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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 Killerís 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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2008
Man, I really appreciate xmarcnolanx for sending this one my way. I saw the same, saw the label and just HAD to try it! Sadly, this one doesnít stand up. Pours amber with a strong boozy aroma. Flavor is dominated by malt and hops, some carmelized sugar flavor in there as well, but no Fruit Loops or Trix like I expected. The CapíN just didnít make it Happen here. This is my favorite label of all time though, and thanks to marc for this one!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Pours a deep deep ruby red. Aroma is very sweet, like heavy citrus. Very mouthwatering. Upon tasting, the mouthfeel is very creamy and syrupy, like youíd expect from a barleywine. The dominant flavor here is the syrupy-sweet fruitiness. Its heavy, but enjoyable. After smelling this beer, I was not let down on the flavor. The beer finishes with bitter hops. Unfortunately something just is appealing about the finish. I love hops, but this bitterness is more dry, and less citrusy-floral. Overall, I really enjoyed this one, but the finish kept it from being really great. I drank it fairly warm, so maybe the bitterness wouldíve been abated at lower temps.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allfreej (555) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Bottled. Pours coppery brown, with a nice tan head. Nose is malt, raisins, and toffee. Falvor is malt, raisins, alcohol, and caramel, with a sweet, alcohol tinged finish. Very enjoyable!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
doublebock (554) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Ruby cloudy color, pungent aroma. velvety feel. smooth taste ends with notes of raisin and a good kick at the end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2007
Pours a vibrant cherrywood color with a moderately sized tan head. Brown sugar, raisins, and alcohol. Not a lot of hops in the nose. Flavor of sweet dark fruits, molasses, caramel. Low hops profile in the flavor as well. Very sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WakeandBake (549) - Greenville, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Bottle. A deep dark red color pour with a big lasting fluffy white head leaving lots of sticky lacing , medium carbonation . Aroma of dark caramel , rasins , molasis, spicy hops and maybe cherries. Flavor is of sweet brown shugar , caramel , molasis,spicy floral hops, dates,rasins ,wood ,light alcohaol in the tail end , nice warming effect . Full body with a thick creamy mouthfeel , medium level of bitterness long sweet finish . Quite drinkable and went down good dispite the sweetness . A very good offering from a great brewery Nice .

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle: Pours dark amber with small head. Very sweet flavor. Flavor of sugar. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 23, 2009
On tap for one keg only at Flying Saucer in KC. Deep brown with a reddish tint and a thin, dense off-white head covering. The alcohol isnít hidden all than well, I suppose thatís a good thing in a barleywine. Alcohol, lots of sweetness in an almost brown sugar-style richness. Thick maltiness, but not overly roasted.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2008
pours a ruddy brown with a nice tan head. aroma needs some time to come out. is sweet and malt with some of the abv coming through.mouthful is a little zesty with a sweet malt body. little bit of a bitter i the finnish. not to inspiring for the big style...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle. Nice clear brown color. Enjoyable taste but borders on having too much alcohol flavor/burn


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