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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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theruckus33

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-12-2013 02:00:00 | More by theruckus33
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-18-2013 03:43:40 | More by ejimhof
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-23-2014 03:36:28 | More by mrebeka
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Labeorphile

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-04-2012 00:11:33 | More by Labeorphile
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-31-2014 18:36:55 | More by Latarnik
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bcostner1

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-24-2013 02:05:03 | More by bcostner1
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-13-2014 17:07:41 | More by LoveStout
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-08-2013 18:36:46 | More by djrn2
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poppyjohn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-03-2012 03:29:47 | More by poppyjohn
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wagenvolks

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a Meantime tulip.

Big Shot Espresso Stout's body is as dark as I expected, but more porter-like in its thinness as it shows cola hues at the edges. A fat, rocky, mocha-tan head builds and settles quickly to leave behind a ring of scattered bubbles. The aroma is rich & complex with espresso galore, plus soil, vanilla, nuttiness, and musty hops. Some Baker's chocolate, too, although the overall malt presence is a bit grainy.

Dark coffee grounds taste somewhat acrid with a hint of sour milk (not like a lactose infection). No lingering bitterness from the espresso, but chocolate-mocha flavors last into the finish. Mouthfeel is perilously thin & watery, and the carbonation is off. Not exactly a stout-like consistency--not even on par with most porters, really. All in all, this isn't a great beer, but Twisted Pine's Espresso 'Stout' is certainly a good, drinkable coffee beer. Glad I got to try it, but this will not be a repeat purchase for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2010 02:42:12 | More by wagenvolks
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R_J_FearNoBeer

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-19-2014 07:12:10 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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kiki3drt292

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-08-2012 17:54:34 | More by kiki3drt292
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-18-2012 04:06:16 | More by imperialking
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.51/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in my brand new Boulevard tulip. Awesome!

A: Beer is black with a mocha head. Enough said on that front.

S: Mocha buttercream, weak espresso, but still good. My wife smell soap infused here.

T: Not as velvety on the finish as I was hoping,, but it was passable. Coffee grounds and some mocha butter creme.

M: Fine.

O: this one was pretty inexpensive comparatively speaking. It's worth a glance.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 00:24:43 | More by Chaney
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber bought a few months ago. Pours a jet black color with just a smidge of highlighting at the edges. Foam is dark tan and does not show much retention or lacing.

Smell is a fresh shot of espresso to the nostrils, very robust and fresh. Hard to get much else on the nose, but coffee aroma is right up there with the best of 'em.

Taste is about 75% espresso coffee, 20% milk chocolate and the other 5% a various blend of dark bread, alcohol and mild hops. Mouthfeel is just short of medium and I could definitely use more creaminess. Annoying astringency and the one-dimensionality of the beer are the only things keeping this from sticking out in the deliciously crowded style of coffee stouts. That said, this is easily the best Twisted Pine beer I have had to date...worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 14:42:28 | More by twiggamortis420
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zeff80

Missouri

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It left minimal lacing on the glass.

S - It smelled of roasty coffee and some burnt toast maltiness.

T - It tasted of coffee, chocolate and toffee. Nice bittersweet flavors.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied stout with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice coffee stout. Another solid brew from Twisted Pine.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2011 02:05:08 | More by zeff80
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: single finger of tan thick head on a jet black body.

S: a little light on the espresso and coffee than I hoped. Lots of chocolate.

T: again a little light on the espresso. I prefer the coffee to be bigger in these beers. Heavy on vanilla and chocolate.

M: Full bodied, moderate carbonation and very smooth but dry finish.

Overall: I tasty and sweet stout but to be called an espresso stout I would want/expect more.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2012 00:40:05 | More by kylehay2004
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GallowsThief

Florida

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a bomber into my Duvel tulip.

A – Black as my soul. Two fingers or milk chocolate creamy head.

S – Espresso of course, dark chocolate, mocha, molasses. Rich and roasty smelling.

T – Big roasty taste immediately. That nice espresso flavor follows, it is not as big on the palate as the nose suggests. Bitterness of the coffee is present. Slightly sweet mocha taste at the end.

M – Medium to big bodied. Medium carbonation and just slightly thin. No real ABV taste at all.

O – Well balanced. The smell makes you feel that it will be a big sweet stout. It really is not. The coffee bitterness mixes pretty well with the sweet. Solid job. Warms up nicely too.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 23:48:38 | More by GallowsThief
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rackhouse Pub, I don;t usually go for coffee beers but I do like espresso so I figured why not? Dark black color which was no surprise, short tan head. Smells like strong espresso and coffee grounds, not bad. The flavor was very bitter and strong espresso, it pretty much eclipsed and stout flavors. Overall this was not bad and one of the better coffee beers I've had.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2011 02:50:04 | More by ArrogantB
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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at L&M Lanes in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a quarter inch head, and not much lacing.

Smells and tastes basically the same- like roasted coffee beans, vanilla, and chocolate. For an espresso stout, the coffee aspect to this is relatively light, unfortunately. None of the flavors particularly jump out of the glass, it just goes down with really any second thought.

Medium bodied, smooth, silky mouthfeel. Low carbonation.

A bit uninteresting, this brewery hasn't exactly impressed me yet.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2014 04:24:39 | More by GreesyFizeek
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Black with a nice light brown head, stickly lace.

Aroma and flavor have lots of coffee, chocolate, roasty malts, a touch of nuts.

Body is thick, rich, and smooth, with a nice coffee and dark chocolate finish.

Overall it's a very nice stout, not disappointing on the coffee title either. I'd drink it again no problem.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 01:22:17 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - black with a big brown head that has great retention

S - coffee, roasted malt

T - coffee, roasted malts, a bitter finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This was a bit disappointing. It was one note throughout - coffee. Yes, this is meant to be a coffee stout, but ultimately it was underwhelming. It was nice to have tried this once, but I won't seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 00:28:52 | More by tdm168
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a midnight brown color with a creamy beige head; terrific retention and lacing

Smell: Coffee, ash and dark chocolate

Taste: Chocolate, up front, that turns milky by mid-palate, with a bit of lactic sourness appearing after a while; after the swallow, the lactose fades and is replaced by the coffee; nice espresso finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: This beer is all over the map, starting and finishing very nicely; the middle, however, leaves something to be desired (some hops would be better than the lactose) as does the mouthfeel, which is way too thin for the style

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2009 04:27:30 | More by brentk56
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allengarvin

Texas

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A vigorous pour of this beer gave only a very slight tan head on top of the jet-black beer. The nose gives appropriately assertive notes of coffee, together with sweet cocoa. The flavor is more mocha than espresso, with a lot of sweet chocolate malt flavor coming through. It's not bad, but there's no other complexity here, and little of real interest.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2010 05:18:00 | More by allengarvin
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angelmonster

Colorado

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a 2 finger chocolate head that rather quickly thins down.Black in color, head retention was decent and lacing was good

Smells of sweet chocolate malt, also some roasted coffee beans.

Taste is very light, reminds me of a milk/sweet stout. Main flavors are of chocolate milk and roasted espresso beans, hops really arent present at all.

Mouth feel is very light also, almost on the watery side, was hoping for more creaminess. Carbonation was medium to high, but not too high.

Overall is a good beer, especially at 4 bucks for a bomber. Would have liked thicker, bolder espresso flavors but its still very drinkable

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2009 05:34:45 | More by angelmonster
Big Shot Espresso Stout (Timberline Series) from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.