Gratitude - East End Brewing Company
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
4.4/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
BOTTLE NUMBER: 908/1500
VINTAGE 2007 (Yellow Wax)
Super huge thanks to mikecharley for hooking me up with this at DLD 2009!
Pours a beautiful, deep copper color, with highlights of ruby and gold. Provides an almost two-finger head of creamy tan foam. Retention is great. Lacing is somewhat thin, but very nicely sticky.
What a wonderful nose this has. Loads of rich, butterey caramel. Huge notes of golden brown sugar. Beautiful dates are here, along with some lighter fig notes. Fresh baked bread with warmed butter. A light nuttiness.
Overall, this smells like a wonderfully rich and decadent malt bomb.
Oh, man, is that ever delicious. Wonderfully rich caramel malts are the focus, here. The taste really follows the nose well. It's like figs and dates, hanging out with caramel on a piece of warm toast, floating in a pool of butter and brown sugar. There is a life preserver, made of floral hops, but it's floating away in the distance.
The most beautiful thing about this one is the way it feels. Very smooth and nicely creamy. Nice low to medium level of carbonation. It could stand just a touch more carbonation, which should help it be a little more creamy, but it's not necessary, by any means. It would only be an improvement, and it's already great.
This is a totally drinkable brew. It's absolutely decadent, so it won't be a 'go-to' session beer or anything, but it's a wonderful dessert beer. The 11.50%ABV will also keep you from drinking multiples, even though it's so completely well-hidden.
Serving type: bottle
06-19-2009 04:23:54 | More by coldmeat23
More User Reviews:
4.29/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Slaying a personal whale. Split with angrybabboon. 2013 vintage.
Appearance: Ruddy dark copper. Head is dirty-white/pale tan, bubbly, creamy and dense. Sticky notches of lacing. Moderate carbonation.
Smell: Mega malty. Deeply cooked and caramelized malts. Bready and then some. Biscuit with a touch of graham cracker. Sharp bite of alcohol with caramel, brown sugar, and a ton of toffee. Some pine and citrus hops layered over the top. Decently fruity with apple, pear, and some deeper almost jammy sweetness. Slight alcohol spicy esters. A ton of sweet malts. Bready, cooked, and caramelized in abundance. Slight toasted element with some minor roasted malts as well.
Taste: Cooked and crazy caramelized malt. Some molasses, a ton of caramel, a load of toffee. Graham cracker and a ton of raw biscuit dough. Sweet and boozy. Bit of alcohol on the back with some spicy alcohol esters. Some orange peel and marmalade as well. A touch of mint along with some solid pine needle bitterness and a solid smack of grapefruit. Hoppy, sweet, and boozy. Slightly roasted with a toasted undercurrent. Toast and the gamut of sugar.
Mouthfeel: Chewy nearly full body with a moderate carbonation. Surprisingly clean.
Overall: Give thanks for the many splendored birds.
Need more bottles for science. Must age for comparison.
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2014 17:42:49 | More by Goblinmunkey7
Gratitude from East End Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.