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Boulder Beer Killer Penguin Barleywine

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RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Traditional winter seasonals are warm and comforting - not this Penguin. Diving in at around 10 percent alcohol by volume, Killer Penguin uses over twice the malt as other winter beers, and is aged for over 6 months to perfect the condition and flavor of this barleywine style ale. This beer doesn't ferment, it hibernates, and wakes up with an attitude.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neurbob (102) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Translucent dark amber pour. Very malty caramel nose. Caramel malts, alcohol, decent hop finish. Quite drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Voodoo (500) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Pours a murky deep amber with a white head which lingers.....aroma of raisin, plum, slight earthiness.....taste is booze, plum, raisin, heavy malt, finishing with booze.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenDV138 (4594) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle at the nuplastikk returns tasting in VA. Clear golden orange with off-white head, some sediment floaters. Aromas of caramel, aged hops, floral notes, malt. Tastes of floral notes, malt, biscuit, syrup. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (6482) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Lots of caramelized malt and some citrus. Amber pour with good head and lacing. Sweet and tangy finish. Bottle shared at tasting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (18677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Very slightly hazy deep amber color. Aroma of candied caramel, light pine. Taste is bittersweet pine. More hoppy than your usual barleywine.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ghostbeer (64) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Malty and good. Strong and assertive. It was indicated that there were undertones of dried fruit...this was lost on me. I liked the warmth of this and liked the rich amber color. I also like the vintage date and plan on getting a vertical going.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatTony (185) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Poured out a very attractive orange-red with a strong amber head. Slightly skunky aroma. Taste was honey sweet with floral and citrus notes. Pleasant oily palate. Above average.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
anthony850 (435) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Poured from a bottle at Costoberfest. A little to malty and bitter for me. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2542) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 16, 2015
Poured from 12 oz. bottle after cellaring for 5 months. Murky, rusty dark orange with a 2-finger khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of raisins, prunes, other dark fruit, toffee, brown sugar, maple, apple, butterscotch and a bit of citrus. Very complex taste of butterscotch, alcohol, maple, dates, raisins, plums, toffee, licorice, brown sugar and more. Full/medium body and medium/high carbonization with a rich mouthfeel appropriate to such a complex beer. Very complex--what a barleywine should be. I only regret that I did not cellar it longer, as it still had a bit of an edge. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lionus (11) - , Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Massive complexity and balance make this beer one of the best I have ever had.


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