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RATINGS: 303   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, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3114) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2007 Yellow wax...Pours amber/ruby with no head. Aroma has slightly boozy notes of candied fruit and earthy/woodiness. Flavor is slightly oxidized but not too much...nice candied fruit and earthy hops/woodiness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and the finish is warming. Shame its oxidized.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1039) - New York, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2013 bottle, shared with Mac, 09/22/2013. Pours muddy reddish brown, light creamy head rests on the surface, thin ring of lacing around the glass. Aroma is sweet apple caramel, dried golden raisin, soft hoppy pine, dark bready toffee, hint of roast and chocolate to balance. Taste is sweet caramel, light fruit and raisin, chocolate toffee, pleasant hop bite with lingering bitterness. Medium thick body, smooth, fairly drinkable even this fresh. Great barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Advocate_Ames (438) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2013
2013 bottle. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a dissipating soapy head that becomes fine. The aroma is of sweet carmel malts, butter toffee, booze, fruit and spice notes from the hops. In the flavor I noticed the sweet carmel malts, butter taste, bitterness, and booze. The finish was of malts, booze, bitterness, and a nice dryness. Overall this hit my palate but did so pleasantly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2689) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2013

A - Golden amber with a 2 finger creamy red head. Resilient head, doesnít fade.

S - Smells like a copper penny with a nice level of American hops. I get a little cardboard and caramel

T - Damn. Overall, itís a nice tasting beer with a nice healthy happiness, maltiness and bitterness throughout. But the copper penny ruins it completely.

M - Medium body, not much carbonation. bitter finish

O - Overall, Iím pretty disappointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (3303) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2013
750 ml bottle. 2009 vintage blue wax top. Clear crimson red with big soapy head. Nose is old hops, caramel malts, chocolate notes with a slight off note. Flavor is sweet up front with a metallic / copper taste. Oxidized notes... Big oxidized notes, with sweet caramel. Ummm, boy this was a big disappointment.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (1866) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2013
July 3, 2013 - bottle shared by Joe. Orangish brown pour. Indigo wax so this was the 2010 batch. Aroma and taste of caramel and dark fruit. Alcohol was well hidden and this drank very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
2010 bottle. Not sure who brought this one but thanks. Wow, the alcohol is dangerously hidden. Slightly fruity and slightly bitter with a huge malt backbone. Pretty sure i could drink thos everyday.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (3776) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2013
2008 vintage, sweet and delicious, dry finish, caramel and complex love it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madvike (2759) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2010 bottle shared by cptnspeed1...thanks Brad! - Pours rosy amber with a thin tan head. Pretty hot nose, with a big malty sweetness. Taste has a little sweet maltiness, dark bread, and light buttery notes. Itís bitter, with a lightly grassy finish. Thick and slick in the mouth, with very little carbonation. Interesting, and very little trace of the heat, but this wasnít as good as I had hoped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2324) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2013
2010 750ml bottle shared by Brad, thanks for bringing this one! Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin off white head, the aroma has a ton of dark fruit, caramel and some malt, the flavor has a ton of sweetness on the front end with some caramel in the finish, the abv isnít tasted at all, wow, good stuff.

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