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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13825) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Bomber from Wine& Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark amber/brown with a slight beige/tan head. Aroma is alcohol and dark fruit. Full body; frothy carbonation. Flavor is very caramel with something like date or fig. There’s hop, but the balance is on the malt side. Heat is well concealed in the mouth. Getting a touch of raisin in the end. Compared to many, this is fairly clean. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13244) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Draft at Dilly Deli. Poured reddish brown color with an average off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate tart fruit woody malty aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2007
(2006 Vintage 22oz bottle, thanks BückDich) Small tan head with particulate-filled copper/red body. Aroma is moderately sweet, plum, some raisin, orange/grapefruit, raisin, light earthy. Taste is medium sweet, plum, earthy, some orange, grapefruit, light lemon. Fairly dry finish. Low carbonation, medium-full body, some resin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12946) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bomber poured a clear dark garnet with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, plum, cherry, dates, fig and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, dates, plum, cherry and light toffee with a smooth lingering boozey fruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12604) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11971) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 4, 2007
22-oz. bottle via trade with tjthresh. Pours mahagony with a small frothy light brown head, somewhat diminishing to a rocky film, spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel), average hops (pine, flowers), average yeast (dough) with notes of dates, plums and apple. Full bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation and a creamy spicy finish. Moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness; roasted caramel and nutty malt flavor.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2008
22 oz bottle. Pours bronze colored and cloudy with a thin head that does not last. Aromas of wheat and root beer. Very sweet. Hops are there, but do not come close to balancing out this beer. This is an ok sipping beer now, but I fear what will happen by the end of the bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11175) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
On tap. Poured a deeper reddish / orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, fruity, oranges, citrus and some dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, citrus, fruity, and toffee. Light alcohol finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11164) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 02/16/2012. This brew pours a hazy brown color with a medium beige head that recedes slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted nuts, grassy hops and caramel. Full-bodied and smooth with flavors of doughy malt, caramel, hops and nuts. The finish is roasty with a lingering burnt malt aftertaste. Above average overall.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (10986) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2012
A sweet and viscous liquid. I had the 2009 edition. It really is smooth, but quite sweet.


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