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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

470 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 470
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 99
Gots: 133 | 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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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-10-2012 14:22:19 | More by Texasfan549
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

11-10-2012 06:41:08 | More by hilgart1
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Auztan

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-06-2012 18:02:37 | More by Auztan
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz, 2011 vintage
Tired Hands wine glass

A: Pours a cloudy amber color. Very murky. Basically a thin layer of bubbly off white head. Minimal carbonation. Some lacing bits and alcohol feet.

S: Smells of sweet malts. Caramel. Toffee. Sticky raisin notes, as well as other dark fruits (figs and slight dates).

T: Still some piney hop bitterness in the tip of the tongue. Starts the sip. Then it's dark fruit, toffee, caramel, mild vanilla, etc. It's a really nice drinking barleywine. The BA version would be much better, if that is what their barleywine is then I understand as it was delicious.

M: Full bodied. Chewy as hell.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2012 18:09:13 | More by inlimbo77
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rlcnmeyer

Missouri

4/5  rDev -2.7%

10-28-2012 01:23:46 | More by rlcnmeyer
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (2011) shared by Oscar. Thanks!

A: Pours an amber-brown body with a small white head.

S: Old hops, mint, caramel, burnt sugar.

T: Brown sugar, multigrain bread, cidery old hops, slight bitterness, caramel, biscuits.

M: Thick-bodied with medium carbonation.

O: A pretty good American barleywine, even with some age on it.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 06:52:01 | More by Etan
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.7%

10-22-2012 18:31:34 | More by imperialking
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Florida9

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

zac16125

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Written from notes taken a few weeks ago
2011

A: murky shade of medim pastel brown in color. Loads of sediment floating around. Forms a very thin off white head, not much more than a surface coating. Almost no lacing.

S: sweet and inviting. Toffee, brown sugar, stone fruits, sweet caramel all rounded out with a good dose of alcohol.

T: mild sweetness. Burnt Brown sugar, toffee, treacle, and caramel on the front end. Woodsy, earthy , and astringent on the back end. Long, woodsy finish. Slight oxidation.

M: on the heavier side of medium. Dry, with a bitter astringency. Lower carbonation.

O: A decent BW. A bit heavy on the astringency and the burnt flavor is somewhat distracting. But overall, fairly drinkable, with a good range of flavors.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2012 02:39:20 | More by Florida9
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suspect

New York

4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Central Waters Snifter. Thanks to beerwolf77 for the hookup.

A: Pours a deep reddish-brown color. Aggressive pour leads to a 1 finger creamy light brown head. Lacing is pretty consistant and plentiful.

S: Big notes of dark fruits from raisins, to dates, to plums and figs. The alcohol makes it's appearance here as well...makes a big appearance. Hoo boy this one smells hot...almost too hot.

T: Fruits listed above are also prevalent in the taste but also making a big push through are tons of caramel and crystal malts. Very sweet but balanced nicely by what I believe to be hops and alcohol.

M: Big creamy finish. Perfectly carbonated.

O: Almost used big for a third time to lead off a description. This is a big, smooth, easy drinkin' barleywine. I'm generally not a huge barleywine fan but this one is most excellent.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 00:54:38 | More by suspect
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a big beer. Very roasty for a barleywine. Toffee, caramel, alcohol, almost a very burnt popcorn taste (in a good way). Overall, I really enjoyed this beer and would love to try the BA version. It is definitely a sipper, though, and it would be dificult to drink more than one in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 22:41:13 | More by thebigredone
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-10-2012 01:46:05 | More by t0rin0
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ystazi

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

09-04-2012 21:18:54 | More by ystazi
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

08-19-2012 23:04:20 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

08-11-2012 12:07:53 | More by Dactrius
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

07-28-2012 00:51:10 | More by DaveHack
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Written from notes taken a few weeks ago

Thanks to haveanother1 for sending over this tasty extra.

A: Pours a hazy dark amber/brown with the slightest light tan head, which dissipates almost instantly. Leaves some slight spotty lacing.

S: Huge aromas of toffee, caramel, and dark fruits including over ripe plum, fig and dates, candied pecans. Sweet and delicious. Reminds me of why I love barleywines.

T: Brown sugar, burnt toast, raisins, more hop bitterness than most in the style. Taste really reminiscent of burnt raisin bread. Too much bitterness for my liking, and doesn't live up to the nose.

M/D: Slightly over carbonated, on the fuller side of medium bodied. Drinkability is rather low, even for the style, due mostly to the bitterness and burnt flavors.

O: Tasty and certainly worth a try. I'm glad I had the chance to try this one,

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 23:59:49 | More by zac16125
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

07-09-2012 01:15:21 | More by IdrinkGas
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-30-2012 04:40:56 | More by cofeeguru
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soccerfancooch

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

06-15-2012 20:24:01 | More by soccerfancooch
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DersOne

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

06-14-2012 01:34:35 | More by DersOne
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-23-2012 18:45:19 | More by MarkyMOD
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jjanega08

Minnesota

4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Notch next to the DEC and bottle dated 2011

A= Pours a very very hazy amber color that looks like a deep brown in the glass. A small finger of head comes up and falls to a thin skin on top of the glass with a decent amount of lacing.

S= Smells like a barleywine. Strong caramel malts and toffee in it. A good sweetness to it that comes through. Not much in the name of hops sort of an english barleywine aroma. The deeper I dig the more it smells like a bag of sunflower seeds...

T= The taste is most excellent. It almost tastes like there is a bit of wood despite there being no wood. A nice caramel malt character and a little bitterness from hops despite there being no hop flavor. It's hard to tag this one just right but it's good.

M= Perfection in a barleywine. The carbonation allows the flavors to linger yet is able to lift any food away.

O= This is actually a really good beer. I loved the barrel aged version and this is just as good. The stouts were a bit of a disspointment but this is great. Great job CW keep it up.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2012 05:46:40 | More by jjanega08
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BasterdInABasket

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-17-2012 00:01:26 | More by BasterdInABasket
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GregSVT

Texas

4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a snifter - 2011 Vintage

A: Pours a very hazy reddish brown with a nice tan head that fades to a ring and leaves some lacing on the glass.

S: The nose starts with a lot of sweet caramel and barley then it switches to bready malt an earthy aroma I can't quite place.

T: The taste is similar to the nose but there is a decent amount of bitterness on the finish from some hops that weren't noticeable in the nose. There's also sweet caramel, toffee, and malted barley.

M: The feel is right in the middle of medium with a decent creaminess.

O: While I expected a bit sweeter beer due to the reviews before me I think this is a good representation of an American Barleywine. Central Waters does not dissapoint once again...definitely one of my favorite breweries.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 06:45:16 | More by GregSVT
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-20-2012 04:54:20 | More by millelacsmark
Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 470 ratings.