vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
Brown pour with some light head. Aroma is sweet and has a bunch of malt overtones. Flavor is mostly malt tones with a but of warming on the finish. RobertDale (6851) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Sample at Hopfest 2013. Comes a cloudy amber with a small biege head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and bourbon. Taste is bourbon, caramel malt, fruit, and wood. Nice. blutt59 (6579) - 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 Suttree (6504) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Cloudy red, not much head. Smells like bourbon and vanilla. Taste is bourbon, vanilla, caramel and a molasses. Pretty good, but maybe a bit heavy on the bourbon. Thanks to lithy for bringing this one nuplastikk (6452) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 14, 2013
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.
decaturstevo (6343) - 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. JK (6289) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Bad bourbon aroma and alcohol burn. Overwhelming flavor of bourbon. Brown, and virtually no carbonation. Boozy and unpleasant, and very dry. The high alcohol content with teh bourbon makes this virtually undrinkable to my palate. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2011
(22oz bottle thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy honey brown color with soapy edge bubbles. Nose of bourbon, honey, caramel, and a bit of chlorine. Taste of honey, big alcohol, caramel, sweet grain, and a bit hot in the finish. Big, bold, and decadent overall. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2011
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. I really enjoy the regular version of this beer, so I am expecting good things from Kickin Chicken.
The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is full of caramel malt and alcohol, but I don’t get as much barrel aging notes as I expected.
The flavor is a little different and a little bit better. I get a lot caramel and toffee malt, as well as some pine from the hops and some alcohol. I also get some maple and bourbon notes, but they are still fainter than expected.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. ads135 (5031) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2013
This was a pretty horrible barleywine. Incredibly sour and difficult to finish. Lots of alcohol but it was covered up by the vomit aroma.