Big Shot Espresso Stout (Timberline Series) - Twisted Pine Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +7.6%
22oz. A solid black/brown pour with a tan layer of fine head.
Aroma, solid roast coffee some malt. Very light cocoa.
Taste, it is a coffee stout, but there is some nice roast malty notes. Caramel and mocha. Cocoa and coffee finish.
About medium bodied. The coating factor is a little low, but about par for the coffee stout style. Maybe a tic high on carbonation, but it drinks pretty easy.
If you are looking for a coffee stout this was very good, and not a bad price.
11-21-2012 03:10:13 | More by Bung
District of Columbia
3.51/5 rDev -4.4%
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.
O: this one was pretty inexpensive comparatively speaking. It's worth a glance.
11-24-2013 00:24:43 | More by Chaney
3.88/5 rDev +5.7%
My wife picked this one up down the street, on a recent late night beverage run. Poured a jet black color, with a nice cappuccino colored head. Big espresso aromas leap from the glass. On the palate, more espresso, roasted malt and rich, dark chocolate.
09-10-2010 02:07:22 | More by emmasdad
3.6/5 rDev -1.9%
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.
08-04-2010 05:18:00 | More by allengarvin
3.8/5 rDev +3.5%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #46 (Nov 2010):
Sizable head drops to a wisp of brown lace, with the brew being as black as black can be. Big roasty nose with hits of freshly used coffee grounds, burnt currants, molasses and dark chocolate. Full bodied, slick and creamy with a mild crispness. Roasty from start to the long finish. Obvious espresso blankets the palate. Hints of neutral charcoal, sweet-burning cigar and molasses push back on the bitterness of the espresso. A fine berry and malt sweetness within, and a dash of alcohol follows. A well-rounded coffee beer.
02-04-2011 02:25:53 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.5/5 rDev -4.6%
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.
06-30-2010 02:42:12 | More by wagenvolks
4.1/5 rDev +11.7%
Probably the best coffee stout Ive had and Ive 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 dont like coffee (except with 20%-25% cream and lots of sugar), but I can appreciate balance like this.
03-10-2006 05:48:09 | More by Crosling
3.63/5 rDev -1.1%
$7.00 bomber from Abe's.
Total blackness with a laser beam of ruby highlights along the bottom of he glass. Three fingers of darkish rocky tan head breaks down rapidly to a table top.
Big inviting coffee aroma, very pleasing.
Immediate coffee burst on the tongue. The coffee then backs off, leaving a milk stout. Coffee re-emerges in the afterglow.
Medium-to-full mouthfeel. Sufficiently chewy.
Good but not great. Now to have a donut with the remainder.
09-01-2012 03:11:06 | More by RonfromJersey
3.86/5 rDev +5.2%
Appearance: Deep black in color, with a massive, dense tan head, which retains superbly. Thick glass-coating lace adorns the glass walls.
Aroma:Rich aroma of cold espresso, bitter cocoa, and hints of baker's chocolate.
Taste: Opens with dark roasted malt, soon followed by cold coffee. As the taste progresses, the coffee flavors rise to ascendency, with a little bitter cocoa as a backdrop. There is a hint of roasted nuts as well, and hints of wood. Finishes with a long, lingering cold coffee note and some bitter cocoa.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft and full, a little dry.
Drinkability/notes: Perhaps a bit one-dimensional, I found myself wishing for something to balance the bitter cocoa and coffee, but still, its very good. Pairs well with chocolate cake.
Presentation: Packaged in a standard twenty-two ounce bomber with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
02-23-2013 02:19:11 | More by Pegasus
3.59/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
06-07-2014 04:24:39 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.63/5 rDev -1.1%
Pours near black with a brown head. The nose has roasty malts, faint hops and espresso. More of the same in the flavor. Nothing spectacular, but a good beer to wash down a burger. Body is a bit thin. Drinks easy, but I wouldn't want too many of these.
02-26-2009 17:43:10 | More by rye726
3.8/5 rDev +3.5%
22 oz bottle dated 2/06. Pours an opaque brown/black with a creamy dark brown head that quickly diminishes.
The aroma is big on the bitter coffee with some graininess and sweet chocolate.
The flavor is sweet and creamy coffee and some chocolate, but kind of watered down. There is a little bitter acidity at the finish. The mouthfeel is kind of thin and very watery.
Overall, this would be excellent if not for such a watery mouthfeel that bleeds into the flavors. On the plus side, the more I drank of it, the more I dug it. I'd like to see a little more bitterness to balance the sweetness. Coffee stouts are fun though, and this is a very affordable example.
04-01-2006 05:46:09 | More by Beaver13
3.59/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
09-05-2013 01:22:17 | More by AlCaponeJunior
Big Shot Espresso Stout (Timberline Series) from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.