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Killer Penguin Barleywine - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
81
good

601 Ratings
THE BROS
55
awful

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Ratings: 601
Reviews: 290
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 14
Gots: 91 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-12-2003)
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2.85/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.19/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hazy red colored beer with a small tan colored head.

Smells sweet and of melon. Mild toffee scent. That is about it not real aromatic beer.

Starts out Bittersweet with a strong tea finish. Flavor of melon. Toffee flavor.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall a mild but not real exciting Barleywine.

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3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -15%

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3.2/5  rDev -9.3%

Pours a finger of head on a clear dark straw body.
The aroma is raisins, caramel, lemon and dark ripe fruits.
The taste has brown sugar sweetness and mild bitterness. A short profile.
The texture is crisp.
It's flavor is on the lighter/milder side for a barleywine, still tasty though.

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Boulder Beer - Killer Penguin [Barleywine Ale] (22 oz ---> Stemless wine glass : 10% ABV)

Holy shit, that plastic "Makers Mark" style top made this beer far too hard to open, that was annoying as fuck - THEN, FINALLY I POURED MY BEER INTO A FUCKIN' GLASS... It was a beautiful ruby/copper color with an ivory head that faded reasonably quickly, but still had decent retention... Though quite a faint nose, wheat and soft cherry aromas do peek out from time to time, bringing with them, some slight hop notes... Taste is fruit forward, with soft cherry, red apple, and even hints of bubblegum immediately their to greet your taste buds... The malts supply some grain flavor, while the hops donate a dry bitterness... The latter coming through in the second half, offering great stability to the aforementioned sweetness... This whole while, the alcohol hides itself niftily throughout each sip... Mouthfeel on this brew is super solid... Light and somewhat bubbly on the forefront and solid and full on the way down, but never being too light or too full in any aspect... Somewhat of a roller coaster of a beer... But shit - WHO DON'T LOVE ROLLER COASTERS?! Not what I expected, but a sucker-punch collection of well crafted ale that I would love to enjoy again... Another good brew - Cheers!!

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Killer Penguin Barleywine from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
81 out of 100 based on 601 ratings.