Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley Wine - Arcadia Brewing Company
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
2.53/5 rDev -33.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
Pours a dark copper color with ruby tinting. One-finger head of creamy orange-ish tan foam. Leaves a light layer on top. Lacing is good, but very slick.
This is one different smelling barleywine. I'm not sure if I like it or not. I'd say that it smells like a Belgian Barleywine, if that category existed.
Good presence of sweet malts. Nice citrus hops. Then we get phenols. It's like a band-aid covered in caramel sitting on a banana sprinkled with brown sugar.
This is one odd duck.
I swear that I'm getting oak. I don't think that this is barrel-aged so I find this to be odd. Sweet malts follow this. Nice mellow citrus hops. Then we get more phenols. Bananas and bubblegum, floating in sherry.
Very smooth and somewhat creamy. Medium to almost full-bodied. Medium level of carbonation.
I don't know if this one is drinkable or not. I'm leaning towards not. I've got another bottle downstairs, which I'll open soon. If it's any different, I'll amend this review.
Serving type: bottle
05-28-2009 04:32:29 | More by coldmeat23
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 480 ratings.