Saturday, October 18, 2014

Central Waters Kosmyk Charllie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale

This 2013 vintage barleywine is from the Central Waters Brewing Company of Amherst, Wisconsin.

The beer pours a medium dark brown, burnt orange, with tints of garnet. There is a short and not long lasting head of light tan. The aroma is tangy fruit, citrus, orange and tangerine, with an underlying sweetness. The taste follows the aromas, tangy citrus fruits, particularly orange, with notes of darkened sugar underneath, along with roasted malts. Some dark stone fruits come through. The tangy and the sweet meet in near perfect harmony. The beer drinks smooth and round, dry, almost woody note, with a light bitterness. This is not the type of barley wine that comes out and hits you over the head, but it is subtle, solid, and very good. I’d drink this any day.

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