Kickin' Chicken Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine - Santa Fe Brewing Company
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2.86/5 rDev -17.6%
Been sitting on this one for a couple years now, got it in a trade during the spring of 2012
A: poured into a snifter to a light brown with a finger of light tan head that fades quickly to a small collar and small mat of foam and leaves minimal lacing
S: smells of caramel, vanilla, oak and bourbon
T: taste is somewhat sour with notes of caramel, oak, vanilla, and it's a little fruity. some bourbon flavors as well. swallow is alcohol heat, a slight fruity sourness and a slightly grapey flavor on the finish. Unfortunately it's showing signs of infection
M: this beer is on the fuller side with slightly prickly carbonation and a drying finish
O: I'm a little bummed out by the unintended souring of this beer and a sour barleywine is something I don't think has been done before. It kinda works but it isn't what I was expecting nor does it follow the style guidelines.
06-07-2014 02:14:56 | More by SHODriver
3.71/5 rDev +6.9%
Thanks to fatbeats18 for sending this one as an extra!
A: dark brown, small amount of head quickly dissipates down, leaves almost no lacing
S: interesting combination of burnt sugar and floral herbaceous notes. It's certainly unique and grows on you as it warms. Barrel notes present but not prominent
T: follows the nose; burnt sugar and herbaceous, not really any significant barrel notes
M/d: full body, carbonation on the heavier side, ABv controlled and fair drinkability
O: interesting and unique. I don't love it but it's certainly worth a try
02-19-2014 00:24:51 | More by zac16125
3.39/5 rDev -2.3%
Not sure about the age on this one, but the bottle ABV is listed as 10.0% vice 12.0% currently cited on BA. I've probably had this one in the "cellar" for about two years...
Crystal-clear copper colored body with a thin yet lasting white head; persistent carbonation bubbles drifting upwards. Deep caramel and booze aroma; peppery and minty. Bright sweetness and slightly sour flavor; acidic with some fair hop bitterness. Heavy bodied; semi-dry finish.
An okay barleywine with a somewhat tart and biting quality overall. Depth and complexity comes across as being rather thin and lackluster. Not bad overall, but hardly impressive for the style.
02-06-2014 02:59:20 | More by beergoot
Kickin' Chicken Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine from Santa Fe Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.