Boulder Beer Killer Penguin Ale



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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Working on a winter seasonal, our brewers fell through the Looking Glass and found themselves staring right in the bloodshot eye of a penguin gone bad. Bigger, bolder and with even more attitude than Igloo Ale, the smooth, spiced, high gravity Killer Penguin Strong Ale puts the "hot" in winter warmer. Grains: British Dark Caramel Malt, U.S. 2-Row Barley. Hops: Nugget, Willamette, Cascade and Top-Secret Brewmaster's Spice.

NOTE: This entry is for the spiced versions (made prior to 2005).

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
amboston (5) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2005 does not count
This great beerpours a dark amber color., Lots of lacing and the aroma was sweet. Taste was pretty much the same only sweeter. Strong malt presence but followed by a bit of hoppiness. The finish has almost a sugary flavor.The alcohol is hidden well. A pleasant and balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Sampling at Radeks courtesy of Eyedrinkale - cheers! Nice reddish-coppery-amber colour with great wafting maltiness. Caramel sweet and fruity aromas lead to a nice crisp hoppy flavour. Lingered nicely with just a touch of alcohol evident - very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2005
Bottle. Orange amber in colour. Aroma was a nice balance of caramel malts, fruit and spices. The flavour was of citrus hops, some caramel, slightly sweet with some dark fruits. Medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes with some pepper heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2005
clear red, bubbly off white head. great aroma of dried fruit, soy, heard candy and malt. flavour is pleasantly tart with raisin and cherry. some molasses and sugasr flavours and roasted malt. finish dies early. nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2005
Deep malty aroma eminating from a dense white head. Red/brown, slight haze. Big toasted malt taste, slightly minty. Very clean finish. Only hints of sweetness which was nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7274) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 12, 2005
Amber like with small disappearing crowning. Sweet, fruity aroma, good solid malt. Plums , alcohol at front , fruity and malty behind . Maybe not best but surely its very interesting brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (2097) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 7, 2005
Orange color with no head. Great aroma. Rich and complex. The flavor is also rich and well balanced. Really nice beer. Heavy mouth with a long finish. Rich and savory. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2005
Nice combination of malt and spice in the aroma, plenty of nutmeg and ginger. Astringency takes hold in the flavor and detracts from the enjoyment. Eliminate the astringent qualities and you have yourself a very good beer, as it is its still pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2005
Nice hoppy aroma, cloudy brown, tiny tan head. Soft malty flavour, caramel, and a mild citrus. Light bodied, creamy, with some bitterness towards the end. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
Cloudy dark copper w/ light brown foam. Aroma is sweet, malty (caramel, toffee, cookie dough), reasonably hoppy (tobacco, grapefruit) & spicy (allspice, ginger). Medium, somewhat sticky feel. Flavour is sweet, moderately complex, mildly bitter. Finish is peppery & spicy.

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