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

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BA SCORE
83
good

186 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 17
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2005)
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +36.2%

05-21-2013 18:30:59 | More by brez8791
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QueerBeer

Colorado

5/5  rDev +36.2%

06-05-2014 17:18:31 | More by QueerBeer
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froggyfrog

Pennsylvania

4.68/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Packaged in a tall brown 1 pint, 6 fl. oz. bottle wrapped in a classy label marked bottled in Feb. 2006. Transferred by me to snifter Jun. 2006.

A: 30+ SRM very dark brownie brown with rocky mocha head. Opaque.

S: Nice and sweet. Sugary coffee, sweet chocolate, roasted barley.

T+M: Very well balanced. Loads of dark cocoa flavor. Very nicely done espresso levels mixed with some spicy Saaz-like hop notes. While the nose was intensely sweet the taste is very dark-roast and bitter. Full mouthfeel complete with heavy roasted lactic acid-like texture.

D: A meal of a stout. Truly enjoyable to drink.

This is a high quality brew, my first from TP. I love it!

About a shot of espresso in every pint? Whoops. I shouldn't be drinking a bomber of this at eleven o'clock at night. Mwaaah-haha-ha...

World Beer Cup 2006 Silver Medallist in "Best Coffee Flavored Beer" Category (out of 23 entrants).

This beer appears courtesy of my brother. Thanks lil' JE.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2006 03:37:42 | More by froggyfrog
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

06-27-2014 17:23:30 | More by kylemckinnis
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stumac

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

06-10-2013 05:05:29 | More by stumac
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

08-20-2012 02:33:11 | More by ucsbmullet
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lakersfan16

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

10-05-2013 22:19:39 | More by lakersfan16
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RoBotGod

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is really serious about the coffee. It doesn’t taste like filtered coffee, but real black coffee grounds. You never get the impression that is some sort of artificial flavoring. I would say there is even enough in it to keep you awake. Pours thick and black just like you would anticipate. The head is small with a dark brown tint. When you take in a good sniff, it smells just like the inside of a Starbucks. Most coffee stouts and porters I’ve had only have hints and after tastes of coffee. This one makes sure you know what you’re drinking. The coffee flavor is so potent you can’t miss it. At times its almost a little too much. This would go down great in the morning…...or maybe I’m just a big drunk.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2006 03:29:30 | More by RoBotGod
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Mayhem976

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Black, zero light passes through my glass and hardly any head or fingers present.

B- Strong ground dark roast!

T- Hard espresso flavor in the beginning, it does however finish very smooth towards the end which is quite surprising. Very yummy!

M- Creamy, the body I would have to say is medium to thick.

D- Great espresso beer that seems to go down smoother than others I've tried in the past. The price on this bottle is what really caught my eye, inexpensive and delicious!

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2009 03:31:25 | More by Mayhem976
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great espresso breakfast stout! Let it warm a bit out of the fridge. Poured with a nice, large, foamy, frothy, thick, slow to settle, tan head and good lace. Color is an opaque brown black. Aroma is what I expected, fresh, rich coffee, dark roast malt, toffee, cocoa, caramel and a bit of yeast. Flavor is much like nose, plus has some good tang to add some zestiness to the richness. Body is perfect and ditto carbonation for the style. Finish is like flavor and nothing appears to tarnish the experience. Don't know if it'd be session.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 05:59:21 | More by drpimento
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Halcyon

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

09-19-2013 01:13:34 | More by Halcyon
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Drew88

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

12-11-2013 03:25:20 | More by Drew88
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cestlavie

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

10-15-2012 04:07:41 | More by cestlavie
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Aaron_Kerkvliet

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

07-03-2014 15:23:01 | More by Aaron_Kerkvliet
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stoney1031

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

08-31-2013 20:27:02 | More by stoney1031
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jharris0624

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

05-19-2013 04:25:16 | More by jharris0624
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

01-08-2014 01:27:10 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

07-14-2012 05:28:49 | More by ssjkyle
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billshmeinke

California

4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic.

Pitch black with about a finger of beige head. Retention and lacing are quite nice.

Smells of baker's chocolate, fresh ground/brewed espresso, some vanilla as well.

Tastes of coffee/espresso, undercurrents of vanilla, and chocolate pudding. Really fresh coffee notes, I dig it.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, hearty, well carbonated, fairly acidic.

If you are just a big coffee fiend, then this is for you. Well brewed and delicious.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 02:03:08 | More by billshmeinke
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doppelmeup

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer had a beautiful pour into a tulip glass. Very dark and rich, with a dark roasted tan head that was very thick and continually rebuilt itself every time I swirled the glass.

Aromas of roasted malt and fresh brewed coffee.

Taste was not overpowering; instead, it was a nicely balanced stout with a definite coffee flavor. Not overly bitter or hoppy.

Very easy to drink. Not too thick, but still with enough body to satisfy.

Not sure of the ABV, but not too strong, making it a nice beer to sip and enjoy, leaving the palate ready for a refill.

Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-01-2008 16:33:19 | More by doppelmeup
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Tone

Missouri

4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong fresh coffee, roasted malt, and sweet malt. Fits the style of an American Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong coffee, roasted malt, slight yeast, and slight sweet malt. Overall, great aroma, good body, but lacking in appearance.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 00:10:44 | More by Tone
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a thin brownish head. Nose is pure coffee. That's about it, but it's pretty robust and thick enough. Flavor profile is a lot of coffee. Coffee, coffee, coffee. Not much else going on besides that. Feel is smooth on liquid and slightly lower on carbonation. This is easy to drink. It's basically just a coffee beer, but I could go on this all night.

Thanks to russpowell for this one and a ridiculous amount of other generous extras as well.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2008 23:19:34 | More by RblWthACoz
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Crosling

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Probably the best coffee stout I’ve had and I’ve had quite a few. It pours with a dark brown color, with a thin and quickly diminishing light tan foam. The nose is light overall and fairly one-dimensional, but the coffee/chocolate aroma is still pretty vibrant, which is typical of coffee stouts. On the palate, the coffee is surely dominant, but not the sole feature. The malt composition is fairly rich and fruit filled and the coffee chosen, seems to add some chocolate flavors as well. I don’t like coffee (except with 20%-25% cream and lots of sugar), but I can appreciate balance like this.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2006 05:48:09 | More by Crosling
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bomber. Pours out to a quickly falling sudsy tan head and very dark brown color. The head retention was disappointing. Aroma was roasty and chocolatey with vanilla, coffee and brown sugar notes. Flavor was semi-sweet chocolate on the front that gives way to coffee, molasses and spicy vanilla on the middle. Roasty bitter balancing finish. Mouthfeel is medium-thick and low CO2 and high gravity makes it a slow-but-easy drinker. (Making a note to carbonate my homebrewed stouts at this low level in the future. Very good.) Tasty and satisfying and improves as it warms up. This beer reminds me of what I used to like about stouts. Apart from the lack of a head, this is a top notch brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 21:14:42 | More by EagleTalon
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katan

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber into a goblet

A - Pours very dark brown to black with just a few amber highlights. Light mocha head formation. Appears to be somewhat frothy.

S - Strong chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted notes are present as well.

T - Starts off with a light roasted malt sweetness, some coffee grainy notes are present. They become much more pronounced in the mid-stream, more acidic and edgy. hopping is low. Finishes with a smooth coffee like note - but enough sweetness to balance it out.

M - Moderate beer body. Not extremely thick like some strong stouts, but with enough body that coats the tongue when complimented by the carbonation.

D - Easy drinkability. Unknown abv, but it doesn't seem too zingy. Not abusive to the palette, which can be a problem in coffee beers. Not filling.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2010 00:40:56 | More by katan
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Big Shot Espresso Stout (Timberline Series) from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.