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Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Cereal Killer Barleywine - Arcadia Brewing Company

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Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Cereal Killer BarleywineArcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Cereal Killer Barleywine

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

123 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 38
Gots: 59 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Arcadia Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jplopez21 on 01-14-2013)
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-03-2014 19:05:55 | More by thinwhiteduke
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WesM63

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

07-25-2014 03:43:59 | More by WesM63
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.7%

07-09-2014 13:19:56 | More by smartassboiler
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.06/5  rDev +0.5%

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep amber body. No head. Lifeless.

Smell - Bourbon. Sharp oak. Light fruitiness. Lots of caramel.

Taste - Very oaky. Dark fruits. Bourbon. Even more oak. Caramel without being sweet. Dry and bitter woody finish.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Kinda boozy, but not bad. Medium heavy.

Overall - Really impressive. Kinda simple, but there's no excess sugar and it isn't too boozy.

07-08-2014 01:07:00 | More by Alieniloquium
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Moc513

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-04-2014 14:01:14 | More by Moc513
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev +1%

22 FLUID OUNCE bottle
Served in an oversized wine glass
10% abv

A - This beer pours tea colored with some amber highlights. It is capped with two inches of tan head the streaks lacing on the sides of the glass.

S - It is sweet. I get aromas of caramel and vanilla. There is bourbon in there as well.

T - The taste mirrors the smell. It is sweet with caramel and vanilla. The bourbon isn't as noticeable as in the smell. I do taste some oak. The taste improves and increases as it warms. The bourbon starts to become apparent in the aftertaste.

M - Full and smooth. Low carbonation.

O - This barley wine absorbs a lot of bourbon characteristics. It is sweet but not overtly so. It is an enjoyable tasting experience.

06-26-2014 19:59:34 | More by buschbeer
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wrightst

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

06-04-2014 02:32:23 | More by wrightst
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

05-02-2014 23:50:17 | More by warnerry
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

04-17-2014 03:25:59 | More by firstlighthiker
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.26/5  rDev +5.4%

Bottle from trade. Looks like it says 2012 on the bottle, poured 4/1/14. Pours murky brown with a bit of purple and red, and a small creamy yellowish brown head. Smells like vanilla, caramel, marshmallow, toffee, fig, bourbon. Beautiful. Flavor is gifs and bourbon, a blast of vanilla on the finish, slight oxidization but not bad. Mouthfeel starts rich and thick, but with very low carbonation that seems to make this feel a little thin. Some more carb would help the mouthfeel. Very nice beer that I would like to try fresh.

04-02-2014 02:02:07 | More by BMMillsy
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Bartos

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-30-2014 23:55:02 | More by Bartos
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-21-2014 18:11:29 | More by DanGeo
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Reappropriated

California

4/5  rDev -1%

03-11-2014 23:40:46 | More by Reappropriated
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

03-09-2014 19:57:34 | More by zekeman17
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

02-03-2014 16:16:39 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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jmich24

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-28-2014 03:35:13 | More by jmich24
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

5/5  rDev +23.8%

01-23-2014 03:12:31 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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miffsudd

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

12-30-2013 07:37:49 | More by miffsudd
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Supergenious

Michigan

4.71/5  rDev +16.6%

Smells of bourbon, vanilla, a fair bit of fruitiness, dates, figs. Overall very pleasing aroma.
Tastes more of the same. This stands out as one my all time favorite barleywine experiences. Very malt forward, with no real hop presence, which is expected of the style. The booze is covered up very nicely. Cereal Killer is my go to barleywine and the bourbon takes it to the next level. Can't for them to brew some more. Highly recommend.

12-17-2013 04:55:05 | More by Supergenious
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core42

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-30-2013 05:01:58 | More by core42
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RaulMondesi

California

3.98/5  rDev -1.5%

Shared by my boy J47Paco - can't thank you enough, playa!

First and foremost, massive aromas pour out of this sucker like I am sprinkling raisins on my corn flakes in the AM - Raul means, boom. Classic Barley Wine notes all around like Johannes Brahms conducting his Requiem. Now, this isn't as great as said Austrian genius, but it's not Miley Cyrus either. Decent flavors/textures; a bit sweet and a tad thin, but overall, do it to it.

Sip on this and then hit the gym, my children. Y'all getting fat.

11-25-2013 00:15:14 | More by RaulMondesi
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev -15.1%

Thanks to the urbane, witty, dorkaceous lurpy1 for muling this back from Michigan, his second home, for me. 12 oz. bottle, red wax. minimalist gold & black label.

Pour is a deep mahogany red with nary a bubble or carb to be seen. Nose bring some toffee, caramel, booziness, but nothing in spades, just a giggle here or there of each. Huh.

Cereal Killer - Bourbon Barrel Aged brings the high, hard heat. Boozy bourbon & alcohol spark the palate, followed with the heavy hand of caramel & toffee noted in the nose. Sticky & dry, which seems odd. A bit flat; splitting the small bottle with my wife seems like a good decision.

Nothing really notable going on here, a rather routinely pretty good barrel-aged barleywine, if such a beast exists this side of the river Styx.

11-09-2013 06:01:41 | More by maximum12
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-06-2013 00:59:24 | More by buzzy
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Odysseyalien

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

11-01-2013 21:59:33 | More by Odysseyalien
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

10-23-2013 11:04:00 | More by ComRock12
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Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Cereal Killer Barleywine from Arcadia Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.