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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Barrel aged cereal killer Barleywine ale. Malt beverage aged in oak bourbon barrels


4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (413) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 17, 2014
The Barrel Aged Cereal Killer marks a craft beer milestone for me. In addition to being my first barley wine, itís the first beer that Iíve had thatís been aged for more than a year. This brew had an aroma of cocoa and bourbon. The flavor was pure awesomeness. Lots of rich chocolate, caramel, and booze. No doubt, the aging contributed to this brewís smoothness and sublime sweetness. This malty, boozy ale is, well, a killer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Vanilla, oak, bourbon, dark fruits and chocolate. Awesome.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, coconut, bourbon, fruit, alcohol, mint, and oak. It pours a transparent bright reddish-orange with a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with chocolate, caramel, toffee, and cream. The finish is a real nice blend of bourbon, coconut, vanilla, mint, and oak. Itís medium bodied with very soft carbonation and mouthfeel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
574deadzone (994) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Bottle. What a brew. Pours a deep brown toward purple with a thin khaki ring of head that left a thick wall of lace on the glass. Very complex nose involving sappy walnut tree, rich ruby port, molasses and assorted dark fruits, some grape wine-like character, cherry pipe tobacco, barbecue and soy, and some alcohol vapors. Very sweet in flavor but also pretty bitter, though probably not enough to balance. Full bodied, sticky, with a long warm fruity wine-like finish. Really awesome brew, happy to try. Probably should have shared, though, as this rocked me to no surprise.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mibeersnob (33) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Notes from 3-18-2010 beer tasting: Very nice, rich, malty aroma. Good pouring head. Deep rich red color. Cask flavors explode in mouth. Very smooth on palate, with delightful finish. Perhaps one of the best beers from Arcadia.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle. Aroma has notes of bourbon, brown sugar, caramel, dark dried fruits, toasted malts and oak. Dark rusty amber hue with a small off-white head that mostly diminished and left no lace. Flavor is very sweet and bitter. Palate is very full bodied and oily soft. Great Barley Wine that is balanced well with the bourbon. The aromas became much more complex as it warmed. Great one from Arcadia.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trumpetskid (106) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2013
I had this on tap at the brewpub. It has a great dark ruby color to it. The aroma is strong vanilla, dark cherry, and sweet caramel. The flavor has some pronounced vanilla bourbon character up front with a nice sweet caramel, dark cherry middle. There is enough alcohol on the finish that it does not leave too much of a cloying sweet aftertaste. I really liked this. If you see a bottle of this, donít let the price dissuade you, itís well worth a try.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mittenator (1237) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Amazing bourbon aroma with a hint of cherries. Tastes like cherries, vanilla, plums and booze. A little hot. Might put one away to try in a year.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
48FanInCali (706) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
12oz bottle. Nearly headless caramel pour. Nose of sweet malt, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, and caramel. Taste is really nice with a great balance of toffee, vanilla, coconut, and bourbon. Not overly hot at all. Mouthfeel is a little thin compared to others in this style but the sweetness is really well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1275) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2013
12 ounce wax capped bottle, 12/18/12 stamped on the bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours a dark reddish/mahogany brown color with about a quarter inch tan head that didnít stay around for too long. Thereís also a small amount of lacing. The aroma is rich and malty, the brew smells like bourbon, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, oak, and a bit of booze. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some molasses and raisins. Thereís also a surprising amount of bitterness in this brew, although the sweet malty flavors are stronger. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís slick and easy enough to drink for a 12% ABV brew. Moderate carbonation. I thought this was a good brew, hopefully I can pick up another bottle in the future. $7.99 a bottle.


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