Double Shot | Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by Jason on 02-23-2014

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Photo of ELS
4.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I started drinking this beer around 40 degrees and I was not impressed. It seemed boozy even though it's only 7.6% abv and the flavors were not blending. As it warmed up to 55-60 degrees it was a whole different beer. It became smooth, the boozy taste dissipated, aromas and tastes of coffee and chocolate came out. It's a very good stout. I still think it's a bit overrated although I am one of the few who prefer porters to stouts so I may not be the best judge for the style.

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Photo of zshaft
4.91/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

first off ive had a ton of the double shot variations but first time having the original. pours jet black with nice brown foamy head. smells like your in a coffee house with chocholate scent floating in the air. when you smell this you just know its gonna change your world when you drink it. taste is mindblowing. sticky smooth creamy coffee and mild bitterness with full mouthfeel. damn this tastes like the best coffee you ever had but better and more creamy. this my friends is a game changer. all other stouts are not even close. founders bfast stout is like water compared to this. I think I like sumantra better but all double shot are world class. I can't find one flaw with this beer. absolutely phenomenal. i don't give perfect 5s but damn!

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.41/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Perfect appearance. That mocha head lingers and lingers over the obsidian body. Beautiful to look at. The aroma isn't as nuanced as I expected. Big chocolate, big coffee ... but the coffee is a bit "generic", at least in the bottled version. I would love to try some of the variants focused on different coffee varietals. The abundance of chocolate was a surprise to me from something I really expected to be coffee driven. Flavor is chocolate covered espresso. Pretty direct but wonderfully dense. The feel is, surprisingly, too thin and light as it warms.

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Photo of lanciloti
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Takes single shot & goes ape shit! Enormous expresso roast, milk chocolate with a chewy mouthfeel. would love to see them put this or any others in a barrel.

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Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.71/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best non BA coffee stouts I have ever had. Super crushable. Tastes just like cold brewed coffee, but with nice notes of caramel and toffee on the finish. Despite the cold brewed coffee taste and lower ABV, this one still had an amazing mouthfeel

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Photo of Kevinpitts
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank fresh from bottle. Upfront coffee flavor and aroma. Extremely smooth with no coffee bite or acidity. Delicious coffee beer. One of the best coffee beers I've ever had!

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Photo of Snoopy488
4.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best coffee beer I have ever had. Smooth and creamy. Coffee is perfectly balanced. It's like liquid chocolate covered coffe beans. If you like coffee in your beers this is a must.

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Photo of RJB66
4.82/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

It's like velvet in a glass. An absolutely outstanding brew from Tree House. I highly recommend this quality beer. It reminds me of a Starbucks Chocolate Mocha without the cream. I am certain if you can get one you will not be disappointed.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.54/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours rich dark chocolate Color. Aroma is roasty Coffee and chocolate. Flavor follows the nose, has a rich balanced flavor of espresso and chocolate with a roasted coffee bean flavor. Overall this is really delicious.

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Photo of Trevor11
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

At first, I did not want to like this beer because it hadn't tasted like most stouts (which were much thicker and higher abv), but it definitely grew on me. Double Shot is like desert in a bottle. It is a deep black with thin mocha head. Lots of dark chocolate and some coffee in the nose. The description perfectly describes this as a chocolate covered espresso bean. It's silky smooth mouthfeel is followed by a sweet, salted caramel end notes that keeps you coming back for more. Stouts are usually so strong that they have to be sipping beers. However, Double Shot is so good that you wish you had sipped it. I was lucky enough to score a bottle in a trade in March of 2016.

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Photo of Jont1105
4.88/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the smoothest best tasting stouts out there. Has a strong coffee taste with a hint of chocolate. Not heavy on the ABV taste making it very easy to drink. Another top notch beer from Treehouse.

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Photo of crotharagain
4.44/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep decadent brown with a finger of foam.
Slight aroma of coffee and chocolate.
Rich coffee flavor with a hint of chocolate.
Silky smooth feel with with a pleasant aftertaste and no hint of ABV.
Not a fan of stouts but I'd buy this again.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.27/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excited that they finally bottled this one! Very tough to get when it was Growler only and the base DS was rarely brewed. Nice rich coffee notes and a smooth easy drinker. Nice Treat!

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Photo of mothman
4.44/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tan head with nice lace. Dark brown black in color.

Perfect coffee flavor. Rich and a nice light roast. Chocolate. Velvety. Smooth.

Sweet. Very enjoyable. Well done. Perfect coffee flavors here.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - Pitch black with two fingers of almond-colored head

S - Cocoa powder, coffee beans, wood, cream

T - Rich, decadent coffee, black licorice/anise, milk chocolate, hint of cinnamon and brown sugar

F - Feels thicker (giggity) than the listed abv. Coats your mouth with each sip with no alcohol.

O - Stands out from the countless number of coffee stouts with a multitude of confectionery flavors. Offers you more than just coffee and feels like an Imperial Stout.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

750ml swing top growler into a Grrrz teku. Shared by schen9303.

Classic imperial stout look with great head retention and even better lace. The nose on this beer is outrageous and I can smell it as I'm pouring it. Huge notes of molasses, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt and fudge. My palate salivates at the thought! Flavor is that of cold press coffee, lactose, chocolate, fudge, a light smokiness and some roasted malt and liquorice. Outstanding! The feel pulls everything together as its full in the mouth without being heavy and silky smooth on the palate with just the slightest bit of bubbles going down. Aftertaste is luscious coffee, chocolate and lactose.

The biggest crime this beer committed is that its not Good Morning. That's to say, even though its amazing, its not the best of the bunch. Definitely worth trying and certainly top notch in the style.

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Photo of SouthInTheNorth
4.78/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: deep light penetrates the glass
Smell: notes of coffee, chocolate, and sweetness
Taste: this baby is smooth. Great sipping beer for after dinner or late night
Feel: velvety texture

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark black, thick fluffy brown head that dissipates quickly with very little retention. Surprisingly good, webby lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet coffee, chocolate, some vanilla. Taste is predominantly coffee with a really smooth landing on the palate. Chocolate and vanilla flavors blend in the background. Smooth as it gets. Awesome.

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Photo of Hootie159
4.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From growler. Pours near black with a nice finger head. Motor oil thick appearance. Lighter brown, moderate retention. Solid lacing. Nose is a nice coffee. You can tell this was brewed with a high quality coffee. Soft. Chocolatey. Vanilla. Fresh. Reminds me of Kona though I don't think that's the bean used. Decadent and creamy. Perfect for what I'd look for from a coffee stout. Nice beer here.

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Photo of tregan_20
4.91/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a fresh growler fill at the brewery into a snifter glass. First things first... this has so much coffee! If you like coffee, this is totally worth seeking out! Pours jet black with minimal head and lacing. The flavors are just perfect in my opinion. From the roasted flavors to the subtle sweetness, this is an awesome offering from Treehouse. Cheers!

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Photo of floridadrift
4.48/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Pitch black, huge deep leather head that is alive!
S: Coffee, burnt chocolate
T: Rich, chocolate espresso, slight roast, coffee
F: Nice consistent body, not thin, not thick
O: A great beer, especially sitting in a growler for a while.

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

Look - Jet black in the glass, oily/viscous, beautiful two finger mocha head, awesome lacing
Smell - BIG coffee nose, some caramel/vanilla type sweetness, roastiness....smells like a Sunday morning!!
Taste - Follows the nose with a huge smack of fresh roasted coffee, sweet creamy vanilla, some chocolate, some caramel, burnt sugar
Feel - mouth coating, sticky, oily, medium thickness

Overall - Single Shot but on steroids. One of the best coffee stouts I've had.

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Photo of amaginbeer
4.9/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

An eye opener kind of beer that is smooth with a velvety chocolate finish. There is a bit of that coffee taste lingering on the palate after the first taste and when you finish the glass the chocolate and coffee flavors blend together to make you want to pour another.

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Photo of Sintech
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Growler poured into a tumbler.

The mouthfeel and carbonation are absolutely world class!! Mind blowing!! Perfect Beer!!

Taste - Mind blowing coffee and chocolate!!!!!!

Smell - Follows taste exactly....

Overall - This is the best coffee stout I have ever had!!

Grade (A+)

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Photo of brewmeister1984
4.15/5  rDev -9.8%
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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