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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2008
2006 version. Courtesy Beerlando. Pours a dark copper color, with a small white head. Smells of huge bready yeast, lots of caramel malt, and some dark fruits, but not prominent. Standard smelling. The flavor was definitely a little boozy, with tons of that bread flavor coming out. The caramel malt and fruits attempt to balance it somewhat, but still was a little bready for me. Barley wines just arent hacking it for me these days for whatever reason.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Courtesy Beerlando. 2006? I’m not sure what a chickadee looks like, definitely not a crow. Strange fruity/vegetal aroma- intentional or infection? Also sugary sweet caramel and a bit of toast. Full body, balanced. Not much going on here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2008 Bottle at the 2007 Gratitude release party at the brewery. Pours a hazy dark amber, small off-white head. Aroma is plum raisin, toffee and malt. Flavor is an incredible mix of plum, raisin, toffee, caramel, brown sugar and malt. It has a very nice viscosity to it, not thin, but not thick. A nice warming to it at the end, but the alcohol is very well hidden. Glad I bought several to stick in the cellar, as i can only imagine how this is going to taste in the years to come.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 7, 2008
noog. A hazed light brown pour with white head and lace. Light raisins and malt with hints of abv. Full flavor of dried fruit with warm abv. Full bodied and good carb. Very good bw.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Bottle courtesy of tpd975. Thanks Greg for such a tasty treat. Pours a hazy amber with a one finger light tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, sweet alcohol, and tons of dark fruit. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium full mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. A damn fine brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2008
Bottle, shared by miver at BCTC. Thanks Joe! Bottle # 319/1300. Pours a dark orange amber with a thick white lace. Nose and flavor of caramel malt, grassy hops, a bit of brown sugar. Alcohol pretty well controlled. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Pours a hazy reddish copper color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, nutty, toasty, caramel, green apple, and grassy hops. Flavor is malty, nutty, toast, prune, and a spicy grassy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2427) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2008
2006 750 ml bottle. Pours a deep cloudy dark caramel with a thick beige head. Aroma dominated by caramel and toffee with a slight hint of citrus. Taste is mostly syrupy caramel with hints of toffee and orange citrus. Very sweet and definitely a slow sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2008
750ml bottle (494/1300) 2006 vintage....poured a cloudy dark garnet reddish brown with a long,withstanding and immense light tan head.... sacharine aroma with dark fruits, sweet caramel, and sticky toffee....flavors started off sweet, almost cloyingly so but a little aging smoothened it out and it became quite drinkable. really sweet dark fruits and caramel malt with only a trace of hops towards the finish. creamy full mouthfeel yet didn’t bog the palate down. this one truly was a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3901) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2008
750ml bottle. 2006 vintage. big thanks to pantanap for sharing! pours hazy auburn with creamy off white head that stayed creamy! nose is cookie, caramel, chocolate, cotton candy, and slight oxidize touch to it. flavors are caramelized malt, chocolate, toasted malt, doughy cotton candy, some grapefruit hops notes in the finish, and a slight oxidation that dries this thing just enough to make it extremely tasty and drinkable. very smooth. no alcohol is noticed. awesome aged barleywine.

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