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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.


JohnGalt1's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnGalt1 (588) - , 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...


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - 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 (2592) - 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 (889) - 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 I’ve had from Grand Teton.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1503) - 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 (6419) - Lansing, 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 (3351) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freeofthoughts (668) - 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 (2064) - 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


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