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RATINGS: 540   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of markgugs. Clear, amber golden with a dense, shaving foam-style like head. Aroma of overripe fruit and sherry. The body is surprisingly only medium with a little caramel and overripe fruit in there. Discreetly bitter. Fairly average Barley Wine. 191207

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2007
22oz. Bottle: Medium sweet aroma. Smells of caramel, malts, piney hops, rye, and some alcohol. Poured copper/amber in color with a small to medium-sized beige head that lasted throughout. Very good lacing. Clear. Sparkling. Lightly sweet, medium bitter flavor. Tastes of malts, alcohol, chocolate, rye, dough, tar, and spices. Medium body. Thin, watery, but slightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Malty, slightly sweet, alcohol finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2007
Bottle. A amber beer with a big beige head. The aroma and taste is of caramel malt, rye bread and some sourness. Medium to full body with a light sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2007
Bottle. Clear amber colour with a huge head. Aroma of malt, caramel and some burned caramel notes. Great flavour of sweet malt, burned caramel and some bitter and warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11400) - 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 (26145) - 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 (4208) - 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 (4321) - 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.

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