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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
What happens when you take our legendary Chicken Killer Barley Wine and let it take a long nap in a bourbon barrel? It turns into the palate-blowing liquid you hold in your hand. Our Kickin’ Chicken Bourbon-Barrel Aged Barley Wine uses twice the ingredients of our other beers, but we extract only half the usual amount of liquid from them. Then it’s barrel aged for 9 months. The result is a potent, smooth and flavorful concoction with bourbon-like undertones of vanilla and caramel. Know what it’s like to be kicked in the mouth by a chicken? You’re about to find out.

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3.8
dimenhetfield (2554) - , Florida, USA - APR 17, 2013
Shared by my good friend Dosbeerigos, thanks buddy! This had a good bit of bourbon in the aroma, but wasn’t overly boozy to the taste. A pretty good barley wine, one that I’m glad I got to try.

3.8
DenverLogan (1301) - North Bend, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2016
From a 22 oz bomber with wax covering into a Leffe chalice. This bottle is at least 2 years old, possibly 4. Pours brown with small head and lace. Aroma of bourbon, funky dark fruits, dark malts. Medium carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of funky prune-plum juice, dark malts, bourbon, tart musty cherries. Overall big and complex, worth allowing to open up so you can enjoy the smooth potent concoction.

3.7
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Red-brown, beige cover. Aroma is fusel, alcohol, caramel, light fruit. Taste is fruity, caramel, vanilla, oak, whisky. Nice enough but a little harsh.

3.7
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.

3.7
TURDFERGUSON (4068) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. garnet brown with a small sudsy head. Nose is malty, light bourbon, vanilla, oak. Nicely balanced and fairly complex. I was impressed by this one as I’m usually not a big fan of this style.

3.7
Toadvine (86) - Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2013
22oz bomber from Jubilation on a recent trip to Albuquerque. Gold wax cap, no year otherwise indicated. Pours a deep, opaque brown with a small head that rapidly dissipates. Aroma is sweeter than the Chicken Killer (if that is possible), with lots of whiskey and vanilla. Taste is a bit sour and more complex than the Chicken Killer and has plenty of oak notes, bourbon, dark fruits, and caramel. This is a pretty good variation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Pinball. Pours a hazy deep amber with an off-white head. Very sweet and oaky Bourbon aroma. Rich body, thick burned caramel, slightly woody with a massive booziness. A very typical US-style Barleywine. Nice alright but perhaps a little rough and unrefined. 250213

3.7
M82 (469) - Kansas, USA - MAY 10, 2013
22oz into 15.25oz Spiegelau Soiree Cognac snifter; pours up a murky deep copper with loosely structured off white head leaving thin, elongated splatters all around, half sheet persists; nose is bourbon and water with light fruits and very light caramel malts, as this warms, dates and very light tobacco come in, charred oak when reaching room temp; taste follows with a big expression of tropical fruit juice complexities, sour-ish oaky fruit notes, light fruity esters, minimal spice; after follows with mild toasted oak layers on a medium, smooth body; a lot to be said on this, yet I can’t help but miss the big, deeper layers of something in a similar category such as Abacus, decent, and really quite unique with the big tropical fruit spiraling out from the bourbon characteristics

3.7
rosenbergh (11949) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2013
22 oz bottle. (Macadoodles) Branson, MO. HHOK XV.
Murky brown colour with a small greyish white head. Sourness, berries and strong brett in a delicious aroma. Brett, whiskey sweetness, red berries, tartness and sourness in the flavour. Nice. Tasty.

3.6
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
bottle thanks to Daniel who brought it to the Black Sunday BA Tasting in Houston. Pours a cloudy brown with an off-white head. Nose is of bourbon and caramel malt. Taste is big on bourbon with some caramel malt. Mouthfeel is medium, bitter and hot from alcohol.


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