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Grand Teton XX Bitch Creek Double ESB

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 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 iíd 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 (1367) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2009
Iím 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 (222) - 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 (10774) - San Diego, California, 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 (11216) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2009
Thanks to Josh for sharing at Hopdogs. Medium deep amber with a thin lasting head and some sticky lace. Aroma is herbal and floral english hops iwth a slight hint of citrus pnw hops. Slight sweetness- some caramel and toffee flavor with a blanace of tea like and floral hops with more of that citrus orange zest note and turns a bit earthy (plastic and leather) and herbal in the end but still nice. Good malt backbone stands up to a nice earthy bitterness in the end.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5573) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Poured a dark amber color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, pine, citrus, caramel, brown sugar, and nuts. Taste of caramel malts, tobacco, nuts, citrus fruits, molasses, grapefruit, and alcohol in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2009
1 liter, flip top bottle, shared courtesy of Josh. Poured a deeper amber, almost brown, color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of toffee, citrus, caramel, floral, and some nuttiness. Tastes of toffee, citrus, earthy, and I was getting some chocolate. Nice. My only beef is these 1 liter bottles!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4617) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Thanks to Josh for sharing this one. Pours a nice brown with ruby notes and a large creamy off white head that left lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, molasses, nuts, orange peel and toffee. Flavor of toffee, tobacco, citrus, moderate bitterness, light earthy notes and brown sugar.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Poured dark brown with a lot of tiny grown bubbles and a massive, rocky tan/off-white head. Thick lacing. Heavy caramel and toffee aromas, some wood, licorice, and hay. Thick, viscous mouthfeel for the style. Borders on the "imperial porter" in terms of mouthfeel and taste. Lots of caramel and earthy hop resins, blended with grain and dark chocolate flavors. Bitter, yes, but not in the expected overly-golding hops way. More of a resiny-wood bite. I liked this a lot, but donít find this to be the ESB it claims it is. More of an American SA.


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