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Extra Special Oak (ESO) - Element Brewing Company

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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

79 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 79
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%


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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

09-01-2013 21:46:24 | More by DrewBest
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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

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S: Off. I smelled a little bit of rubber and some butter with a little oak, vanilla and toffee

T: Initial astringent alcohol with some rubber like notes, vegal at times, sordove green and young. The only saving grace for this beer was the booze and vanilla and toffee

M: Harsh. Medium bodied. Stinging sticky boze, felt thin and overcarbonated for this style. Rubber and funky notes.

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Extra Special Oak (ESO) from Element Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.