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Homewood Reserve - East End Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

89 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 20.62%
Wants: 22
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: treyrab on 12-23-2008)
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

jklecko2, Today at 02:50 AM
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3.55/5  rDev +0.3%

Bomber > Tulip Glass

A - Pitch black motor oil with two finger of dark brown bubbly head, medium lacing.
S - Some very light bourbon notes, coffee roasts, earthy hop tones, burnt toast.
T - Very bitter roasted flavor, no bourbon flavors coming through, burnt coffee and caramels, not really sweet at all, which leaves the flavor totally unbalanced. Massive bitterness in this brew.
M - Overly dry and bitter, medium in body.
O - I used to think that East End knew what they were doing with dark beers, but the past two have left me wondering. Smokestack and Eye Opener are amazing beers, Toasted and Reserve on the other hand were disappointment. If you're going to make a "reserve" beer, I'd expect a little more alcohol and it needs some sweetness to counter-balance the huge bitterness in this beer.

Omnium, Jul 29, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

BGsWo22, Jun 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

petermethot, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

tommyguz, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

hophead869, Mar 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

greg4579, Mar 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

KJ2013, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13%

themanilow, Feb 01, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev +3.1%

A - Jet black, dark tan head, fades and leaves little lacing.

S - Very powerful chocolate, coffee, oak, bourbon.

T - Follows the nose, alcohol is very present up front with a nice burn. It is not overpowering but leads me to believe there is more than 6.2% ABV in this one.

M - Very heavy, coats the palate, low carbonation, lingers and doesn't leave. One of the nicer aspects if this brew. Definitely a sipper.

O - I'm satisfied with this brew. If you're going to try it make sure you give yourself plenty of time to fully enjoy. I was given this bottle as a gift from my friend visiting from PGH. I very happy with it. Too bad I can't try other offerings from this brewery.

ColdOneKev, Dec 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

Griggsy, Sep 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

mrosenfeld32, Aug 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.3%

outoffocus, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13%

hinemk76, Jul 14, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43.5%

jkane101, May 25, 2013
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3.51/5  rDev -0.8%

750 ml bomber from Capone’s. 2012 edition, however when you call something reserve it should reflect more quality. Black with foamy head. cocoa and infused coffee, some sour notes that stand for bourbon.Rather expensive catch for the value, and then again I am not a fanatic for dry stouts.

Sammy, Apr 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

mbrasi, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

penguinstout, Apr 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Tucquan, Mar 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

HopFace, Feb 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

RblWthACoz, Oct 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

t0rin0, Sep 25, 2012
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3.1/5  rDev -12.4%

Poured from a 32 oz swing top bottle into a Surly Darkness snifter.

A- pours black with an1 finger beige head. Small blotches of lacing remain on the glass.

S- sour dark fruits and slight roast.

T- dark chocolate, roast, and sour dark fruits.

M- medium body and low carbonation.

O- this beer just did not do it for me. Not sure if there is some infection or this beer just took a sour mash characteristic from the barrels.

kawilliams81, Jun 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

CP20, May 07, 2012
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Homewood Reserve from East End Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.