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RATINGS: 262   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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blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2008
bottle, brown color, bubbly, bright hops flavor, no head, licorice and dried fruit

travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2008
Copper in color with a smallish head. Smells are sweet, hops, caramel, and alcohol. Some thickness in the body. Taste has some alcohol, hops, sweetness, and toastiness.

sunevdj (4128) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
Pours a clear brown with an off-white ehad and lacings. Full flavored sweetness with strong aromas of caramel and hints of nuts, , pine, liquirish and malts. Some alcohol aromas too. Low carbonation. Full bodied with a sticky mouthfeel. Long bitter finish with a warming alcohol sensation that reminds me abit of whiskey. thanks for this rare treat, Kimber!

bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 13, 2008
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy orangish-brown body with a small creamy beige head. Aroma of cherry, candy, caramel, herbs, and citrus. Flavor of breadiness, toffee, light fruit, and mild hops with light bitterness in the finish.

barleyPops (1183) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2008
12 oz. bottle courtesy of heemer77. pours a clear dark amber with a short-lived khaki head, fading to a ring of lace. When held up to the light, my snifter appears to have a bit of a honey colored glow! The aroma is deep and inviting with notes of toffee, vanilla and hints of dark ripe fruit. A rich, malty and slightly sticky sweetness is forefront in the flavor, but also noted are some candied fruit, vanilla and hints of oak. The alcohol is decently covered by the citrus and spice of the hops, but definitely becomes apparent with a nice warming effect during the bottom half of the snifter. A tip o’ the cap to CW, a well done barleywine. Thanks for the bottle Eric.

shigadeyo (3790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2008
4/01/2008: Kosmyk Charlie’s Y2K Catastrophe Ale pous a cloudy deep apricot color with a rich ivory-colored head. The aroma is a very deep and fragrant blend of caramel malt and aged citrus (orange) hops. It is very sweet and nearly mouth watering! The flavor has a light to nearly non-existent maltiness right up in the front, but that is quickly dominated and rolled over with a substantial amount of resin, citrus, and herbal bitterness. The bitterness fades a bit toward the end and some toffee maltiness becomes noticeable again. The alcohol is not overtly obvious in the flavor, but it is definitely warming and hits the head pretty quickly. This beer has a medium to medium-full body and is a bit chwey. Overall this beer is definitely big and the hop bitterness and flavor is nowhere close to fading away! Kosmyk Charlies Y2K Catastrophe Ale is a very nice example of an American Barleyine Style Ale that does a good job at delivering the flavors and bitterness expected. However, I still prefer English-style Barleywines more.

12 fl. oz. bottle (10% Alcohol by Volume) from trade with buckybeer in December 2006. Rating #59 for this beer...

tyler_mn (2464) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2008
12oz bottle. Good, but nothing really spectacular. Spicy and oddly meaty aroma. Loads and loads of sweet brown sugar malt and a touch of woodsy and resiny hops. Attractive dark amber pour with a nice sized off white head. Plenty of charred brown sugar on the tongue. Maple syrup backed with a bit of pine bark. Medium to full bodied. Slightly oxidized on the finish. Thanks Andy!

DietPepsican (1589) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 19, 2008
Pours dark amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is sweet fruits, hops, heavy caramel and toffee. Sweet malts really shine in the one. Flavor gets rounded out by apricot, apple, hops, grapefruit, cotton candy, and toffee. Finishes slightly carbonated, no hint of the abv. This was very nice!

doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 24, 2008
12oz bottle. Thanks to Elite_Digger for this one. Pours a clear brown color with red highlights, thin light brown head that fades quickly. Smells malty sweet and caramelly. There is a hop spiciness in the background. Tastes malty sweet up front and hop spicy on the finish. The malt flavors are caramelly, with brown sugar and toffee. The hops are acidic and spicy. There is a lingering alcohol burn on the finish. Full bodied, thick and syrupy. Carbonation is active.

Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2008
Really good looking beer. It pours a clear, deep garnet body topped by a sustained, creamy beige head. It smells off toffee, a touch of butterscotch, pale grapes, earthy herbs, and a hint of citric bitterness. Warm and peppery on the tongue. The alcohol comes forward in the flavor, but it blends smoothly with tastes reflective of the nose as well as the addition of a hard nut bitterness. It finishes on a lightly bitter note with a low alcohol burn. Nicely done!

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