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Double Shot - Tree House Brewing Company

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Reviews: 32
Hads: 482
Avg: 4.56
pDev: 25.44%
Wants: 301
Gots: 60 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Jason on 02-23-2014

Our rich, decadent coffee stout. This one's soft cocoa flavors open up to reveal a richly complex treat. We taste flavors of chocolate cake, "coffee candy", milk chocolate, with heaps of vanilla. A pungent & distinct coffee stout for sure! A rich, sweet, and less roasty base beer contributes the ideal backdrop to this bold and vibrant treat for the coffee and beer lover alike!
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Reviews: 32 | Hads: 482
Photo of brewmeister1984
4.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Partial to IPAs but this was a nice change. Perfect for winter in front of the fireplace. Got a 750ml of this and poured into a tulip glass. Nice nose to this and smooth finish.

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.67/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Outstandingly decadent, with a great sense of coffee flavor and smell to it. The first stout by Tree House I've ever had, and I genuinely hope that it will not be the last.

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Photo of MarcGetty
4.95/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Like many folks, I'm usually not a big fan of coffee stouts, but Double Shot is definitely the best coffee stout I've ever had. As of this review the BA score is 97 and it deserves it. While Tree House's Alter Ego (BA 99 as of today, but deserves 100) is definitely better, I'm quite glad I got a growler of Double Shot when visiting.

I found my 16 day old grower filled to the very very top when opening it (thank you, Tree House) and it poured black-black-black with a nice brown head that grew a little more than expected a few seconds after pouring.

The taste is incredibly smooth with no sharp notes of coffee, chocolate, or the like, but the flavors are indeed there, just not hit-you-in-the-face like other coffee stouts can be, which is a very good thing. Double shot has a great mouthfeel, almost as good as alter ego.

If you like coffee stouts, this is the beer for you. If you don't like coffee stouts, try this as it may get you int them! It is well worth trying.

Even after drinking 16 ounces I still want more, which is not something you often say about coffee stouts!

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Photo of danh53
4.03/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two week old growler. Pours dark brown with a two finger head that lingers. Smell is bitter coffee with candied malt. Coffee tastes slightly burnt. I do get some chocolate but expected more vanilla on the taste. Mouth feel is medium. Coffee is bold and astringent. Good but not as great as the reviews. Preferred Angry Chair The Awakening to this.

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Photo of RABouffard
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I generally avoid stouts, stopped at the brewery to order growlers of their IPA's and changed my mind when I tasted a sample. Purchased a growler, and have been savoring it for two days. This is an amazing brew, layer after layer of flavor. Sweet and bitter are perfectly balanced, incredible mouthfeel, coffee (like really good coffee), chocolate, nuts and toffee flavors are evident. This is a unique and addictive brew, another amazing brew from an amazing brewery.

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Photo of JNPIII127
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

beer poured a deep dark brown with a beige colored head that left plenty of lacing in the glass. overall a very chocolaty coffee flavored stout that felt rich and creamy in the mouth.

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Photo of JohnnyB
4.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Ok..Double Shot...Could this be the greatest stout I've ever had? That's a big10-4. Rich(Super),Thick (Super) Bold. Chocolate,coffee with a hint of brown sugar..Liquid gold...nectar of the gods..

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Photo of Roguer
4.36/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark, oily brew with minimal head.

Smells like...coffee. Dark espresso coffee.

Flavor follows. It's not a light, bitter coffee; it's a smooth, dark, espresso flavor, blended with chocolate malt notes and just a touch of alcohol edge. Delicious.

Smooth, oily, medium-full mouthfeel.

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Photo of MVotter
4.94/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L - Pours into a chalice black coffee color, ample medium-brown head

S - Coffee beans, caramel, alcohol and phenols

T - Coffee, sweet espresso, chocolate, malt dominated but with hop-tang notes

F - Fine effervescence, medium to heavy texture, slight stickiness

O - Another superb offering from the Tree House Brewing Company. Depth/complexity of flavor...an extremely worthy representation of the American Stout!

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Photo of KOrtyl
4.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Once you've has Good Morning it's hard to try another. But I will say I had this with breakfast (I know crazy) and it was my coffee while on vacation. Do not change a thing.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750mL growler into a Tree House tulip glass. Purchased at the brewery a few days ago.

Pours a deep black, inky body with a 2 finger mocha colored head that reduces within a few minutes, leaving a thin layer of foam. Little lacing.

Aromas in the first 30 minutes are subtle and muted, but once it warms up they start to come out with rich deep roasted coffee, anise, black liquorice, dark fruit, dark chocolate.

Taste is bold and rich - heavy roasted coffee upfront, espresso, followed by dark cocoa, roasty, toasty malt, char, coffee beans, finish is slightly bitter and you guessed it - roasty. Mouthfeel thickens as it warms, becoming rich and full. Low carbonation.

Overall a solid stout - a massive coffee bomb. Seek it out if you're into coffee stouts.

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Photo of luvtotri140
3.7/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Was so excited to try this beer. Popped the growler open and smell of coffee just hits you in the face. Dark pour and more coffee , so exited to taste . Beer seemed to be flat , was an older growler I got in a trade and it was unfortunately just flat and not enjoyable.
Hope to have this huge want again and give it another shot!

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.83/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow. Just....wow.

This one pours a black, thick liquid into my tulip glass and leaves a one-finger graham cracker head.

The aroma is mind-blowing. Coffee, cocoa, caramel, and vanilla are all fighting in the glass trying to gain the upper hand. On this pour, the coffee reigns supreme but it was a bloodbath.

The taste is like a beer cappuccino. Coffee dominates the first sip, with the strong chocolate flavor breaking through like the Kool-Aid man through a brick wall. Not detecting too much caramel or vanilla on the taste but the coffee and chocolate have all but decimated my palate.

The mouthfeel is extremely smooth. It drinks like an Imperial stout, but surprises with only a 7.6 ABV. The alcohol is very well hidden.

Overall this is unquestionably one of my favorite stouts. There's not a whole lot going on but what IS going on is absolutely amazing. This is how a coffee stout should be done.

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Photo of Phillip13
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a marvelous stout. It has a incredible coffe and alcohol mix. This stout has a incredible coffee smell with just a little bit of vanilla. Drinks so very smooth. Enjoy.

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Photo of loverofthecraft
4.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dear Treehouse, Please grant me two wishes. #1 Please bottle this and make it available so that I can drink it every day. #2 Please make a BBA version of this beer..I'm sure it would be amazing. Thank you!

I am trying to think of a better non-BA coffee stout and I'm struggling to do so. This beer is amazing.

This version is May '15 Sumatra Mandheling.

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Photo of rockernino
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml growler. Served in a snifter. Filled 4/23. Opened 5/4.

A- Dark brown, nearly black with a minimal head. Looks thick and creamy. Quiet carbonated.

S- Dark roast coffee and chocolate. Very aromatic without being too intense.
F- Sweet, milk chocolate on the front and the coffee/bitterness just follows on the back end with some more milky sweetness. The coffee isn't overpowering at all, just perfectly balanced.

M- Medium to full-bodied. A little syrupy from the sweetness, yet it's still drinkable.

O- I really dig this beer. It's dessert-sweet without being too sweet. Coffee isn't overpowering at all, and I really appreciate that. Really awesome beer that I'd happily drink again. Next time, I'll be sure to drink it fresh.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

When consumed fresh, this beer is heavy on the coffee -both on the nose and palate- with deeper layers of flavors opening up as it warms. While there are a few things going on, the predominant flavor is coffee.

I cellared another growler of Double Shot for four months and found that while the coffee had largely dissipated, the overall flavor of the stout had improved over time.

The choice, really, is yours. If you are into bold coffee flavor in your stout, drink this guy fresh. If you are more into layered flavors in your stouts, with just a hint of coffee, then age this beer for a few months.

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Photo of Devman171
4.55/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler, pour is black low head. Aroma is really smooth and roast coffee, like fresh ground beans. Taste is rich smooth coffee and roast, well balanced and delicious

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Photo of Stevedore
4.43/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml growler. Served in a stemmed glass 3/4/2015.

A- Dark brown body with a thick two finger mocha head with excellent retention time and longevity. Impressively carbonated, looks so thick and creamy. Spots of lacing persist over time.

S- Mocha chocolate and rich coffee beans, nice espresso and roasted malt. Very solid aromatic profile.

F- Tastes like a mocha milkshake. Seriously, creamy milk chocolate and espresso. Nice mild roast that isn't too burnt or smoky, but overall the flavours meld together very well to make it taste like a mocha milkshake. I dig.

M- Medium-thick bodied, soft and creamy, lending more attribution to the idea of a mocha milkshake. Drinkable, although I don't think I would want to dome a whole growler of it despite it being 7.6% ABV.

O- Delicious stuff, like I said, who can turn down a mocha milkshake? I definitely never would.

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Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Easily the best coffee stout I've tried and it is probably the best non BA stout I've tried...one of my top 10 favorite beers...can't recommend this highly enough

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Photo of irv2424
4.88/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The only reason why this doesn't get a perfect 5 is because Good Morning exists and this beer can somehow be improved upon. The smell is out of this world, only can really compare it to a fresh 2013 BCBCS (without the bourbon). This is what a big coffee stout should smell like. incredible smooth taste with balanced sweetness and bitterness. Coffee flavor is still there. Love this beer and lucky enough to live in MA.

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Photo of CTFalcon
4.83/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Consistently the best pure coffee stout around my area. Beautifully complex and sweet with the best fruit and chocolate notes found in coffee. Pours a deep black with a mocha head, it even looks like coffee! Mouthfeel is thick without being syrupy, absolutely fantastic.

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Photo of rebel-fist
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Poured from a growler, fresh from the brewery. Cheers to my cousin for hooking this one up.

WOW, what coffee. This is THE coffee stout. Forget Founder's Breakfast, drink this if you can get your hands on it. It looks like a cup of fresh brew, it smells of cold-pressed deliciousness.

The flavors are perfect. It features a sweet backbone, and plenty of roastiness to make it bitter. But the real attraction is that coffee.

There's not much more to say, Treehouse hit this one out of the park... again.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.62/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Shelton Brothers The Festival 2014 held at Crafted in San Pedro, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, coffee bean, brewed coffee, and vanilla bean aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, vanilla, and coffee bean flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a fantastic mix of cocoa, vanilla, and coffee qualities all around.

Serving type: on tap.

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Photo of scotorum
4.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the 750 ml bottle purchased at the brewery on Oct. 4, into a Samuel Adams nonick.

a: Opaque black with a finger thick tan head which receded to even surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Surprisingly little aroma. Slight dark malt.

t: Sweet black coffee and dark chocolate up front over a moderate hop bite. Bitterness lingers a short time.

m; Smooth medium with lots of carbonation tingle and good body.

o; A very tasty and easy drinking brew, which does not suffer from a thin body as some do. A solid top level stout.

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Double Shot from Tree House Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.