UncleKorm (249) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber bottle poured a reddish-orange hue w/ a big thick creamy mostly lasting off-white head and good lacing. Mild malty aroma. Initial flavor is heavy sweet with a moderate bitter finish of average duration. Tastes are caramel, nutty malts, lightly toasted bread, orange, prune, plum, brown sugar, and vanilla. Full bodied, soft carbonation, creamy texture, and a heavy alcoholic feel in the finish.
mcrae19 (59) - - MAR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Served in a snifter. Pours amber with a slight, white head. Upfront sweetness and hints of fruit (figs?) in aroma. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel. Caramel and alcohol flavors are impossible to miss, and the combination is glorious. Low bitterness and a silky smooth finish. If you prefer the British-style barley wine to the American, this one should be right up your alley. Without a doubt, Iíll be keeping my eye out for this one again next year.
arminjewell (4159) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark ruby red pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, caramel, toffee, some slight grass, hints of orange, grapefruit, slight spice. Taste is sweet orange, toffee, caramel, some biscuit, bread, hints of earth, spice, finishing sweet. Pretty standard barleywine, nothing great but not bad at all, especially from Boulder.
cyn (2) - - MAR 4, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aha! Once again NOT the average Joe, again sampling beers from my local liquor store at an early time of day waiting for a beeritual inspiration! Killer Peguin from BOULDER BEER COMPANY is "killer" in body. (Or is it peguin fat?) Whatever the body make-up this beer is better than any olí ANGRY BIRD! i will again sample beers from this brewery ..
odinstyr (455) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear orange-red with a small white head. Smells of brown breads, caramel, plums. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter - bready malts, a bit of alcohol burn - rather plain for a barley wine.
Elwood (2490) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a hazy, deep amber color with a short lived, off white head. The nose has a good bit of alcohol, notes of honey, apple, and perhaps a touch of varnish. Lots of big chewy malts on the tongue. Apple, pear, bread, spice, honey, and a slight bitterness. Sweet, warming finish.
zickbeer_ye (57) - Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice head with strong red amber hue. Scents of raisins and spice. Hints of berry cocoa with a hot spice finish not bad on the boose bill. Smooth on the palate. Numba 2.
Emeister84 (432) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of citrus fruit, cocoa, raisins, and forest earth. Clear red-bronze with a moderately retaining, beige head. Strong, bitter, and slightly sweet, with flavors of nuts, caramel, strawberries, and cherries. Medium bodied, low carbonation, spicy, woody, and finishes with lingering bourbon-like notes.
41cubs (246) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, dense, warming and sugary, tipping a hat to the great English fore bearers of the style. All dried pit fruits and alcohol here with a bit of a raw edge in the grain profile thatíll leave a stale aftertaste on the tongue. Solid and satisfying beer that fills the need this time of year. Thank you boulder brewing. 2012 22oz.
BK7 (548) - Turner, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Sweet malty caramel and fruit with a definite hoppy bite. Some different spices show up in the middle as the brew warms. Light alcohol burn at the end.