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RATINGS: 407   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Brewed in tradition of Englishstyle barley wines, Cereal Killer offers an explosion of full-bodied, liquid goodness. Robust malty flavors converge with caramel, toffee, molasses and dark fruit notes to produce a remarkably complex yet palate-pleasing beer. Its intense malt character is complemented by a subtle citrus finish from the hops. With cellar-aging Cereal Killerís flavor evolves further, developing a sherry-like aroma and flavor similar to a cask-aged port. Winner of the Gold Medal for Wood and Barrel-Aged Strong Beers at 2009 GABF.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
imanerd (37) - Novi, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2007
Lacking substance. What exactly qualifies this to be a barley wine, iím not sure, but it wasnít worth my time. In fact, i tried it twice, just to make sure. The second time, the same thing. Has interesting notes of rich fruit, and plenty of malt sugar left over. With a bigger hop profile it would be worthy of aging and trying again, but it is lacking where it counts.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2007
Deep red-brown. Nose harsh, some overdone alcohol, sugars, fruitiness, and burnt sugar. Flavor is of grains rotting in soap, overripe fruit, and booze. Some of that dark fruit figginess to it, but itís just not that great. Itís not good when itís particularly cold and it seems to go downhill considerably as it warms. Drainpour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2007
2006 vintage per Dave. The beer pours to a matte finished mahogany body. A nice tan/caramel colored head sits on top. It dissipates rather quickly but leaves a wet, spotty lacing on the glass. The aroma is grainy with a touch of watermelon. The flavor is grainy and has notes of toffee. Creamy palate. Kind of a strange barley wine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2007
í06 bottle. Clear dark brown body under a small tan head. Fruity, round caramel aroma. The flavor has a fruity apple/peach malt with husky astringency surrounding it. Lasting sweet finish with golden raisins evident. Good mouthfeel. A solid barleywine - good flavors but it doesnít stand out from the crowd.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 30, 2007
vintage 06 deep mahogony color w/ a tall tan head and some soapy alcing as well as touches of slow rising carbonation. Very hopy aroma tons of pine overwhelmed my nose some hints of a grainy alcohol and a touch of dk fruit. Wierd palate more carbonated than I expected some decent coating. The flavor also was a bit unexpected the alcohol from the aroma is still there but the pineyness is mostly gone. It still finishes dry and crips w/ a touch of pine but most of the taste is made up of hints of brown sugar, butter, plums, & dates. Definatelly a different BW but Iíd drink it again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2007
22 ounce bottle. Pours a nice garnet/burgandy/brown color with a two tone khaki head. Aromas of butter rum Life Savers, cooked brown sugar, piney hops, and cherry pie filling. The flavor attacks you with woody hops. Fair amounts of caramel. Lots of bitterness, and alcohol burn. Another nice beer from MI.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adrian910ss (2348) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2007
22 oz bomber. Pours a murky orange brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is full of sweet scents such as candied yams,brown sugar and dates. Taste is sweet malty with strong date and yam overtones. Not bad, but lacks that kick that other barleywines have.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rballs01 (279) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2007
Looked nice and smelled pretty good. Kind of dark amber/orange in color. Tasted sweet with a bit too much carbonation for a barleywine. The was a flavor there that I couldnít put my finger on also. Overall, not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2007
First thing I notice about this is the sweet aroma that is coming of of the Brown coloured liquid in the glass. Very sweet malty aroma. For myself I found it hard to decern certain flavours. There was a fruitiness but what I donít now. Thick palate. I could not find any hint of alcohol in the taste. Only to find out now it was 9%.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2606) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 19, 2007
22oz. bottle. Richly sweet, brown sugary malt aroma, lightly fruity and herbal with lighter notes of cherry, apple, cotton candy and dry leaves, and with a very faint medicinal quality. Deep garnet color, mostly clear, with a slight ring of a head. Flavor is likewise predominantly sweet and fruity, some dried apricot to go with the berryish traits and more toffeeish maltiness, becoming ever more bitter towards the finish, which is also lightly peppery, tart, acidic and spicy, and features a hint of toasty malts very late. Thin, smooth and warming on the palate, perhaps a tad sticky, with a fittingly full body. Enjoyable, but lacking that certain refinement that might help to make it truly good.


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