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60
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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Killers 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.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, lightly bitter mustiness. Amber brown color with a foamy tan head, dissipates quickly, good lacing. Flavor is sweet chocolate up front. Malty, caramel, sugary notes. Some dried fruit. Medium sweetness overall with a light bitterness. Fairly rich in the mouth, creamy and decent amount of carbonation. Straightforward and enjoyable. Lacks complexity in terms of flavor changes, but is still good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allfreej (556) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2007
Pours rich, dark brown. Quite bread-y on the nose: yeast, sourdough and rye. Loads of sweet sticky malt as well. Fruitcake and maple syrup too. Fairly lively carbonation. Big and boozy on the palate. Sweet, sticky malt eventually gives way to some dry hops. Finishes alcohol-y and dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmather (185) - Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2007
very smooth, malty, deceivingly high in alcohol content, this beer sneaks up you very pleasantly, lulling you to sleep with its caramel and malt, yet not overpowering you with its hops and alcohol level. A very drinkable, very nice malty not over the top barleywine that is ready to drink now. Cant see how this one could get better with aging as it is very pleasant now.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (11642) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2007
Black with a bit of white head. Roast in aroma with various oatmeal, barley, complex aroma. Medium mouthfeel that was nicely malted adding to drinkability. Some licorice and mollasses and chocolate malt.An enjoyable barleywine that had depth and taste and one I would not hesitate to ahve again.. Malts: Rahr Pilsner, Crisp Crystal, Crisp Munich. Hops: Northern Brewer and Crystal

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10901) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Bottle... Clear, deep, dark, orange ale with a small, frothy, tan head. Vinous, resinous nose of caramel, red wine, fig or date, cocoa and persimmon. Malty-sweet, but then boozy and bitter with flavors of port and cookie. Full-bodied and oily with prickly carbonation. Dark fruit, moderately bitter, dry finish. Hey, vyvvy, thanks for floating me the bottle!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2007
Tasty and sweet. Red/brown colour with no head in my glas. Caramel seemed to mke up quite a bit of the sweeness. Lightly balanced out by some hop bitterness. Heavy palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7288) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a mahogany color with a large brown head. The aroma was sweet and tangy with a fruity hop element and a hint of caramel. The flavor was sweet malts, caramel and light fruity hops underneath. The mouthfeel was fairly thick as expected from a barleywine. It hides the alcohol reasonably well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (6123) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Bottle courtesy of hopdog! Thick murky mahogany and ruby pour. Firm, tall tan head. Aroma is sweet with sweet malts, soft cocoa, caramel, light hops and light alcohol. Taste is a bit sweeter with soft brown sugar, caramel, sweet malts, light alcohol and mild hops. Very tasty! Body is medium-full with moderate but creamy carbonation and light alcohol warmth. Finishes with more caramel and brown sugar, sweet malts, soft hops, alcohol, and cocoa. Sticky towards the end. Very tasty barleywine. Wish I had some Stilton to taste with this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1467) - Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Bomber: has a dark ruby pour with a off-white head, scents of malt and some dark malt, faint chocolate, caramel-molasses and faint sweet cola fragrances, faint hop fragrance, syrupy full mouth feel, taste of sweet and lots of malt, brown sugar and bread, alcohol warming with each sip, mild + hop bite, this Barleywine was more on the malt side of the menu, the hops second, this falls into the English style Barleywine catagory.


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