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Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley Wine - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley WineArcadia Cereal Killer Barley Wine

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86
very good

482 Ratings
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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 38
Gots: 62 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 10-26-2006)
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techfed87

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber is of the 2007 vintage.

Pours a huge, bronze-colored head. Smell is of sweet grapes, almost like that of a jelly or preserve.

Color is dark bronze, with ultra-fine particulate hanging suspended. Taste is sharp and more bitter than what I would expect from a Barleywine. It's a sharp type of bitter, combined with a rich malt flavor, that differentiates this from other barleywines that are available. In short, it's a maltier, with a densely sour core.

Mouthful is pleasant, and the body has a flavorful alcohol presence without being completely overbearing. For being 9%, I would place this as a moderate-range barleywine, and it feels the part as such.

Overall, this is a different take to a barleywine than what I had become acquainted with. It's maltier, more bitter, and has a much sharper, more pointed aftertaste. A definite try, but not one of my most favorites in the category.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2010 03:08:32 | More by techfed87
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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.

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Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley Wine from Arcadia Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.