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

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Ratings: 504
Reviews: 208
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
Wants: 102
Gots: 135 | 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.

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4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pours a deep maple brown, with solid full cream white head formation that has a nice lacing. big alcohol legs are seen as you tip the glass from one side to the other,

S: big bourbon, some oak, sweet toffee, mild hints of brown sugar. there is also a big grassy (slightly peat) aspect to this that throws off the sweetness of this brew. i do pick up on a creaminess towards the finish of this brew.

T: big caramel, slight roasted malts, s.slight oak, big creamy vanilla finish and a slight hoppy/peat aspect after taste. the alcohol is dectable, and fits extremeley well with this brew.

M: full bodied brew, that has moderate carbonation. it leaves a nice caramel and vanilla touch on tha palate with a slight dryness from some grassy dhops and a decent alcohol burn. all of this is nicely blended with one another and it integrates nicely with this brew.

O: this is my first offering by CW. and i must say that this is quite nice. i honestly wish the grassy notes were dialed back a bit, because it really starts to come out as the beer approaches room temp (further creating and imbalance). As far as $4$ goes, I think this shoud sit around $15-18 a 4 pk. (i got it for $20). So in my honest opinion, its above its calling card.

tut2528, Jan 21, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Central Waters Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale 2012 vintage. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a CBS snifter. This was served lightly chilled.

A) This is a nice looking bronze barley wine. There wasn't much head generated on the pour, maybe a half a finger of slightly off-white head, which quickly dissipated to just a thin dusting. Some alcohol legs noted.

S) Sweet sweet malty goodness. A nice aroma of caramel and some light brown sugar. This is intertwined very nicely with some grapefruit, making this a very savory barley wine. Very little alcohol detected on the nose, but it was there... Definitely let this warm-up for maximum enjoyment.

T) The taste on this barley wine really follows the nose very well, so I guess see my comments above. Finishes with just the slightest tingle from the alcohol and really has a wonderful aftertaste.

M) This has a full body and is mildly carbonated. Really the mouthfeel is remarkably smooth. I would say nearly silky. A very light tingle is left on the palate.

O) Really a fantastic barley wine. I found it to be well-balanced and highly enjoyable. I can't recommend this one enough.

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RoamingGnome, Jan 19, 2013
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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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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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4.19/5  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
Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 504 ratings.