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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
BVery (10485) - 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.

3.2
DuffMan (10423) - 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.

3.5
alexsdad06 (10387) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with a small beige head. the aroma is moderately sweet malts, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, and alcohol. The flavor is moderately sweet caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, light pine resin hops, and alcohol. This is OK, but the flavors seem to fight with one another instead of blending nicely.

3.5
jercraigs (10365) - 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.

3.6
gnoff (10336) - 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.

3.8
phaleslu (10246) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Draft at Cicero’s in the U-City Loop. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a half-inch tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of raisins, caramel malt, brown sugar, toffee, and alcohol. The flavor follows suit, with emphasis on the raisin and caramel malt flavors, along with some cereal and chocolate notes. Rich and strong, with a medium body. Solid barleywine- I really enjoyed this one.

3.9
marcus (10222) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 10, 2015
On tap at The Laundry. Pours Dark brown with a tiny beige head and a baked bread aroma. There is a dry slightly sour dark malt flavor with a bitter finish that sticks to the palate.

3.9
sebletitje (10080) - 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.

3.2
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Caramelized base malts and subdued dried fruitiness colour the chewy body of this moderately-hopped, efficient Barley Wine.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy reddish-amber.
-The fruitiness recalls a berry mix.
-Alcohol is well positioned; present but amicable to the flavor profile.
-This is no world-stirring Barley Wine at this stage in its evolution, but it provides a pleasant sipping nonetheless.

Bottle; 2006 vintage.

3.6
DrSilverworm (9671) - 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.


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