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Dogfish Head Stop The Spill ESB

Dogfish Head Stop The Spill ESB
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Availability: Limited, Draft Only Brewed just days after the Gulf oil spill began... and we hope the spill is stopped before the beer kicks! Even if it is - $1.00 from every pint of this beer we sell will be donated to help the Gulf Coast cleanup efforts. This very British style ale is a nitrogen poured Extra Special Bitter with English Malt and American Hops (Willamette and Galena). ’Stop The Spill BP ESB’ has a pleasantly sweet malty flavor that sticks around until the hops arrive. The English ale yeast leaves a nice citrus, floral flavor and aroma. Would pair well with our wood-grilled burgers and fish Original Gravity - 18.5P On tap 6/4/2010 and available until it is gone!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Old Review from the Brewpub - The smell was fruity with a little bit of caramel and some floral notes. The taste was ok but nothing fantastic. I would of loved to try this beer off nitro but that’s all they had it on. I think maybe it might of killed some of the taste. What I did get was a nice dose of citrus mixed in with some chocolate and caramel malt. A nice hop bitterness remains after every sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Nitro Draft, at DFH Rehoboth on 6/7/10. Pours translucent amber-brown, topped with a medium sized tan head, typical of a nitro pour. Aroma is on the sweeter side, with notes of caramel and chocolate. Flavor begins the same, with notes of chocolate, caramel, and toffee. Mild hops come through at the finish; definitely more sweet than bitter. Medium body, with a bit of a syrupy mouthfeel, Pretty decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Unfortantely this isn’t as exciting as a lot of other DFH offerings, but I absoutely love the name. Leave it to Dogfish to come up with name like this. And to make matters even better, they are actually donating $1 for each pint sold to the clean-up efforts down in the Gulf. Good for DFH! Anyway, back to the beer. This ESB pours a cloudy and murky light brown color with a soft and creamy tan head. The nose is very malty, with quite a bit of earth, oats, cereal and a lightly toasted grains. The flavors a little on the bland side, though. I got some light chocolate malt, subtle caramel and a bit of rye bread. My pint the DFH pub was poured via nitro, which made the body extremely smooth, drinkable and slightly creamy. The finish had some subtle creaminess to it, as well, with a light hop note, along with some earth, oats, milk chocolate and caramel malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Serving: Draft at the brewpub in Rehoboth Beach.
It pours a cloudy reddish brown with no head at all. The nose is slightly nutty with a hint of grain. It is a bit muted, I am guessing due to the nitrogen. The flavor is on the sweet side with notes of nuts, perfumed flowers, light honey, and a bit of husk. Medium bodied with almost no carbonation and a short dry finish. For an ESB it was on the sweet side. The alcohol was a little obvious to. In true DFH tradition, it is a different take on a traditional style.

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