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RATINGS: 483   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2008
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel and fruit. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of both fresh and over ripe fruits. The sweetness makes it a bit cloying. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (19658) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2006
Draught at Rose and Raindrop, Portland. Clear nut brown. Grassy lemon juice aroma. Somewhat syrupy and vinous with thick mouthfeel. Creates a sweet/sour sensation that I’m not terribly sure I like.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15545) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle. Vintage 2009. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12759) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2009
Bottle (2007) in Sune’s Sommerhus. Clear red/brown - white head. Raisins, sweetness, citrus hoppy, high hoppy, ryebread, caramel, toasted, roasted. Classic American Barley Wine.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2007
Bright copper colour. Rich nose - caramel, earthy hints and chocolate. Fairly thin, which doesn’t allow for a true BW impact. Both malt and hop are really standard for the style - anyone familiar with this style at all will be like "yup, that’s a barley wine" and then move on.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of fruit bread, caramel, hazelnut, and vanilla. Flavor of nut bread, fruit, maple syrup, and alcohol. Bit thin; not malty enough for a barleywine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2009
07Killer Penguin BW-22oz bottle-pours a foamy to rocky tan head that laces and copper/ruby red color. Aroma is nicely balanced medium malt-caramel, pine hops and dark fruit. Taste is nicely balanced sweet medium malt-caramel/roasty, pine/citrus-orange hops and dark fruit, some alcohol. Taste not quite up to aroma.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 Date: 02/10/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Extreme Beer
Vintage: 2006

clear dark amber, wispy head, rich dark caramel aroma with earthy hops, rich sweet caramel flavor, lots of earthy bitterness and a long bitter finish, needs age to mellow the rough edges
-------- /> Date: 10/01/2007
Mode: bottle
Source: roadtrip
Vintage: 2006
Score: 3.1 to 3.4

sweet and fruity aroma with some fusel alcohols that fade a bit but never totally disappears, body gets creamy as it warms, rich and fruity flavor, much lighter bitterness allows the fruit to come through stronger but still offers balance, only a hint of the fusel alcohols at first and then fades away, the bitterness slowly grows as it warms, age has helped but more would be better,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+/4
-------- /> Date: 02/10/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Vintage: 2007

clear dark blood red, frothy beige head, dry caramel malt aroma with lots of earthy hops, sweet caramel malt flavor, touch of candy sweetness, light fruity character that will improve with age, lots of earthyness for balance, truely a beer to age,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+/4


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