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RATINGS: 412   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

[ Trade by polomagnifico ]. Unclear to hazy medium amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly to fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, oxidide malt, wood, light alcohol, licorice konfekt (laber larver) notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dried fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111225]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31650) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2011
From tap at Sunset Grill. Pours hazy dark brown to deep orange with no lasting head. Aroma is wineous, slight wooden and dense caramlish. Sweet, caramelish and solid bitter and lingering fruity. Ends dense malty and slight bitter, medium dry.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29694) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2007
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is sweet with very powerful notes of over ripe fruit, alcohol, berries, malt, and caramel. The flavor is very sweet with a good deal of alcohol, but also with notes of over ripe fruits and caramel, as well as a light alchol burn on the palate. The massive sweetness makes it a bit cloying. Thanks Alex (fiulijn).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Courtesy of fiulijn. Vintage 2006. Pours a clear, orangey brown with a yellowish brown head. Sweetish caramel nose. Quite full-bodied with sweet and lightly burned caramel and a wee edge of aroma hops. Sweetish finish with also some nutty accents appearing. The finish is very subdued. Nothing flashy here but quite pleasant really. 030707

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20869) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2007
Bottled. Ruby colour, small head. Aroma is caramel, malts, some wood, hops and alcohol. Slightly wineous. Flavour is hoppy, caramelly, slightly alcoholic and some burnt sugar.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19808) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2008 Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Mahogany colour, minimal head. lactic cherry aroma with some caramel. Sweet and fruity with a tart, yoghurt-like component. Full bodied and thick, a bit syrupy. Floral resiny hops sets in late and gives shampoo flavour, black currant and resiny bitterness. A barleywine with some highlights, but also a lot of drawbacks.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
16th December 2009
Cloudy red brown beer. Short lived biscuit coloured head which is creamy tasting and pleasant. Light palate for the style. A little dry. Very slight sour note before the rich malt hits, coca cola in there as well. Turns softer with more sour malt and mellow orange hop bitterness. Pretty decent if not the muscle car type of barleywine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2009 2009-11-12, bottle at Monk’s Café, Stockholm, 7-4-8-4-15=37
Hazy brown color. Caramel aroma and flavor, quite sweet, medium bitterness, but also light aroma of over-ripe apples.

2007-07-03, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Beautiful ruby-amber color, hazy; big head. The aroma is malty and hoppy, medium. The malty flavor is very strong, sweet as well, with a lot of sweet caramel, warming alcohol, correct bitterness for this brew; the hop qualities are there but hidden. Balanced Strong Ale, good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2008
(22oz. bottle) Pours a cloudy amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, toffee, and toasted malt. Flavor of caramel malt, fruit cake, and mild hops.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2009
On tap at Ginger Man, NYC. Pours a dark brown/maroon with a slight, white head. Sugary sweet aroma with notes of caramel and dark fruits. Taste is faintly hoppy with a small dose of malts. Most of the flavor is sweetness: brown sugar, toffee, some chocolate. Hints of red wine, or maybe whiskey. Either way, it’s hints of alcohol. Nice, lingering sweet finish. Made a great sipping beer. Good stuff.


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