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RATINGS: 99   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 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2012
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2608) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
650 ml. Capped and waxed bottle. 10% ABV per the label. Pours a thick, tiny bubbled, well retained, light beige head, with some lacing, over a hazy, reddish amber (SRM 17) body....nose is bourbon, toffee/caramel, plum, raisin......taste is toffee/caramel, sweet bourbon, hints of cocoa or chocolate, vanilla, slight sherry tones, finishing with a mild hop bitterness....mouth feel thick, slightly chewy, slightly astringent, a bit sticky, alcohol burn present, carbonation low. This is a thick, rich, nourishing, reasonably heavy beer. The bourbon barrels were used in a way that adds complexity in both aromas and flavors without dominating too much. This is NOT a traditional Barley Wine, because of the barrels, but is quite interesting. The bottle label, description on Ratebeer, and on the breweries website are similar, but different. BJCP 7/3/15/3/7

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10142) - SÝborg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma: Vanilla, wood, bourbon, ripe fruits, sweetness, some caramel. Flavour: ripe fruits, caramel, wood, alcohol, vanilla, bourbon, liqouice. Medium to full bodied. Ends full of bourbon notes and fruits with a tad of liqourice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (1516) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 17, 2013
Shared by my good friend Dosbeerigos, thanks buddy! This had a good bit of bourbon in the aroma, but wasnít overly boozy to the taste. A pretty good barley wine, one that Iím glad I got to try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuskirk (430) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Kickin Chickenís defining characteristic is its quirkiness. The name, bottle art, and flavors all give you something out of the ordinary. In the case of the ale itself, the quirks work both for and against it. For starters, Kickin Chicken doesnít quite have the rich, dark color you usually see out of a barley wine but that isnít to say that the liquid is unattractive. The smell is very complex but itís also unusual. The sweet aromas of booze, fruit, and subtle floral qualities are definitely intriguing but also a bit strange. Iím most willing to embrace this barley wineís oddness when it comes to the flavor. I love the strong notes of caramel and vanilla. Still, thereís a weird malty sweetness at the front of the tongue thatís hard to identify and seems misplaced. All said, Kickin Chicken is an idiosyncratic ale. Fortunately, that mostly works in its favor.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5650) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. garnet brown with a small sudsy head. Nose is malty, light bourbon, vanilla, oak. Nicely balanced and fairly complex. I was impressed by this one as Iím usually not a big fan of this style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Toadvine (72) - Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2013
22oz bomber from Jubilation on a recent trip to Albuquerque. Gold wax cap, no year otherwise indicated. Pours a deep, opaque brown with a small head that rapidly dissipates. Aroma is sweeter than the Chicken Killer (if that is possible), with lots of whiskey and vanilla. Taste is a bit sour and more complex than the Chicken Killer and has plenty of oak notes, bourbon, dark fruits, and caramel. This is a pretty good variation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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