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

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Ratings: 519
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 103
Gots: 136 | FT: 13
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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4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes on 4/29/14

Tried a glass of the Y2K and a glass of the BBBW at the brewery. Both are great. I think I prefer the BBBW version more, but the regular Y2K is much easier to drink and you notice the sweetness more. Very sweet bread like aroma. Taste is very smooth, lots of sweetness, some caramel notes, some fruit. Overall, a great beer.

kkleu357, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

HookemHoos, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

jaymo18, Sep 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Vukusich, Sep 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

atrocity, Sep 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +21.7%

Beastcpa, Sep 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

PA-Michigander, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

dcisco44, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

muskiesman, Sep 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

lucasj82, Sep 08, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +4.6%

Bosoxfan20, Sep 07, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%

pkkosmatka, Sep 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

A: deep opaque amber-brown; foam a few fingers high on top; plenty of lace left behind

S: sweet chewy caramels and toffee with herbal and floral accents; something piney and something earthy

T: lotsa of chewy caramel malts and big pine hops; caramelized figs and dates and orchard fruits; sweet toffee and whole grain

M: big and lush, smooth and chewy, medium-full body, fuzzy soft carbonation

O: a great American barleywine with lots of big flavors and feel - ranks with the best out there - not to be passed up on.

Greywulfken, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

geekrot, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Will_Rivera, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
3/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

cpetrone84, Aug 08, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

cervezango, Aug 07, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +4.6%

tgraven, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Bandi, Aug 03, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

metter98, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

CTaylorBrew, Jul 28, 2014
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Cheld, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

kenzilka007, Jul 24, 2014
Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.