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

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4.09/5
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606 Ratings
Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe AleKosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
centralwaters.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
224
Ratings:
606
pDev:
10.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
148
Trade:
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Photo of jaydoc
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a nice looking dark brown to black color with half finger-ed off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. There was some nice light lacing sticking finely to the glass. The smell had a nice blend of sweet and roasty caramels, toffee, chocolates, light breadiness, and coffee beans combining wonderfully. The taste took those flavors and combined them extremely well. On the palate, this one sat about a medium to heavy on the body (of course when I had this, it was only two months old). Yup, sure was a sipper -no doubt about that. Overall, this was an extremely wonderful Barleywine well worth my time.

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Photo of Jonnydrinker
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Wamba
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slight hazed rusty color with a thin and fresh head with nice streaks of lacing. Smell/taste is toffee,caramel and molasses with mild dark fruits a citrus dose of hops with a brown sugar malt finish. mouth feel is sweet and sticky with malts and finishes with citrus/pine hops. Enjoyable and drinkable.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received from @Josholson666 in NBS BIF #4
Undated bottle (although the top band says “Barleywine Ale 2012) at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter. Consumed and rated from 42 to 55 degrees.
Aroma – sweet and malty with a hint of raisins
Head small (Maximum 1.3 cm, aggressive pour), light brown with a yellow cast, almost an icteric flesh color, dense and creamy, diminishing to an irregular three to four mm ring and thin layer with a rocky island
Lacing – basically none except for some ring drag which quickly rejoins the ring
Body – medium brown and cloudy in the glass although it appeared clear in the pour stream. At 53 degrees the cloudiness is still present so we can probably rule out “chill haze”.
Flavor – Initially sweet, thick, and caramel malty. The aftertaste has some hop bitterness and leaves the impression that the beer was thinner than it actually was. Alcohol is not noticeable. After several minutes a low, slow gastric burn begins.
Palate full, creamy, very soft carbonation

Overall, this is an excellent beer in a style I am rapidly coming to appreciate.

Appearance 4, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4.5, Overall 4.5.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a ruby brown with an average head. The aroma is boozy, with brown sugar, fudge, hay, maple syrup, and cumin present. The flavor is like sweet barley syrup, with maple, brown sugar, a slight sourness, mustyness, and cedar. The mouthfeel is full, but not syrupy. Overall this is an impeccably good example of an American Barleywine - rich, direct flavors, but with an enormous amount of depth. Definitely worth seeking out for Barleywine lovers.

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Photo of Cfred371
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours a ruby red, twinges of brown, with a khaki head, that quickly dissipates. The beer is somewhat murky. Carbonation is prevalent.

Smell: toffee, caramel, and all sorts of sweet goodness.

Taste: taste follows the nose: toffee, caramel, slight hop bitterness. Tasty

Feel: medium body, slightly syrupy, and a bitterness kicks in on the finish.

Overall: this is a tasty barleywine, and worth the price. Seek this out.

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Photo of buzzy
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robwestcott
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncan83
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slim_720
3.08/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Angerhaus
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of einman
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mitch3114
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrk829
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of darktronica
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tappangordo
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SLeffler27
4.01/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear with a deep, ruby-red glow (SRM 22-24). Slight, fine lace is off white, but no real head develops in the Offero glass.

The aromas open with rich, sweet malt, followed by figs, raisins and plums. The middle includes fresh pumpernickel bread, while warmth brings out pine resin. Alcohol fumes are quite present.

Strong bitterness allows some room for sweetness. Hop flavors are absent, while grainy malt is prominently distinguishable. A light, toasted flavor gives way to hazelnuts, brown sugar and molasses. Warming alcohol lingers in a bitter finish.

This has a full, almost dense, body with a chewy, leathery texture and modest carbonation. Alcohol is prominent, though less present than 10% would suggest. Light astringency and slight residual sugar remains.

This seems to fit the style and would certainly be better suited for a crisp, cool day. One glass is plenty per sitting. I aged it for 2.5 years before enjoying it with a pungent Gorgonzola.

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4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SixPack6
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 606 ratings
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