Otherwise a superb barreled BW, but hard to get past.
alexsdad06 (6876) - 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.
blipp (6869) - San Diego, California, 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.
SudsMcDuff (6763) - .....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!!
Ernest (6695) - 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.
blutt59 (6231) - 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
Mora2000 (5930) - 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.