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Extra Special Oak (ESO) - Element Brewing Company

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Extra Special Oak (ESO)Extra Special Oak (ESO)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 11
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Element Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  7.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jwale73 on 05-10-2010)
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diehlio


3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

09-01-2014 19:13:43 | More by diehlio
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IanCH

Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev +4%

09-01-2014 19:13:17 | More by IanCH
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nkelley77

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-19-2014 23:26:00 | More by nkelley77
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Poured a reddish copper color with a 1 finger head in a Pretty Things glass. A wide mouth glass is recommended by the brewery for this beer.

Fruit, barnyard, and esters from the aroma which becomes more pronounced with warming.

The mouth feel is very carbonated.

The taste is distinctive. As in other beers in the style, there is fruit and esters finished with a sharp hoppy bitterness. Although the brewery refers to it as an ESB, it's more like an English Strong ale ( Beer Advocate)or closer to an Old Ale.

The beer is bottle conditioned and unpasteurized. It's the first beer I have tasted from the brewery. A singular brew- best warmer-( start at 50°F) which brings out the aroma/taste/palate in the beer.
I am looking forward to tasting more of their beers.

08-19-2014 01:06:37 | More by brureview
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.4%

08-08-2014 23:59:23 | More by Fettpopps
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

07-28-2014 03:36:38 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-01-2014 23:40:00 | More by ncaudle
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PTEdelman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-29-2014 21:19:30 | More by PTEdelman
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

The beer pours a nice, white head that borders between creamy and bubbly. The beer itself is a dark copper that borders on brown and is clear. The beer has very strong oak notes when it's cold but the vanilla beans really come through and work well with the oak, which gives a bit a of a nice spicy note to it. The malts come out but not as strongly and give an interesting sweetness to the bouquet. The taste is similar to the smell notes but that the oak is much stronger than the vanilla bean and the malts are fairly sweet. The notes combine to give off a roasted coconut taste, which is pretty good. The mouthfeel is very soft and smooth with biting carbonation. Overall, a very good and unique beer; one that I will definitely pick up.

06-21-2014 17:25:13 | More by HattedClassic
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-06-2014 15:18:48 | More by jpd7374
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berkshire413

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-05-2014 21:18:16 | More by berkshire413
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Mike

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-30-2014 23:57:17 | More by Mike
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-26-2014 14:50:57 | More by Janeinma
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rworkman

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-22-2014 14:55:07 | More by rworkman
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -46.9%

05-05-2014 14:01:31 | More by discharmingly
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BigOldOaf

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-26-2014 02:34:17 | More by BigOldOaf
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bcgeiman

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-25-2014 03:11:56 | More by bcgeiman
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justinm4bama

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-19-2014 07:56:36 | More by justinm4bama
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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.4%

04-19-2014 00:19:54 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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EmmetD

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

04-05-2014 16:05:11 | More by EmmetD
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dextermcgurk

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

03-23-2014 20:40:39 | More by dextermcgurk
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braican

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

02-22-2014 01:45:03 | More by braican
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CorgiDad

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-21-2014 12:48:42 | More by CorgiDad
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markdrinksbeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-16-2014 03:24:03 | More by markdrinksbeer
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RADRACING

Connecticut

1.48/5  rDev -60.7%

Could be just a bad batch but it us spoiled

Lots of rubber and the bottle was a gusher which indicates infection

The oak is there but what ever the infection is, it's extremely over powering

This is my first element beer and I'll count this as strike one. Wish this was in 12 oz bottles 750 mils is a bit tough to swallow espically when the person your splitting it with sees your facial reaction first.

I have heard some great things about element. This is not one

01-08-2014 02:59:33 | More by RADRACING
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Extra Special Oak (ESO) from Element Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.