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Killer Penguin Barleywine - Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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620 Ratings

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Ratings: 620
Reviews: 302
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 15.49%
Wants: 13
Gots: 103 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-12-2003

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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2.85/5  rDev -19.7%

A: Killer penguin pours hazy copper with no head, but sticky booze clings to the goblet. 2

S: The nose is a blast of spicy and sweet dark fruits: plum, raisin, cherry, backed with sticky resinous pine hops. Some sweet toffee malt hides behind the spices. 4

T: Hot all the way down, but the 4 years of aging seems to have mellowed and subdued some of the elments. A tinge of metallic flavor follows a sweet malty body. Maybe less aging would have been better here. 3.5

M: Thin, watery, hot on the tongue.

O: Meh. Wish I'd shared this camping this weekend instead of drinking it alone. Mostly hot and sweet and boozey.

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4.16/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of tone77
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a very dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of dark fruits, malts. Taste is alcohol, grapes, malts, dark fruits, a bit more alcohol. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer, but one of these per session is plenty.

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2.92/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -50.7%

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3.68/5  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.

Killer Penguin Barleywine from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
81 out of 100 based on 620 ratings.