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RATINGS: 407   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brentv (338) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Reddish Brown, unfiltered body with very little head. Aromas of raisins and cherries. Very boozy raisin flavor and a chewy mouthfeel. I would like more please

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2007
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baggio (319) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2008
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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2006
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2008
deep red with yellowish head that quickly vanishes. sweet and malty with a strong alcohol presence. mild hops at the finish. vintage 2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - APR 23, 2010
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Homebrewerguy (303) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
georgekappus (296) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gwpom (295) - Akron, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
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.

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