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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
To commemorate the one year anniversary of East End Brewing, Id 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

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
2015-08-15. Amber body with a modest beige head. Aroma is pleasantly malty, caramel notes, toffee and fruit. Flavour is similar, big malty core with notes of caramel and toffee, mild dark fruit. Smooth medium to full bodied palate, good carbonation. 4+ Very nice, solid barley wine. 7/4/8/4/16 2014 vintage Bottle at Campground Brewdown.

2015-08-15. Dark amber body with a nice off white head. 3+ Aroma of caramel, toffee and a bit of oxidation. Flavour is quite fruity, vinous quality with some light oxidation. Dark fruit. 7+ Smooth medium bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Showing its age but it works for it. Nice stuff. 7/3-4/8/4/16 2006 Vintage Bottle at Campground Brewdown.

2015-08-15. No notes; Much rougher and boozier than the other two vintages. 2009 Vintage Bottle at Campground Brewdown.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (14028) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2015
75cl bottle, vintage 2009. Lightly hazed copper body with no head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, orange, cherry, some vinous. Taste is sweet, caramel, vinous, some cherry, orange, light alcohol. Sticky full body, no carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1639) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at all killer no filler. Pours a purpleish brown with a slight brown head. Aroma is caramel, toffee and some malt. Taste is caramel, slight hop bitter, touch of alco heat, some rough grain notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (1762) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
Dguste chez Alexandre Mathieu. Cheers mate! Bire au look authentique de BarleyWine : couleur dun roux chauff aux reflets cuivrs dun caramel en bullition. Tte peu mousseuse, voire timide mais tenace jusquau bout. Un exemple de dtermination! Nez dorge grill, plutt sucr. Je suis dans la cassonade au four, un peu la manire dune croustade aux pommes. En bouche, je suis plutt du ct du houblon, surtout en fin de bouche o la finale est plutt amre. Certaines flaveurs de citron sont galement prsentes. Lensemble reste nanmoins trs orient du ct du caramel et de lorge malte. Belle rondeur sans trop tre sucre, la texture est soyeuse et souple.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2210) - - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. Dark ruby with thin tan head. Lots of dark fruit, raisin, plum, bready malt, caramel roastiness. Rich chewy mouthfeel. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle. Dark Amber. Rich bready malt aroma. Some caramel in the taste. Butterscotch finish and a little sticky. Awesome and straight forward. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (7564) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 14, 2015
Thnx To Mike !!! Pours warm blonde to amber. Small white head. Smell is thick, malty sweetness. Taste is sharp, grainy, sweet and bitter. way more balanced than other bitter BW I had. I actually like this one a lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7573) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle shared @ RBWG Tampa. Deep reddish brown pour with a modest off-white head. Toffee and acidic red apple skin. A touch of balsamic. Some ribbon candy. Taste has plenty of umami character, shows some age. Spiced apple sauce and brown sugar. A touch of wood. Still a bit hot. A bit muted on the palate. Dulled, soft carbonation. Pretty good, but clearly not drinking on top form.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (4151) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2015
This bottle was labeled 2013 and sampled in June of 2015. It seems to have held up fairly well and is probably the best new barleywine Ive tried in a while. It is deep red brown w/ a long-lasting head. It has a mild, sweet nose w/ lots of raisiny malt and a touch of peach as well. This is sweet for sure but its not overly sticky or heavy, especially for the style, w/ notes of pit fruit and melon. It finishes w/ a lingering touch of sugar and sold bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from Joe. Significantly more hop presence than expected, but very nice. Big sweet malts backing but the hops balance this thing out nicely and the bitter shines through (at least this fresh) ahead of the sticky sweetness like many barleywines. A bit hot on the back end as I finish up but very nice overall.


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