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RATINGS: 432   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 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.

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3.8
jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with tan head. Nose of fig, brown sugar and grain. Taste of fig, dark fruits, brown sugar and a sweet papaya finish. Good mouthfeel.

3.7
bhensonb (15745) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Bomber from Wine& Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark amber/brown with a slight beige/tan head. Aroma is alcohol and dark fruit. Full body; frothy carbonation. Flavor is very caramel with something like date or fig. There’s hop, but the balance is on the malt side. Heat is well concealed in the mouth. Getting a touch of raisin in the end. Compared to many, this is fairly clean. Good.

3.7
djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a light tan head that diminishes quickly leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Thin mouthfeel with a bready malt and sweet roast with dark fruits and raisin flavors. Alcohol is hidden well, a very good barley wine from Arcadia.

3.5
Ratman197 (15350) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Bomber poured a clear dark garnet with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, plum, cherry, dates, fig and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, dates, plum, cherry and light toffee with a smooth lingering boozey fruity finish.

3.5
Tmoney99 (14952) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Draft at Dilly Deli. Poured reddish brown color with an average off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate tart fruit woody malty aroma. Medium body with a slick texture. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.

2.7
argo0 (14127) - 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.

2.8
Drake (14078) - 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.

4.1
crossovert (13866) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2012
A sweet and viscous liquid. I had the 2009 edition. It really is smooth, but quite sweet.

3.4
BeerandBlues2 (13806) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 4, 2007
22-oz. bottle via trade with tjthresh. Pours mahagony with a small frothy light brown head, somewhat diminishing to a rocky film, spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel), average hops (pine, flowers), average yeast (dough) with notes of dates, plums and apple. Full bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation and a creamy spicy finish. Moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness; roasted caramel and nutty malt flavor.

3.6
Dogbrick (13751) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2012
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 02/16/2012. This brew pours a hazy brown color with a medium beige head that recedes slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted nuts, grassy hops and caramel. Full-bodied and smooth with flavors of doughy malt, caramel, hops and nuts. The finish is roasty with a lingering burnt malt aftertaste. Above average overall.


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