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RATINGS: 261   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2007
12 oz. botlle courtesy of Bockyhorsey - Pours a cloudy amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is sweet doughy and estery. Flavor is light toasted malt and esters. Slight bitter aftertaste. Medium to full body. A good beer. Thanks Wendy and Bill.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3917) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2007
12oz bottle. pours deep ruby with big off white head. nose of wet grains, light fruits. flavor has biscuit, wet grains, caramel, rotten plums, and tar. drinkable but barely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Many thanks to BuckyBeer for the trade. Pours a dark brown with hints of red. A very small dark tan head crowns the glass, with little lacing. The aroma is of sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, and a trace of hops. The flavor is a great balance of malts and hops. Nice malty backbone, with caramel notes, but a lingering hoppy finish. The hops seemed to build as I got further into the glass. Very well done, I enjoyed the balance. I would love to age one of these further.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 11, 2007
2005. Dark ruby pour with brown highlighting. Small beige head, light lacing. Aroma is of complex caramel tones, spice, orange peel, grain, hops, light diacetyl and fairly well contained alcohol. Flavor is thankfully diacetyl-absent for the most part. Bitterness is very heavy, especially in the finish. There is enough sweet caramel malt to keep it very drinkable. Finishes very bitter and warming with plenty of fruit. Mouthfeel is medium in all regards except tannic style woodiness and biting bitterness from plenty of hops. Decent. Very unrefined and sharp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5696) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (4082) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BCAR (222) - 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.

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