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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle @ Steve’s Foco. Picked up in KC, possibly by jcnielsen. Thanks, possibly. 2009 vintage. Hazy dark brown appearance with a small brown head. Somewhat oxidized, a bit sugary, brown sugar, light cardboard, a bit fruity aroma. Somewhat strong, moderately boozy, brown sugar, toffee, dark fruity flavor with some booze on the finish. (3.5) Tried against the 2010 vintage thanks to Steve. Sweeter in the nose than the 2009. Flavor is a bit more caramel, toffee taste. Not my favorite beer, a little boozy but drinkable. (3.5)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Corrinado711 (78) - - JAN 9, 2013
Aromas of prunes, fermented grapes, light booze and light malt. Appearance is deep brown with a thin team had of mostly larger bubbles. Taste is nice, light and smooth. The smoothest 10act I have ever had. Starts with a fruity sweetness of grapes and then mild booze with malt. The malt finish is longer lasting but nice. mouthfeel is a little light. awesome barley wine

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2009 and 2010 bottles. They poured a deep reddish brown color with a light brown head. The aromas were a bit of alcohol, malts and brown sugar. The tastes were sweet with brown sugar and a bit of alcohol. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4924) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 31, 2012
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a very small sized head of frothy fine to large sized light brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque . The aroma was hoppy brown malt mild vinous and barley wine like. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of mildly vinous brown malt and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2012 Dégustée au Mondial de la Bière 2012. De couleur brune-ambrée et très légèrement voilée. Nez malté de caramel toffee sucré, de fruits foncés, moyen de houblon herbeux, léger d’alcool avec des traces boisées. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-bas ainsi qu’une texture légèrement sirupeuse et aux petites notes crémeuses. Goût fruité (raisins, prunes, traces de cerises noires) accompagné de faibles traces boisées lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût malté de caramel toffee sucré, un moyen goût de pain aux notes grillées ainsi que des notes de sucre brun. Parallèlement, l’on retrouve un léger goût d’alcool jusqu’en finale, oû l’on remarque également une légère amertume provenant de houblon herbeux aux petites notes résineuses. Post-goût moyen-long, léger-moyen amer d’alcool et de houblon herbeux aux notes résineuses avec un moyen goût fruité (pelures de prunes).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3277) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
12 oz bottle, 2010. Murky garnet brown with a meager beige head. Nose is butterscotch, orange juice and vodka, Sticky medium body with a warming tang. Taste is apple, grass, caramel and grapefruit. Fruity sweet but still with enough hops to add some balance; surprising after two years.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1267) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2012
12 ounce bottle, 2010 vintage. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a murky mahogany brown color with about an inch tan head that sticked around a little while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells like brown sugar, caramel, toffee, dark fruit (raisins, plums) and bready malt. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also the addition of some sherry and a bit of sweet spice. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s coating and a bit creamy with moderate carbonation. I think it’s a good overall brew, I’d buy this again in the future and probably age it longer next time.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3282) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a light tan head that diminishes quickly leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Thin mouthfeel with a bready malt and sweet roast with dark fruits and raisin flavors. Alcohol is hidden well, a very good barley wine from Arcadia.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2150) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Received in trade from Fplumbs, thanks for the opportunity. Pours a crystal clear dark brown with ruby highlights and a smallish off white head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Smells of dark brown sugar, raisins, prunes, and plums, and a bit of alcohol. The flavor is filled with lots of dark and brown sugars, a bit of non descript fruit and a healthy dose of ethanol. Medium to thick body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel. Decent barleywine, but a bit on the hot side. I enjoyed this, but I would be curious to see how a little age might affect this brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (2915) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
Sample, from a bottle, Mondial de la bière, savoured on June 8 2012; eye: dark caramel, clear, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: alcohol, malt, resinous hops, caramel; mouth: alcohol, malt, resinous hops, caramel, pepper, finale in alcohol with good presence of resinous hops, full body, not much carbonation, quite bitter, lightly sweet, harsh and alcoholic texture; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Échantillon, d’une bouteille, Mondial de la Bière, savourée le 8 juin 2012; œil : caramel foncé, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : alcool, malt, houblon résineux, caramel; bouche : alcool, malt, houblon résineux, caramel, poivre, finale en alcool avec bonne présence de houblon résineux, corsé, peu carbonatée, pas mal amère, légèrement sucrée, texture rugueuse et alcoolique; en résumé : correct


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