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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2007
Bottled. Orange coloured. Unclear. Light brown head. Sweetness, alcohol, fruits and some bread, caramel and herbs. Flavour is sweet and spicy. Has caramel notes. Is a bit fruity and has distinct herbal and flowery notes. Medium bodied. Is quite bitter in the end countered by a light fruityness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle. Clear orange brown coloured with an off white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits, cookies and hops. Swet flavour of caramel, dried fruits, hops and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4187) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2007
Bottle. [Another great tasting session @ Papsoe] Large creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Clear amber color. Aroma of lovely bread, grain, caramel. Hint of floral and citrus. Medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet with a hint of acidic. Sweet bread like finish. 7 / 3 / 7 / 3 / 14

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 16, 2007
tasted at crescent moon winter beerfest. rootbeer color with minimal head. sweet, roasted scent. thin palate, good flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2007
2007 vintage. In the bottle at the 2007 Crescent Moon Holiday Beer Tasting. Pours a deep dark purple reddish amber with a thin white head. Seems a bit oxidized. Big ethanol in the nose. At this young age, the beer is rather disappointing. It just does not seem as big as it should be in any category. I’ll age my 2007 bottles for awhile before opening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (3665) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2007
2007 bottle. soapy. thinner than I would have expected. figs and raisins. caramel malt and maple body. somewhat dull barley wine, but more drinkable for me than most of the type. would try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (6535) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Tallahassee, Fl. - Liquor Loft - 22 oz bomber with a waxed seal - 2007 bottle. Dark burnt orange to dark tan pour with a light off-white head. Floral-like aroma with some spruce, hints of mint and a bit of booze. Flavor has some bourbon undertones, citrusy notes, sweet cake mix and caramel. Smooth mouthfeel that turns quite vacant near the end of the bottle - probably could use some aging. Overall, decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Copper-amber body. Small wispy head. Sweet, caramel malty hot nose. Metallic at end. Not very impressive even with age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (436) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2007
2007 bottle. The aroma is of molasses, raisins, prunes maybe a touch of pine. There is virtually no head, a little lacing. The body is clear and black/copper in color. The initial flavor is a little bitter, sweet. The finish is long and turns a touch acidic. Probably get another bottle to age. The body is medium, the texture creamy and the carbonation soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle. Fresh 2007 vintage. Interesting barleywine. Lots of dried fruits: prunes and raisins especially. Leather. Pound cake. Mint and fresh cut grass. Pours a rich toasted amber with a frothy white head. Flavor is quite sweet... even for a barleywine. Lots of maple syrup, brown sugar and honey. Dried pitted dark fruits. More brown sugar finishing with zesty citrusy dry hops. Medium to full bodied. Not that viscous and oily given its high sweetness.

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