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RATINGS: 319   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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To commemorate the one year anniversary of East End Brewing, Iíd like to express my Gratitude with this limited release, bottle conditioned Barleywine-Style Ale. Brewed in the American tradition, this beer is big enough to imporve with a few years of cellar aging and large enough to enjoy with a GOOD FRIEND.

2005 batch: Red wax with crow/raven
2006 batch: Orange wax with chickadee
2007 batch: Yellow wax with goldfinch
2008 batch: Green wax
2009 batch: Blue wax
2010 batch: Indigo wax

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
vtafro (4242) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle. Flat. Brown pour. Ugh, fruit, malt and sweet malt aromas. Flavors are light sweet, bitter and herbal tones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1399) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2015
2009 Bottle (Blue) : Lovely Bottle as you already know. Really though - The presentation is as good as it gets for an American brew Iím grateful to finally have a shot at this one - Itís been a long time in the making. Pour is murky mahogany with a modest khaki head into this glass - it fades fairly quickly, leading to a thin ring around the edge of the glass. The nose is caramel and spent grain, moving to feint sherry and there are general dark fruits present as well. The flavor profile is interesting - I didnít notice any inherent issues with this vintage at this point - I found that the brew really rounded itself nicely, actually - The malt bill has tapered off to be sure - whatís there is nice caramel , toffee, with sweet bread, there are brown sugar notes and plum, moving to more sherry and a touch of leather. Thereís just not a lot of depth here - but what is there is a nice experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2014
14/XI/14 - 75cl bottle @ Sanneís birthday tasting (Gent) - BB: n/a, 2010 vintage (2014-1327) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy orange beer, small irregular aery off-white head, unstable, dissipates quickly, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, raisins, bit fruity, strawberry flavoured candy. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: raisins, sweet, caramel, milk chocolate, alcohol, soft bitterness, dried fruits. Aftertaste: caramel, dried fruits, bitter hops, chocolate, mocha.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (8500) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
2009, blue wax. First off the presentation of this bottle is about the best I have ever seen. The beer is a dark amber, decently oxidized by now. Some sherry notes, leather, spices, cardboard, mint. It isnít the worst oxidized beer but it isnít knocking my socks off.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (4700) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2014
Obtained in a trade with AdamJackson. Thanks! 2010 Vintage. Incredibly gorgeous packaging. Bottle nr. 933/1500. Pours dark thick amber/orange with basically no head & little sign of carbonation. Smell is thick syrupy, herbal, marming, lots of dark fruits, thick sweet sugary malts. Taste is thick malt, herbal, rather bitter still with some old hops, tad milk chocolate, lots of milky old dark fruits, substantial malt. Little in the way of carbonation. Pretty decent but not overly impressive or complex, I expected a lot more here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElManana (800) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2014
Pours cloudy brown, red. Nose is prune, nuts, malts. Taste is more prunes, low carbonation, quite sharp bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - OCT 5, 2014
2010. Huge aged BW nose. Very promising. Even after 4 years this is lacking a bit of complexity, but otherwise a well rounded, easy drinking BW. Sticky fruits, marmalade and apricot, vanilla. Soft, warming finish. Very solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3638) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2014
Hazy amber color. Lovely nose with lots of toffee, milk chocolate, burnt raisins and cherries. Sweet maltiness and a touch of sour. The mouth is very smooth, lots of milk chocolate, toffee, tootie rolls. Very warming in the finish. A really nice sipping and winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
suprchunk (2479) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Tawny pour. Slight off white head. Plenty of lacing. Sweet malt notes, dark fruit. Molasses. Taste is sweet and not as hot as I thought it would be.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Staffan47 (887) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2014
Flaska 1386/1600 (Śr?). Klar och svagt disig. Burkmajs finns dšr men inte sŚ det stŲr. Tunn och spritig.

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