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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beastiefan2k (3745) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2006
22 oz bottle from the Blue Max. Clear amber brew with a bit of caramel color foamy head after a strong pour. Nice commercial description for a beer in their big beer series??? Yeah well I have not been impressed with any of these big brews from them and this is no exception. Caramel and a bit of muddled nut roll or some thing. I tried to let it warm a bit but...

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   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.

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   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2008
Murky ruby body topped by a thin light tan head. Pours a bit like oil, very viscous (but does it protect from thermal breakdown?). The aroma is sweet caramel with a dose of dark fruit. Flavor-wise the alcohol is too forward, it gets in the way of any real flavor development. Those flavors that there are are a bit coarse: caramel and raisin. The palate is very full.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Getting notebook online. Bottle. Very sweet and malty. Not my favorite barley wine.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Thick mahogany pour. Aroma is sweet and heavily laden with alcohol. Taste is too sweet. Full of dark fruits and caramel.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kinz (3786) - 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. Cant get into this at all. Some faint fusel heat as well. Yikes. Maybe some serious age would help this, but I just cant see how.

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   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. :(

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (5823) - 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.


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