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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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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

weonfire, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of 57md
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy reddish copper with golden edges and a finger of off-white head. The nose is rich and bready. This offering is full-bodied and most certainly malt forward in the grand tradition of English Barleywines. The finish is slightly dry and bitter.

At 10%, the alcohol essence is well in check. This is a superb example of the style.

57md, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

shredder83, Jul 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

green_plastic, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Stum-pub, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

MikeCactusGordon, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of vette2006c5r
3.29/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe ale pours a hazyish dark amber color with a very small non lacing head. There is a bold oaky earthy sharp aroma. The taste is very sharp, big oaky flavors, and strong earthy notes. Good flavors, flat body, even for a barley wine. Overall its very strong, and earthy, with some big oak notes.

vette2006c5r, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Ristaccia, Jul 10, 2014
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4.88/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Picked up at Woodman's in Kenosha WI and poured into a Bells Hop Slam tulip glass.

A) Dark brown, shoe leather, no light shines through, one finger head, leaves lots of lacing.

S) Dark fruits, sweet bread, milled malt, no hop smell, cherry skin

T) Figs, plum skin, raisin, dark cherry juice, toasted malts, bread, and faint very faint fusel alcohol at the back of the throat.

M) Thick medium carbonation

O) Perfect example of an American/English BW. Love the BA version and can't wait for more of this!

NewGlarusFan, Jul 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

MisterBisco, Jul 08, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +11.9%

JakeBarnett, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

KindaFondaGoozah, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

TubaDan, Jun 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

smogfood, Jun 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

RobinLee, Jun 24, 2014
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2/5  rDev -51.3%

wpqx, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

elliott1184, Jun 22, 2014
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4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a pint glass.

This beer really admits of a short summary type review, so I'll add that first:

Solid, top notch version of an American barleywine in the style Great Divide Old Ruffian, Lagunitas Gnarlywine, and Stone Old Guardian. Beautiful caramel and almost pineapple-y hops.

Appearance: Pours a tawny semitranslucent brown. 1 inch offwhite head that leaves sweeping streaks of lacing.

Smell: I recognize this kind of beer as soon as I put my nose to the glass: the right hops for a ton of good malt. The hops have a sort of sweet, chewy character to them that blends in completely with the malt, which is multifaceted caramel notes; caramel candies, caramelizing fruit in a pan, etc. Nice deep American barleywine.

Taste: Delivers on the promise of the aroma. Lots of beautiful malt flavor melding with those sweet, perfectly chosen hops. Toasted notes are buoyed by the dry finish. Alcohol heat keeps the flavor going, making this a great sipper like American barleywines are supposed to be.

Mouthfeel: Full side of medium bodied. Low side of moderate carbonation. Dry, hot finish.

Overall: Not really much to say, besides the little blurb with which I started the review. This is an almost perfected American barleywine. Great stuff.

Pahn, Jun 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

jzlyo, Jun 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

JJWIGHT, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

ThreeTens, Jun 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

alostplot, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

TX-Badger, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Alpar, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

memphischas, Jun 07, 2014
Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 519 ratings.