GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2006
Pours a rich mahogany caramel w/ a full creamy froth that reduces to a layer of pancake spatter. Aroma has a fresh piney profile w/ a rich sweetness that appeals to my nostrils like a fine brandy. Full nectar w/ mellow residual effers. The flavor profile revolves around a huge malty backbone with a defined sweetness w/ nuances of caramel, new leather, copper, and some stone fruit. This type of viscocity needs ample hops to back it up and this brew has it in perfect proportions. What I really like is the asprin finish thats tingles my buds after the onslought of rich malty sweetness. This brew is very rich yet balanced. Alcohol is not evident. Highly recommended. SPDickerman (1315) - Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Pours mahogany with small light khaki fizz. Smells strongly of toffee and other sweet malts with a hint of alcohol. Taste is sweet with some alcohol notes and very mild bitterness, very pleasant. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and very soft mouth-carbonation, Santa Fe Chicken Killer finishes with some mild toasted notes. MountainJess (22) - Vallecitos, New Mexico, USA - AUG 3, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2017 I love it. I think. I don't remember. Anything. Numb. Tasty. Really strong. Sneaky. MHOSKINS (389) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Great Barley Wine! I tasted straight from the Brewery Tap room. Very pleasant experience. This beer definitely has a kick, but is also smooth. A very good Barley Wine. Love the name!!!
MKH---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone KRock (3) - USA - JUL 13, 2006 does not count
I have tried this beer many times, and the quality can vary. When it’s good- it’s excellent and they seem to be getting better consistency lately. This beer has a lot of malt with just enough hops to ballance it out. It should be tasted after their lighter beers, as it is a very large beer and will drown out the flavors of their pale and wheat beers. Be careful when drinking, as it is also very high in alcohol. I suggest trying it on tap at the brewing company.
BeerCook (18) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Mellow alcoholic aroma. Very alcoholic in all aspects...taste and aftertaste. This is the best barley wine that I've ever tasted. Quite the treat if you make it the the Santa Fe Brewing Company.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Thanks to JVD for sending this along
Bottle over a year old poured into a few snifters produced a tan colored head that settled out to nothing. The color of the brew was a nice caramel or copper depending who you ask.
The aroma was nice and sweet the caramel malts are in the forefront now with some brown sugar thrown in for good measure. The flavor was great nice and sweet a true sipper and a great desert brew. Caramel candy came to mind, with some butterscotch flavor as well every one in a while. The mouthfeel was great as well, nice and syrupy with little carbonation, just the way I like my barleywine’s.
I was impressed by the brew. I will assume the age did nothing but help it in my scores as well. There were no hops present in this thing at all and the alcohol was hidden extremely well by the flavors and aromas. I enjoyed every drop of my glass. I even saw a craft beer Noob grab the bottle to wring the last few drops from it. I guess we have a convert ronaldtheriot (2020) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Santa Fe Chicken Killer Barley Wine has a medium-to-thick cream-colored head, a murky, highly bubbly, rust-orange appearance, with low-level lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of sweet & sour sauce, sourness, light fruits, sharp hop resin, and lots of barley malts. Taste is of those same elements, with noticeable bitterness to offset the malt sweetness. Very bready. Mouthfeel is heavy and chewy, and Santa Fe Chicken Killer finishes between wet & dry. RJT