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RATINGS: 95   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 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (6072) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2013
22 oz bottle. (Macadoodles) Branson, MO. HHOK XV.
Murky brown colour with a small greyish white head. Sourness, berries and strong brett in a delicious aroma. Brett, whiskey sweetness, red berries, tartness and sourness in the flavour. Nice. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2201) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2011
(22oz bottle). Hazy mahogany with tan head. Aroma of light bourbon, alcohol. Taste is sweet with a slight bitter finish and alcohol burn. A little hot, but nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2011
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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1090) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Amber pour with creamy tan head and lace. Brown sugar and dates on the aroma. Brown sugar, light dried fruit, and a nice abv warmth. Medium bodied but just a tad thin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 3, 2012
The pour is a light amber color with minimal head formation. Starts off with lots of bourbon and vanilla notes. There’s a hint of oxidation in there too. Quite a nice fruit quality to this: raisin, plum, and grape. Plenty of caramel and toffee of course, too. The flavor has a nice touch of bourbon and vanilla long with a bit of oak. Not quite as much fruit, but still good. Caramel, toffee, and a bit of brown sugar are also present. Solid all around barleywine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5646) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
flylikeabanana (178) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2013
An intriguing brew, the bourbon flavor comes through strong, but there are also notes of fruit and caramel. The initial palate sensation is acidic, wine-like. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (884) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours an opaque orange-brown with minimal head and no lacing. Aroma is bourbon, alcohol, oak. Flavor is fruity up front fading quickly into bourbon, oak, and alcohol tones. Hints of vanilla oakiness. Bourbon is undoubtedly the dominant character of this beer. Reminds me of bourbon barrel Olde Skiddy. Soft carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture. A very boozy bourbon barrel aged barleywine. Exactly what I was hoping for.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (12742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber/brown - white head. Licorice, barley, roasted, spicy notes, bourbon, vanilla, amber malts, raisins, sweetness, a bit too much bourbon to my taste.


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