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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 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.


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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (3204) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2013
bottle, from Jubilation Wine and Spirits. sweet. get vanilla and caramel, bourbon, tad oxidized. orangy brown color, small head that faded quickly to a ring, no lace. Sweet flavor. thicker body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. interesting. very smooth for 12%. but doesn’t make me want more. aroma not particularly appealing, not offensice, just dull, flavor moderately better, but nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Red-brown, beige cover. Aroma is fusel, alcohol, caramel, light fruit. Taste is fruity, caramel, vanilla, oak, whisky. Nice enough but a little harsh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2994) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Tasted from bottle at DLD in April. Lightish brown color, but that color is solid. A thin layer of foam. Smell is a little sweet, not far off from a Bigfoot. Oh, my! A lot of stuff going on in the tongue, Makes for an excellent barleywine. Just a little bit of hop layer at the start. Then pretty sweet malts,but with plenty of malt character. Noticeably alcoholic. But with a light soda texture. A little oak in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brandman (2831) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2013
Dirty brown to amber body, offwhite head. Aroma has sour caramel, some resiny hops, cookies, chocolate, sorbus, bourbon, vainilla. Very round palate, balanced. Smooth and oily. Huge beer with huge sourness. Cookie dough and alcohol. Just great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2819) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2701) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours a dark reddish color. Souring mouthfeel. Notes of coconut, sunscreen, dill, and citrus. Weird.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2658) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Hazy amber with a thin tan head. Caramel malt, vanilla and bourbon -- what’s not to like?

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TAR (2657) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2612) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Tasted on 3/19/13 from a waxed and capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Quarter’s 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.


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