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RATINGS: 301   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


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4918) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Sampled on cask at the Maproom in Pittsburgh this beer poured a medium brown color with bright ruby highlights and a medium sized khaki head. The aroma was a very pleasant mix of sweet molasses with notes of caramel and ripe fruits. The flavor was rich full and washed over you in waves of molasses, raisin, cherry, caramel and almost licorice. The body was thick and almost syrupy with very little carbonation. It reminded me an awful lot of Young’s Old Nick.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 20, 2008
From a 750mL Bottle. Courtesy of SecretSanta. Somewhat hazy, caramel amber colored pour with a persistent head of filmy ivory. A pleasant blend of fruity esters and sweet malt greets the nose, bringing forth aromas of pear, green raisins, and creamy caramel. A unique strawberry Swedish Fish candy note adds a unique, enjoyable childhood flashback. Orange and grapefruit hop characters add a pleasant underlying bite. Medium-full bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a soft, chewy texture. Caramel and toffee malt sweetness, with a vanilla-like richness. Maple syrup and dried pineapple. Piney and grapefruit hops provide a heft bitterness on the backend. Overall, this is a solid American-style barleywine, providing a satisfying balance between malt, fruity esters, and west coast hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2008
750ml Bottle of 2006 Batch (616 of 1300): Aroma is very sweet and malty. Smells of malts, biscuit, caramel, figs, fruit, and toffee. Poured copper/orange in color with a very large, creamy, foamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Full of tiny particles. Excellent lacing. Medium sweet, lightly bitter flavor. Tastes of malts, brown sugar, figs, prunes, piney hops, resin hops, caramel, alcohol, and tobacco. Medium to full body. Smooth, creamy, viscous texture. Soft carbonation. Sweet malty finish. One of the nicest looking bottles I have ever had my hands on.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hiddenvariable (206) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2008
on tap at kelly’s. cloudy, almost opaque brown honey with a thick, dense, off white head that’s slow to fade and leaves a splendid lacing. huge smells caramel malts, with a fairly strong peach scent, as well as big citrus hops with grapefruit and pineapple notes. more huge caramel malts in the taste, a bit of a smokey flavor, with notes of cherry, bread, wood, and more citrus hoppiness. quite sweet on the finish, but never cloying, with a moderate hop bitterness to back it up. thick and chewy in the mouth, rather sticky, lightly carbonated. a very well done barleywine. almost what i think of when i picture the style, with a few new twists (the peach notes were surprising) thrown in.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Thanks to cquiroga for sharing this one pours a reddish brown with a nice aroma of dried fruits and other goodies. Smooth on the palate and very tasty.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomDecapolis (4477) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 14, 2008
1204 of 1300 2006 bottling. The bottle artwork and design is awesome...nice job! The beer pours just as wonderfully...lightly hazy ruby red/orange amber with a nice creamy off white head that left great lacing and sustained. Aroma of toffee, toasted grains, caramel, dried fruits, floral notes, citrus and still some hops, Flavor of toffee, dark fruits, toasted notes, caramel, mixed tropical fruits, citrus, still some hops. A touch of hop bitterness with a nice creamy mouthfeel that is not cloying. Darn...I should have picked up two bottles! I need to find out when the 2007’s get released. This beer is over a year old and it has aged fantastically...this must have been one hoppy beer when it was fresh!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8029) - 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 (3207) - 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 (11942) - 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 (2188) - 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.


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