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RATINGS: 247   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Sampled at the RBSG ’07 Grand Tasting room (and picked up an extra bottle at Bob McFarland’s Liquors). This 12-oz bottle was offered at the main table near the room entrance with no one to give credit to. Pours a clear caramel amber brew with a nice off-white head that slowly dissolves. Nice lacing. Aroma of spices of nutmeg, creme deTartar, dark pitted fruit and caramel barley malt. Taste is sweet, lightly carbonated, with detected flavors of caramel, candi sugar, and some plums. Finish is sweet, fruity and a slight yeast aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2007
This is a very good barley wine. It lacks some of the overpowering meatiness of some, which is not always a good thing, but in this case it makes the beer a good alternative when you’re not in the mood to be overpowered. The color is an attractive cherry-ish red, and the aroma has some nice orange peel to it, over a layer of maltiness. The first impression is of fruity, yeasty flavors, but a good solid one-two punch of malt and hops quickly follows. At the very end there’s a faint but unmistakable reprise of the orange peel. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2007
12 oz bottle wife bought for me while on a trip to Wi. Fruity and yeasty bread aromas. Amber body with beige head and good amout of lacing. Good malted caramel texture along with some fruit and grain flavors as well. Sweetness on palate along with some toasted bread aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Curiously soft aroma, some spice (nutmeg/cinnamon) with orange and chewing gum. Rich amber color. Surprisingly bitter front, way more than is desirable to me. Tempered malts, butter, pine. Not very edge palate--it’s just driven by the hops, not the body itself.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2007
Sampled at the RBSG 07 Grand Tasting. Brown body with a very malty nose. Ultra sweet candy caramel flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BCAR (221) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2007
Viscous caramel color on the pour with vanilla, cotton candy, and alcohol notes. No head, to be expected. Nice malt/alcohol barley wine balance. Finished a tad bitter to crave the next sip, but overall good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4504) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
RBSG 2007. Copper color with no head. Both the aroma and taste are very lightly bittered caramel. There really was no depth to this at all and it didn’t have much taste period. Disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2007
Bottle, thanks to Brigadier. Poured a hazy, fiery reddish orange with a short cap of yellowy-beige head sitting on top.. solid amount of sediment floating around in there & some rising carbonation. Very, very sweet aroma of candied plums, butterscotch, and medium-toasted caramel.. alcohol warmth and herbal notes accent. Very sweet again in the flavor with toasted caramel, darker fruits, and vinous notes.. high-ish level of herbal and woody bitterness and ample alcohol accents. Wonderfully creamy foray onto the palate through the middle, but a mess of alcohol and bitterness sticks at the top of the finish, and is the primary takeaway on the long finish. Definitely hits some points well and misses others.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Juelze (1139) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Pours a deep dark copper color with light particles floating about. Aroma is of rich caramel, light wood notes and malt. Taste is rich caramel, brown sugar, light wood and fruit notes. The beer is full bodied, remarkably smooth and delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Perfect dark ruby color, the ideal color for BW. Intricate nose of pancake batter and butterscotch, icing covered fruit cake and notes of caramel, raisins and fig. Flavor is a bit raw and grainy in the backround, mildly unrefined, but there are some seriously impressive and delicious characteristics to this barley wine. It’s actually very complex. Hints of vanilla, graham, caramel, toffee, malt induced fruits, along with a very subtle, but present hop character of pine and fruits. Pure, natural body, with excellent creamy/heaviness. Wow, what a beer! Much better than the bourbon barrel aged version, this is a beer worthy of collecting


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