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Killer Penguin Barleywine - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
80
good

554 Ratings
THE BROS
54
awful

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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.86%
Wants: 15
Gots: 81 | 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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Reviews by TruePerception:
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TruePerception

California

3.65/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Very nice, deep red in color. Clear. Bright yellow, with a slight greenish tinge, in the dimple. Not much head. Some nice lacing, but it doesn't hold much.

S: Thick, sweet molasses/tree sap smell dominates. Some barnyard funk/hay.

T/MF: Feels every so slightly thick on the tongue. Starts without much flavor, but immediately gives way to very sweet molasses notes all over the mouth, once swallowed! Some stick/branch like notes. Flavor sticks around quite a while, and kicks back in whenever I swallow or salivate. Slight wintergreen and green pine needle notes towards the front. Not up my alley, flavorwise, but very easy drinking.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle (wax topped :argh:), into a Belgian tulip glass.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 08:25:08 | More by TruePerception
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Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

appearance: Quite clear copper/red. Nice off white/pinkish head on the pour. Good looking brew.
smell: Smells like a Dipa or maybe an Imperial Red :). Malt and citrus hops. Has that bit of a grapefruity hop sting balanced by malty sweetness. Very nice.
taste: Much like the nose. Guess we don't need a new category but this is Imperial Red nonetheless.
overall: Very pleasantly surprised. ratings have this guy as mediocre i guess (and 80 as i review). Maybe i'm a philistine but this beer deserves better imo.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 22:45:06 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, alcohol, slight roasted malt, yeast, hops, and a hint of spice. Fits the style of an American Barleywine. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, hops, yeast, strong alcohol, hint of spice, and slight roasted malt. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend. A good Barleywine, but the only distinction is the hint of spice that enhances the body and aroma.

Serving type: bottle

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3/5  rDev -15%

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Killer Penguin Barleywine from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
80 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.