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Killer Penguin Barleywine - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
80
good

553 Ratings
THE BROS
54
awful

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Ratings: 553
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 santoslhalper:
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santoslhalper

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearence: Pours a clear, dark red with a thin, beige head that dies down to nothing. A decent amount of carbonation is present as well.

Smell: Very dark and malty smelling, with plums, dates, raisons, and licorice dominated the aroma. Alcohol is present but subtle. Virtually no hop bitterness.

Taste and Mouthfeel: Rich, chewy and malty. Raisons and dates come to mind, as well as figs. Nice fruitiness, with soft, subtle licorice and caramel notes. The alcohol is damn near impossible to find. But, so are the hops. Ridiculously malt fouces, and semi-unbalanced.

Drinkability and Overall: A nice offering from Boulder, but so malty it reminds me more of an old ale than a barleywine. No hop presence at all. Once it's all said and done though, it's a nice tasting brew, that goes down easily.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2006 04:41:36 | More by santoslhalper
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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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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Missouri

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

07-07-2014 17:18:06 | More by Tone
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New York

3/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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Georgia

3/5  rDev -15%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Washington

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Panama

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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Killer Penguin Barleywine from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
80 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.