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Grand Teton XX Bitch Creek Double ESB

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RATINGS: 135   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (710) - , Idaho, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2 finger head is impressive... sorta a yellowy lite tan.... descent amount of lace... the brew is very brown. Nose is big and hoppy and still very malty... caramel and toffee with citric and piney hops... yeasty fruity esters too... smell is very complex. big bitterness out of the gate.. melts into caramel with sorta a cigar flavor... not the smoke.. but rough tobacco... piney hops with a blast of fruitiness... some cocoa throughout... but it tends to be drowned out by the massive flavor of this brew. Body is fairly thick and the lite carbonation accentuates that you are drinking a huge brew. I like this... I am trying to think of something over the years that sorta comes close to describing it... it actually sorta reminds me of a fruity English BW...


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geologyguy (901) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Darker malt and med hop smell, great red appearance, good malt boldness mixed with good offsetting hops, hoppier finish but decently

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (5172) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle during RBWG. Pours a cloudy copper with small beige head. The aroma is roasted malt and toffee. Medium mouth sweet malt, tea, and caramel, good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PartyFowle (315) - - FEB 15, 2015
Pours a deep orangey brown with a huge tight copper head that stuck around for a LONG time. Killer retention. Citrusy hops and bready malts in the nose. Bitter piney hops, orange, and roasted malts. Also a certain dark fruity sweetness. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation. While the hoppiness is the most pronounced flavor, everything’s balanced well. The hoppy bitterness, the light sweetness and the roasted character all play together nicely.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
liked this one as well, just a touch darker and more robust than the normal Bitch Creek. Maybe a little less balanced, but it was unique.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2733) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2014
On Tap at the Rover Room, Whole Foods, Boise Dark borwn with just a slight trace of a light tan head. Lots of big soft light roast malty notes. A little astringent in the trailer,and was expecting it to be a little bigger. Still an nice sipper.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marno (7) - O’Fallon, 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 (919) - Tallahassee, 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 I’ve had from Grand Teton.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1540) - 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, can’t 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 (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (3533) - 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, it’s got some cigar wrapper, raisin, & toffee. The bitterness level is nice enough... It’s 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 don’t suppose.


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