Homewood Reserve | East End Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by treyrab on 12-23-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
113
Reviews:
64
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
18.16%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
19
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of Omnium
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
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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Photo of BGsWo22
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of petermethot
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of tommyguz
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of hophead869
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of greg4579
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of KJ2013
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of themanilow
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
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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Photo of Griggsy
4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of outoffocus
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of hinemk76
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of jkane101
2/5  rDev -44.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
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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Photo of mbrasi
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of penguinstout
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Tucquan
3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of HopFace
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.11/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of CP20
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of billab914
2.69/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

2010 vintage poured from a 1 liter swingtop into my Devil's Backbone tulip. It poured pitch black in color with a sticky tan head leaving its mark all over the glass. Pretty nice looking beer actually.

The aroma shows a little too much tart fruits to it. Enough to let you know that something isn't right in it. I do get some sugary molasses and a little toasty component to it, but not enough to overcome the signs of infection. It's not a good aroma for the style, but overall it wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been.

The taste shows a little more roasted malts with some bitter chocolate to it. Again though I get some tart fruits coming through that point to an infection. The infection wasn't as bad as it could have been, but it still noticeably threw the flavors in a different direction.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied, but the carbonation seems very high and off for the style. Overall It wasn't that bad but something definitely was off in it. Given other reviews of this vintage I was actually surprised the infection wasn't worse. I hope to try a better vintage of this sometime.

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Homewood Reserve from East End Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 113 ratings.
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