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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grandet (501) - Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy brown pour with a small head. Aroma is very sweet and raisonish with some dates too. Taste is very sweet with a raison background. Very brinkable. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 Very dark red in color, not quite as dark as the Big Dick’s, with a voluminous, orangey-tan head. Aroma is densely caramel-like but not necessarily sweet or intense. Flavor is much like the aroma. It is not very complex, but it is rich and satisfying, and very well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paintedmaple (493) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JUL 29, 2012
A better use for cereal than covering it with milk in your bowl! Complex and sweet this is a tasty BW.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2008
On tap - Capone’s - May 2008 (2007 "vintage").

Mild aroma - not overpowering. Medium body and taste - not over-the-top, nor is it wimpy. Malty, viscous, sweet mouthfeel - a touch syrupy, but not overpowering. Crisp hop finish rounds out a big and juicy barleywine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (456) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2013
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2014
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. Starts with a fruity sweetness of grapes and then mild booze with malt. The malt finish is longer lasting but nice, awesome barley wine

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RyanMM (413) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2010
Pours as deep a ruby tone as you can call ruby before it crosses into black. Light-brown head fades to thick and foamy lacing. Aroma of candied fruits, bready, with a hint of apple. Very vibrant on the tongue, aggressive even; the ABV on this one is not masked in the slightest. Thin but syrupy mouthfeel. Sweet at first, mildly malty, with a bitter finish that I wouldn’t characterize as hoppy. Almost astringent. I think this could be a bit better after aging. It’s just too assertive and dense in its unaged state. Might snag a single bottle and come back to it in a year or two, but not something I’d keep on hand.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2007
Bottle. Reddish-brown, cognac coloring. No head but faint foam ring around the edge. Sugary, burnt, like a creme brulee. Similar in taste, though someewhat acidic from the carbonation. Quick finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2009
RnH: Extreme Winter: While I am partial tot his style (extremely partial and biased in fact) I didn’t think this brew was anything so spectacular, good, but not wildly aggressive like the name suggested. Good fruit notes, sugars, enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2011 Underrated. Nice malty barleywine. Not de best ever but it was pretty, pretty, prettay good.

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