Homewood Reserve - East End Brewing Company

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Homewood ReserveHomewood Reserve

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 20.34%
Wants: 23
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:
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(Beer added by: treyrab on 12-23-2008)
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3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

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2/5  rDev -43.5%

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3.51/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Had this on 2014-10-18 in Columbia, PA

A - Opaque dark-brown/black with a 2.5 finger light brown head and great lace.

S - Milk chocolate, vanilla, light oak, medium roasted grain, touch of alcohol sweetness.

T - Quite different from the aroma. More like a roasty/char porter up front with significant oak tannin. This yields to mild sour milk sugar and moderately dark chocolate. Chalk and some coffee/roast/hop bitterness, which lingers pretty long into the finish.

M - Light-medium body and carbonation. A bit sticky. Good feel for this ABV level.

O - Seems like a good candidate for bourbon barrel aging. Regardless; this is a decent combination of a charry/oaked porter and a chocolate mil stout. I'll also liken it to a cross between a black IPA and a milk stout.

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Homewood Reserve from East End Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.