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RATINGS: 235   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.


alassio's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alassio (70) - USA - DEC 22, 2012
This is a beer for special occasions. The special occasion should be: if you are ready for gonzo, break-the-bank, beam-me-up-scotty, in-your-face, hoist-me-up-by-the-trousers, maniacal madness. For me, that would be about seven times a day, but I can only handle ONE of these units. Absolutely face-smacking, palate-whacking, Rome-sacking, brain-hijacking cracker jack. Dense. Like drinking an entire enchanted forest, with last year’s leaves, and all sundry tree bark shavings included (all of it put in a mash tun and brewed till properly condensed).


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (174) - 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 (200) - - 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 (1459) - 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 (103) - - 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 (2610) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ericular (496) - Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2014
Sampled at the Rapids Liquor Tasting. Pours dark brown with a quickly fading head - great for the style. Aroma is dark fruits. Taste is juicy dark fruits, and tart which balances the typically heavy malts. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lothore (455) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a deep brown hue with a nice, light brown head that fades fairly quickly. S- Lots of dark fruits, raisin, fig, brown sugar. Very similar to the BA version. T- Same raisin, fig and huge brown sugar notes as the nose. Finish is a little hot with some hop bite. Well balanced. M- Thick with medium carbonation. D- This is definitely a solid, drinkable barleywine. The BA version takes it to another level but I loved this one as well.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
edgallow (1663) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bomber pours deep amber with a off white head. Aroma of caramel malts, toffee, dried fruit and alcohol. Taste is malts, toffee, and a hint of alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (2958) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
At a bottle sharing. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and caramel. Taste is sweet malt, dark fruit, caramel, spice, and alcohol. Nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1422) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Pours a deep garnet color with a dense, light tan/cream head that fades down to a thin film pretty quickly. Aroma has a pleasant fruity (plum, raisin, light apple, hint of orange) with a strong caramel malt sweetness and light toasted malt notes at the finish. Flavor has some light raisin up front with a touch of anise and light grassy bitterness which transitions to a complimenting sweetness of caramel malt and a touch of toasted malt. Body is perfect with a slightly oily feeling, very low carbonation and a hefty amount of residual sugars to hold aloft the pronounced flavors of this brew. Overall a very good offering by Central Waters. A very well done example of the barley wine style.


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