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Grand Teton XX Bitch Creek Double ESB

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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To commemorate that twenty-year history, Grand Tetons brewers have chosen four of their year-round beers, three current, one historical, to strengthen and enhance. XX Bitch Creek Double ESB is the final release in their 2008 XX series.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (950) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2009
Mahogany brown color, similar to a noncarbonated cola. Thick tan thead that thins down but stays present on top of the beer. Good lacing. Big malty nose with figs, raisins, and molases. Taste starts off with some floral hops, molases, and then capuccino. Quite drinkable given the amount of malt. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - JUL 8, 2009
Huge! bottle pours rich mocha w/ ruby hues and a dense tan head. Aroma is heavy in burned caramel, cookie dough, hazelnuts and a slight cola characteristic. The approach is sweet and creamy with heavy caramel up front, leading into an earthier finish of roasted barley, molasses, and some tobacco. I was excited to be able to taste this beer, but was disappointed in the finish. Had it followed through more on the bitter side, it could have been excellent instead of the mediocre giant it was.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (3860) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Flip top with wax. Never seen that before. Malty with strong caramel. I don’t know where the ESB is, and I don’t care. Very nice beer all around.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3121) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Great aroma of mollases, fruit, and hops. A very different brew, yet it works. It pours dark brown with a minimal tan head. The taste is mollases, chocolate, toffee and bright hoppiness that balances out the dark sweetness. It has a very creamy body yet goes down light on the palate, making this an easy drinking but also a tasty and satisfying beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Aroma of coffee cake and cola,taste was at first rich caramel, toffee,flavor,but that exhorbatant bittering very quickly took over and all that bitterness became dominant That caramely malt taste fades to the background. This is a hop bitterness,but very English hops. Very interesting

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Poured a deep dark brown with slight ruby hues. Smells of chocolate and roasted grain. Taste is sweet, a little chocolate, a little roasted barley, and a lot of earthy tones, mainly peat and molasses. Bosy was sticky sweet, big and bold. I havent had many ESBs, but this one strikes me as a scotch ale more than anything. I cant imagine drinking that huge fucking bottle alone. It was delicious, but i’d probably rather eat the bottle than drink the whole thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2009
I’m not much of an ESB fan, but this sounded intriguing. Colour... cloudy, dark, old copper penny. Nose... hoppy with brown sugar and malt. Palate... hops at the front, then sweet with malt, caramel, orchard fruits and toffee. Nice stuff!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djtimeless (221) - Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2009
Pours out dark brown with lots of cola like foam. Taste is sweet malt with some bitter hops. Slight roasty nutty flavors, with sticky sweet candy.Dry finish, good balance. More Brown ale than ESB. Great brew in a big ass bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9465) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with an average, fizzy, light brown head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toffee), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, pine), average yeast (sweat, leather) with notes of grape, apple, peach, and pear. Medium bodied, sticky and mineral texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9554) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2009
1 litre swing top bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, burnt carmel, pine and orange zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of burnt carmel, toffee, cocoa, pine and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.


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