Gratitude - East End Brewing Company
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Reviews by tr4nc3d:
3.48/5 rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
2009 blue wax vintage
Poured this into my snifter
The appearance was that of an amber color with a tan one and a half inch head. Great head retention that leaves a small island in the middle and scattered lacing.
Aroma consist of all malts here with the likes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cedar, plums, dates, oak, vanilla, cherries, raisins and baked brown bread.
The taste starts off with a slightly tart acidic sweet taste with the likes of candi sugar and caramel. Following is a dark fruit taste with cherries, dates and plums and finishes with toffee and a dose of hop bitterness.
Medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet aftertaste lingers in your mouth for quite a while.
Overall I thought this beer was a little too much on the tart sweet side and I have tasted better barleywines.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2010 22:09:43 | More by tr4nc3d
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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.