East End Brewing Company - Pittsburgh PA

 

3.7/5

AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20

 

Pitch black and oily. not too much head. This smells a lot like Adam from the wood which I know is a weird comparison but it’s there. maple is light, booze is present. a little coffee and a lot of barrel. The flavor…it’s good. I think honey totally dominates over the beer. I think the maple syrup takes a complete back-seat entirely. It’s very oily, not very thick and liqueur almost like a brandy or cognac is center-here. I do get other coffee, vanilla, etc elements but this is like a thick syrupy honey mess and while intense, it’s not all that balanced. Very cool label though.