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Grand Teton XX Bitch Creek Double ESB

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RATINGS: 132   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3341) - 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.

3.9
   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, donít underestimate it if you open the bottle solo.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BelgianBeerGal (3242) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
1L bottle shared for the Super Bowl. Stop coating the flip tops in wax...it took me 10 minutes to open the stupid bottle. ONCE I GOT IT OPEN, I was very pleasantly surprised. Pours darker brown than expected with a pretty thick tan head. Foamy lacing too. Fairly mild aroma of roasted malt and resiny hops. More hops in the flavour plus a little coffee, smoke and chocolate. Really tasty!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2662) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2010
1L bottle, 2008 vintage. Wax-coated flip top bottle, certainly not the easiest to open since the hinge and such were coated as well. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel, nuttiness, citrus, piney and floral hoppiness and a certain light fruitiness, perhaps a touch of oxidation. Deep, dark red-brown in color, opaque, with a very light, fine head. Flavor profile is predominantly hoppy, with copious citrus and pine, along with biscuity, toasty, darkly sweet malts and a generous bitterness making its presence known throughout. finishes dry and resinous, with a lingering blend of toasted malts, pine, grapefruit and caramel. Slightly oily and drying on the palate with plenty of effervescence, body is medium-full. Pretty full-flavored, but something about this didnít entirely pull it together for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2010
2008. consumed alone on 10/04/09. really dark auburn color with a 2.5 inch orange tinted khaki head with enormous amounts of clingy foam. initial aroma of nutmeg and spices... followed by orange, sweet grain, nearly burned caramel, floral and herbal hops, some chocolate, vanilla, dark cherries, raisins and dates. itís quite deep and rich smelling. the palate is a bit sweet but it is very well balanced by dryness from green hop oils and dirty leaves... flavors of brown sugar/caramel/butterscotch, slight spice, herbal grassiness, dried fruits, bready grains and some porter-like qualities. it is borderline full bodied... at least for something at 7.5%. soft luscious carbonation makes it really rich. it is sweet but not sticky or cloyingly so. since i am drinking this beast alone, it does get a bit boring by the end. 8/5/7/4/15/3.9

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Thanks to my girlfriend for surprising me with this! What a huge bottle, way too much beer for my brother and I to take down. Poured a dirty mahogany color with a medium off-white head. Aroma and taste was slightly sugary, dark fruits, and caramel malts. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5895) - Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2010
1 liter bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a sizable beige head. The aroma is sweet caramel/toffee malts with some background herbal and floral hops. The flavor is more big chewy caramel/toffee malts with some slight herbal and floral hops. Hints of tea come through at times as do some citrus notes. There are signs of oxidation, but this is still tasty. It would have been nice to have tried this when it was fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Juelze (1139) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2010
Thanks for sharing bro! Pours a cloudy dark brown color with thick foamy light brown head. Aroma is of light chocolate, caramel, fruits and light hops. Taste is very similar with a bit of a lactic sourness in the finish. Pretty deent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8941) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2009 Kuhnhenn Solstice BA/RB party. WIcked beer, taste like wild yeast. Sourish. Average mouthfeel. No head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9443) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Cloudy brown pour with a nice tan head. Really good caramel, bread and dark fruity aromas. Flavor has golden raisins, caramel, bread and a light hint of hops.


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