xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
candy store tutti frutti hop stick sugar aroma. mahogany with large for the style beige head. ipa but crueler, tangy, creamy. thick.
bgburdman9 (856) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at ashleys. Poured a dark brown color with a light colored head. Aroma and flavor had a little medicinal note to it that just threw me off. Maybe a little chocolate and a little bitterness.
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I found the label humurous as I assume it is an indirect dig at Founders Breakfast Stout. I got a bomber of this at Lukas Liquor in KC. The body poured with a deep amber colored. The thick head was medium khaki. The aroma reminded me of pancakes with some corn syrup and cherries. There was also some decent caramel. The taste has some deep toffee and milk chocolate notes. The flavor is also harsh with some alcohol, burnt toast and almonds. The thick and syrupy body lends this one to sipping. This might be better with a couple years of age.
bscanlon (18) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft. very nice color and aromas. Carmel and chocolate notes with first sip. Alcohol very apparent with this one which makes it all the better.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. Very deep amber with alot of red/ruby when held up to a light. Aroma is tons of caramel, a touch of dark fruits, and some floral hops lingering in the back. Taste is thick caramel, toffee, some fruit. Finish is sweet, syrupy, with a good amount of alcohol warm, almost burn. As I am assuming this is an English barley wine, it would probably get better with age.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Barcade, Brooklyn. Reddish/brown color with a small tan head. Sweet fruity, malty aroma with some sherry notes. Sweet flavor of dark fruits, brown sugar, toffee and just a hint of hop bitterness. Reading what I just wrote, the beer sounds like it should be really good. It was decent, but really didnít wow me.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, pour was slightly hazy redish brown body small fleckeled head. Nose had some taosted malts, alcohol dark fruit, and a touch of yeast. Sweet with a hint of bitterness, some malts and a dry finish.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 25, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 ounce bottle from Bello Vino in Ann Arbor, MI (December 2006), sampled below cellar temperature on Christmas Day from a Corsendonk glass. Murky amber-bronze with just a bit of a tan ring and flecks of retained foam, no lacing....plum and raisin, light alcohol, toasty/seared malts in the nose, faint woody hops, acceptable but no excitement to be found....rather sugary throughout, a bit underfermented and worty, somewhat lactic and sour at the middle, edging towards a bitter, lightly mineralic and woody finish....brown sugar/molasses flavors arenít bad and some nice herbal (mint, tarragon) notes show up in the nose with some warmth, but this is really not well-balanced, seems rather off and is just not a fun experience. Oh well, I didnít really expect much....
jazz88 (2509) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A dark brown color with a laced tan head. Alcohol, red fruits, caramel, medicial, apple, and cherry flavors. Sweet malts with grape and a warming finish. A nice body with a pleasant aftertaste.
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barleywine
22 oz bomber
Medium pour in a tulip glass
Recent brewing, murdered 12/06
Poured a clear brown, with red highlights, with an average light brown quickly diminishing fizzy head with a tiny ring of lacing.
Smelt of strong bananas, pineapple, apples, pears. Hell,it smelt like a fruit salad. Lots of moderate spices and caramel in the background.
Taste was upfront strong but soft bitter spruce and sweet nectarines and pears, with moderate spices followed by a strong nutty, bark and roasted grain with a bitter pine hops with light toffee on a long dark bread and bitter grapefruit rind finish. Palate was medium to full bodied, creamy, softly carbonated with prickling tiny bubbles, moderately astringent and moderately alcoholic, both of the latter on the follow-through.
Overall, a mellow fun drinking barleywine style ale. Starts off smooth and the bite creeps in nicely on the finish. Yeah!