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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9522) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2005
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2005
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6153) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2005
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.


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