Double Shot
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Stout - American
Ranked #1
Ranked #138
4.53 | pDev: 6.18%
May 10, 2022
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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4.43 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on May 10, 2022
4.25 by rstump24 from Ohio on Apr 27, 2022
4.21 by not2quick from Missouri on Apr 02, 2022
4.44 by Greg24 from Ohio on Mar 27, 2022
4.23 by goblue30 from Michigan on Feb 09, 2022
4.38 by TangoJuliet from New York on Jan 05, 2022
4.66 by wolfpac255 from Illinois on Dec 13, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by colts9016 from Idaho

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
4.25 by akk14 from Illinois on Aug 01, 2021
4.74 by NappyB from Illinois on Jul 24, 2021
4.5 by shelby415 from Oregon on Jul 15, 2021
4.5 by DraughtJunkie82 from Missouri on Jul 03, 2021
4.25 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
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4.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by pantz9 from Massachusetts


May 29, 2021
4.5 by Beachbums13 from New Jersey on May 12, 2021
4.31 by Burg from New Hampshire on May 05, 2021
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4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Tony210 from New Jersey

Pours dark and thick, huge mocha foamy head that lingers. Super sweet coffee and chocolate aroma with a touch of boozy Esa to it. Extremely sweet, has a nice coffee flavor, feels like there is a ton of maple syrup in it. Very sweet. Carbonation adds to a creamy texture. Overall a very good beer, but extremely sweet.

16 oz can dated
4.25 rating

Apr 25, 2021
4.25 by sunnytropic from New York on Feb 10, 2021
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4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brokensail from California

On tap @ The Festival 2014. Black pour with a small layer of tan foam. A lot of rich, spicy coffee on the nose. Slight vanilla and caramel sweetness. Roast, cocoa powder, and a mild nuttiness. Flavor has a moderate bitterness of coffee, roast, and cocoa. However, a nice sweet balance to it. Plenty of caramel and dried blueberry. I liked this more than the maple one.

Feb 05, 2021
4.81 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia on Feb 03, 2021
4.54 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio on Feb 02, 2021
4.75 by Sehnsay from Pennsylvania on Jan 10, 2021
4.75 by JAWS from New York on Dec 17, 2020
4.68 by Unitspin from Massachusetts on Dec 17, 2020
4.47 by joberlander from Massachusetts on Dec 01, 2020
4.77 by Rapscullion from Massachusetts on Nov 30, 2020
4.83 by djcira from Pennsylvania on Nov 28, 2020
4.4 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Aug 21, 2020
4.25 by Massbmx from Massachusetts on Aug 03, 2020
4.5 by Biggiekrock627 from Maryland on Jul 10, 2020
4.81 by SharkNado from Pennsylvania on Jun 30, 2020
4.46 by dtm426 from Michigan on Jun 15, 2020
4.25 by JamLand from District of Columbia on Jun 13, 2020
4.43 by rightcoast7 from Maine on Jun 11, 2020
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4.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by SierraNevallagash from Maine

Huge thanks to Alan for this one, and plenty of other long time wants. This is one of those beers you just have to try at least once, so here I go!

Pint can - dated 01/14/20 - poured into a tumbler at 50°F.

Pours a gleaming jet black - no head, until a two finger coffee bean-coloured head races up, before racing right back down to a still top, looking like tar in the glass. Like nothing I've ever seen. I'll give a 5 to that.

Nose: Black coffee. Some roasty nuance, such as a hint of caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, and even a hint of dark fruit and red wine, but this is essentially sweet coffee.

Palate: Much like the nose, this is an absolute coffee bomb. It opens up quite sweet, with lots of cocoa from the roast, which lends its own coffee character as well. Moderate roast, accentuated by the coffee, but the hearty sweetness wins over. Secondary notes of vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, and unfortunately, lactose. I knew there was something unpleasant about this - there's clearly lactose in it. The lactose lends this quick spike of this almost aspartame/artificial sweetener flavour just before the finish, where it also extinguishes any sort of roast that may have been. Luckily, there's enough coffee for the more roasty notes of the bean to come through in the finish, which helps to dry it out.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer is full-bodied, and has a slick, oily feel to it. In addition to the naturally full body, the lactose definitely adds,some viscosity here, as does the sheer level of sweetness. Major stickiness is left clinging to the lips with this one. Effervescence is actually quite adequate - lower, but very fine and fizzy.

Overall: All the components of a great coffee stout are here. The beans themself are clearly primo quality, with zero green pepper or stale notes, the base stout is well-crafted, but - it's too sweet, and there's just too much lactose. In fact, if there weren't any lactose, i think it could pull off the sweetness just fine, but with both elements in place, it does become a bit cloying. I do not think the lactose benefits this beer in any way whatsoever. You can easily get that chewy feel without milk sugar, and it ends up tasting more natural. It's still good, it's still drinkable, but I'd either like to see this tamed by a bourbon barrel, or just lose the lactose all together.

May 29, 2020
4.53 by moltch from Massachusetts on May 25, 2020
4.31 by Benish from Wisconsin on May 23, 2020
4.25 by KBrewDog from Massachusetts on May 12, 2020
4.32 by dsds007799 from Massachusetts on May 12, 2020
Double Shot from Tree House Brewing Company
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