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Homewood Reserve - East End Brewing Company

Homewood Reserve

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Overall: 7.77/10 by 3 dudes

Standard Deviation: 0.17 or 2.16%

Trend: 7.77/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American Stout

ABV: 6.20%

Season: December

Have Another: 100%

365 beers rated with a 7.94 average
  • 7.60/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 2.19% Color: Deep Brown
  • A: Very deep brown. Huge, thick foam head that's dark khaki.

    S: I like molasses and the aroma of this brew has it in spades. Mixed with the vanilla note and a little chocolate makes this real attractive in the nose.

    T: A bit of bourbon first, some woodiness, and a touch of vanilla. It's a touch dry for the style, and sweetness is very much held in check. Initially, it was overly carbonated but it fizzed out rather quickly to my surprise. A bit too much left over wood flavors at the end.

    O: Decent brew, off style but who cares about that any more. Everything is pretty much in balance, no off flavors. I assume the overt woodiness may be from the kind of barrels, not expensive bourbon. In the end it a good tasting beer that could be great.
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 21:53:28
  • Tasted: Thursday, January 10, 2013
  • $0.00 for 750 ml bottle
113 beers rated with a 8.19 average
  • 8.00/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 8.0 | L: 8.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 2.96% Color: 34
  • Aroma: bourbon, molasses, chocolate malt ness.

    Look, looks black, but there is 1/8" translucence ergo not pitch. Thin lace, little cling, not big but that's fine.

    Taste. Bourbon, molasses, over carbonated, chocolate, vanilla. It's solid. The over carbonation merits letting this sit open, warm up, and get flat. It would be better that way.

    It's solid bit over carbonated, let it sit out and warm up.
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 21:30:30
  • Tasted: Thursday, January 10, 2013
  • $0.00 for 750 ml bottle
1,223 beers rated with a 7.82 average
  • 7.72/10 have another
  • A: 8.0 | T: 7.0 | L: 10.0 | M: 8.0 | O: 8.0
  • sDev: 0.64% Color: Black
  • From a 2011 1 liter swing top bottle.

    Pours opaque with a couple of fingers of mocha foam that has good staying power. Lacing begins with thick, juicy remnants. Light doesn't penetrate even the edges.

    Aroma of chocolate layered with vanilla and molasses. Not much else going on but those three collide in a nice scent.

    Taste is light on flavor with most showing up light, fighting through the carbonation. Chocolate, molasses, and vanilla come strong. Vanilla lingers in the finish really leaving a nice end. Smoke begins to come through here as well. There are hints of dark fruits emerging.

    Medium body with an enormous amount of carbonation. Smoke/char wood hits in the finish giving a hint of chalky, dry finish.

    The CO2 is too much, it detracts from the beer. It fills the mouth/lips immediately. Other than that there are some nice flavors and aromas that make up a solid offering. Enjoy!
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  • Reviewed: Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 21:29:32
  • Tasted: Thursday, January 10, 2013
  • $0.00 for 750 ml bottle