Cereal Killer
Big Spruce Brewing

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Style:
Stout - Oatmeal
Ranked #99
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
88
Ranked #11,764
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 9.43%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
41
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Big Spruce Brewing
 
Nova Scotia, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Cereal Killer Oatmeal Stout is rich and moderately dry with dark chocolate and fresh roasted coffee flavours. Surprisingly easy to drink, this stout will convert even the most fearful of dark beer drinkers. Slainte!
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 41 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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mwrseeley from Canada

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I arrived at Lunenburg's Ironworks Distillery 20 minutes before closing with two immediate missions - sample their wares and buy a bottle of rum and, afterwards, find a nice stout in a nice pub. Yes, I know, that's more than two missions. Five samples and a new bottle of Boat Rum later, I took the advice of the proprietor who informed me that the best stout in town is on tap at the Grand Banker, just down the road. And so I went. Yes. A resounding yes. Cereal Killer might have a silly name but the beer itself is serious business. This is a seriously delicious stout and one of the highlights, so far, of my trip to the Maritimes. Now for the rum...

Jul 18, 2019
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Lisee from Canada

4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer changed my perception of dark beer/stouts. Incredibly smooth and easy drinking, and not strong. Coffee and chocolate hints in smell and taste. My new favs!

Dec 15, 2017
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TheBierdimpfe from Canada

3.52/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the stubborn goat. 4oz taster @ 5.4%: Almost opaque black color with a copper hue. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, roasted grains, and herbal hops. Slick and smooth medium body with a moderate crisp. Medium strength finish, a bit chalky, rich cappuccino feel and soft tobacco. Good balance but slightly dull. Overall good quality craft.

Oct 31, 2017
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Phyl21ca from Canada

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with light black chocolate notes is quite enticing. Taste is a mix of light roasted malt with some chocolate notes with residual sugar notes. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Very well brewed for the style with good drinkability.

Oct 02, 2017
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Sammy from Canada

3.36/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on tap at the source. their signature ale. dry and roasty with lots of malt. more of a brown ale. Not a good example of an oatmeal stout, that's for sure.

Aug 16, 2017
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souvenirs from Canada

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Growler fill from Rockhead in Halifax

A: almost black with little head
S: cocoa and coffee, very nice roasted malt aroma
T: acidic coffee, bittersweet chocolate
F: smooth but on the thinner side for a stout

Dec 30, 2016
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JoshuaCCampbell from Canada

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Auction House in Halifax, and tried again from a growler fill at Rockhead.

L: Pours a very dark with some amber colors when held up to a light. A slightly disappointing creamy/light brown half finger head.

S: A nice earthy roasted malt and coffee scent, very pleasing

T: Coffee and malts right away and a dark chocolate finish, slightly bitter but overall very tasty.

F: Creamy but surprisingly lighter than I originally expected. Light to mild carbonation.

Overall this is definitely one of my favorite oatmeal stouts, very tasty and pleasing. Extremely excited for them to release the cans as finding a growler fill for this can be tricky at times

Dec 25, 2016
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GeoWitt from Canada

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this stout on tap at the Bell Buoy restaurant in Baddeck, NS, and then visited the Big Spruce brewery a couple of days later. The taste is a complex mixture of grains with a good balance, and a lighter body than most other stouts. This is my first beer review, so I don't have all the lingo down, but this stout accompanied the seafood better than I expected, with a very fresh taste and mouth feel. The head was good, but didn't produce a lot of lacing or overwhelm the glass. I highly recommend it, along with the Spruce Bringsteen offering from Big Spruce.

Aug 06, 2015
Cereal Killer from Big Spruce Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 41 ratings