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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Hazy ruby pour with 1-finger tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, cherry, some oaky bourbony notes, and some earthy peaty notes. Tastes rich, very malty, with a heavy fig and cherry fruit bill, plus some cognac, cabernet, and peppery citrus notes. Gets a bit hot as it warms, and gains a spirity quality like a cognac/cabernet hybrid, as such.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8320) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2007
Bottle. Brown body with a big fluffy white head. (3+) Interesting aroma, alcohol, sugary toffee notes, mild malt presences. My nose is not quite up to deciphering it all today. Sweet caramel malt in the flavour is overlayed with some hot alcoholic notes. Average palate. Decent, a bit of a different take on a barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8203) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2008
(Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm)
2007 vintage
On August 23, 2008
Clody copper to dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, sirup, alcohol, caramel scent. Also lacitc. Sweet and bitter taste. Caramel and roasted, som alcohol as well. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Also "Melissa officinalis" (citronmeliss) and licorice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8150) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2012
12oz bottle, 2010 vintage. Mildly hazy ruby red color, minimal sort of cream/khaki colored head, a bit of lace. Light carbonation, smooth and creamy texture, some oily texture. Sort of a fruit punch nose, that gives a nice sweet taste. Maybe kind of like cough medicine, but not in as bad of a way as that sounds. Nice malty hops, a little booze. Another enjoyable barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7697) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2009
On tap at MBG Summer Festival. Poured a light brown with a dark off-white head. Aroma consisted of sweet grains, kind of like something from cereal. Flavor was full of sweet malts with a developing subtle fruit taste towards the end. Quite thick. I particularly enjoyed the way the beer finished.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7616) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2011
On tap @ Radio Maria. Deep orange amber, scant head in the sample glass. Sweet toffee and orange brandy aroma. Toffee apple flavour, quite appley actually; sweet with a syrupy body and a warming finish. More British in style. Just okay for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (7596) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle. Dirty orange pour with a minimal white head. Nice aroma of caramel malts and rich fruit. Nice slick palate. Taste is dark fruit, bread, and caramel. Really nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7411) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2010
bouteille cuvée 2006. brune de ton brumeuse, mousse moka arôme, malt caramel, qcq fruits noirs vu l’age il en ressort des notes de soja. goût, moyennement fruitée, sucre brun, fruit noir; raisin, cerise noire, mures et prunes. Caramel malt mais garde un bon aspect fruitée avec note de jus de fruits, l’alcool y est bien présent. La fin garde un goût d’amertume du houblon qui malgré l’age conserve une bonne présence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7358) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Bomber pours clear amber with inch and a half tan head. It has a citrus hard candy aroma, cherry candies and raisins. The taste has that same fruity hard candy noted in the nose with sweet citrus, cherry and grapes. Then an undercurrent of mild caramel sweetness runs right up to the finish and into the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7322) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2008
Bomber, I belive a couple years old. Poured deep, murky brown with a surprising amount of sediment even on the first pour.. just a swirly dusting of tan head stuck around. The aroma picked up some very nice caramelization that formed the basis for the brew.. darker fruits, earth, and slight oxidation come around as well.. came together very well. The flavor had more of the fruity component with rich, aged caramel and toffee settle into the background a bit.. warm earthy notes and a bit of molasses on the back.. all in all quite tasty. Heavier-bodied and grainy on the palate with building warmth as it progressed.. warm finish. I enjoyed this.

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