stumpyiliz (216) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2013 After complaining to the brewery about this being the worst beer iíve ever forced down the gullet, 5 weeks later i get some xhicken killer and a properly cellared kickin chicken; here is my re-rate;
Initial nose is bourbon followed by anise from the calavados barrels. Initial sip is overly hoppy followed by anise and old bourbon. Much better fresh than off the shelf.
Development with this in the cellar will require a constant bit of maintenance to maintain a low temp to prevent any kind of infection.
Last one i had was sour crap shit acid beer. This one- 95% better.
Cheers brian lock for taking care of me!!
BuckeyeBoy (3839) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours out a dark amber topped with a small head. Nose is bourbon barrel vanilla lots of sweetness and some booze. Taste is sweet caramel toffee barrel vanilla and some bourbon.
slowrunner77 (7438) - 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.
deyholla (8558) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains, with some vanilla, a bit of apple and a backing bourbon note. Flavor has apple, sweet grains, caramel and some bourbon in the finish.
HuskerTan (1032) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Dark fruits, caramel, rosy, whiskey, woody.
A- Mahogany color, slightly hazy liquid, minimal head.
T- Dark fruits, malty, caramel, bourbon, rosy, slightly sweet.
P- Full body, average texture, soft carbonation, smooth finish.
O- One of the sweetest and smoothest barley wines I have had to date. There is an aroma and taste that I canít wait put together, but itís a pleasant one at that. Canít really tell this has been aged that much, but itís subtly there.
jbuskirk (811) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber thanks to respertftw. Cloudy gold with minimal head. Sweet fruit and sugar. Super sweet.
EcnarM (112) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy deep orange color. Hints of bourbon over fruit aroma. Sweat on the front of the tongue with the bourbon coming alive in the back of the mouth along with a spicey note.
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nuplastikk (5165) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. 35th birthday present from Elise. Thick, unfiltered viscous brown amber. Oily thin head. Rich and boozy, thick, sweet bourbon caramel tones. Tastes like they added bourbon to a beer barrel. Intense. Firmly planted in the Barley Wine style, which I fully appreciate, but also fully showing off rich barrel tones.
barley32 (3) - - NOV 13, 2013 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer! Definitely a nice sour taste. Kinda numbs the palate a bit. Overall warming finish. Im going to age my other one for a few years. I like the sourness and worth the 12 bucks! Bourban comes out my nostrils after each sip...love it!
Brandman (2477) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.