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

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Ratings: 494
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 101
Gots: 134 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

JimGlonke, Jan 13, 2013
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CWhite, Jan 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

martyl1000, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Rutager
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2011 bottle. Big thank you to the great trader, Steasy66!!

Appearance. Pours a deep caramel-amber with just a little haze and half a finger of off-white head.

Smell. Sweet caramel with a little cherry and light fruits and a slight earthy hop smell.

Taste. Slightly burnt caramel, nice bitter earthy hops, very woody and tannic with just a light sweetness and a hint of that cherry and light fruit that I noticed in the smell.

Mouthfeel. On the slightly lower side of full bodied with medium, velvety smooth carbonation.

Overall. An awesome barleywine. Quite dry with great bitterness, but not overwhealming in the hop flavours. Thanks again Steasy66!!

Rutager, Jan 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Evan, Jan 11, 2013
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

kbuzz, Jan 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

NSK79, Jan 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Hopstout, Jan 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

RievyRW, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of cquinn17
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz poured into a square one tulip.

A- Pours a really pretty opaque lighter brown, mahogany color. 1 finger off white head with good lacing.

S- Just dank hops with a little cherry and sweet breads malts. A little caramel in their as well. Pretty complex aroma.

T- Really interesting. Some vegetal hops with a little citrus in their. Followed by sweeter caramel malts. Also tastes like its been aged, which it has been.

M- Good amount of carbonation with a smooth, creamy finish.

O- I'm not very well versed in the barleywine style, but i really enjoyed this beer. It was a really well balanced offering of some dank vegetal hops and sweet malts. Central waters is a great brewery and I will continue to seek out there beers.

cquinn17, Jan 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

iL0VEbeer, Jan 01, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 bottle

A: Murky dark amber/brown with a creamy khaki head. Decent retention and amazing lacing that coats everything.

S: Sweet carmel malt with some pine and citrus hops. A fairly light nose.

T: Rich carmel malt with lots of breadiness and depth. Some citrus and pine hop bitterness to counter all the rich camel and bready malts.

M: Fuller body. Fairly thick and really smooth and creamy.

O: A great tasting and feeling barlewine. ABV is somewhat hidden. I love the BA version of this and it was nice to try the base beer.

herman77, Dec 30, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Kasteel goblet glass

Appearance- Mahogony in color with a finer of froathy off white head that dissipates to a small layer on the surface. It leaves multi level lacing down the whole glass.

Smell- I get fresh cut grass, citrus hop and a very sweet dark fruit scent.

Taste- Super sweet brown sugar at the tip of the tounge followed by a smoky lemon grass hop and some booze.

Mouthfeel- Super thick and chunky witch is enjoyable but eventually gets hard to drink. It needed just a smidge of carbonation to have a perfect mouthfeel.

Overall- Barley wines are far from my style, but this is my favorite to date. It has a nice sweetnes but the booze, smoke and hop finish is somewhat off putting for me. I know if you are a barley wine fan you will definitly enjoy.

BrownAleMale, Dec 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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

I'd like to thank myself for being so awesome and buying some of this beer. Thanks man!

Really a pretty looking barleywine... murky burnt amber with hues of reds and pink, a frothy pale khaki head retains very well, creating loads of lace.

Sort of reminds me of Bigfoot... big thick caramel malts with an appropriate level of citric hops to keep things interesting. Nice.

Much more malt centric on the palate... sweet dessert flavors, some overripe fruit, caramel malt, a boozy sting on the tail end. Good stuff, I'd still love to track down the barrel aged version.

yamar68, Dec 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

mkennedy119, Dec 18, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

an opaque orange/brown.. looks like autumn. finger of head which turned into a slight bubbly ring. smells of sweet malt, vanilla, raisins... a lot like the barrel aged version, i still get a presence of bourbon.
a honey-like sweetness up front followed up immediately by the taste of pure barley.. holy crap, i've never tasted a barley wine so "barley-ish", mild bitterness of roasted flavor in the finish. a very earthy, delicious drink.
full body and moderate carbonation... a nice sipping beer. heavy warmth from the abv.

overall a damn good barleywine, but not as good as the barrel aged version.

facundoCNB, Dec 14, 2012
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Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 494 ratings.