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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   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 Killer’s 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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2857) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting. 2008 vintage. From notes. Dark fruits, caramel, a hint of chocolate and vanilla. Boozy, but this is the perfect amount of age on this bad boy. Awesome.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 10, 2013
This was a pleasant surprise. Bottle shared by Jeff. Aroma is very malty with oatmeal cookie, figs, caramel, and slight chocolate. Pours thick brown with a nice film. Taste is marvelous and complex. Notes of oatmeal cookie, graham cracker, malts, chocolate, figs and granola. Great barleywine. Grossly underrated in my opinion.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2323) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Pours a hazy brown with little head. A bit over the top. Boozy and winey. Drinkable but not as nice as I expected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (549) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Strong flavors of toffee, caramel, and dark fruit. Has a slight tartness that is similar to biting into a raisin. Overall good, but not spectacular. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (3010) - California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
14 aug 2013, bottle. Brown and murky. Nose is alcohol, squashed grapes, doughy bread. Med body and moderately fizzy. Slightly toasty malt, yeasty bread, big alcohol, slightly bitter grassy hop finish. Great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3851) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle: Poured a orange brown with a light brown head. Aroma is fruit, malts, and sticky on the nose. Taste is a dry malty with dark fruits and some alcohol bite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (2332) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Pours a hazy brown with no head. Aroma of heavy malt, caramel and toffee. Taste is malty, caramel, sweet and smooth. Pretty good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1591) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Tasted from brown bottle into a tulip glass, thanks Carter! It poured a nice copper colour with tan head, long-lasting with lace. Grainy, bready, very caramelly, hints of raisins, plums, molasses. Some earthy and woodsy hop notes and appropriate bitter balance. I believe this one was aged, but not barrel-aged as it showed some beneficial oxidation and harmonious melding of flavours, but none of the wood tannins, vanilla, etc. Overall, a very tasty and true-to-style Barleywine. When shared with Dee, she said, "Mmmm, it tastes like fancy stuff." That ’bout sums it up.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1899) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle thanks to gunson, thanks man! Pours a clear mahogany with a small ring of foam for a head. Aroma is full of sugar with a hint of alcohol and green apple. Taste is heavily malty but not necessarily unbalanced. Full bodied, it has a bit too much carbonation for my liking. Flavors are really of a dessert wine with toffee and caramel and a bit of green apple-like acidity. Not bad, not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle. Nice clear brown color. Enjoyable taste but borders on having too much alcohol flavor/burn


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