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Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Cereal Killer Barleywine - Arcadia Brewing Company

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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

115 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 115
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.16%


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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Reviews by cosmicevan:
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cosmicevan

New York

4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

big thanks to genuinedisciple for the kind hookup! can't wait to try this one. enjoyed from my bolt cutter glass.

a - ripped through a thick layer of wax on the bottle and then poured away. brew poured a caramel mahogany. really nice ruby highlights on the sides of the glass. thin bubbly head that was gone quick.

s - really nice meld of bourbon and caramel toffee malts.

t - yum. big decadent chocolatey bourbon smothered over a classic caramel toffee barleywine.

m - wonderful tingle of booziness on the finish, but drinks really easily for such a big brew. everything is in the right place. full bodied, but not chewy.

o - home run. slam dunk. really wonderful BA barleywine. if anything, maybe a bit on the heavy side, but it comes in a 12oz serving :)

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 04:12:45 | More by cosmicevan
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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%

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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

10-06-2013 03:29:32 | More by Hugonaut13
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

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justwork

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-25-2013 04:05:16 | More by justwork
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traviswhillier

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

09-21-2013 20:26:16 | More by traviswhillier
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Peanut2074

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Arcadia Bourbon Barrel Aged Cereal Killer Barleywine from Arcadia Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.