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Grand Teton XX Bitch Creek Double ESB

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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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6488) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a dense light brown head. The aroma is fruity, barley, hops, toffee, caramel, ripe fruit and overall very intense. The flavour is barley, hops, intensive dark fruity and molasses. Creamy texture. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10844) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
beer 30 at papsoe’s blind tasting clear ambre, smooth white head. dark hoppy, dark fruits, flavor is dark caramelly, hoppy, faint berry sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle #30 at Papsø’s blindtasting. Cloudy orange red coloured with a medium sized beige head. Fruity aroma of caramel, hops, pine needles and grass. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops, pine needles and grass. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13917) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
Bottle @ Papsø. Tasted blind. Pours dark ruby brown with a small lasting head and lacings. Sweet and vinous nose. Vague roast and toffee. Oak and caramel with some hops in the end. Sticky.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
1 L bottle, courtesy of Papsoe. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is wooden and dark malty. Light fruity accent. Smooth caramelish and roasted to dark breadish malt flavoured. Interesting with rather aromatic US hops to counterbalance the dense malt flavours. Gives a citric twist, yet also towards dominant in the flavour profile. Dry and citric into a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of ¾. Pours a reddish brown with a beige head leaving broad curtains of lacework. Hoppy nose, some nuts also. Solid body, caramel, nuts and vanilla. A little wood as well. Hoppy, bitter finish. 270310

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2010 Upon reconsideration, this beer really is everything I remembered the first time...glad to have a couple extra of these! (1 Quart 1.8 fluid oz.) Murky brown with orange hue. Under light looks just like caramel. Head is melted coffee ice cream. Under certain lights, the murky brown almost hints at purple (wild looking). Aroma is burnt semi-sweet chocolate, espresso, boozy, fruit esters (berry). Flavor starts sweet syrupy and fades to bitter dark chocolate with hints of caramel and fruit sweet berry. Finish is bitter dry biting beautiful long lasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Heavily carbonated appearance w/ a deep red color almost brown when not held to the light and a thick small bubbled tan head that quickly dissipates. Nice aroma sweet toffees w/ a bit of dandelion and grassy hops. Nice palate well coated and smooth. Flavor is lots of light toffee and a good amount of bitterness for an ESB finishes grassy. Pretty simple but pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2010
Sept 26th 2008 vintage 1 Liter swing top thanks to Nicole as a 30th birthday present. The beer pours to a really deep ruby body with a super thick creamy light brown head. The aroma is grassy and bitter with a deep malt and strong toffee. The flavor is deeply toasted malt with some dry pine grass hop. Bitter. Toffee on the finish. The palate is strongly bitter and medium bodied. Nice coating texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - FEB 21, 2010
2009 1L swing top bottle. Please, please stop wax dipping bottles like this. Pours dark brown a with a one finger, quickly dissipating, creamy, tan head; nice lacing when the head recedes. Creamy and foamy, a great looking brew that only takes one swirl for the head to be back in full swing. Aroma of resiny, piney hops, caramel malts, overripe plumbs, dark cherries. Love the nose. More bitter and less sweet than the nose indicates. The resiny, piney hops are in full force, but the caramel takes a back seat in favor of a toasted quality. As you drink, it gets more complicated. A subtle earthiness creeps in as well as light coffee. Finishes bitter and dry with some roastiness. Medium to full bodied with an oily mouthfeel and a low level of carbonation. Well balanced despite living up to its bitter heritage. Great brew, don’t underestimate it if you open the bottle solo.

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