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RATINGS: 296   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4623) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2007
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. The aroma consists of buttery caramel with hints of fruit and muted citrus hops. It pours a transparent amber with a small white head. The flavor starts with caramel and lots of residual sugar and muted citrus hops in the finish. It’s decent but I prefer more hoppy and less sweet Barley Wines.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zeswaft (1361) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2006
cmubeerman. mahogony color with tan head. Rather hoppy aroma. sweet and sugary. maybe a little to alcholic as it stings the back of your throat. very good bw though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Pours a cloudy orange with a nice foamy head. Hoppy with orange zest aroma. Very complex yet easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2006
HWOH 750 ml. Brought by the head brewer of East End. Thanks for bringing this! Pours a clear deep copper/light amber with a white lasting head and some nice lacing. Aromas of caramel, fruity esters, a bit hot in the alcohol, some spiced rum and medium hoppiness. Flavor is sweet, rum, light crystal malts, dried fruits and light brown sugar. Alcohol is noticed slightly most of the wya through, but it was very smooth, complex and should age very well due to the strength.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2006
750ml bottle-pours a tan head with cloudy orange/brown color. Aroma is fruit, peach. Taste follows, alcohol tingle. A sipping beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Bottle. Copper in color with a small head. Fruity and malty aroma. Caramel and plum, raisin notes. Plum and caramel notes and very nice. Finish is malty and nutty. Medium bodied. Very drinkable. Enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5270) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Poured a hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of port, green apples, grapes and toffee malts, with caramel and light alcohol as well. Taste of sweet caramel and dried fruits, with some nuttiness, and light smoke as well. Alcohol in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2006
Lightly hazed copper colored liquid. Small, but appropriate head. Floor malt and mild hopsack aromas. Seems quite traditional. Caramel and malt start thing out in a big way. Some mild fruit and hints of floral come just as the heat picks up in the back of the mouth and throat. Quite drinkable now, but would likely be much better in a year or so.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2007 Bottle sampled on 2/26/07: Smooth, sweet caramel malty and lightly fruity aroma. Full, viscous, sweet caramel malty flavor has good light fruity esters and complexity with a warming finish. Seems to have aged fairly well.

Bottle shared by 1FastSTi at the 3/25/06 MIlwaukee tasting: Pours a clear copper bronze with a nicely-lacing tan head. Very bready yeasty toasty caramel aroma has a good fresh mild English hoppy character. Starts with sweet viscous caramel malty flavor with lots of warming alcohol toward the finish. Needs some time to age, but could be real nice in a few years.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2006
Bottle courtesy of CMUBEERMAN. Hints of smoke in the aroma w/ grassy hops, brown sugar, thick malt, raisins, chocolate, and caramel flavor w/ a spicy, dry English-style BW after taste.


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