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Central Waters Kosmyk Charlies Y2K Catastrophe Ale

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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Aged one year in our cellars, this delightfully friuty treat is smooth enough to help you slide over the worst Y2K glitch. As you enter the 2nd millenium, take the time to enjoy Kosmyc Charlie's. Seasonal November - February.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (531) - Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma of raisins malt and booze. Taste is boozy malty dried prunes, raisins and molasses. Finish is hint of bitter and caramel. Very nice Barley Wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (464) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Pours a reddish brown with a ring of foam that hugged my glass. The aroma is of sweet toffee, cherry like fruit, bread grain, subtle alcohol, and some herbel hop notes. Tasting, I noticed sweet carmel like sweetner, defined crystal malt flavor, booze, and some tart notes from fruit. The finish was a blend of booze that blended with a soft acidic fruit taste and ended with a medium bitterness that lingered. Overall this was a pretty good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2724) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Shared 2013 bomber poured to snifters displaying a fairly clear, dark brown hue, with some amber highlighting, a modest layer of off white head foam, and spots of lacing. The aroma was caramel sweetness, and esters as dried fruit & cherry, with some lurking alcohol that helped create the typical BW nose. Medium+ bodied, with fair carbonation, the flavor was sweet, booze, and moderate hop bitterness. Cellar mellowed, but quite tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2120) - New Mexico, USA - FEB 12, 2015
bottle. pour is hazec maroon with a yellow white head. smells of apricot, booze, and peach syrup. 2013 bottle. has a nice sherry note with cinnamon bread port flavors. raisin finish with a pineapple flavor lingering. whiskey notes throughout work well with the fruit flavors keeping this drinkable.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
On tap at Tørst in Brooklyn, served in a stem glass. Pours clear reddish-brown with a tall tan head that remains and leaves lots of fine lace. The nose has big brown sugar and herbal notes, with subtle fruit and medium resinous hops, yeast, bread and biscuity malts. The flavour is very well balanced between hoppy and fruity-molasses notes. It begins medium-sweet up front with dark fruit but soon becomes medium-bitter with resin, pine and softer raisins and figs. The finish is long and hoppy, with a moderate bitter resinous character. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a nicely complex barley wine that pairs great balance with absolutely huge flavours. 2014-12-05

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewBoxer (2332) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Sample at the food film festival. Deep brown with a nice head. Taste is Belgian yeasty with a nice aftertaste

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6056) - ITALY - NOV 26, 2014
On tap ambrato carico nocciola quasi piatta note frutta ben matata frutta secca leggero etilico vinoso liquore

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
"lots of fruit and spicy hops in the flavor. some of the same in the aroma with some toffee like scents as well. prickly feel, on the sweet side, but quite good. the barreled version, though, was fantastic."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2061) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
A great barley wine. Aromas and flavors mimic each other. Bread, caramel, grains, dried fruit, a nice long lasting hoppy finish. This is really delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Pour is dark orange/brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor of burnt caramel, wood, darker fruits, sweet malt, dried fruit, and booze. Finish is sweet and boozy with a slight hop kick.


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