Gratitude - East End Brewing Company
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4.29/5 rDev -0.2%
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.
03-26-2014 17:42:49 | More by Goblinmunkey7
4.29/5 rDev -0.2%
Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for sharing this
Note: 2013 bottle, violet wax
Appearance: Medium amber, with some nice copper, brown, and red tones - hazy and cloudy, just as a barleywine should be - pours with a medium sized, frothy, light beige head - leaves some nice spots of lacing
Smell: Big, sweet, cooked and caramel malts - caramel grains and caramelized malts - big toffee notes with a touch of brown sugar and molasses - rich malts - some interesting fruitiness, with light and dark fruits - definitely smells young (because it is), with some booze
Taste: Straight-up barleywine magic - cooked, caramelized malts - nice caramel malts with some hints of sugar, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, and straight-up caramel - some light fruits and some dark fruits, like grapes, plums - moderate amount of bitterness - minimal oxidation, thanks to the fact that this is young - will definitely mature and improve with some time, but it's surprisingly good now
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, very smooth, nice level of carbonation
Overall: Dude, gratitude
This is a great barleywine. The most impressive thing is that it tastes great, even young. This will only improve in time. This is hard to get, but it's worth seeking out.
03-26-2014 17:32:19 | More by angrybabboon
4.8/5 rDev +11.6%
Purple waxed bottle.
Appearance: opaque light brown. No head present. It's really nothing outlandish; it's very simple and straight forward.
Smell: Ton of vanilla, dark fruits, and some ripe bananas. Also a touch of oak. Very sweet and inviting.
Taste: Wow, it's so delicious. It starts out really sweet and mellow; some bitterness just gradually comes in but nothing too aggressive. Tasted notes of vanilla, dark fruits and a subtle spiciness. This really is outstanding, it's such a simple barleywine that doesn't over complicate things. But what really blew me away is it's sweetness. It's sweetness was concocted so well yet it's not cloying.
Mouthfeel: very smooth and silky with minimal carbonation
Overall: this is outstanding. It's not a complicated barleywine; instead its simple, sweet, and mellow.
02-07-2014 04:34:05 | More by Benish
4.34/5 rDev +0.9%
750ml bottle of the 2013 vintage, purple wax. Thanks to Matt B for bringing this one over to share. Poured into a Toppling Goliath snifter today, 2/5/2014.
App- Dark brown, hazy, with a thin brown head that dissipates quickly. Not much lacing or retention.
Smell- Holy molasses and brown sugar! There is a small citrus (grapefruit, lemons) bite to this but this is mostly the malts here. Which is certainly not a bad thing. Dark fruits, toffee.
Flavour- Citrus, raisins, molasses, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, a bit of honey. A bit of alcohol, but in a good way. Very sweet beer for sure. The hops are a bit subdued here.
Mouthfeel- Thick bodied, creamy, on the verge of syrupy. Easy to drink despite the 11% ABV not showing up at all. Aftertaste is a very sweet molasses-type flavour that sticks for a while.
Overall- Tasty American barleywine. Complex with a lot of different sources of sweetness to it. The hops are clearly secondary to the malts, which is what I like in a non-BA barleywine. Thanks for this one Matt.
02-06-2014 06:30:34 | More by Stevedore
Gratitude from East End Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.