Double Shot | Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

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: 78 | Ratings: 823
Photo of a_andersen
4.84/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The description is on point. Creamy, semisweet chocolate with coffee roasts asking to be paired with a cigarette (don't smoke kids). The bottle I had didn't have a lot of fizz, but that may have been a function of bad storage. Boozy with coffee notes... so, high end fourloko?

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Photo of ajcuster89
5/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I don't think that there is a better coffee stout than this. So creamy, so roasty, so much goodness. How they make a straight coffee stout this smooth and creamy is beyond me. I just wish they still had this available in growlers so I can load up!

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Photo of rabbott2
4.65/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

DS with Costa Rica Montes de Oro drank on 1/7/2017

This is really an incredible beer. I've had another version of this and it's amazing how they change up the coffee to keep a fresh variety of this brew coming off the line. Definitely one of the best coffee stouts I've had. Showcases the stout and the coffee bean to perfection. The brew adds a little roastiness, hint of vanilla, and earthy tones which combines for a grand slam.

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Photo of Furlinator
4.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle says to drink fresh and "do not cellar" yet, I can see no date marking of any kind.
Pours opaque near black with a half-inch beige head that remains as a thick ring and leaves thick spots of lace. The smell is of coffee, earthy hops and cocoa. The taste follows with coffee, cocoa and a subtle cream presence. Full texture with medium carbonation.

Thanks Ed!

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Photo of wulfie85
4.44/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very great coffee stout here. The roasty flavors from the beans come through very well and the stout has good body to complete the beer for me. Delicious

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Photo of BEEPOP
4.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not as good as Triple or GM but a great beer but way better than Single IMO.

Black with a tan head, great coffee and chocolate smells, smooth as hell with batch consistency with DS, and overall just a great beer. Would like to experiment with holding onto a few for a couple months to stagnate tastings but usually I just drink it immediately.

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Photo of Mar02x
4.4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a nice coffee taste. And so much spicy heat. I think its from the coffee or are there spices in this brew? Nevertheless this is such a smooth drinking beer. I can easily drink this bottle on my own.

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Photo of RJQ3
4.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pouted into a stout glass, L: is darker than dark with a tremendous 3 finger light brown cream head. A: was kinda of disappointed with smell, didnt get much coffee from the smell after popping off the cap, got more roasted choclate. T: Oh my was i pleasently surprised. Tons of coffee & chocalate followed by roasty malts, its a FANominal coffee stout, one of the best ive ever had. MF: So thick & creamy, one of the best mouthfeels for any stout anywhere! O: Simply one of the best coffee stouts out there! World class indeed!

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Photo of ichorNet
4.56/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler into stemware. Thanks Dan! Not my first time having this, but it's always good to reacquaint myself with some fantastic dark beer.

Tight mocha head atop an intensely black beer. No light penetration at all. Swirling the glass recreates a sinister foaming mass building up to a finger and a half before sinking again. Lacing is very spotty. Surface is wispy and greyed-out with smoky plumes swirling about.

Lots of espresso coffee, brown sugar and crackery, slightly-roasty malt all building up a veritable smörgåsbord of deeply-layered scents. Almost has a "s'mores" like scent with some marshmallow/vanilla and graham cracker notes in there, too. Very decadent and well-built.

Absolutely full of coffee, vanilla, cocoa, graham cracker, brown sugar, molasses and slightly-nutty notes on the tongue. Amazing delineation of different flavors. Not too roasty at all; the coffee comes across as creamy and well-balanced and medium-roasted.. A tiny tinge of smoke dances across the palate close to the finish, rounding out each sip with mystery and interest.

Full-bodied with a chewy and dense palate. Low-leaning carbonation brings out some of the darker, supple flavors that a lighter profile would likely leave behind. Fluffy and gentle overall feel. Amazingly drinkable, complex and well-built. I'm a huge fan and will never turn this wonderful concoction down. Believe the hype!

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Photo of ukwildcat1995
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
4.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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 BeerSamurai34
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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