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Element Extra Special Oak (ESO)

Element Extra Special Oak (ESO)
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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
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This innovative ale, burnished chestnut in color, contains the malt characteristics of an ESB without the typical bitterness. Lighter carbonation highlights the oak-aged flavor and its enduring tones of toasted vanilla and spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"Nice bottle presentation (no labeling at all on the 750, but paper wrapped). Nice light chestnut color, but we all take issue with the "lighter carbonation" claim in the description. Not this bottle. Tons of head and a prickly feel, which did not work for this beer. Malty, with a vanilla oak flavor, maybe a hint of dyacetl (spelling?). Not a favorite, and I’m guessing the 750 ain;t cheap."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tonkun (873) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. Poured at a tasting event. Light golden brown pour with minimal had. Oak, wine, vanilla, spice, tire. Strong carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroSpud (1706) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Tasting at the Belmont Craft Beer Cellar. Pours a hazy light amber with a white head. Tons of carbonation. Can definitely taste the oak in this one and a bit of vanilla and not much else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
devman171 (985) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle pours amber with low head. Aroma is pine and light roasted wood. Taste is similar with a dry light bitter finish

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2014
I had this yesterday so I get describe it well enough. But I can say for certain that is was just okay. I prefer their red giant or dark element a lot more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2059) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Draft at the growler NYC. Brown color with a nutty malty flavor with vanilla hints. Lighter drinking for the abv listed. Not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. The day after. Pours dirty orange brown with white head. Nose and taste of vanilla, toasted grain, oak, toast and light alcohol. Lighter bodied. Touch of fruit. A touch over carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gruberm (328) - - DEC 23, 2013
Very oak taste and aroma. Unfortunately it doesn't add much to the flavor and the color is cloudy and an unattractive. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (817) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2013
Chestnut brown, bright, a few mm of tan head. Aroma/flavor dominated by astringent Styrofoam/chemical flavors. This must be a bad (oxidized?) batch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1087) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2013
750ml bottle. Either I got to this to late or it’s an interesting beer. Pours brown with tan head. Malt aroma. Taste is the same with a bit of an oak taste.

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