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Grand Teton XX Bitch Creek Double ESB

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über 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. it’s 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 (902) - 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 (4522) - 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 (1135) - 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 (8094) - 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 (8537) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cstuartj (925) - Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Pours dark hazy brown. Big thick cream colored head. Nose is malty and sweet. Taste of malts, roast and sweet Carmel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2212) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2009
(1l bottle) deep brown/black with very little head. Roast malt aroma. Flavor is roast malt, dark fruits. Not really an ESB.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Giant wax-covered flip-top (stop doing that!).. dated 9/26/08. Poured medium garnet with a fluffy, sticky cap of dark tan head.. looked great! The aroma picked up redder fruits, biscuits, and brown sugar, accented by spicy earth and more residual brown sugars.. sweet overall and well-balanced. The flavor had raisins, other dark fruits, and bread at the core.. fruity vinegar tartness was laced throughout.. brown sugar and toffee were scattered around the edges.. finished warm and a bit sour, too heavy to be refreshing. Medium-bodied with only OK balance on the palate (not sure if the tartness was supposed to be there).. lots of residual graininess and warmth on the finish.. this was most certainly solid, but it showed age and was likely better a year ago.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3692) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2009
Bottle thanks to mar. The smell is fruits, plum, prunes, and alcohol. The look is amber in color with a beige colored head. The taste is sweet, fruits, plum, and alcohol.


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