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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopHead7 (28) - - FEB 27, 2012
Pour a deep ruby red with aromas of toffee and dark fruits. Wonderful flavor for an esb, earthy and rich with toffee sweetness and perhaps even some citrus in the hops. Had from the waxed swingtop bottle.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marno (7) - OíFallon, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
caramel, coffee, roasty, leather, smoke, black, cloudy, frothy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WVHouseofBeer (801) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Really really good beer. Complex aromas and flavors of caramel, grains, nuts, coffee, tropical fruit and spices. Medium bodied with a decently bitter finish. Pours a burnt amber color with a big frothy khaki head. This is the best beer Iíve had from Grand Teton.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
12/26/10 - bottled 2009. $15 for one liter bottle @ Enoteca in Post Falls, ID. Poured to tulip. A: Pours a brown, deep, chestnut color with 1 finger of latte head which dissipates quickly - not unusual for a beer of age and ABV. The head can be reinstated with a quick agitation stir. Little to no lacing. S: Great nose! Molasses, brown sugar, chocolate malt, sweet mocha dance about with a hint of herbal hops and just a faint whiff of licorice. Could smell this for hours. Gorgeous. T: Nuts, bitterness, anise; a nice full oatey flavor with backgrounds nuances of coffee adding to the enjoyment of this one. M: Medium bodied with low carb feel allows good appreciation of aromas and palate interpretations. Well thought out. D: Great beer. For $15/liter, canít go wrong. Could drink this all night long. Of their reserve series, however, I would argue the Double Vision Doppelbock gives this one a run for its money and is actually my favorite of the limited series. Serving type: bottle 12-31-2010

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6148) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, hazy orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, biscuit, bread, hints of orange peel, touch of earth, hints of white fruits in there as well with a touch of spice. Taste is a mix of white fruit, slight spice, earth, nice caramel, biscuit, and toasted malts, hints of grain, finishing spicy, bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3209) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Pours a deep reddish brown with a small head and nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is apple, toffee, & plenty of Cavendish tobacco. Very rich and pungent, nicely sweet smelling.

Flavor is nicely sweet, itís got some cigar wrapper, raisin, & toffee. The bitterness level is nice enough... Itís a big rich weird beer, and I really enjoyed it.

I genuinely did not expect to like this as much as I did. Chill beer, nice surprise, not really a shelf beer anymore I donít suppose.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freeofthoughts (648) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 3, 2013
September 10, 2012 bottle 13 months. Pours dark red brown with minimal fizz. Nice roasted flavor without being too deep, rich full brown ale. The hops are secondary to the complex malt build but add a lot. The carbonation leaves a lot of room and the brew delivers. The finish is dry and earthy grainy with a light herbal, touch of coffee and toasted bread. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (1974) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Nice brown/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, toffee, & hops; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel/toffee, hops, and some dark fruit; Finish is somewhat boozy; Decent.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Bomber thanks to crajun, bottled on 8/23/12. Big malty nose with notes of caramel and wood. Brewer states that they double the original recipe. Huge malt flavor with some brown sugar, big & beefy! Nice bit of hops on the back end, slight boozeyfinish. Very well thought out brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (501) - - OCT 5, 2013
Bomber, bottled sept. 2012. Malty aroma with hints of wood, caramel and hops. Pours dark copper colored with a tan head and moderate lacing. Sweet maltiness to start with caramel and woodsy notes and a good mouthfeel. Finishes smooth and dry with a bit of a hoppy bite at the very end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Oh man this is good! Big and rich. Super malty. Coffee and hops. Very Irish. Tasty, tasty, tasty!


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