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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Red/amber pour with a small off-white head. Aromas of sweet malts with notes of dark fruits. Flavor is similar, really nice maltiness to this one. Notes of raisins and even a touch of fig. Abv is well-hidden. Solid barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (932) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - MAY 13, 2014
25 ounce bottle. Pours a reddish-brown with a one inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of malt, caramel, toffee, citrus, hops, pine, fruit and some resin. Has a nice malty aroma. Has a medium body with some warming notes. Easy to drink and a nice barleywine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zimbo (811) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
yellowish head. clear medium copper colour. decent medicinal nose which is dominant. Sugary&sappy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (18564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet toffee nose bah ... Sweet malts ... big soft caramel toffee ... dry roast ... sweet toffe ... not me at all

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1418) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2014
2012 22oz bottle pours a dark copper with an off white head. Sweet malt and caramel aroma. Taste is the same.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - APR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours deep rust-orange with a tan head. Aroma is grapefruit, cocoa, caramel, canned mandarin, bread and a bit of roast. Taste is broiled grapefruit, hop bitterness, orange hard candy, a little dried fruit and roasty malt. Finishes slightly sweet. Nothing too exciting here, but still a nice barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (10045) - Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
650ml bottle. 2013 vintage. Pours a clear copper, nice suprisingly long-lasting tan/caramel head. Smell is thick color, flowers, bit of earth. Flavor is tangier, more of a fruit presence, but still retains a hoppy presence. It is heavy but not overly boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krumbum (752) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Hazy amber brown color. Lasting white head. Light note of figs and raisins in the aroma. Nice bitter front that fades to mellow fig and raisin in the taste. It rinses clean leaving trace sweetness behind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smaynard6000 (848) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2014
22oz bottle. Pours a deep red with foamy tan colored head. Some pine and citrus notes in the aroma along with some biscuit. Hoppy flavor up front followed by some alcohol warming and a bit of diacetyl in the finish. Full bodied. Not the best barleywine I’ve ever had, but I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6254) - Utah, USA - MAR 7, 2014
On tap at the brewery
Clear copper with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel and woody. Flavors is sweet caramel, malty and woody

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