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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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (3058) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2010 2007 bottle in trade with MrBunn, shared with mowz and some neighbors. Pours with a lot of floaties. Guess I stirred up some of that bottle-conditioned yeast trying to cool it a bit beforehand. mowz says he got impressions of honey mustard. Well, its not the first beer Ive had with mustard, but I just figured it was a little spicy character brought on by yeast. The hop taste seems to be brought in through alcohol vapors. Quite brusque hop taste, I suspect Northern brewer more than anything else. However, as the bottle warmed up, and as we got further into it, a nice fruity ale taste started to emerge. Lots of sticky malt on the lips and tongue. With plenty of yeast in suspension, yet that didnt affect the taste too much. Just the appearance might put a few people off.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (2535) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2016
Bottle from Xmas 2016 gathering, thanks Stephen! Pours light brown with light head and some lacing. Notes of syrup, earthy bitterness. Taste medium bitter, medium sweet. Medium sticky body with big alcohol burn.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2016
A reddish copper barleywine with a mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with vinous notes, treacle, light butterscotch, alcohol warmth, very nice and beautiful. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light treacle, alcohol warmth, very nice and rich. Bottle at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2016.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franckg (1540) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2016 Bouteille. Robe brune-ambre assez trouble avec un mince filet de mousse. Armes de caramel, sucre dorge, vanille, brandy de mres. En bouche, malt caramelis, sucre dorge, houblons herbacs, vanille, quelques fruits confits, alcool. Bourbon subtil. Texture huileuse et corps moyen.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (10058) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
RBSG 2016. Bottle, shared by the brewmaster himself, 2009 vintage. Medium copper hue. Fruity caramel, brown bread, barley candy, sticky and warming. The BBA version offers greater depths and density, but this is still a treat!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (6006) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2016
2009 bottle. The beer is a hazy copper. Raisin, fig, toffee, dry notes. Super dry taste. Ashy and bitter. Big body and no carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
knickskicks (1162) - - FEB 28, 2016
Orange/red pour. Nose is citrusy, caramel. Taste is citrus hops and caramel. Preferred the BA version by a lot.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3575) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Refrigerated brown 75 cl bottle 2009 poured into a snifter. Hazy Amber with no head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, little carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
[7529-20150815] Bottle. Sweet toffee caramel aroma. Slightly hazy, orange red body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet toffee grains flavour has a nice aftertaste. Full body. Good. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
(Vintage 2014 @ Campground Brewdown 2015, Millmont, PA) The same night I also tried the 2004 version, which I enjoyed even more. I wrote: "Cherry wood and rich dark fruit. Delicious. 4.0."

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle. I think less than a year old. Aromas are apple cider, cherries, caramel, and figs. Tastes the same pretty much. Big caramel apple with underlying dark fruit. Light to moderate sweetness. Ultra smooth for the abv. Medium to full body. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle pour in my snifter is a deep amber to light brown with a two finger head. No lacing. Aroma is caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dark fruits, and candied sugars. Some bananas as well?? Taste is big malts with caramel, toffee, dark fruits, big sugars. Bitter hoppiness, big carbonation. Well balanced and very well done.


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