12% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Dark brown with a thin head.
Aroma: Boozy, with some vanilla and sweet malts.
Taste: Vanilla, caramel and sweet malt. Some very dark chocolate at the second half of the sip.
Mouthfeel: Strong bodied.
This barrel aged version of Cereal Killer Barleywine is a rich, smooth brew, with vanilla, caramel and sweet malt flavors. But what’s most surprising here is the chocolate and oat flavor at the second half of each sip — it’s very rich, luxurious and enjoyable. Between this and Arcadia’s Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, it’s clear the brewery knows what it’s doing when it comes to aging brews.