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Gratitude - Bourbon Barrel Aged | East End Brewing Company

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4.19/5
Exceptional
101 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
East End Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
eastendbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Brewski on 03-01-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,607
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
101
pDev:
7.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
36
Trade:
14
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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of jbaker67
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rypkr
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 can to a teku.

L - fairly translucent mahaogony wit big bubbly head. Looks very thin. Lacing is watery.

S - familiar but I can't place what it's reminding me of. Maybe dfh raisen d'etre? Dark fruit, but not terribly sweey. Chalky faint oxidation. Vanilla and oak. Plums are predominant.

T - better than I expected. It drinks more like a quad - think a mildly barrel aged Sr bernadus 12 or westy 12. It's sweet but not overly so. Not terribly complex. Finishes with a very mild earthiness. Bourbon is faint. This is aged a year but it drinks like a barleywine that's sat 3 or 4, which is okay with me because I hate drinking sugar bombs in this style.

F - thin but yet creamy. Its filling in your mouth but dissipates from the palate shortly thereafter. Love the mouth feel, but lacking on the finish.

O - pretty good. Actually one of the better barleywines I've had. I'll have no problem buy g this again in the future.

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Photo of Bunuelian
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

There is something wrong with people that this is rated lower than the base barleywine. The barrel aging highlights and showcases the best characteristics of the base beer. Fantastic

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zaximus
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2015

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Photo of Peaches13
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maxifunk777
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer has set in my cellar since it was released in 2015. I am here to tell this is an exceptional beer with age on it.
Complex sweet mouth feel with tons of great barrel taste.

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Photo of Eziel
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Whatup14
3.61/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VanTango
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Farnswurth
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yergermeister
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brother_rebus
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slack
3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2016 Can

Amber brown in color and almost clear with marginal head and a bit of lacing on a swirl.

Nose is a bit hoppy, sweet, boozy bourbon, raisin, and vanilla.

Taste is Bourbon, oak, booze, minor dark fruit, some malt, and hops.

Mouthful is medium and smooth but rough on the back end. Carbonation is medium. Finish lingers.

An American Barleywine is a pretty solid beer to begin with. The balance of malt, hops, booze, and sweetness is key. This beer is a touch unbalanced and I put that on the barrel. I would try it next to regular Gratitude.

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Photo of kvgomps
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

2015 Vintage
750ML red wax top bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep ruby color with an amber hue, small foamy off-white head disappears quickly, leaving nothing behind

S- lots of dark fruits open up the aroma with notes of raisin, fig & date, followed by notes of leather, spicy tobacco, caramel & toffee. Bourbon barrel kicks in near the end with plenty of barrel juice, along with vanilla and spicy oak

T- flavor opens up with sweet dark fruit flavors of distinct raisin & fig, quickly followed by a big hit of melted caramel & toffee, along with earthy tobacco and spicy leather. The barrel kicks in, adding some spicy bourbon, along with hints of vanilla & coconut, along with wet oak. The finish is sweet, with more caramel and dark fruit on the linger

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to just a trace of foamy mouthfeel that quickly turns flat, leading into a thick and viscous finish

O- this is drinking nearly perfectly right now, the flavors mesh into everything you look for in a good aged barleywine, very well done

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Photo of MrJuengling
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmartinger
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rspauldi
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Gratitude - Bourbon Barrel Aged from East End Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 101 ratings
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