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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

461 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 98
Gots: 134 | FT: 10
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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russwbeck

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer pours out not unlike sludge, brown and murky in color and decently thick. About a finger or so of white head builds up, but dissipates quickly, and leaves behind only spotty lacing. 3.5

S: The aroma is decently roasty with a large representation of toffee and caramel. Dark fruits and booze also play parts here and there, but the toasted toffee is definitely the focus. 4

T: The taste is actually a bit more muted than I expected. The caramel and dark fruit sweetness is the focus, but the roast rests on the back of the throat, providing balance. I notice the alcohol here and there, but it isn't as offensive as a 10% ABV beer could be. Nothing is really wowing me with this for the style, but it is decently enjoyable. 3.5

MF: Lighter than I expected, with a nice amount of carbonation. The drinkability is only average, as the sweetness and booze got to me after a while. 3

Value: I got this in a trade mainly comprising Hardywood and Troegs beers for various Central Waters specialties. Definitely consider it a good trade after tasting these. 4.5

O: Nice barleywine that should age well, but I don't think I'll go out of my way to try it again. Let's see what putting this baby in bourbon barrels for a while did! 3.5

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 20:43:45 | More by russwbeck
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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!

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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.

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Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.