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RATINGS: 240   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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3.6
   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blklab2007 (1941) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle vintage 2013 on the side recently delivered to my beer store. Pour has a brown color and a thin coating of tan head. Aroma has sweet malt, aged hops, resins, and caramel. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation a bit low. Flavor again has substantial malt, caramel sweetness, aged hops, light bitterness, and a touch of pine. This is good as far as aged barley wine goes but why age it at the brewery for a year before releasing it?

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hockeybeerguy (1630) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade. This was poured into a chalice. The appearance was a nice looking dark brown to black color with half finger-ed off white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. There was some nice light lacing sticking finely to the glass. The smell had a nice blend of sweet and roasty caramels, toffee, chocolates, light breadiness, and coffee beans combining wonderfully. The taste took those flavors and combined them extremely well. On the palate, this one sat about a medium to heavy on the body (of course when I had this, it was only two months old). Yup, sure was a sipper -no doubt about that. Overall, this was an extremely wonderful Barleywine well worth my time in having on a cold Alaskan night.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3798) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 18, 2014
12oz 2012 bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel and toffee and light nuttiness, some light bitter notes, and dough and grains. Flavor the same. Smoother texture. A decent barley wine, but not as good as the BA version.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Medium brown in color, very light brown head. Lots of caramel, some dates, hints of brown sugar and honey. This is pretty decent overall.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (253) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2014
Tried a glass of the Y2K and a glass of the BBBW at the brewery. Both are great. I think I prefer the BBBW version more, but the regular Y2K is much easier to drink and you notice the sweetness more. Very sweet bread like aroma. Taste is very smooth, lots of sweetness, some caramel notes, some fruit. Overall, a great beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2014
For being 10%, this one is smooth and sneaky. Nice amber color on this, malty and roasty. Caramel, light fruit, and a hint of fig come through on this one.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maarten1993 (274) - - APR 21, 2014
Drank with Thijs at easter evening. Looks and smells really good. Nice golden brown beer with yellow foam. Carbonation is not so present in the taste, which starts nice and sweet, rich, but ends with an unpleasant, slightly weird bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2014
Dark amber pour with a tan head. Aroma is sweet malt, caramel, light fruit. Taste is light fruit, alcohol, caramel, little creamy. I listed to Grateful Dead’s Cosmic Charlie as I drank this- no influence on the rating just 2 enjoyable pleasures shared.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrewHaMeister (155) - - APR 17, 2014
12oz bottle pours like an Irish Red with a medium off white head. Aromas of toffee, fruit, and malt. Flavor is malt heavy with alcohol notes. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (3020) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle, thanks Jimmy! Clear chestnut, small beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is dark sugars, toffee, pine. Flavor is medium sweet, fairly bitter, some vanilla. Medium body, fairly harsh finish, some astringence.


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