daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2011
From my NM friend Gabriel! Reddish/brown pour with a nice white head. Caramel, bourbon, honey, oak, fresh cane syrup aroma. Flavor is a wonderful liquid caramel aroma with bourbon, toffee, tiny bitterness at the end. Awesome. alexsdad06 (10636) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle @ DLD ’11. 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. phaleslu (10546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2011
22 oz. bottle brought straight from the source by stevemastny- thanks, Steve! Pours a murky, muddy raisin-brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, plums, raisins, brown sugar, oak, and caramel. Flavor of bourbon, oak, raisins, figs, plums, caramel, brown sugar, earth, and molasses. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, sticky, boozy mouthfeel. Really nice bourbon barrel barleywine that my fiancee and I enjoyed a lot. Thanks again, Mastnys! arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thick reddish brown pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of sour cherries, slight funk, hints of brown sugar, vanilla, slight bourbon, oak, but really masked by the sour notes. Taste is similar, with sour cherries, some vanilla, oak, slight funk, finishing with a hint of bourbon. Too bad. blipp (9590) - La Mesa, California, 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.
Ibrew2or3 (8807) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2013
Big BIG thanks to Doodler for reading my mind and send me this NM barleywine. I owe you man! The gold waxed 22oz bomber pours opaque copper with gold hues and supporting a short lived tan head of foam. The aroma offers up a tart sort of red wine note and then it starts to get into some oak, vanilla and bourbon. The taste is similar where I’m getting bourbon sliding into a barrel tartness and a bit of red wine. Wow, there is no beer left here but just vanilla, bourbon and a slight infection. Sure glad I didn’t try and age this one. SudsMcDuff (8467) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 27, 2011
Thanks Daniel! .. . i love the regular chicken killer so this was a treat! .. Pours a dark golden syrup, good foam, light sticky lacing .. . great dose of bourbon with a fantastic caramel oakiness .. . this is quality, a barreled chicken .. . Why don’t people smile more? A recent survey shows that 80% of Americans never ever smile. These people need to go to jail. In the happy 20% though are my two special cats, Chew Chew Bonewagon and Mit Mit St. Claire, whuttup guys!! BuckeyeBoy (8281) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2015
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. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazed brown body with a tan head that slowly fades. Aroma of bourbon, fusel, ethanol, toasted coconut, alcohol, pine and peppery. Flavors of raisins, brown sugar, alcohol, bourbon, very dry, splinters. Some carbonation. Thick and tasty. Tannic, fresh, spicy oak. Shockingly good! Ernest (7786) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Head is initially small, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot), with strong notes of raw wood and bourbon, other notes of kumquat and celery.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium to full body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic.
Ugh, what a disappointment...I like Chicken Killer quite a bit, but this is a raw, abrasive mess of a beer. Sour notes and very aggressive bourbon-and-oak combination completely destroys all the nuances the original beer possesses. Choked down about 4 gulps before giving up entirely.