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

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Ratings: 534
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 104
Gots: 133 | FT: 11
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: 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.

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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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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!!

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Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 534 ratings.