StoutCat (89) - North Laurel, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Atlanta beer tasting. Brown-red color. Sweet fruit taste, notes of caramel-molasses and light spices, with small alcohol aftertaste.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice deep amber color with a tan head. Aroma is fruity, malty, caramel, and alcohol. Flavor is malty, fruity, biscuit, caramel, some bitter juicy finish, and a slight warming alcohol finish.
blutt59 (6287) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, brown color, bubbly, bright hops flavor, no head, licorice and dried fruit
travita (4575) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper in color with a smallish head. Smells are sweet, hops, caramel, and alcohol. Some thickness in the body. Taste has some alcohol, hops, sweetness, and toastiness.
sunevdj (3542) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear brown with an off-white ehad and lacings. Full flavored sweetness with strong aromas of caramel and hints of nuts, , pine, liquirish and malts. Some alcohol aromas too. Low carbonation. Full bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. Long bitter finish with a warming alcohol sensation that reminds me abit of whiskey. thanks for this rare treat, Kimber!
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy orangish-brown body with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of cherry, candy, caramel, herbs, and citrus. Flavor of breadiness, toffee, light fruit, and mild hops with light bitterness in the finish.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of heemer77. pours a clear dark amber with a short-lived khaki head, fading to a ring of lace. When held up to the light, my snifter appears to have a bit of a honey colored glow! The aroma is deep and inviting with notes of toffee, vanilla and hints of dark ripe fruit. A rich, malty and slightly sticky sweetness is forefront in the flavor, but also noted are some candied fruit, vanilla and hints of oak. The alcohol is decently covered by the citrus and spice of the hops, but definitely becomes apparent with a nice warming effect during the bottom half of the snifter. A tip o’ the cap to CW, a well done barleywine. Thanks for the bottle Eric.
shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
4/01/2008: Kosmyk Charlie’s Y2K Catastrophe Ale pous a cloudy deep apricot color with a rich ivory-colored head. The aroma is a very deep and fragrant blend of caramel malt and aged citrus (orange) hops. It is very sweet and nearly mouth watering! The flavor has a light to nearly non-existent maltiness right up in the front, but that is quickly dominated and rolled over with a substantial amount of resin, citrus, and herbal bitterness. The bitterness fades a bit toward the end and some toffee maltiness becomes noticeable again. The alcohol is not overtly obvious in the flavor, but it is definitely warming and hits the head pretty quickly. This beer has a medium to medium-full body and is a bit chwey. Overall this beer is definitely big and the hop bitterness and flavor is nowhere close to fading away! Kosmyk Charlies Y2K Catastrophe Ale is a very nice example of an American Barleyine Style Ale that does a good job at delivering the flavors and bitterness expected. However, I still prefer English-style Barleywines more.
12 fl. oz. bottle (10% Alcohol by Volume) from trade with buckybeer in December 2006. Rating #59 for this beer...
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Good, but nothing really spectacular. Spicy and oddly meaty aroma. Loads and loads of sweet brown sugar malt and a touch of woodsy and resiny hops. Attractive dark amber pour with a nice sized off white head. Plenty of charred brown sugar on the tongue. Maple syrup backed with a bit of pine bark. Medium to full bodied. Slightly oxidized on the finish. Thanks Andy!
DietPepsican (1560) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is sweet fruits, hops, heavy caramel and toffee. Sweet malts really shine in the one. Flavor gets rounded out by apricot, apple, hops, grapefruit, cotton candy, and toffee. Finishes slightly carbonated, no hint of the abv. This was very nice!