Arcadia 3 Year Cellar Aged Cereal Killer

Discussion in 'Cellaring / Aging Beer' started by HomeBrewed, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Savant (495) Minnesota Dec 10, 2006 Beer Trader

    I just picked up a couple bottles of this, but I can't find any info on said brew. The bottle doesn't say anything, nor does Arcadia's website. What's the deal with this beer? Is it bottled and then aged for 3 years at their brewery? Is it barrel aged and then bottled? My beer instinct is telling me it was bottled and then aged for 3 years, but I am not positive. Seems like if it was barrel aged, the bottle would say so. Any information on this?
  2. sarcastro

    sarcastro Savant (475) Michigan Sep 20, 2006 Beer Trader

    It is not barrel aged. Like you said, if it was, it would say so, and more than likely cost more. Don't know about the rest.
  3. Michigan

    Michigan Initiate (0) Michigan Oct 24, 2012

    It was not barrel aged. It was cellared for 3 years. I don't know how (kegs maybe) but it seems like bottling then cellaring would take up too much space and they would risk too much bottle variation.
  4. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Advocate (665) Michigan Sep 21, 2012 Beer Trader

    BM watsonmd if you want to know about it, I just traded him a bottle of it. Arcadia randomly releases weird vintages like that. For example, 2007 Cereal Killer was JUST released recently, as was 2007 Imperial Stout.
  5. Jake1605

    Jake1605 Initiate (0) Missouri Nov 24, 2009

    The only Cerial Killer I had was 3-4 years ago. It was aged a year or 2, & it was fantastic! One of the better Arcadia experiences I've had.
  6. HomeBrewed

    HomeBrewed Savant (495) Minnesota Dec 10, 2006 Beer Trader

    Makes sense of the regular 2009 Cereal Killer I also bought today.
  7. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (580) Michigan Jun 30, 2009 Verified

    I just had the 3 year cellar aged Cereal Killer bomber last night and was not very impressed personally.
  8. There is 2010 Cereal Killer on the shelves of my local beer store, does that count?
  9. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (580) Michigan Jun 30, 2009 Verified

    Depends what temp it was at and how much light was hitting it.
  10. 55° low light
  11. robertvrabel

    robertvrabel Zealot (90) Michigan Nov 23, 2010

    A group of us tried it in a tasting a few weeks back. Was not impressed at all either, was a dumper compared to all the other great beer we had on hand.
  12. Pahn

    Pahn Champion (850) New York Dec 2, 2009 Beer Trader

    weird how polarizing cereal killer is. my brewing partner hated it (thought it was like a bad rogue / magic hat beer, ie very bad), i thought it was an above average barleywine. (shrug)
  13. jtmartino

    jtmartino Advocate (525) California Dec 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    I would put Cereal Killer pretty low on my list of barleywines, especially compared to something like Weyerbacher Insanity which isn't too hard to get back east but is WAY better.