Triple Shot
Tree House Brewing Company

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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #21
Ranked #76
4.61 | pDev: 5.86%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: 2014 saw the creation and evolution of one of our proudest accomplishments here at Tree House: Double Shot. Over the year we often wondered how far we could push the coffee and still maintain a balanced and delightful beer. In the spirit of maintaining the integrity and refinement of the original Double Shot, we created a new base beer to withstand precisely double the coffee addition Double Shot receives to satisfy our curiosity. The result is something quite surprising and completely original! More milk chocolate than coffee, and more brown sugar than molasses, Triple Shot conveys a super unique flavor profile that explodes with complexity as it warms. The crew here tastes “straight chocolate syrup”, ”chocolate covered raspberries”, “sweet espresso”, and “chocolate Charleston Chew (seriously)”. A truly rich treat that begs to be shared - we’re psyched to shared it with YOU!
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4.45/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch 1000! Smells like cold brew coffee and chocolate. Medium thick mouthfeel. Tastes exactly as it smells. Tons of coffee on the aftertaste. It’s fantastic.

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Wayne17 from Texas, May 22, 2020
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4.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Yup. This is where it's at. I had this on draft at Tree House in March, 2020. I had tried Double Shot w/ Vanilla Bean before and absolutely loved it. This had what you'd expect from the name - just a bit more coffee flavor than Double Shot, but still without being overpowering or too bitter. One of the smoothest stouts I've ever had, and popping with flavor in even the smallest sip. Delicious creamy mouthfeel, and you didn't notice the 9% ABV until after the beer was gone. I actually bought a second draft, Alter Ego w/ Peach, and double-fisted them back and forth. They actually worked great together, like fruit and chocolate for dessert.

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle on 12-5-19. Coffee is more prevalent in the aroma while mocha is more up front in taste. This is above average in thickness and quite tasty.

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Sandis from Minnesota, Mar 09, 2020
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4.37/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours pitch black in color with a big, spongy mohagony colored head.

Smell is of chocolate covered coffee beans, together with a lighter roast and licorice quality to it. Packs a decadent bitter chocolate smack among accentuating caramel and a note of charred coals.

This has an incredibly smooth and silk mouthfeel, featuring a decadent, fuller body. Each sip drinks utmost creamy and soft, with a long lasting burst of flavors.

Tastes of sugar glazed coffee beans, lending milk chocolate and a rustic dryness to roasty, spicy malts. Offers a phenomenal creaminess then with bitter chocolate and licorice, balanced by a fair amount of toastiness. Develops a late, well working, espresso rock sugar peak, which hid underneath the licorice for the longest time, blending well into the chocolate, covered by a late, dry bean appearance.

This is quite the coffee stout. While this ranges definitely a little more on the sweeter side, it packs a great amount of roast, whipped cream and dry coffee, establishing a fantastic balance and depth.

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aleigator from Germany, Feb 23, 2020
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4.18/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Not sweet like other Tree House stouts. Huge coffee, roast, chocolate. Slight green pepper present on the nose. Great creamy mouthfeel. ABV well hidden.

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5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a 16 oz Snulip glass not sure when it was bottled. Pours midnight black on a cloudy day evening in the dead of winter, with a 2 finger mocha head that hangs out a bit, clinging to the sides of the glass like a fat kid the last pudding cup in the house, leaving big thick streaks of lace. 5

Smell is one dimensional in the best way roasted expresso, vanilla beans, and cocoa nibs. 5

Taste follows expresso, vanilla, and deep dark chocolate. Sorry exactly what you would hope for and if loving this is wrong I don’t want to be right. 5

Mouthfeel is BIG, not dry, gentle carbonation, creamy, and at 9.7% insanely approachable.5

Overall this is just incredible, yes I am a easy grader but this is a perfect 5. I have given this score less than 10 times with my over 2000 reviews, and I would not change a thing! 5 Treehouse Brewery Fire!

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SawDog505 from New Hampshire, Jan 20, 2020
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4.59/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

No bottling date but I picked this up at the brewery way back on 6/13/19. It says not to age but I wasn’t in a rush to drink it with so many other beers in the fridge having shorter lifespans.

Pours beautifully, as a beer this big should. Nose is quite boozy but everything is there. The flavor/feel is soooo creamy, so damn roasty/malty, the coffee is massive. I love it. Dark chocolate and espresso roast coffee dominate the entire experience. Slightly sweet, perfect bitterness, amazing drinkability for the statistics of this beer. World-class!

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Gatch from Rhode Island, Oct 20, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this stuff is divine, and in such an unassuming package too, crazy! thanks to my brother for sourcing this rarity, thought i might never get to taste this one. its a treat too, so much coffee, enough so even that is stands out as way more than the vanilla bean double shit, which we enjoyed right before this one. its almost gritty and bitter in comparison, but the vanilla sure did a lot to sweeten that up and round it out. here we have a truer expression of the coffee, more isolated in a way, and i love how robust it is, almost as much coffee as it is beer, although i do get a little booziness poking through this one in the aroma. the coffee has deep chocolate tones to it, a little spiciness even, a rigid sort of bitterness mid palate, and a real richness as well, notes of molasses and maple work in from the grain here, and there is a neat almost amaretto layer. maybe not quite as complex as the double shot was to me, a little more straight forward from the grain, but i love the way the coffee manifests itself in here, about as forward as i have known it to be in any beer, and lingering forever on the palate after each slow sip. this is the ultimate coffee beer really, and the freshness of the coffee really stands out as well, especially for something that was bottle many months before we opened it. it was wonderful to finally get to drink some of these hard to get tree house stouts, thanks to my brother! these were unforgettable!

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4.58/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- 500ml bottle pours a motor oil black brew into a snifter. A very thick and creamy cap rises out of the beer like a layer of dark cocoa brown cream atop the liquid. Great head retention and massive piles of lacing stick to the glass.

S- A high quality very dark chocolate bar situated beneath a mountain of coffee. The coffee and chocolate notes dominate the aroma and they both bring that special dark fruitiness that you find on high quality cocoa and coffee beans. Suggests quite a bit of sweetness and fudge comes to mind. There is a certain brightness that probably comes from the coffee that provides some balance to the deep dessert and espresso notes. Toasted nuts, caramel and cocoa powder hints.

T- A lot going on as the beer is on and leaves the taste buds but as exepcted rich grains and coffee absolutely saturate the taste buds complimenting a moderately high level of sweetness. If I had to describe this with minimal descriptors, the brew overall tastes like a well balanced espresso blend bringing the fruity light roast and darker bitter roast flavors as well, the best of both worlds. Honestly just a massive flavor profile. Cherry, bitter dark chocolate, fudge, charred barley, chocolate malt, toasted nutty, molasses and chocolate covered raisin notes meet the rich coffee flavors mentioned. Decadent and a sipper. With time the dark roast flavors take over but it seems like a fifty fifty as the beer early on is fruitier and nuttier.

MF- This is where Tree House really crushes it lately. Luscious and heavy brew with a truly creamy, chewy body. True silk. High end carbonation allows those flavors to pop and it all ends with a dark roast coffee bitterness. Slick and oily.

A myriad of coffee flavors draped onto a rich roasty malt base and a truly great experience for anyone who likes a good coffee or especially espresso. Rich and luscious and a true sipper as each sip really saturates and blows away the taste buds.

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cbutova from Massachusetts, Jul 25, 2019
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4.44/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Traded for this last week as this was one of the few beers that I've had here at the house recently that was fresh. Loved the iterations of the Double Shot that I traded for (with the same person) a few weeks back and this was just as good as those. The label describes this as being "like a melted chocolate bar" and that would be quite apt how rich, silky, and luscious this was. If you love Stouts of any kind, then this would easily be one worth seeking!

Good pour to this as the liquid was dark, smooth, and topped off with plenty of mocha head. A decent amount of lacing was left behind as I sipped it although it was quite splotchy as no easily visible rings were discernible. Loads of bright coffee, milk chocolate, cocoa powder, and coffee creamer were in the slightly muted nose as they emerged quite strongly in the taste. Espresso bean, raspberry slickness, boozy brandy, brown sugar, and booze (!) emerged on the palate once this fully warmed up. Sure, this packed a punch but it was so smooth and sweet that it was like the softest boxing gloves were put on before the blow was delivered. Lactose, and brown sugary sweetness came through before I finished this off as there was a powdery undertone to the silky smoothness that was this beer's hallmark.

Oddly enough, this felt stronger than it was in actuality, as it felt like a Breakfast Stout that was taken up a few notches. Not quite a dessert beer, this would be fine after dinner but there wasn't a lot of fruit or tartness to balance out the chocolate and coffee that formed this beer's backbone. I'll always love the canned beers from Tree House that I've been fortunate enough to get my hands on but along with their other bottles,this proved that all that glitters doesn't come in the form of aluminum. Well worth seeking out and taking the time to savor!

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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey, Jul 10, 2019
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4.72/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours black with two and a half fingers of dense caramel-colored foam. Head retention is sublime. Aroma is roasty, toasty, nutty, earthy, caramely and bready malts with rich coffee coming over the top and lingering into the finish. Chocolate (milk and cocoa) and toffee add little bits of sweetness to the middle and finish of the beer. Flavor profile is roasty, toasty, nutty, earthy, bready and caramely malts. Beyond malts is a dense cup of medium-bodied, coffee, with hints of nuts and chocolate. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a rich, creamy texture that creates a decadent experience in itself. Overall, rich coffee paired beautifully with a myriad of dark malts for a decadent, robust stout.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 500mL bottle.

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Harrison8 from Missouri, Jun 30, 2019
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4.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a very dark black color, with a small but tight and long lasting head, and a ton of lacing.

This smells like caramel candy, vanilla, dark fruit, roasty coffee, cookie dough, big fudge, and herbal coffee.

This is really quite tremendous - TH stouts are still worth a look, it seems. The coffee is dominant, but adds a lot of intriguing flavor twists and turns. There’s certainly some caramel and toffee, plus dried fruit. There’s also waves of a chocolate truffle that mix well with the very chocolate base stout. I also get some vanilla/hazelnut creamer, as well as cookie dough. This is extremely complex.

This is thick and chewy, with a great level of drinkability, and a really nice creamy finish.

There are only a few beers where I actually understand the Tree House hype machine. This is one of them.

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GreesyFizeek from New York, Jun 26, 2019
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4.64/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5


Poured from the 16.9 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English tulip.

a; Opaque black with an inch thick brown head which receded slowly to very thick surface foam with the look of a chocolate milk shake, and very dense lacing.

s: Black coffee and dark chocolate

t: Mocha coffee with a moderate hop bite. Bitterness lingers on the bittersweet finish.

m; Full, great body and some carbonation tingle.

o; Heavy coffee flavor, like an alcoholic mocha latte. A step up from Double Shot as expected, hard to imagine any brew with more coffee/chocolate flavor. Intense..

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scotorum from Massachusetts, Jun 23, 2019
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4.67/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

500 ml. bottle.
Moderate pour yields a one inch dark tan head over near black body with exquisite lacing. Nose of dark malt, coffee, chocolate, and dark fruit. Taste mirrors the nose and then some. Wow! The chocolate is very powerful after it warms even more, in that it has taken over the coffee and now this is all chocolate-covered-cherry-like. I'm glad I took this out of the fridge 45 minutes before opening. Super velvety feel and overall, as of now, one of my favorites from TH. Cheers to all involved for an extraordinary beer!

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bobv from Vermont, Jun 23, 2019
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4.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Superb dark body, opaque and solid, brown head, tiny bubble lines and nearly full curtain. The nose is full of malt, roasty and toasty, with cherry and dark chocolate flavors joining it in the taste. The feel is full and satisfying. Delicious.

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Tsar_Riga from Indiana, Jun 14, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle.

Pours opaque black with a thick head of brown. Plenty of tattered lacework with decent retention. Sugar-dusted espresso with chocolate syrup in the nose. Full bodied with an oily, viscous mouthfeel. Sweet chocolate with shades of dark coffee and a hint of nougat. Finishes sweet with a nice balance of coffee and chocolate.

Was expecting much more coffee.

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brewandbbq from New Hampshire, May 05, 2019
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4.1/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Viscous burnt black with a tall stark mocha head that slowly settles to a lumpy bubbly blanket with creamy wisps, a thick collar and a few reaching arms of lace.

Smell is earthy and nutty yet still sharp and acidic coffee with notes of chocolate pie and...whip cream vodka? I guess this is where the ABV shows itself most readily.

Taste is notably acidic but not too much so, as the coffee has a powerful semi-bitter presence that's both nutty liqueur-like and also mocha-esque. It's tangy, tingly and zippy for something so dark, almost cola-like with notes of sassafras, but the body is a silky smooth medium with a hefty carbonation that quickly zips into a softly cotton dry finish.

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Sabtos from Ohio, Mar 03, 2019
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4.42/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

batch 1000 500ml for NYE. having had 2bl shot two different batches, this was in my pervue. This was over and beyond expectations. Best stout I had in 2018.

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4.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to rudzud for picking this up, I think. Just got through hell trying to add water filter system to the house, trying to hook it up to the house water line was hell, so need this

Pours an inky black color thick heavy long legs too, a dark fizzy head fades semi quickly, but beads back up when I swirl

Nose big dark roast, roasted malts, roasted coffee, not super fresh coffee but some roasted espresso like toasted nutty coffee, a little licorice, some very dark chocolate cocoa , fudge brownie, etc

Taste big creamy lactose like milk chocolate into big roasty coffee, fresh coffee grinds and espresso, fruity coffee with a little nutty, more fudge brownie and dark chocolate, cocoa, etc, roasted malts bring a little char and hint of licorice again, just a touch of alcohol on the back end with the drier finish, lingering thick fudge and coffee candy

Mouth is full bod, thick lush, a little creamy, nice carb and almost no alcohol

Overall nice, coffee was good but less than I expected probably from the age, but still a great beer, no date in the bottle

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jlindros from Massachusetts, Nov 04, 2018
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, snifter glass. Dark black body, half finger mocha head, fair retention, no lacing. Smell and flavour is a massive and delicious espresso and a bit of roast bean, smooooooooooth milk chocolate, a bit of fudge, lactose, a bit of tobacco and roast malt. Comes out to something like a massive espresso shake, sort of like a frappe. Full bodied, silky and smooth, creamy and full-flavoured. Delicious!

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Stevedore from Wisconsin, Nov 04, 2018
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4.17/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

One of the best mouthfeel stouts I've ever had, unfortunately I'm not a big fan of the yeast character of Tree House stouts but this was my favorite of the ones I've tried.

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dogdrule from Massachusetts, Oct 09, 2018
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4.52/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampling a cold bottle poured into my snifter. Beer is a dark chocolate brown on the pour with a creamy tan head of about 1 cm. The foam sticks around as a wispy surface layer for most of the sampling. The aroma is dark chocolate and toffee with some brown sugar. I also get a little bit of coffee ground and a background of vanilla. I dont really get any hops nor booze on this beer.
The first sip reveals a silky smooth body with mild and gentle carbonation that rolls across my palate.
Flavor is sweet chocolate and some brown sugar. I also get roasted malt and coffee grounds mixing with a bit of molasses. This flavor then rolls back to chocolate, more of a dark chocolate brownie note here.
I dont get any booze and hops are absent. The beer is a very drinkable stout and Im glad I got to try it.
Pick one up next time TH is offering several stout beers.

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sulldaddy from Connecticut, Oct 08, 2018
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4.46/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

03/2015 - This beer is absolutely incredible - seek it out! Intense espresso, vanilla, toffee, lactose on the nose; superb coffee, rich chocolate, maple, vanilla on the palate; solid mouthfeel but it thins out of the finish; rich, chocolaty finish.

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Zach_Attack from Massachusetts, Sep 26, 2018
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4.52/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

beautiful looking brew, quite aromatic and delicious flavors on palate. there is a robust and deep chocolate quality - getting milky chocolate bar, bakers chocolate, oreos, chocolate chip cookie, caramel, robust and slightly bitter coffee notes, a mellow dark fruit flavor and a massive roastyness. smooth medium bodied mouthfeel.

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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts, Sep 20, 2018
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4.67/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very dark appearance with slight dark brown/tan head that disipates quickly. Aroma is a coffee and malt. Taste is a very smooth pleasant coffee and malt with some chocolate.

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Radcpa from Washington, Sep 04, 2018
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