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

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
605
Reviews:
224
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
10.22%
 
 
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100
Gots:
147
For Trade:
12
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Photo of buzzy
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robwestcott
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duncan83
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Slim_720
3.08/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Angerhaus
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of einman
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mitch3114
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrk829
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of darktronica
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tappangordo
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SLeffler27
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
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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Photo of soze47
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SixPack6
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maz
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bomber. Pours deep cloudy amber, thin tan head. Super sweet caramel malt taste, lots of booziness. Grassy hops way at the end. Medium mouthfeel. Big boozy barleywine.

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Photo of Josholson666
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zatch90
4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
2.84/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bgold86
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage, great nose, lots of dark dried fruits (dates, prunes raisins), sips really sweet, lots of caramel and dried fruit sweetness. Floaties abound (does it matter though?), damn this is good.

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Photo of Ssippisam
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pagriley
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2013 bottle vintage written on label
L - Deep mahogany and murky, almost turbid but in a good way
S - Raisins figs, dried apricots.
T - Aggressively bitter deep complex malt profile.
M - A touch prickly but great malt backbone leading a chewy mouthfeel.

Overall the bitterness is a bit too aggressive but an awesome beer regardless

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Photo of Brewzma
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justinbshelton
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale from Central Waters Brewing Co.
4.11 out of 5 based on 605 ratings.
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