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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
afksports (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 29, 2012
This does better as it warms. The barleywine - 2011 batch so aged a year - has a lot of alc in the smell and at the back of the taste. But otherwise it has burnt caramel and figs/dates. A medium to light body, it’s dark in the center to nearly clear on the outside. True to style barleywine that probably is a great candidate for aging. If barleywines are your thing, this is an excellent option at the price point, and something that could compete with Bigfoot. That said, for me there was a tannic onion type of thing going on in the finish that just didn’t sit right. So... quality, but the taste was just a little off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
S_Side_Smitty (689) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Pours a cloudy red-brown with a small lightly tanned head. Aroma is malty with carob, oak and light molasses. Taste is very much the same as the aroma with some chalky quality. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle at home. Medium brown pour with mild head in my snifter. Aroma is booze, biscuit, malts, caramel, toffee, slight borwn sugar. Taste is biscuit, bread, booze, toffee, caramel, and some mild brown sugars. Booze finish. medium light body for a bwine. Medium carb. Hoppy bitter finish and booze.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoRoBeNiKi (138) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Aroma of fruits and caramel. Appearance is black with a towering brown bottom. Taste is the same with some light sourness and bitterness to help counterbalance. Light bitterness at the end. The bitterness is unexpected but it oddly works.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (3695) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Botle @ ZEBF 2015. Aroma of raisin and malt, the usual thing, Taste is also quite straight forward, with ripe fruit, raisin, caramel, malt and some mild hops. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9603) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle sampled at ZEBF ’15. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malts, caramel, toffee, overripe dark fruits, raisins, light wood and molasses. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Over medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (12371) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2015
Bottle [2011 version] @ home. Hazy reddish color, average sized off-white to beige head. Aroma is malts, lightly sweetish alcohol, a little bitter finish. Taste malts, a touch of sweetish hops and overripe fruits, medium bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maxbier (816) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (568) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (3474) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2185) - 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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