Gratitude - East End Brewing Company
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Reviews by ChadQuest:
4.55/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Pours a dark sunburst amber color, like the colors at sunset. With a small roaming cap.Aromas of caramel and cinnamon toast, that i noticed as soon as i opened the bottle. My first sip turned into 3 small sips. Flavors are very well balanced between between clean hops and alcohol and sticky caramel malts. This is the zone of balance that a barleywine really gets it's depth and neither side of the spectrum is hidden. Browns sugars, toffees, caramels, molasses, citrus, and a solid alcohol presence fill this beer out.
I am really surprised how easy this is to drink. i am fighting hard to go very slow and savor this as long as i can. Dispite having a mini vert of this still laying around, i will probally be forever ISO.
Beers like Gratitude & MoaS are the reason Barleywines are my favorite style.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2011 01:22:59 | More by ChadQuest
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4.53/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
2013 vintage (violet wax) poured into my Great Lakes 25th Anniversary hybrid tulip...
A. Pours an extremely sexy copper with bit of summery haze. Head is robust. About two fingers of light khaki head that settles to a half finger. The suds are thick, creamy, leaving a consistent, tight coating along the glass. One of the prettier and creamier heads I've seen in some time. Beautiful beer.
S. Brown sugar, molasses, cherry, orange zest, burnt caramel. Hops notes are there...slightly citrusy and piney...but faint. This is a highly refined nose for an American Barleywine...the fruit and caramelized sugar is most apparent, while hops take a back seat. Smells like a hearty, thick, loaf of nut bread. Really nice.
T. Opens with cherry, grape, caramel, and brown sugar. Then notes of toffee and hints of pine. Finish is a toasted caramel sweetness tempered with drying hops. Wow.
M. Carb is light-moderate and the body is full, complex, and very creamy. It's on the sweeter side, but what a showcase in malt. It has a thickish mouthfeel, with big biscuit and toasted dough notes blended with stone fruits.
O. One of the best American Barleywines I have had. Easily the best non-barrel aged example of the style. An excellent balance of sweetness, drying hops, and booze. Amazing mouthfeel. Very complex and worthy of its praise. Outstanding.
P.S. The bottle presentation is the best I've ever seen. Truly a work of art. Sorry to see they won't be packaging it like this anymore, but happy to have a few vintages in my cellar to admire and enjoy.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 00:48:15 | More by siege06nd
Gratitude from East End Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.