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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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To commemorate the one year anniversary of East End Brewing, I’d 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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Thanks to slob for the awesome bottle, one of 600, which I believe makes this the 2005 batch. Pours a dark garnet color with a tan head that almost looks a little bit green. The nose on this one has some heavy fruit, sticky maple, heavy crystal malt, some caramel and caramelized fruit, and a little bit of a brandy or sherry character. Chewy, moderate to heavy sweetness, heavily alcoholic and strong, with a moderate astringency but I don’t seem to mind it at all. Alcoholic but not boozy or hot, and it finishes with a strong, forward and astringent tobacco, plum and woody malt flavor, with some presence of green, rough, biting hops. Rich, sticky, powerful stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JAN 12, 2008
750mL bottle, courtesy of mj. Thanks, Mike! Pours a murky, amber-brown color; dirty yellowish head with great retention and lacing. Pleasant aroma showing dried caramel, sticky candy sugar, and red fruit; dense and sweet. Full mouthfeel: plenty of candy sugar, dried caramel, and warming alcohol; quite boozy and incredibly sweet; dried red fruit (strawberries, esp.) throughout; lengthy finish, showing sugar and dried caramel, like heavy oxidation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2008
(750ml bottle) Pours a lightly cloudy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of cherry, toastiness, caramel, vinous, brown sugar, rum, and figs. Flavor of bread, hops, caramel, toffee, and various fruit.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
legion242 (2142) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2008
Lumpfest 2008- rusty colored with a pretty and plentiful head. Good mlat nose. Sweet and hot- this one could use soem age on it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Jesus, this is sugary as shit. English bittering hops, tastes very sugary sweet flowery hops. This is very well put together, but sweet- cloyingly so. Still, nice initial bittering and develops a syrupy sweetness and finishes with a nice english bitterness that does not overwhelm. Could use a few years in the cellar at this point. 847416

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2008
My bottle is like the one pictured and I have to compliment East End on the attractive packaging. Underneath the orange wax and glued on paper is a capped 1 pt. 9.3 fl. oz. clear glass bottle. Sampled in a snifter. The ABV is 11.4% and this is bottle 1189 of 1300, signed by Scott. Poured a nice looking amber with orange hues and a compact, palest of beige heads of creamy foam. The head has good retentive powers before slowly settling into a thin sudsy skim that leaves light amounts of splotchy ringed lacing. Considering the three types of hops utilized, Cascade, Centennial and Chinook, it is not surprising this has big floral and citrus aromas. Orange blossoms, oily grapefruit peels and pineapple frame and dominate the aroma with an underlining sweet maltiness of caramelized sugar and buttery toffee. Smooth and creamy, airy light feeling body that has a soft crispiness, this is a velvety, easy sipper, perfect for cold winter evenings. The amply sweet malts help add some needed candied sweetness to the sour and bitter hops. Caramelized sugar and butter toffee compliment the citric hops, slightly easing their bitterness. Big citric hop flavors of grapefruit juice and rind, orange peel and pineapple, who finish with an earthy pith bitterness. The finish is properly dry, sweet and sourly bitter at the same time. The alcohol is deceivingly mild tasting, spicy and estery, with a low grade warmth in the back of the mouth. This is a well put together barley wine, highly enjoyable, I wish I had a few more bottles left for aging.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tejas (864) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Cherry boozy flavor. BIG beer, that’s for sure. Very solid barley wine. Very drinkable and alcohol is hidden great. Would love to have a bottle all to myself or even better on draught.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2008 Lumpfest 2008 -2005 bottle. ruby pour with a nice off white head. nothing but sugar and malts on the nose. it was thick like syrup and damn tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2007
Thanks to MikeTD. Hazy brown, small almost no carbonation. Sour musty aroma, fruits and booze. Flavor is slightly sour, lots of caramel and fruits. Some vinegar and mustiness flavors make it a little odd. Thick body and chewy mouthfeel. Taste dry-hopped lotfs of fresh hop flavor but low bitterness. Not bad but different.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Very malty aroma. flavor was thick chewy malt, with a good hop undertone. outstanding barleywine and offering from east end


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