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RATINGS: 499   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Sampled at Broudys Holiday Beerfest,Jacksonville FL 12/2/2006. Good barleywine flavor with some sweetness and caramel. Fairly high octane, which I always appreciate. Not great, but good, and better than expected for Boulder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bscanlon (18) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2006
2006 bottle. I should have let this one rest for a while longer. Was a good blend of hops and malt. A good transition beer if you are not used to barleywines.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arayaga2 (1796) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Nice reddish brown with medium large tan head. Aroma is pineappley hops, and taste is metallic and apple juicy with light carbonation. $6.25/22oz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Pours a nice amber with a medium sized head. Decent hoppy aroma, some caramel as well. Mellow flavor, some sweetness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2006
tawny brown small head. smells hoppy and malty and like honey. taste half barley wine half ipa. bitter resin with a malt backbone. very prickly mouthfeel. a little hint of metal too. eh

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10811) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Bottle 2006 at Cock & Bull, Sarasota, FL. Poured clear amber with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Heavy toasted tart citrus and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Drinkable not great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2006
2006 Bottle. Pours ruby red cranberry with an aroma of strawberry and peach wine. Notes of strawberry, raisin, and plumb round out the taste. Coats the tongue like a thick cough syrup. Not bad, but needs a tad more assertiveness; relatively tame barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2006
11/25/06: Bottle.
Body is a gradated tone of medium orange to red. Aroma is hoppy with tones of C-mas hops. Flavors include fir tree, malt and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2006
22oz bomber 2006. Nice clear copper color with tan head. Aroma is light with roasted malts, sweeter caramel malts and an even lighter smell of hops. First taste is true Barleywine flavor. Like the aroma I get roasted and caramel malts. But also some dark cherry type fruitiness thrown in. There’s also grapefruit hoppiness that’s not too tart but a bit sweet. I also get a slight cotton candy like flavor. Nice tasting Barleywine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2006
deep amber with red highlights. Medium off white head. Aroma is a combination of light caramel and citrus/floral hops. Taste is caramel, but not enough, hops, and some alcohol warm in the finish. Just not enough malt flavor in this one.

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