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Element Extra Special Oak (ESO)

Element Extra Special Oak (ESO)
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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 232   ABV: 7.75%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfontana (663) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Bottle pour into pint glass. Appearance is medium brown with finger-width beige head with decent retention and lacing. Aroma is strong oak. Taste is strong oak--hard to get anything else. Palate is light bodied with thin texture and average to lively carbonation with oaky finish. Overall, the oak dominates this to the exclusion of other aromas/flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2015
A hazed dark amber ale with a thick frothy lacing light mocha head. In aroma, sweet fruity caramel malt with light nutty notes, light grassy hops, treacle, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with smooth herbal hops, grapefruit pulp, light pine needles, nice and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2143) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy dark amber with large foamy beige head, woodsy aroma mixed with caramel, medium carbonation, mellow slightly salty caramel taste, longish bitter finish. Very smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3754) - Vadum, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
Clear brown of color with a off white head. An aroma of caramel, spice, raisins, prunes. A flavor of caramel, wood, chocolate, spice, raisins and alkohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ericular (953) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Sampled at Northgate Tasting. Malty, woody, not really that bad, but nothing special. Definitely not worth the price per oz... way overpriced for a new MN distro brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (9928) - 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 (1296) - 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 (2038) - , 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 (1221) - 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.

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