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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2009
Date: May 05, 2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Yankee Go Home!
Appearance: dark amber, frothy beige head, drops of lace
Aroma: sweet candied dark caramel aroma
Body: thick sticky body
Flavor: sweet dark caramel flavor, touch of fruity character, well balanced with earthy hops that stay out of the way of the malt, picks up a hint of fruity tartness in the finish

Date: August 29, 2009
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar tasting
Vintage: 2009
Score: 3.1
much drier earthy aroma and flavor,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10702) - 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.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10483) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10415) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
Hazy reddish dark amber with tiny beige head. Sweet aroma with overripe fruits, caramel and chocolate notes. Sweet flavour with overripe fruits, caramel and hoppy notes towards the end. Plenty of roasted malt. Warming alcohol in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9458) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TwoSipDip (8898) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (8867) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Bomber. Red/brown pour. Aroma is very sweet smelling. Lots of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and some fruit in the background. Flavor is very sweet. Caramel, golden raisins, cane syrup and the finish leaves a hop flavor with a light bitterness. Pretty solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8785) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Bottle... Clear, deep, dark, orange ale with a small, frothy, tan head. Vinous, resinous nose of caramel, red wine, fig or date, cocoa and persimmon. Malty-sweet, but then boozy and bitter with flavors of port and cookie. Full-bodied and oily with prickly carbonation. Dark fruit, moderately bitter, dry finish. Hey, vyvvy, thanks for floating me the bottle!


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