Chicken Killer Barley Wine - Santa Fe Brewing Company

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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 25
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Santa Fe Brewing Company visit their website
New Mexico, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 substantial beer. At over ten percent alcohol, Chicken Killer is actually as substantial 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!

(Beer added by: amicar on 03-07-2006)
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3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Malty. Breads, citrus, with some mild spice in the nose. Toffee, lots of toffee, plum, berries, slightly citrus, bready, very smooth. A nice barleywine. Not extraordinary but solid. Specific issues with the cloudy-ish look of the beer.. not very appetizing.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

22oz bottle served in a Prairie teku

A - Dark reddish brown with 2 fingers of yellowish tan head. Good retention with average lacing.

S - Doughy and bready caramel, mild apples, and some citrus notes,

T - Scorched caramel malts, very yeasty and biscuity, citrus honey tea. Bitterness comes more in the form of peppery notes, not sure if it's from the hops or the alcohol. Sweet upfront but dries out on the finish. Toffee and caramel malts really unfold once warm with some strawberry fruit as well. There's an odd vegetable flavor in there that I can't pin down and don't really love. The finish seems lackluster.

M - Moderate stingy carbonation bites the palate, medium to full body, dry finish.

Smells good and the malts dominate the hops. This is the 2nd time I've had this beer and I didn't love it the first time and I still don't. There is some weird flavor going on that I can't figure out but it seems to ruin it for me.

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Chicken Killer Barley Wine from Santa Fe Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.