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RATINGS: 426   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastiefan2k (3594) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Ok I guess I will be the first to bash this beer. Had it last night on tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Poured into IKEA wine glass. Absolutely no head to speak of or lacing. An extremely dark ruby color. Aroma is very present, too sweet cherry with alcholic sherry. Nody is thin yet mouthfeel is syrupy. Weird. Taste is alcoholic sweetness with a strong bitterness. I was looking forward to trying this but very disappointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2007
This was a pleasant barleywine. Deep copper body with hints of red. Slight beige head. Aroma of dried fruit, caramel, citrus hops, and a wisp of alcohol. Medium-full body with gentle carbonation. Pleasantly sweet taste, caramel in the forefront, followed by a touch of hops and a warm alcohol finish. A very drinkable brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle, chris_o shindig. Coppery red, off-white head. Slightly acetic, astringency present. Lactic hop. Hints of malt. Mouth is oversweet with a hint of hops. Palate is more balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Arcadia is rapidly moving into my list of "why do I keep trying these guys" brewers. Clear deep brown, reddish highlights, slight but lasting head. Aroma has some dirty citric hops, little else. Flavor is sugary malt, more dirt and hops (nice to see Crystal listed here, as that is a characteristic I seem to pick up from that hop sometimes), with a bit of a citric character, and a sort of bitter finish. Definite astringency on the palate. Can’t get into this at all. Some faint fusel heat as well. Yikes. Maybe some serious age would help this, but I just can’t see how.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Brewed in the USA...... Another bottle from the Dog days of Summer !!! Pours a reddish brown color with thin off white head. Aroma of toffee, malts, hops and fruit. Taste is sweet like coffee creamer, bourbon, licorice and dark malts. Not sure what to make of this brew? Kind of disappointed. :(

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (5476) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Tooch. Thanks! Poured from a bottle into a mini snifter. Appearance is a dark copper, nearing a reddish hue. Minimal white foam head. Aroma is reminiscent of hand sanitizer and cinnamon. Taste is mostly burn and grainy alcohol with a finish that reaminds me a lot of fireball candy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, Thanksgiving beer #1. Very murky dark purpleish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of big caramel, toffee, some slight dark fruits, hints of bready notes with a touch of spice. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, hints of earth, spice, finishing sweet, slightly watery. Not very complex or full bodied, though it hides the ABV well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 25, 2008
22 oz bottle. Pours bronze colored and cloudy with a thin head that does not last. Aromas of wheat and root beer. Very sweet. Hops are there, but do not come close to balancing out this beer. This is an ok sipping beer now, but I fear what will happen by the end of the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2007
(2006 Vintage 22oz bottle, thanks BückDich) Small tan head with particulate-filled copper/red body. Aroma is moderately sweet, plum, some raisin, orange/grapefruit, raisin, light earthy. Taste is medium sweet, plum, earthy, some orange, grapefruit, light lemon. Fairly dry finish. Low carbonation, medium-full body, some resin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2011
A cloudy dark caramel colored beer with a small beige head. The aroma is grainy, floral, and dishwater. The is kind of funky with some lemon and quite an alcohol punch. Okay, but not something I would drink often.

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