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Double Shot - Tree House Brewing Company

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327 Ratings
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Ratings: 327
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 6.65%
Wants: 202
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
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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Ratings: 327 | Reviews: 21
Reviews by scottfrie:
Photo of scottfrie
4.69/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

750ml growler poured into snifter. A huge thank you to AutumnBeerLove for sending me this one!

A: Pours near black with a large, thick, and dense, dark brown head that slowly faded into a lasting collar. Wispy of soapy lace were left down the glass.
S: Huge and dominating notes of coffee on the nose. The coffee is clean, fresh, and potent smelling. It is a nutty and mild smelling coffee, with a hint of vanilla and chocolate, but without any bitter, acid, smoky or overly roasted notes. This just smells like clean, delicious, coffee.
T: Follows the nose with smooth yet rich notes of coffee, dark chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. The chocolate and vanilla taste more like aspects of the coffee than they do the malt, the coffee flavor is that believable. This tastes like a cold, carbonated cup of coffee. The finish is sweet and roasted, and I get a hint of caramel in coffee aftertaste.
M: Medium-full body, very smooth and not overly heavy or chewy, with velvety thick and fluffy carbonation that added some nice volume to the experience.
O: One of the better, and definitely the best in recent memory, regular coffee stouts I’ve had. I wish this was available locally because I would definitely drink this regularly. Thanks again for the growler Kevin!

More User Reviews:
Photo of irv2424
4.88/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Photo of Guess2814
4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Coffee. That's exactly what it taste like .. Along with a hint of espresso.. Solid beer

Photo of jlindros
4.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another growler filled yesterday at the brewery, shared with rudzud.

big creamy fluffy head darker mocha color, hits a finger and fades fairly slowly with nice lacing everywhere, pretty much pitch black beer that I don't really see any light getting through.

Nose is loaded With coffee, and more coffee, fresh roasted mild earthy coffee, fresh roasted beans a sack of coffee beans and grinds, very toasty, toasted beans, etc. Late in there it eventually brings very dark choc, little fudgey.

Taste is loaded With coffee, fresh roasted coffee beans, a sack them again, toasted beans, fresh coffee, etc. Mild dark choc, little fudgey, chewy sludge creamy choc, light roasted malt. A little earthy hop, bit nothing really else. It def delivers the coffee, but not a lot else in there. Finish is sticky and fairly sweet, long lingering coffee, mild fudge choc, light bitterness.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, decent carb, little creamy.

Overall not bad but mostly just all coffee. Doesn't have a ton going for it other than the coffee, which is great, but more complexity, or at least the nice malts I know are there that can't get through due to the coffee just overpowering them, would be nice.

Photo of Rifugium
4.28/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Armsby Abbey, Worcester, MA.

Appeared solid black in the light of the bar, with a dark brown head that retained as a small ringlet, leaving dots of lacing on the glass. Earthy, roasty coffee in the aroma, dark malts and more roast. Good melding of dark malts and coffee in the taste, which I like, as opposed to some coffee beers, which end up tasting like a full-blown glass of cold coffee. Notes of caramel, ash, and maybe some subtle dark fruit. Rich, tasty, smooth, medium to medium-full body. I can be picky with coffee beers, but this is probably one of the better ones I've had.

Photo of Thomas_Picton
4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

Photo of dar482
4.71/5  rDev +4.4%

The beer comes in an opaque obsidian with a fluffy light brown head.

The aroma has medium roasted malt, milk chocolate, a bit of sugary sweetness. Almost a nutty note along with coffee grounds and fresh espresso beans.

The flavor follows with that caramel sugar sweetness in the front. Almost like a sugar covered espresso bean. The mid offers lots of milk chocolate, cocoa, almost like a chocolate drink. Then onto a smooth longing melted chocolate note that is balanced by the beer's sweetness, roasted malt, and coffee bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium to medium plus and drinks above its ABV.

One of the best coffee stouts I've had, even up against some double digit ABV stouts.

Photo of Devman171
4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
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

Photo of stakem
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to Kegatron for popping my tree house cherry. 750ml growler poured into a tulip. The brew appears black in color with a dark brown head. The cap holds with a film across the top that fades leaving spotty lace.

The aroma is chock full of delicious fresh smelling coffee. It is roasty and earthen with char and chocolate. The more the glass is swirled, the more it smells like coffee and seemingly nothing else, not saying thats a bad thing, just wow coffee overload in a great way.

The taste is bitter and roasted/charred. Somewhat earthen with plenty of coffee flavors but not so much that it dominates the flavor profile like it does in the nose. Some chocolate grain, licorice, raison and some citrus/fruity alcohol appeal.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The nose is 100% coffee dominated. The flavor is also strong with coffee but there is plenty of beer aspect remaining. Get this, its great. Thank you Heath for sharing.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Photo of Stevedore
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Photo of rudzud
4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this growler picked up at the brewery.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown nearly black hue with a one finger mocha head that leaves light lacing, very nice.

S - Aromas of enormous coffee. Huge, huge coffee. Light malt sweetness.

T - Taste is loads of coffee, not as much add the nose but really big. Roast malts, little chocolate, faint sweetness. Kind of a one trick pony.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, easy drinking, alcohol hidden very well.

O - Overall this beer was pretty good, loads of coffee but that's about it. Really would benefit from some barrel aging. Some day.

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-EBF sample pour. An inky, black color. Very dark, like espresso.

S-Well it both looks and smells like espresso. All about the coffee. One of the most genuine coffee aromas I have come across. This could easily pass for a strong, black coffee in terms of aroma.

T-So much espresso, so much genuine coffee, so much roastiness. Double Shot is a very accurate name. Sweet and bitter dark chocolate and even a bit of nuttiness.

M-Medium bodied and very drinkable. Tiny bubbles. Bitter finish. No booze whatsoever.

O/D-I really loved this beer. A coffee clone. A coffee-beer-lover's wet dream. This one one of the gems at EBF.

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Edit: Had a sample at the source and it cemented how delectable this beer is.

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
5/5  rDev +10.9%
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

Photo of scotorum
4.42/5  rDev -2%
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.

Photo of bobv
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at Three Penny Taproom's Anniversary Party earlier this evening! Coffee, coffee, coffee!
Thanks for the share Dave!

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Very strong on the coffee to the point of being a bit out of balance. Definitely a step or two down from Good Morning

Photo of rockernino
4.43/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | 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.

Photo of punxsybob
4.5/5  rDev -0.2%

If I had some now, I would put it in my morning coffee cup....Smells and tastes like coffee

Photo of peacemakers48
4.34/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Treehouse can do no wrong. Distant second to good morning.

Photo of rebel-fist
5/5  rDev +10.9%

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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Double Shot from Tree House Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 327 ratings.