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Double Shot | Tree House Brewing Company

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69
Ratings:
700
Avg:
4.59
pDev:
20.26%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
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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Reviews: 69 | Ratings: 700
Photo of gregoryhengeldc
4.68/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark black pour. Medium thickness. Moderate lacing throughout.

A lot of coffee on the nose. Not much else. Maybe a little chocolate.

The taste was like a smooth iced coffee. Super coffee forward. No bitterness. Really nice.

Extremely smooth feel. Almost like a nitro. Mild carbonation.

Overall, one of the best coffee stouts I've ever had. On par with Founders Breakfast Stout and Angry Chair's The Awakening. I could drink this every morning.

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Photo of fitzy84
4.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this beer at the Worthy Brewfest in Springfield. Took notes about the beer. The beer had a brown-black appearance with a bright dark brown head. Aromas were incredible and intense; there was a thick chocolate-mocha aroma mixed with roasted coffee. The taste followed the amazing flavors sensed in the nose and expanded greatly. This was one of the most delicious stouts I have tried, with a chocolate-coffee frappe-like quality. It was tasty without any of the flavors being overwhelming. The mouthfeel supplemented the taste quite well by making a very creamy texture to this beer. Overall, one of the best beers I had at the festival and one of the best stouts I have had in a long time.

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Photo of ragnar3
4.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip. Huge coffee aroma, roasty, bittersweet chocolate. Excellent, thick mouthfeel which really stood it apart from other coffee stouts. Infinitely better than Single Shot and a world class coffee stout!

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Photo of Diglitt
4.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was like drinking straight coffee. Was delicious with every sip, but it does go pretty flat quickly. Opened the bottle and drank great for an hour, then fell off almost completely. Drink this one quick boys, it's spectacular when freshly opened.

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Photo of W_Des
4.87/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours black from the bottle. Has a great enticing coffee aroma that wakes you up. The taste is smooth and rich roasty coffee with little to no bitterness and hints of sweetness. It is really drinkable and would be a perfect morning beer.

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Photo of eifster82
4.57/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great dark brown coffee color with a descent foam head upon pour. Smell is nice with some typical coffee and roasted malts. But what really sets it apart is the rich deep coffee taste and a creamy, light sweet extremely smooth finish. Super tasty. Tree House only brews stellar beers apparently, no matter what style.

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Photo of Ready4aHeady
4.23/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First bottling---just a great stout, ... medium thickness, with a great balance between sweetness and dry bitter notes... some chocolate and lots of coffee flavors.... just a great drinking beer, no problem crushing the 500ml bottle...

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Photo of fireazzi
4.39/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, I've had the pleasure of having this a few times. Great stout taste, definitely another great beer from Tree House, Just as good as their stouts.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours one shade shy of black with a dense, half inch, khaki-colored head. Nose expresses roast, cocoa and artificial vanilla notes. Taste follows nose; however, there's also a slight smokey quality, albeit somewhat artificial. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a smooth, even carbonation. Overall - a solid American Stout but I don't quite understand the hype on this one.

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Photo of Slack
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown to black in color with minimal brown tinted head and some lacing as it goes down.

Smell is mild coffee, sweetness, vanilla, and some chocolate.

Taste is similar to the nose with coffee, chocolate, vanilla, sweetness, and mild black coffee finish.

Mouthful is medium and smooth. Carbonation is medium as well. Finish is a bit dry and lingers.

Very very balanced and super drinkable. Flavors are on point and not overwhelming or underwhelming. Really enjoyable. Try and find this and drink it.

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Photo of ELS
4.47/5  rDev -2.6%
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 +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 -3.9%
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 +8.9%
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 +2.6%
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%
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 +7.6%
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 +5%
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 -1.1%
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 +8.9%
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 +6.3%
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 -3.3%
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%
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 -3.3%
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 -1.5%
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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Double Shot from Tree House Brewing Company
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