Saturday, February 11, 2012
Kosmyk Charlie's Y2K Catastrophe Ale (Central Waters, Amherst, WI
Light tan head piled high from a high pour over a hazy dark copper ale. High alcohol (10%) floats above strong dark fruit, raisin, and fig with significant floral hop over top. Slightly burnt malt with oak supports fig and dark fruit fueled by alcohol hotness. Aged for a year according to the website, but doesn't say how or in what. Guessing straight oak barrels because there seems to be wood, but not added whiskey or other flavor. Sweet and pungent off the back. Rough and raw flavor that's fun to drink, but lacks a certain elegance. A good but not great beer from Central Waters that isn't a castaphtrophe, but not a new favorite either.