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Big Shot Espresso Stout (Timberline Series) - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

213 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 18
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2005)
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Photo of timontheroad
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very dark, almost black, two finger tan head, with big bubbles, faded quickly to nothing, no lacing. Aroma was chocolatey and coffee, with some roasty malt notes, very little in the way of hop smells. Taste was rather subdued considering the aroma, with coffee dominating. Mouthfeel was very thin for the style. Overall, it was OK, nothing special, probably won't buy again, considering there's much better coffee stouts out there for the same price.

Photo of snansel
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Syracuse12
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of uvachief
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured from a 750ml bomber. Pours dark impenetrable black with a shiny reflective color - a lot like coffee. Thick ridiculously foamy head at least 5 fingers plus it lingers for a long long time. I smell a clear coffee espresso aroma like Starbucks. Definitely dark roasted malts. Don't really smell any hops but I get a slight whiff of pine. In the mouth you expect it to be completely creamy after that monster head. It isn't. You taste coffee, toffee and some sort of nut. Espresso overburdens everything else including the dark roasted malts. But they fight back as it goes down. Tiny bite back as you swallow. Oddly dry rather than creamy. This stout was long on espresso coffee flavor. If you order Cafe Americano at Starbucks, this may be your brew. The malts are roasted nicely. No burn. It is low ABV. You can drink the whole bottle and not feel it. The label graphics are quite poor. It is drinkable. i'd rather have it than Guinness and quite a few other stouts. Not bad but not world class either. In a tiered system, bronze sounds about right. They need to tweak it.

t was $8.99 I believe. So, for the price, it is about inline. It got better reviews from other services and it is a 2008 and 2010 bronze medal winner of some brew festival. While a solid effort, it is no Founders Breakfast Stout. But I won't whine if you make me drink it.

Photo of SteveD082791
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Kayaker
3.47/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of LeeW
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of dcscientist
3.3/5  rDev -9.8%

This is basically alcoholic coffee. If you like the taste of coffee, you'll love this stout. Very strong flavor dominates the beer. Dark as night, just a little bitter, just like a dark roast. I'm not a coffee drinker, so this wouldn't be my choice of stouts, but I had it anyway and knew it was well made. Would also try other offerings from this brewery if available where I was at the time.

Photo of jpd7374
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of TonyY
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of akang
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Ajmorriso1
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of skriv
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of tylerstravis
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Mattyb79
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of SamN
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Onyx black, shiny and vibrant color. Thick foamy head forms from the agressive pouring to last longer than I expected, solid looker. The aroma combines a clear coffee aroma, like fresh ground beans, and sort of smokey, dark roasted malts. The hops are subdued but seem to add a bit of pine in the smell. Taste upfront is slight espresso notes, toffee and nuttiness. Hops are far outweighted by the strong coffee and the loads of dark malts. Just a bit of astringnet bitterness in the finish, rather dry.

Despite hightened expectations, I found this stout to be short on the coffee and short on flavor. I was expecting bold coffee, burnt-to-a-crisp malts and equal amounts of sticky hops. This was a barely mediocre. Not bad for the price I guess, I still do enjoy the coffee notes in the nose, but overall I found this beer failed to meet most of my expectations.

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3.64/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of R3ason
4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +10.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Big Shot Espresso Stout (Timberline Series) from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.