Double Shot | Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
treehousebrew.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#103
Reviews:
92
Ratings:
998
pDev:
6.15%
 
 
Wants:
577
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Photo of Skellbop
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kreg02
3.95/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Rristow
4.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tasted from bottle. Pours black with thick beige head. Nice roasted coffee aroma. Flavors of vanilla, cocoa, creamy with tons of coffee. Some caramel notes as well. Awesome beer.

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Photo of JimmyAddo
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spluger
4.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.54/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nuggetz
4.3/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
4.61/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beerbom
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brewandbbq
4.4/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500ml undated bottle.

Pours opaque black with a minimal head, zero retention and a few minor streaks of lacing. Bakers chocolate drizzled with espresso in the nose. Full bodied with a creamy, slick, oily mouthfeel. Brownie batter with espresso on the palate. Rich, chocolaty and coffee-laden. Finishes fairly dry but quite rich.

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4.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cp45
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeeL
4.06/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased fresh at the brewery on 1/10/19. Poured semi-vigorously into a Tree House Teku glass with a white logo. The white glowed against the midnight dark brown beer as if it were from Three Mile Island (the nuclear power plant, not the AMC summer camp). The current description suggests the Double Shot has been a project that has evolved. (from the website: These bottles represent the culmination of a coffee beer project nearly four years in the making. Double Shot, our beloved coffee stout, has been refined time and time again to achieve a beer that is both as robust in its base as it is a worthy purveyor of its respective coffee.")

It makes me wonder if a new, separate, entry should be made into Beer Advocate for this "vintage" of Double Shot (even though they list it as "original"). That said...

L: Spot on perfect. A vigorous pour created a thick, creamy head that was a dark tan/dark camel color.

S: Mocha. Like Sunday morning hot chocolate with coffee (or maybe coffee with hot chocolate, depends on how much you drank Saturday night). Maybe some hint of mixed berries and a really subtle hint of licorice and some spices. But it was a couple hours ago and I had more to drink so take that last part with a grain of salt.

T: Typical Tree House stout. I'm starting to think that, for the most part, if you taste one you taste them all. It's a top-notch beer, and if you haven't had it this deserves to be on your "whale" list. But I've had a ton of TH stouts. They're all thick, malty, flavorful, and frigging delicious. But the differences between each of them are subtle, unless you have them (literally) side-by-side. As it warms, there's a hint of dark fruit/berries (berries of some sort, cherries? blackberries? black raspberries?). I don't recall maple syrup being in the description, but there's a hint of that in there too. Or maybe it's the thickness with the deep flavors that remind me of really dark maple syrup. Mmmm, dark maple syrup. Melted candy in your mouth...

NOTE: the fantastic thing about this beer is it's so amazingly smooth. It's not overly complicated, but it not overly simple either. It's so balanced. it can be as sophisticated as you want it to be; however, it is, notably, NOT, a quaffing beer.

There is a hint of licorice or some anise type thing going on in the back end of the flavor, notably when I exhale. It's a slight astringency. It's a little distracting, and I'd guess it comes from the darker grains (caramel 120 maybe?). When the beer gets too warm, it becomes a little distracting. But, I'm really splitting hairs here.

F: like a friggin' velvet merkin. Jussayin'. Not that I'd know what that's like on my tongue. But when else could I use that phrase? Every time I'm in my stout cellar the Velvet Merkin box is looking at me. But I'm waiting for that. It's not ready yet. Back to my point: This beer is soft. Smooth. Thick. The flavors linger for a looooong time.

O: if you haven't had this beer, track it down. It's worth the effort at least once. The bottle isn't big, but share it with a friend. If you don't, you'll be writing like I did. And one of us is enough.

Cheers!

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4.7/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.31/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.52/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of folkstar
4.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jykleo
4.08/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled date unknow. Bought @Tree house on 1/4. Poured to Birrateque IPA 18OZ Glass on 1/5.
Dark Black.brown colour. NIce coffee aroma.
Sweetness was slightly too strong for me. But coffee and cacao notes were great.

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Photo of ajramirez1
5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MWhit
4.62/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hopsiam14
4.04/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JPeterson17
4.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kuges
4.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkuzdeba
4.75/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Double Shot from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 998 ratings