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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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Ratings: 548
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 105
Gots: 137 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2002

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Will last night.

Pours an amber-red, with a small quarter inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like wood, astringent booze, caramel and toffee.

I got a lot more booze out of this than everybody else, which is weird. It seemed astringently bitter, both from alcohol, and leafy hops. The caramel and toffee, slight dark fruits, in the malt backbone were nice, though. It just seemed a little messy and muddled at times.

This is medium bodied, with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation. This is a pretty slow sipper and not all that drinkable.

I feel like my opinion runs against what most people think about this one- I just didn't enjoy it all that much.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle of the 2013 vintage. Poured into a snifter 10/15/2014. Have had this fresh and aged several times; but will be reviewing based on this version which is now 2 years since brewing.

A- Darker brown-caramel body, typical of a barleywine. Half finger white head that doesn't stick around for long. No lacing. [3.5]

S- Caramel and toffee, a bit of grapefruit and pine still lingering even after a year of aging. Nicely fruity but with a ton of malt presence. Solid. [4]

F- As in the nose, there is a strong caramel and toffee presence that is slightly offset by a citrus and pine hop bitterness that has clearly receded from fresh, but even fresh it did not overcome the sweetness of the base malts, which is quite dominant. [4]

M- Medium body, on the thinner side, lower in carbonation, soft and sweet but still with a piney, bitter hop bite to it. Slight alcohol burn, but not that much of it. [3.75]

O- Above average American barleywine with a nice sweetness and complexity which does well with 2 years of age on it for sure. [4]

Final score: 3.95

Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 548 ratings.