Double Shot
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #43
Ranked #132
4.53 | pDev: 6.18%
Monday at 10:59 PM
Feb 23, 2014
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Notes: 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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Rated: 4.26 by Wizzman from Massachusetts

Monday at 10:59 PM
Rated: 4.55 by Antg8989 from New Jersey

Apr 30, 2023
Rated: 4.58 by Dougwillhike from New Jersey

Apr 28, 2023
Rated: 3.84 by DavyJonesXXX from Texas

Apr 28, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by tscanlon51 from Massachusetts

Apr 14, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by alexsergio from New York

Mar 26, 2023
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Rated by DublinDrunk from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Big, dark foamy head. Nice blend of coffee, malt, and vanilla - smooth.....
Mar 24, 2023
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Reviewed by Specialmick from Connecticut

4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Look...A black viscous motor oil with a vibrant chocolaty wealth of big and little bubbles of light brown
Smell...A rich chocolate and coffee but faint with a malt back. Molasses and hint of alcohol
Taste...A rich roasty chocolate malt with almost no hint of coffee. I think that the coffee presence has been quelled or reduced by the nine months on this beer. Anyway a complex sweetness and a bitterness that is definitely overpowered
Feel...I believe the best quality of this beer. A pesky fullness with the 8.2% ABV seemingly heavier to me. To me this is the part of the beer that I fin craft beers are so superior to the huge stout boys like Founders Sierra just to name a few . The local varieties have a creamier touch
Overall...This is a sweet stout. I believe the time on this beer (holding it for science haha) has made this beer sweeter than the normal and a practice I would not do to this beer in the future, Still a well made beer but I like a little more balance of bitter. Re-evaluation is in order I believe I liked this beer on the fresher
Feb 28, 2023
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Received a 16 oz can in a trade from DIM 10-19-22. No canning date; consumed 2-12-23.

Beer poured black with a pretty tan head that has some good hang time.

Nose is nice, coffee forward with notes of mildly roasted malts.

Taste is really nice, a larger medium roasted malt base that is enhanced nicely with a dose of espresso. Finished perfectly balanced and no astringency.

Mouthfeel is perfection, medium bodied and one of the smoothest beers i ever had!

Overall this is a really good world class coffee stout!
Feb 12, 2023
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Reviewed by papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
From a 16oz can with a ‘Spring 2023’ date stamp which, inasmuch as it’s still early February, puzzles somewhat. Served in a tulip.

Pours an unhighlighted chestnut-black, oily in appearance, with a finger of coffee-colored foam. Retention is on the order of a minute or two, leaving a thin, tattered sheet of lacing.

A pleasantly warm and roasty, mildly sweet nose. Aroma of molasses-sweetened coffee and bakers chocolate. Dreamy.

Taste is utterly in line with the nose, sparing me the trouble of having to think of new words. Molasses-sweetened coffee and bakers chocolate. A dulce de leche, sort of caramelized milk and vanilla character comes forward with the coffee as the beer sits. There’s an oily, prickly tingle throughout which is as much a taste as a feel.

Feel is thick and syrupy, unctuous, heavy bodied with oily, super-fine prickly carbonation.

Overall, overly sweet and syrupy to my tastes. I understand the appeal, I just don’t quite share it. Still, at 8.2% it sure as hell gets the job done, I mean, right?
Feb 10, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2023
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.25/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of nice floral coffee notes with some chocolate notes with some light residual sugar notes. Taste is also a mix of residual sugar notes with some floral coffee and light chocolate notes with a semi dry finish. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Well brewed coffee stout
Jan 22, 2023
Rated: 4.16 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Jan 03, 2023
Rated: 4.45 by KC_beerman from Missouri

Jan 01, 2023
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Reviewed by NiceTaps from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pint can poured into a stemmed stout glass, a half an hour after taken out of the fridge.

Black coffee color pour with a creamy mocha malt cap. The head drops off and leaves a wall of lacing glue.

Well blended aroma; roasted coffee and malt, molasses, alcohol, and vanilla.

The milk chocolate sweetness is flavor forward along with strong roasted coffee. Vanilla caramel malt and marshmallow fluff.

Silky smooth full body. Sweet cream.

While enjoying every sip I’d wished for a little less sweetness. Otherwise, very good.
Nov 04, 2022
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

4.44/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a can at fridge temp. Pours jet black with very dark, but quickly dissipating, head. The nose is intense vanilla, as advertised. Additional notes of coffee, chocolate, marshmallow, and malts. The taste is fantastic. A great mix of vanilla, roasted malts, coffee grounds, and dark chocolate. Some toffee is mixed in there, along with some dark fruit. Wow. Intense indeed. Lovely stout and very happy to have tried it! Mouthfeel is thick and viscous.
Sep 24, 2022
Rated: 4.4 by dontknojack from Louisiana

Sep 04, 2022
Rated: 4.58 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Aug 31, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by cambabeer from New York

Aug 24, 2022
Rated: 4.54 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Aug 10, 2022
Rated: 4.22 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Aug 07, 2022
Rated: 4.68 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Aug 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
“Stout season“ stamped on the bottom of the can

Oh man, I’m so happy to be here. I’ve been waiting so long for Tree House to re-brew straight up, OG Double Shot. This has been (and is still) the highest rated American Stout on BA for quite a while, I’ve had it marked as a want for nearly 3 years. So, let’s get into another world class Stout

Pours a very dark brown with 3 fingers of dark mocha head that slowly fades to a cap and leaves nice lacing

Oh man, the coffee is so forward in the nose, but there’s still a decent anount of that TH Stout-sweetness still. I’m picking up on aromas of spent coffee beans, espresso, chocolate fudge, caramel, toasted nuts, brown sugar, and light raisin

In taste the sweetness is mostly up front, and it starts to dry off into a slightly more traditional Stout on the back end. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting coffee candy, milk chocolate, brown sugar, toast, vanilla, sweet bourbon, and toffee. The swallow brings notes of spent coffee beans, fruity coffee, cocoa powder, vanilla, brown bread, raisin, and caramel

A medium full body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a creamy beer. Finishes mostly dry with a nice roast character

I gotta say, with this newly brewed version of this beer being at 8.2%, I didn’t really think it would be a true American Stout. And is it that? No, not really, but it still retains some old school characteristic, and it’s just damn good regardless. I’m happy to have made a trip up to Tree House mostly for this beer
Jul 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Sent to me by the one and only @ovaltine whose beer prowess is so amazing he can get fresh Tree House stouts in Indiana.
Poured deep dark, not exactly black but darn near. The head was as dark a brown as I have seen on a beer, the one knock was the head didn’t stay long.
The aroma, mostly I just get vague impressions of aromas as I foolishly didn’t wear a respirator when working with some nasty chemicals. Every once in a while I get more, and those are treats! This one gets me coffee and roasted malts and bourbon and vanilla. Mostly coffee, but wow it’s all in there.
The taste followed, coffee leads and filled the spectrum at first, only swallowing allowed the roasted malts and bourbon (bourbon soaked Madagascar vanilla beans, who knew?) and the vanilla sneaks in last. I enjoyed every sip and it was gone too soon.
The feel was excellent for the sipping nature of this beer, soft almost, counters the nearly bitter coffee presence.
OA, thoroughly enjoyed this beer and now I want to go to the brewery for a vacation. Sadly, my partner said no. If I wanted to stay married that is.
Jul 10, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by cdinardo21 from Pennsylvania

Jun 20, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

May 10, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by rstump24 from Ohio

Apr 27, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by not2quick from Missouri

Apr 02, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by Greg24 from Ohio

Mar 27, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by goblue30 from Michigan

Feb 09, 2022
Rated: 4.38 by TangoJuliet from New York

Jan 05, 2022
Rated: 4.66 by wolfpac255 from Illinois

Dec 13, 2021
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Review 1656
Double Shot
Tree House Brewing
Date: 18 June 2021
This is the last Tree House beer; I have in my Fridge. Every beer I have consumed thus far has been blown my expectations away. My first stout from Tree House; when I opened the can, a heavy coffee aroma emitted. I poured the beer into my fancy imperial stout glass. The pour created a creamy and foamy dark brown two-fingered head with excellent retention. The color charts around SRM 26, dark brown like used motor oil without the highlights.

Coffee is strong and present with the initial nosing. Dark roasted malts, toffee, molasses, a hint of smoke, a touch of char, and tobacco. The smell is dominated by the fragrant coffee aromas.

One of the strongest coffee-flavored beers next to Oliphant Brewing Coffee Ale. The molasses, caramel, and toffee tempering out the bitterness. This created velvety coffee flavors. The dark roasted malts give some char, bready, and earthiness to the beer. I detect

The mouthfeel is creamy, chewy, and bold.

The body is heavy, has low carbonation, and has a robust finish.

The coffee flavors in the beer are rich and flavorful. One of the best coffee beers I have consumed in a long time. A must-try for any coffee stout lover.
Oct 09, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by akk14 from Illinois

Aug 01, 2021
Rated: 4.74 by NappyB from Illinois

Jul 24, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jul 15, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by DraughtJunkie82 from Missouri

Jul 03, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Rkitchen from Michigan

Jun 19, 2021
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Rated by pantz9 from Massachusetts

4.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
May 29, 2021
Double Shot from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 1222 ratings