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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Barrel aged cereal killer Barleywine ale. Malt beverage aged in oak bourbon barrels

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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
12oz bottle. Nearly headless caramel pour. Nose of sweet malt, bourbon, vanilla, toffee, and caramel. Taste is really nice with a great balance of toffee, vanilla, coconut, and bourbon. Not overly hot at all. Mouthfeel is a little thin compared to others in this style but the sweetness is really well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Overall I had high hopes for this one, especially after smelling it, but the taste just has too much alcohol up front at the moment. It gets considerably better as it warms up, but it is very strong. Its a little over carbonated but the nose is great. Id rank this slightly behind the BA stout, and way behind the BA porter, though I could see this being much better with more time on it. Will hold onto my other bottle for a while, at least a year.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Tap at brewery. Pitch. Nice little bit of lingering head. Nose is straight up bourbon barrel. Tastes of decadent fudge, dark chocolate, mild raisin. I normally dont like barley wines, but this... this is something.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daytonbeer (729) - Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Pours mahogany in color with very little head and no lacing or visible carbonation. Aroma of vanilla, cough syrup, bourbon, coke, and dark fruits. Taste is the same with additional Carmel and brown sugar. Wow. This is an outstanding and complex beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Aroma is fruity and bourbon... really sweet flavor, fruit and caramel....This is very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle to snifter. 5/12/13. Pours deep brown with a fluffy, beige head. Aroma is cereal, breads, vanilla, caramel, fruit, oak, wood, alcohol. Taste is malty, fruity, sweet, acidic, caramel, bourbon, wood (oak), earth, vanilla, hint of leather; finish of citrus, fruit skin, dark fruit, dry vanilla. Alcohol is very well-hidden. Beautiful lacing. Chewy mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Nice and sweet and very boozy. Flavors of raisins, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, oak, and burnt sugar. Very good if in the mood for something sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Advocate_Ames (606) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2013
The BA Cereal Killer pours mahogany in color with a weak bubbly khaki head that hugs the ring of my glass. The aroma is of sweet bourbon, lite oak, carmel malts, and a touch of vanilla. As for taste I picked up on sweet carmel malts, sweet bourbon, booze, brown sugar, a tad bit of spice, vanilla, and a toffee like flavor. The sweetness masked the booze and bitterness pretty well. I find that the finish is the most enjoyable part in this beverage. In the end all that sweetness is hit but not taken over by the spices, bitterness, and the booze. This beverage reminds me of a good girl who can be a little freaky. Overall this worth a try and somewhat of a memorable experience.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Really dark red pour almost brown. Off white head that fades to a ring. Aroma is plums, fig, vanilla, and booze. Taste is dark fruit, chocolate, oak, with some sweetness and a touch of bourbon to round it out. Suprisingly drinkable for 12% abv.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2013 Poured from bottle into snifter. Absolutely great smell. A bit a of burn in the finish but overall solid beer.


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