Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley Wine - Arcadia Brewing Company
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Reviews by FirstBrewsoon:
3.95/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from bottle into pint glass for a live review.
A - Rich ruby/mahogany, perfect clarity. Extremely sparse foam, which did not accumulate, with minimal retention along the sides of the glass only. I find the colour alluring, but would have liked to see slightly more head.
S - Fairly faint, probably due to a poor choice of receptacle on my part. A vigorous drag of air yields dark fruit, candy floss, caramel. The aroma is improving as I write this, due in all likelihood to temperature. I wish I had a snifter at my disposal, but I'm not at home.
T - Loads of oak and vanilla, with a pleasant latent bitterness, which lingers on the finish.
M - Thick, viscous and satisfyingly syrupy. Coagulates on the tongue in a luxurious way. I was surprised to detect fairly substantial carbonation in the mouthfeel.
O - Very pleasant beer, a nice example of the genre. I'm impressed with how the sweetness of the initial flavour, which is considerable, is balanced by the bitterness on the end. I bought a single bottle of this with a contingency for a four-pack, and I think I'll have to follow through on it. At 10% abv, I feel this beer would age well.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2013 03:25:08 | More by FirstBrewsoon
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A - Pours a murky reddish-brown with virtually no head.
S - Dark fruits, molasses, sweet malts, and alcohol.
T - Sweet malts upfront with nice amount of dark fruits (cherries and plums). The finish has a good amount of resinous piney hops. Hops give a nice lingering bitterness.
M - Meium bodied with low carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel with a sticky finish. Slight alcohol burn.
O - Very decent barley wine. Would prefer a little less hops and more sweetness. Still very drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
04-15-2014 02:32:57 | More by TreyIsWilson
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley Wine from Arcadia Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 478 ratings.