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Grand Teton XX Bitch Creek Double ESB

Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooterbub (1031) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUN 30, 2013
25.4 ounce bottle. Pours a dark hazy brown with a one inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of roasted malt, caramel, fruit, yeast, sugar, grass, wheat, citrus, pine, resin and hops. Similar aroma. Have a cloying body with a dry and bitter finish. A little boozy towards the end. Tastes good and goes down easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2013
On tap. Deep red with an off white top. Scent is malty and grassy. Taste is malty, pine and a hint of chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gururyan (719) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle into snifter, pours a murky brown and quickly dissipating head. This one was dated Aug 6, 2012. Quite a complex smelling and tasting brew, however it remains smooth and balanced. I agree with previous comments about the 7.5% seeming lower than it really is. It’s not boozy mind you, just strong...quite strong. I’m glad I’ve got a large bottle in front of me. This may very well be my first DESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy biter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2013
2008 fucken a bro bottle opened at home that was fucken stupid hard to get open due to the massive amount of wax. First whiff and this is a textbook example of oxidation. Pours a bit hazy, dark brown head with a dark brown head (that is surprisingly strong for the age). Somewhat boozy, caramel, cardboard/papery, quite sweet aroma. Fairly is similarly spicy and boozy with some toffee, caramel, cardboard, and some herbal notes. Goddamn, for what is supposedly 7.5% abv, this sure tastes stronger. Definitely wasn’t meant to be kept this long but it is still somewhat interesting in its own right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Dark brown in color with a bright orange-hued, cream colored head, this double ESB smells great! Fresh, sweet, bright hops and caramel malts make for a happy, candy-like aroma. It has a meaty quality that couples with a somewhat thin body and an easy but robust palate. Smooth and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ddemmingjr (797) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle: pours deep ruby brown, milky light brown head that persists. Nose is big, dark fruits, biscuit, burnt toast, toffee and milk chocolate. Milk thistle, roasted malts and some mild pine notes, molasses and toffee sugars bring lactic acids that envelope the tongue. Milky, chocolate and roasted coffee malt heaven here. Bold flavored beer not for the faint of heart. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steeleliver (130) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2012
On tap at Boulders St. Cloud. Pours a burgundy color, with a small beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is caramel and a tinge of malt. Flavor is caramel and fresh, with the double bitterness just barely apparent. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lawman357 (93) - Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2012
On tap, Beer Kitchen, KCMO. Fluffy, quickly dissipating, dark tan head. Malty, heady, boozy nose... not expected in an ESB style. Simply delicious bitter sweet, alcohol with a rich mouth feel. Thoroughly enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1915) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Very dark mahogany with fading head and good lacing. Big malty nose with dried fruit, tobacco. Full bodied with taste following nose. Most similar to Great Divide Hibernation. Big burly winter warmer. Very pleasantly suprised with this one. Teton is totally solid and tremendous value.

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