Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.
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4.88/5 rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Picked up at Woodman's in Kenosha WI and poured into a Bells Hop Slam tulip glass.
A) Dark brown, shoe leather, no light shines through, one finger head, leaves lots of lacing.
S) Dark fruits, sweet bread, milled malt, no hop smell, cherry skin
T) Figs, plum skin, raisin, dark cherry juice, toasted malts, bread, and faint very faint fusel alcohol at the back of the throat.
M) Thick medium carbonation
O) Perfect example of an American/English BW. Love the BA version and can't wait for more of this!
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 13:15:25 | More by NewGlarusFan
4.35/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22oz bottle into a pint glass.
This beer really admits of a short summary type review, so I'll add that first:
Solid, top notch version of an American barleywine in the style Great Divide Old Ruffian, Lagunitas Gnarlywine, and Stone Old Guardian. Beautiful caramel and almost pineapple-y hops.
Appearance: Pours a tawny semitranslucent brown. 1 inch offwhite head that leaves sweeping streaks of lacing.
Smell: I recognize this kind of beer as soon as I put my nose to the glass: the right hops for a ton of good malt. The hops have a sort of sweet, chewy character to them that blends in completely with the malt, which is multifaceted caramel notes; caramel candies, caramelizing fruit in a pan, etc. Nice deep American barleywine.
Taste: Delivers on the promise of the aroma. Lots of beautiful malt flavor melding with those sweet, perfectly chosen hops. Toasted notes are buoyed by the dry finish. Alcohol heat keeps the flavor going, making this a great sipper like American barleywines are supposed to be.
Mouthfeel: Full side of medium bodied. Low side of moderate carbonation. Dry, hot finish.
Overall: Not really much to say, besides the little blurb with which I started the review. This is an almost perfected American barleywine. Great stuff.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2014 02:51:32 | More by Pahn
Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.