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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Chicken Killer Barley Wine is the revolutionary beer that will someday define America's unique Barley Wine style. It is brewed with twice the ingredients of the Santa Fe Brewing Company's other beers, and only half the usual amount of liquid is extracted from these ingredients. This makes one strong beer. At over ten percent alcohol, Chicken Killer is actually as strong as wine, but this is not to say that it is difficult to drink. On the contrary; be careful with this one. The flavors of the beer are at first as overwhelming as the intense Santa Fe sun. But in the same way our sun gives us the unrivaled brilliant colors of Santa Fe, the potency of Chicken Killer gives us the remarkable spectrum of flavors that can be found in no other beer, in no other city. If you did not have the opportunity to try last year's vintage, come try this year's! Malts: 2-row pale, 30-37 l. Carastan, 135-165 l. Crystal Hops: Chinook, Hallertau, Crystal

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chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2007
Cloudy caramel colored pour, foamy head. Sweet candied fruit and some earthiness on the nose. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Flavor is sweet caramel, slight hop bitterness in the finish.

OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2007
22oz bottle from cbkschubert - Pours quite cloudy copper with a short tan head that stays well and laces the sides of the glass. Big aroma of pine and citrus over caramel, and a little toffee. Flavor is quite hoppy as well with a good amount of pine and citrus but behind that nice sticky caramel and toffee. Palate is full and somewhat sticky but pretty well carbonated too. Nice balance. Not bad.

RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2007 Pours a dirty copper/orange. Aroma of piny citrus hops, caramel, toffee. Taste is very sweet with some toffee, caramel, a slight roast, and a nice earthy buttery hop flavor. Finish is moderately hoppy, but well rounded and mellow. Not as strong as other barleywines, but this was incredibly nice, and very balanced on all fronts. Very good!

Upon having this beer again on a night where I’m NOT sampling 21 others, it still stands up. It offers a ton of different aromas and flavors, and I enjoy them all. If this were slightly more concentrated and syrupy (which I tend to like) I would enjoy it as much as Behemoth.

bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of eggs, caramel, orange, and spices. Flavor of breadiness, caramel, fruit, and mild hops.

Ty5592 (1024) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 Bottle drunk 4/22. Hazy amber color with creamy tan head. The aroma was rich, fruity, and malty. Also picked up some sour milk notes. The flavor was of caramel and honey. Sweet, malty ,and chewy body. Taste like candy. Pretty good beer with a silly name.

waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2007
bottle. mahogony pour with off white head and lacing throughout. big hops, sugar, earthy, spice aroma. medium body. wet cardboard dominates, nutty malts, wood, musky malts. not very good. pour half the bottle out

CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Bottle thanks to cbkschubert: Pours a transparent bright copper amber with a thin, wispy-lacing light tan head. Sweet, caramely malty aroma with a touch of oranges and earthy hops. Body has a full, viscous caramel maltiness with some light fruity esters and a smooth, slightly warming finish. A pretty nice barleywine.

shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Pours deep amber color with a off white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, some bittering hops and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is malty, caramel. with a light bitter finish.

goldtwins (4319) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2007
Poured a hazy deep amber color with a small creamy beige. Malty and fairly sweet. Fruity notes with some orange juice. The flavor is fruity, some tartness like orange juice notes, and sweet malt. Medium to full bodied. Sweet finish with alight bitterness and big alcohol warmth.

boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Very pretty, hazy, light ruby body. Creamy head with awesome retention. The foam atop this beer is a neat off-white and beige blend. Thick lacing appears heavy and slides downward with fervor. Earthy aroma with a (pleasant)green vegetable and rust aroma. Cinnamon is lurking deep below, but strong inhalation brings plenty to the fore. Big caramel and moderate citric hoppiness, tart in its expression. Odd, yes. Enjoyable, mostly. Flavor is still odd, though slightly better than the nose. Hops are heavy and the flavor overall is very bitter. Heavily toasted grains lurk about. Alcohol seems well masked, but this is monstrously warming late in the finish. Though hot, the finish has a great deal of balance. Palate is thick, moderately sticky, creamy, with a sweetness that gets a little cloying. Off the wall barleywine.

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