lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think Arcadia puts caramel in every beer they make. Very nice barleywine however, im not complaining. Fruits and hops, they go hand in hand with this one. Arcadia has been hit or miss for me, and this was a hit.
baggio (319) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Oliver shared with Ante! (Thanks buddy!)
Appearance: Fuzzy red with a nice whiteish lace.
Aroma: Caramel, Raisin, Chocolate, Yeast, Herbs
Flavor: Caramel, Malt, Sugar, Cherries, Grain.
Palate: Thick and creamy with a nice touch of alcohol in the end. Very low carbonation on this one.
I liked this barleywine alot. Maybe because i drank it outside during a cold and rainy day. Still, it’s sweet and powerful and makes for a good nightcap or as a dessertbeer on its own. Recommended!
Brentv (314) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle a murky brown with slight golden head. Strong malty barley aroma with caramel and dark fruits. Taste is very sweet with only a slight hoppiness. Medium carbonation. Smooth and wonderful.
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barleywine
22 oz bomber
Medium pour in a tulip glass
Recent brewing, murdered 12/06
Poured a clear brown, with red highlights, with an average light brown quickly diminishing fizzy head with a tiny ring of lacing.
Smelt of strong bananas, pineapple, apples, pears. Hell,it smelt like a fruit salad. Lots of moderate spices and caramel in the background.
Taste was upfront strong but soft bitter spruce and sweet nectarines and pears, with moderate spices followed by a strong nutty, bark and roasted grain with a bitter pine hops with light toffee on a long dark bread and bitter grapefruit rind finish. Palate was medium to full bodied, creamy, softly carbonated with prickling tiny bubbles, moderately astringent and moderately alcoholic, both of the latter on the follow-through.
Overall, a mellow fun drinking barleywine style ale. Starts off smooth and the bite creeps in nicely on the finish. Yeah!
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep red with yellowish head that quickly vanishes. sweet and malty with a strong alcohol presence. mild hops at the finish. vintage 2006.
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - APR 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a red amber, aromas of raisins and plums... basically really sweet aromas, solid malt taste some hop bitterness with super sweet finish. Good stuff here!
Homebrewerguy (303) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 2010: pours brown with no head to speak of, aroma of caramel, flavor is caramel with a lot of sweetness, alcohol content evident, too much sweetness for balance, hard to finish this one.
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was an above average barleywine. There was nothing special or enticing about this brew. However, since I love barleywines, and I am a big fan of the style this is still a very good beer.
gwpom (295) - Akron, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. The only real exposure to barleywines that I’ve had was at the BW festival at Coles earlier this year, so granted I’m not well versed in the style. Cloudy copper color, thin white head that doesn’t hang around long. Sweet strong aroma followed by a full mouth of fruit (raisins were mentioned by my thought was prunes) and caramel. A very distinct hoppy bitterness trying to counteract the sweet fruity flavor.
Rballs01 (279) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looked nice and smelled pretty good. Kind of dark amber/orange in color. Tasted sweet with a bit too much carbonation for a barleywine. The was a flavor there that I couldn’t put my finger on also. Overall, not bad.