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Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale - Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe AleKosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

480 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 480
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 98
Gots: 131 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2002)
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-20-2014 16:32:30 | More by jplopez21
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Will_Rivera

New York

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-13-2014 15:42:44 | More by Will_Rivera
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27%

Pour is a hazy dark chestnut with a very tight tan head. Nose is heavy caramel malt and pungent crystal malt with a fair bit of cardboard like oxidation. Taste follows suit, heavy dry caramel, very sticky, a bit of crystal malt and a good bit of cardboard oxidation in back with a hint of green apple skin. Full bodied and chewy, prickly feel and well carbonated.

08-08-2014 01:00:39 | More by cpetrone84
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cervezango

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%

from a pint and 6 oz. bottle “catastophe” pours an opaque clay colored beer with a nice margin off white head

strong smelling sweet overripe grapes. alcohol. some breadiness too for the smell.

wow, this beer is intense. caramel apples, and some toffee flavor .very sweet but the alcohol really cuts the sweetness well. kinda has that belgium beer taste

it really reminds me of a Belgian quad.

damn this beer hits hard. I cant find the percentage on the bottle but I've not even finished my fist 12 oz. glass and I can defiantly feel this.

sticky mouth feel with a dry after taste

I did enjoy this , as my first barley wine style ale I've consumed it sparked and interest in me to buy more barely wines.

08-07-2014 03:23:35 | More by cervezango
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tgraven

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

08-04-2014 17:20:33 | More by tgraven
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Bandi

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.7%

08-03-2014 20:20:59 | More by Bandi
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metter98

New York

4.16/5  rDev +1.2%

A: The beer is hazy brownish amber in color. It poured a short beige colored head that died down, leaving wispy lacing covering the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel malts and toffee are present in the nose. Hints of alcohol also become perceptible once the beer warms up.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of toffee and has notes of caramel malts along with slight hints of alcohol. Some vanilla also becomes apparent once the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and a little sticky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer develops nice flavors as it warms up and the alcohol is relatively well masked from the taste.

08-03-2014 20:13:00 | More by metter98
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CTaylorBrew

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-28-2014 04:25:46 | More by CTaylorBrew
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Cheld

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-27-2014 21:51:53 | More by Cheld
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-27-2014 21:41:53 | More by firstlighthiker
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kenzilka007

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-23-2014 23:39:52 | More by kenzilka007
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weonfire

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-23-2014 02:05:45 | More by weonfire
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57md

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +2.9%

Pours a cloudy reddish copper with golden edges and a finger of off-white head. The nose is rich and bready. This offering is full-bodied and most certainly malt forward in the grand tradition of English Barleywines. The finish is slightly dry and bitter.

At 10%, the alcohol essence is well in check. This is a superb example of the style.

07-22-2014 04:50:25 | More by 57md
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shredder83

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-19-2014 22:50:37 | More by shredder83
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green_plastic

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-19-2014 13:18:21 | More by green_plastic
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Stum-pub

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-16-2014 08:14:34 | More by Stum-pub
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-13-2014 21:49:55 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.29/5  rDev -20%

Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe ale pours a hazyish dark amber color with a very small non lacing head. There is a bold oaky earthy sharp aroma. The taste is very sharp, big oaky flavors, and strong earthy notes. Good flavors, flat body, even for a barley wine. Overall its very strong, and earthy, with some big oak notes.

07-11-2014 00:24:17 | More by vette2006c5r
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-10-2014 19:59:16 | More by Ristaccia
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +18.7%

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!

07-09-2014 13:15:25 | More by NewGlarusFan
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MisterBisco

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-08-2014 14:00:36 | More by MisterBisco
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JakeBarnett

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

07-08-2014 04:02:34 | More by JakeBarnett
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KindaFondaGoozah

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-08-2014 00:49:45 | More by KindaFondaGoozah
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TubaDan

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

06-28-2014 04:37:21 | More by TubaDan
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smogfood

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

06-24-2014 10:32:01 | More by smogfood
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Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 480 ratings.