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

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Big Shot Espresso Stout (Timberline Series)Big Shot Espresso Stout (Timberline Series)

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211 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.39%
Wants: 18
Gots: 16 | 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 jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

jaydoc, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of StoneTSR
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

APPEARANCE: A quarter-inch brown head sits on top of a jet black beer. The head retention is so-so and lacing is spotty.

SMELL: Big, roasty and bitter smell. Big Shot is a good name for this Espresso beer…this is huge on the coffee aromas. A little touch of chocolate and a tiny hint of citrus are also detectable in this one.

TASTE: Again, huge espresso flavor - roasted malt, coffee, bitterness along with (again) a touch of citrus and bitter, dark chocolate. As it warms the dark chocolate really starts to come out in quite a pleasant way. It provides a touch of sweetness, but adds to the bitterness as well.

MOUTHFEEL: The Big Shot is dry through and through. The mouthfeel is big, but the dry bitterness balances it out a bit.

OVERALL: This is a pretty solid stout from Twisted Pine. If you like coffee and dark chocolate this is an excellent choice.

StoneTSR, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of mrebeka
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

mrebeka, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of delta490
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- poured a deep black with a creamy tan head. Moderate head retention and some lacing

S- big roast malt and coffee notes dominate

T- follows closely with the characteristics of the aroma with chocolate malt and coffee. Not quite as strong flavored as the aroma would indicate

M- not as thick as others in this style and a little watery

O- a very good-but-not-quite-great coffee stout.

delta490, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

LoveStout, Jan 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

acurtis, Jan 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

LightnerLiquorKS, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of denver10
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pour black with a mocha head. Aroma is some nice creamy espresso and some chocolate. Flavor is similar but not as tuned in as aroma. A creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, not the greatest coffee stout by any means, but I enjoyed it. Probably the best Twisted Pine beer (of the few) I have yet to try.

denver10, Jan 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

BillRoth, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Canti4341, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

deschutes_fan, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

st9647v3, Dec 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

StubFaceJoe, Dec 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

ygtbsm94, Dec 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

WritersBlock, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

Michaeldmanley, Dec 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

kkmiller76, Dec 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Drew88, Dec 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

timoteo833, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

djrn2, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

JMS1512, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of Suds
2.95/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I love a good stout and I love a good espresso. This is a valiant attempt, but not a great execution of the combination. It is a thoroughly black colored brew..with a whispy chocolate milk head. The smell is roasty, burnt, but acrid. Coffee, chocolate, and highly modified grain, for sure, but also a plastic scent. Phenols. The taste is dry...coffee is present, and some malt. Reminiscent of a homebrew with a little work to be done. Full body, with a velvet finish. Not an exceptional beer.

Suds, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Chaney
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Chaney, Nov 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Eric908, Nov 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

jheezee, Nov 17, 2013
Big Shot Espresso Stout (Timberline Series) from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.