Double ESB Endless Skyway Bitter - Black Mesa Brewing Co.
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Reviews by russpowell:
3.8/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Contract Brewed by O'Fallon as Tornado Relief fund-raiser. Wax seal was a pain to get off
Pours an effervescent orange/copper with a pinky of cream colored head. Decent lacing & above average head retention
S: Plums & cakeyness, some brown sugar, booze, really opens up as this warms
T: Follows the nose, a little brown sugar & woody hops as well up front. Dryness & boozeyness, plus marmalade as this warms, more plums & oaky notes, & some toffee & leafy hops. Finishes figgy with some dryness/oakyness, & brown sugar & a kiss of booze
MF: Fairly assertive carbonation with medium body
Fairly complex, a sipper. This one was pricey, but for a good cause I suppose. I've had a couple of their beers on draft, this far better than the blonde or ESB. Better than I thought it would be
Serving type: bottle
01-18-2014 05:08:49 | More by russpowell
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4.2/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Shared this 22oz bottle between friends at the cave de Hank in Crown and Rose English Pub nonic glasses. Cap is sealed and "righteously" secured to the bottle with some very nice looking thick white "super wax." I've never encountered bottle wax this thick nor this tough. Not a snow balls chance in hell would these caps ever leak. Our ceremonious opening of this first time one off tornado relief fund raiser brew turned into a quest for beer. The cave always provides any necessary means though, this time in the form of a utility knife. Note: This beer was brewed in partnership at the O'Fallon brewery in Missouri since the Black Mesa brewery was destroyed in the tornado that struck OKC May 31st, 2013.
I love the color of this beer - a hazed glowing orange/copper when struck by sunlight through the windows of the media room. Topped by off a thin-ish layer of white bubbles makes me wonder - what exactly is an Endless Skyway Bitter anyway? Lace was found to be a bit scant.
This beer's aroma reminds me of hot sweet honey-buttered bread, apple crisp, and vanilla. You know it's gonna big malt, but I get some booze here too.
Flavors similar to aroma - buttery pecan toffee, sweet donut dough, warm apple butter cake and a little peppery hop to counter. I can taste the alcohol, but it does not taste like 9.6%. Halfway through the glass, I can definitely feel it though. Flavors intensify upon warming. Well done.
It's a silky medium body with ample, but not disruptive carbonation. It's on the dry side of course, but this does not detract from the experience at all - it's an enhancement.
I've always liked ESBs. This one, however, is different. It's one I won't forget easily.
Great job on this beer. Hope to see Black Mesa get back on track and help fortify the Oklahoma craft beer scene. Cheers, y'all.
Serving type: bottle
01-22-2014 15:15:21 | More by DelMontiac
Double ESB Endless Skyway Bitter from Black Mesa Brewing Co.
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