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Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley Wine - Arcadia Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

491 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 491
Reviews: 262
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 13.12%
Wants: 38
Gots: 63 | 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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Alextricity

Michigan

3.89/5  rDev +2.1%

$3.99 single. Bottled 1/17/13. Poured 2/07/14 into the only clean glass I had, a shaker pint. Maybe it being a year past its bottling date was why this was $4 for a single? Who knows. My first ENGLISH Barleywine, though I've had a few American varieties.

Appearance: A really hazy, thick, brown and red color. Sort of almost like the color of the bottle itself. No head to really speak of, but a decent amount of lacing, and a ring of foam on top of the beer.

Smell: Oh, well... yeah. Big malty sweetness that you'd expect in an English barleywine. Dark fruits. Bunch of caramel malt. Almost a wet wood aroma in there as well. Pretty nice.

Taste/feel: Actually a bit thin compared to other Barleywines I've had, but not TOO thin. A sort of tangy quality is also definitely in this beer, presumably from the yeast. Big caramel malt and sweetness before the alcohol warming finish and biscuit-like after taste. As for actual alcohol flavor, I don't really get one, but someone could probably guess this beer is at least 10% by the feel of it alone.

I hadn't had a Barleywine in a loooong time, so I decided to try this one. It's pretty good. $4 for a single bottle seemed a bit high, but when I looked at it, the beer was bottled over a year ago. Unless Arcadia bottles this beer and keeps it around before shipping them? Whatever the case, that may explain why this beer's alcohol is quite nicely mellowed out.

I wasn't the hugest fan of Barleywines (which is why I went so long without buying one), but now I think I'm changing my stance. I enjoy the insane amount of malt flavor, the slight tanginess, and the warmth in my belly from this one. The feel could maybe use a little work, but the amount of sweetness is spot on -- any more and this beer would be cloying. I'd be very interested in buying another one and cellaring it for about five years or so. The only real flaw I have with this brew is that it could use some more flavor depth... I could find that in the BBA version if I could get my hands on it. Try this one out.

02-07-2014 17:37:07 | More by Alextricity
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sblanton83

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-01-2014 08:03:39 | More by sblanton83
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jscheuf

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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vinny21bal

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

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TheConnMan

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

01-06-2014 15:22:22 | More by MacStinson
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mykill84

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-05-2014 13:02:59 | More by mykill84
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BGsWo22

New York

1/5  rDev -73.8%

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miffsudd

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Kelp

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5%

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BillRoth

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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leadahmer

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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DavidRandall

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Gemini6

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

12-05-2013 07:39:31 | More by Gemini6
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steevbr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-30-2013 19:10:52 | More by steevbr
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TapHeadBrewing

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

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Wamba

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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SanFranJake

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Ohio

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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Michigan

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Illinois

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andrewjraab

Michigan

3.69/5  rDev -3.1%

A - Initially pours a pitch black with zero head whatsoever. A barely visible off white cap circles the snifter. When viewing the brew with back lighting the color changes significantly. It goes from black to a dark ruby orange.

S - Ripe fruit, raisins, maple syrup, malts.

T - Malt forward with big fruity flavors, raisins, plums, figs, finishes with some warming alcohol with an astringent bitter taste that clings on your palate. Heavy mouthfeel - syrupy.

O - This is a sipper with a complex malt profile. I laid one of these bad boys down so I look forward to having this again in a year or two to see how it ages.

10-28-2013 02:04:47 | More by andrewjraab
Arcadia Cereal Killer Barley Wine from Arcadia Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 491 ratings.