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RATINGS: 523   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2010
2008 bottle. Huge malty aroma. Great clear reddish color. Thick head at first but leaves and but a fine film after 3-4 minutes. Taste is actually light with slightly bitter and dry finish. Very soft mouthfeel even wwith no carbonation. This beer looked and smeeled like a big beer but lacked the big barleywine flavor I have come to expect.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Justacowpoke (1) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2015 does not count
I had no idea what to expect as I had never tried a "barley wine." But this was a very pleasant surprise. It is very malty (my preference over bitter beers) and very similar to Belgian style beers. Wonderful beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1413) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle shared by Cliff. Thanks! Pours a transparent anger with a layer of light tan head. Aroma and taste of heavy malts, caramel, dark fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4953) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2015
Draught at Rattle N Hum cons 2015-05-16 New York AP: amber/ruby, stouty head AR/F: dried fruity, rasins, pruns, dry, short flavors, warming feeling

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arn8897 (139) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2015
UPDATED: APR 8, 2015 Pours a very hazy caramel color. With a tan head. Aromas of caramel apple, raisin, licorice, bread, nuts. Taste of the same. Very complex taste. Medium mouth feel. Little alcohol flavor. Overall very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (4400) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2015
2012 vintage from a 22 oz. bottle thanks to Adrien. Aroma is sugary with raisin and a roasted malt and even shows some lasting citrus hops. Flavor shows some lasting bitterness that really surprised me, good balance. Pretty good body with a nice creamy texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (3521) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Hazy dark orange. 2012 vintage. Aroma is great. malt, pecan, booze, sugar, maple syrup. Taste is great. has aged great. brown sugar, some oxidation, vanilla, some shoe polish. Really well integrated. booze is faded. a bit sweet but it is really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1536) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2015
22 ounce wax capped bottle, 2013 vintage. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours a hazy ruby red/copper color with about an inch and a half frothy tan head that stuck around a long time. There’s also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like caramel, dark fruit, bready/grainy malt, candied fruit, and some apples. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s the addition of toffee, citrusy hops and some booziness. Nice mix between the malty and bitter hoppy flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s a bit syrupy and slick with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good barleywine, I’m glad I tried this one!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ordybill (598) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Malt and fruit, has a sweet smell. Appearance- This is an amber colored beer with medium sized off-white head. Taste- Malt, toffee and alcohol; not a bad mix. Palate- A medium to heavy bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Has a strong alcohol aftertaste. Overall- Not a bad barleywine, my first beer from Boulder Beer. I will drink this again and try their other labels.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4536) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
Pours clear amber , good white head . Smell is thick , rich and sweet . Taste is grainy , touch of bitter , sweet ambermalts . Ambermalts build up quite much . Bit too boozy though

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1771) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Deep copper with red-brown hues. Nose of candiend citrus and citrus/grapefruit hops with caramel. Flavor is citrus bitterness and caramel/toasted malts with a tinge of alcohol. Lingering sticky malt and hop bitterness. Not altogether bad.


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