oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2016 gururyan (730) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle into snifter, pours a murky brown and quickly dissipating head. This one was dated Aug 6, 2012. Quite a complex smelling and tasting brew, however it remains smooth and balanced. I agree with previous comments about the 7.5% seeming lower than it really is. It’s not boozy mind you, just strong...quite strong. I’m glad I’ve got a large bottle in front of me. This may very well be my first DESB.
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aroma of malty, and some other hints, maybe fruit, maybe coffee. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and roasty as hell. Travlr (26431) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Draft. Brown color, tan head. Aroma of toasted biscuit. Taste is malty and roasty. Decent. geologyguy (1687) - 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 djd07 (16310) - 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. PartyFowle (954) - - 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.
slowrunner77 (13206) - 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. IndianaRed (5127) - 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. Marno (10) - O’Fallon, Missouri, USA - JUL 6, 2014
caramel, coffee, roasty, leather, smoke, black, cloudy, frothy, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, WVHouseofBeer (1108) - West Virginia, 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. harrymel (1551) - 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