amboston (5) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2005 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is one of the best for Boulder Brewing.
A bit of caramel taste with a hint of nut and spice.
The Aroma has a bit more alcohol in it for the years past.
Over all I would say one of the best Barley wines Ive had.
Ratman197 (9648) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish-brown with a small,short lived tan head. Aromas of raisins, plums, toffee, and some light vinous notes. Palate was light bodied, slightly syrupy, yet dry. Flavors of raisins, toffee, a bit of nuttiness with a bittersweet, dry finish.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer pours a dark reddish-brown color with a small head and lively carbonation. The aroma is sweet and malty with raisin, vanilla, apricot and some faint cellar notes, The palate is moderate and the carbonation is fun in the mouth. The flavor is bittersweet in the start giving away to a bitter longer-than average finish.
Ernest (6181) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, fizzy, light brown, fully diminishing. Body is medium brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel), moderately hoppy (apricot), with notes of vanilla, raisin, and alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. 2005 brings a new rendition of Killer Penguin to Boulder...no longer spiced, bigger in alcohol, and sporting the vintage in a neat wooden disc embedded in the wax that covers the bottlecap. The beer itself is pretty simple and straightforward. Watery and thin. I liked the old spiced version better; it was a lot more interesting.