Big Shot Espresso Stout (Timberline Series) | Twisted Pine Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
258 Ratings
Big Shot Espresso Stout (Timberline Series)Big Shot Espresso Stout (Timberline Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
twistedpinebrewery.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-05-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
258
Reviews:
94
Avg:
3.67
pDev:
13.35%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
27
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 258 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of Meyertj
3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Knapp85
3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of drabmuh
3.17/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer is irresponsibly over carbonated with a huge tan head that won't quit. Beer is black / brown and clear at the corners.

Aroma is sweet with what i swear is a soapy background, smells OK.

Beer is medium in body with a thin wet finish. I don't really like this beer. I drink it labored and don't really look forward to the remainder in my glass. It was an extra in a trade with who know who and I don't think i'll ever have it again.

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Photo of Doqbo4
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Had on tap at mad Mex

Pours a deep black with minimal head.

Has a great creamy espresso scent along with bitter chocolate.

The taste was way off from the smell and what i was expecting. It was somewhere along the lines of a watery coffee. Slight burnt malt taste.

Overall an okay brew but I probally wouldn't buy this again.

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Photo of kvgomps
3.19/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured with a decent tan head that quickly dissipated.

Weak roasted malt and strong espresso on the nose. Not bad but would prefer those reversed.

The body is somewhere between thin and medium. A good roasted malt flavor with a monotone espresso flavor. A little over-carbonated for a stout.

Overall, this kind of tastes like the espresso version of Guinness Black. Don't particularly care for either.

May not finish this one.

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Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2beersaday-stronglikebull
3.22/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.23/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured out more of a brown color than black. Lots of carbonation, big head that disappears into the outer realms mad quick. Aroma was barely coffee, more of the espresso that I can't pick up as much olefactory wise and some mustiness to it, from where, I couldn't imagine.

Average amount of roastiness, but the malt bill feels like I could have handled a little more. Burnt acidic and ashy qualities to it that makes you wish there was a little more barley to it to absorb some of this. It really came across like a lot more burnt malt than it did coffee or espresso. Once you get a little desensitized to the acrid aspect of the beer, the mouthfeel does mellow out a little and you can enjoy the beer even more. But still lacking enough coffee and chocolate to fit my palate's desires. Had a little bit of expectations with this one, after digging Hoppy Boy in previous years. The bitterness is just a tad too high for what other flavors are there (or aren't there as much as I would have liked is a better way to put it). Needs more chocolate and coffee.

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Photo of BcOneSeven
3.24/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TKEbeerman
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of danwho
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of IPeteA91
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of SamN
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Onyx black, shiny and vibrant color. Thick foamy head forms from the agressive pouring to last longer than I expected, solid looker. The aroma combines a clear coffee aroma, like fresh ground beans, and sort of smokey, dark roasted malts. The hops are subdued but seem to add a bit of pine in the smell. Taste upfront is slight espresso notes, toffee and nuttiness. Hops are far outweighted by the strong coffee and the loads of dark malts. Just a bit of astringnet bitterness in the finish, rather dry.

Despite hightened expectations, I found this stout to be short on the coffee and short on flavor. I was expecting bold coffee, burnt-to-a-crisp malts and equal amounts of sticky hops. This was a barely mediocre. Not bad for the price I guess, I still do enjoy the coffee notes in the nose, but overall I found this beer failed to meet most of my expectations.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of JMBSH
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Ispeakforthetrees
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of duff247
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Oxymoron
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

What only fathers like coffee? Pours a midnight dark color with a bubbly light tan head. Not much hue throughout the edges. The lacing is limited as well is the retention.

The nose is sweet even for coffee stout standards. Some malty notes with a bit of lactic/milky notes. Some lighter chocolate and a hint of coffee notes with a light roast aroma. Some molasses notes with a bit of metallic/coiny aromas. Some off yeast notes as well, with some phenolics and a subtle butyric aroma.

The taste as more of the coffee aspect. The coffee comes out with a light roast backing but not much on the chocolate notes. Some generic malt notes that blend but coffee is definitely the stronger of tastes. Some minor lactic giving it a sweetness but not as much as the nose indicated. Some wispy notes on the back end. The yeast is a bit cleaner but there is a light butyric note that reminds me of dirty drains. Some chalky notes in the finish.

The body is a bit wispy especially for a stout. Really would have liked more body into the finish. Some creamy up front, the finish is just disappointing. Overall, I think the coffee notes come out because it really needs more of a malt backing. The lactic is really cloying as well.

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Photo of Tolann
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - very dark, opaque black in color. Pours a dense head, but it fades quickly. I think there may be some sediment in there.

S - not much of a smell of coffee that I expected. I smell the oatmeal stout part of it. there's a faint smell of espresso that hits the back of the sinuses.

T - Small bitterness and coffee taste. The espresso flavor hits then fades. Lil bit of caramel malty notes to it. As the beer warms up the taste and smell come thru a bit more.

M - really smooth. definitely a stout feel. Has a heavier feel in your tummy that won't let you drink this too fast. Breathe in after a swallow and you can feel the coffee taste in the back of your pallet.

D - Coffee beers aren't something that you sit and drink all nite. This one is ok, but I've had better coffee beers.

Mark another new beer up in my list. =)

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.34/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of whoneeds8
3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip oil black with a one finger tan head. The head disappears rather quickly for the style and there is minimal lacing. The scent is strong of chocolate and coffee. The taste has the chocolate malts playing with some smoked flavors, but for a "BIG SHOT" Espresso stout, I can't find the espresso. I think they forgot the shot. There are some coffee notes in the flavor but not nearly what I'd expect from a name like Big Shot. The mouthfeel is a little light for the style but it's not a bad drinking beer.

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Photo of dcscientist
3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is basically alcoholic coffee. If you like the taste of coffee, you'll love this stout. Very strong flavor dominates the beer. Dark as night, just a little bitter, just like a dark roast. I'm not a coffee drinker, so this wouldn't be my choice of stouts, but I had it anyway and knew it was well made. Would also try other offerings from this brewery if available where I was at the time.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.39/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Big Shot Espresso Stout (Timberline Series) from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
3.67 out of 5 based on 258 ratings.
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