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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

90 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 90
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | 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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ElijahRivera

New York

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-03-2013 17:11:50 | More by ElijahRivera
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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

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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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%

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markdrinksbeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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RADRACING

Connecticut

1.48/5  rDev -60.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

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

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 02:59:33 | More by RADRACING
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tabhill

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-08-2014 02:06:04 | More by tabhill
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-26-2013 13:12:05 | More by kjfinnerty
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BastardFromABasket

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-24-2013 01:46:29 | More by BastardFromABasket
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Benjaminwileketchum

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-08-2013 01:27:36 | More by Benjaminwileketchum
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RRC03

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

11-20-2013 23:18:58 | More by RRC03
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Extra Special Oak (ESO) from Element Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.