Killer Penguin Barleywine | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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BA SCORE
3.55/5
Good
754 Ratings
Killer Penguin BarleywineKiller Penguin Barleywine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States
boulderbeer.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-12-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,185
Reviews:
338
Ratings:
754
pDev:
15.21%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
132
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 754 |  Reviews: 338
Photo of RochefortChris
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pathman
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2/25/17 bottle (2011 vintage)

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Photo of elglueckert
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jp32
3.01/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours ruby in color with a big head. Carbonation looks nice. Toasted caramel malts dominate it's aroma with some stonefruit in the background. It's flavor is grainy with caramel malts, green apple, pine hop resin, plums, and it finishes relatively tart. Some oxidation is present. Decent beer, but nothing that really stands out to me.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kinmundy77
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.03/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Zoobrews
4.09/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of jera1350
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheWiltChamberlainofipas
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as bad as the scores here show, especially from "the bros." Drink and review the beer again, brewers can change and a review from 2008 that shows awful will turn off potential drinkers. Their old ass reviews are one of the worst parts of this site. Is this beer top class no, but is this beer an affordable introduction to the style yes. Give it a try.

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Photo of fearfactory
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavesBeerReviews
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My new favorite

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Photo of Stevem68
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a copper Amber color. Aroma is mild maltiness with a hint of vanilla and a touch of booziness. Flavor follows the nose but pretty light for a barley wine. Feel is light as well. Overall decent flavor but everything is too light and out of balance.

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Photo of taospowder
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zaktcc
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tlloyd417
4.26/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sgttibbs
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of delta490
3.12/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear ruby brown with just a thin ring of head around the glass. It doesn't leave much for lacing as a result. The aroma is not particularly robust but does some hints of dark fruit. The taste is pretty bland, with just some vague malt sweetness and a tinge of alcohol. The body has a nice weight to it but a little too much carbonation, which is odd.

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Photo of StoutIrish
2.9/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zac16125
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a snifter
2015 Vintage


A: Pours a clear dark amber with reddish hues, 2plu fingers width of tan colored head builds then has good retention before dissipating down. Leaves lots of nice lacing. 4.25

S: Candied sugar, caramel/toffee, fruity esters, subtle booze. Not the strongest aroma but what is there is quite nice. 4

T: Taste is fairly sweet, lots of caramel/toffee, honey-like sweetness on the finish, subtle bitterness and come booze. 3.75

M/D: Fuller side of medium bodied, carbonation appropriate, its quite smooth for the style, ABV is vey well masked and drinkability is very good. 4.25

O: Solid beer. Nothing spectacular, but an enjoyable drink that I would have again. Not sure why this is so poorly reviewed on BA. 4

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Photo of 303beer
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a beautiful bubbly orange color with about an inch and a half of head. Very light nose. Has a light taste of malt. Actually that's all I taste. It's drinkable for a 10% beer.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Killer Penguin Barleywine from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 754 ratings