Triple Shot
Tree House Brewing Company

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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #24
Ranked #89
4.59 | pDev: 5.66%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: AKA Triple Shot - House Blend

Over the past several months we have been working to refine a House Blend of coffee that perfectly illustrates what we find enjoyable in a blended coffee. Knowing Triple Shot was the ideal base beer to utilize this blend in, we custom designed this base of Triple Shot with this particular coffee in mind. The result is a rich and perfectly integrated coffee beer with flavors and aromas of chocolate covered espresso beans, molasses, brown sugar cookies, rich milk chocolate, and dark red cherries. With a thick body and tight carbonation, it drinks much like a cold mocha frappe. It’s a complex beer and one that reveals layers of intrigue and character as it’s allowed to warm in the glass. Enjoy!
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Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

4.47/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

House Blend, consumed 6/12/21
Pours incredibly thick for a non-BA stout, great feel. Sweet with a Big Chocolatey roasted coffee smell and taste. Definitely a “dessert” beer, and one that’s meant to be shared. Definitely a treat though, and probably the best non-BA stout I’ve had.

Jun 14, 2021
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.57/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a nice cap that leaves good lacing

S: Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, and a touch of vanilla

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malt, coffee, and cocoa. Picks up the dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and some dark fruit. Finishes with lingering roast, coffee, and chocolate

M: Full bodied with low carbonation. Definitely on the heavy side

O: An incredible coffee beer that makes for a great sipper. The coffee is front and center and gets complimented by the chocolate. A great dessert beer. Definitely worth checking out

May 29, 2021
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Tony210 from New Jersey

4.62/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours an extremely thick and viscous, aggressive pour yields no foam, then the foam blossoms into a huge head that tastes delicious. Aroma is sweet creamy coffee. Flavor is sweet creamy coffee, heavy on the cream. Extremely thick and viscous, amazing mouthfeel. Overall, this is truly an exceptional beer.

500 ml bottle
4.75 rating

May 29, 2021
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CHickman from New York

4.58/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours pitch black color with 2 finger foamy light brown colored head that faded very slowly and left excellent thick foamy lacing coating the glass after each sip. Smells of fresh brewed coffee, ground coffee beans, espresso, burnt coffee grinds, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, hot fudge, brown sugar, molasses, bakers chocolate, brownie batter and faint piney notes. It is rich smelling with so much chocolate and coffee that they battle for attention.

Tastes like it smells but a tad bit sweeter, with dark chocolate, fresh brewed black coffee, espresso, cocoa powder, ground coffee, bakers chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, milk chocolate, vanilla, a chocolate ice cream shake with hot fudge and Hershey's chocolate syrup, roasted nuts and chocolate milk. This is more chocolate than coffee in the flavor, which is the opposite of the aroma. It was incredibly smooth drinking with a creamy texture, mild carbonation and very little alcohol bite, all while staying complex and not crossing over to cloyingly sweet. I love coffee beers and this was another treat from Tree House.

Apr 25, 2021
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Rug from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

We're finally at the last new beer from my latest Tree House run. As far as their stouts go I've mostly had only a few of their milk stouts, and only 1 imperial stout before this. Let's see if this one can hold a candle to the likes of Moment Of Clarity

Pours completely pitch black with a thick finger of dark espresso colored head that slowly fades to and ring and leaves great lacing, especially for the abv and style

This beer has an aroma that toes the line between decadently sweet and firmly roasted. I'm picking up on aromas of nutty espresso, milk chocolate fudge, creamy vanilla, medium roast coffee, and a touch of dark fruit, mostly raisin

Following suit taste-wise, this starts off very sweet, but leaves long contemplative aftertastes that suggest an aggressive yet classic stout. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting rich milk chocolate, creamy coffee, deep black cherry, and caramel. The swallow brings notes of sweetened espresso, raisin, dark chocolate, dark toast, and chewy caramel

A full body pairs with very mild carbonation, resulting in a creamy and chewy beer that needs some time to go down. Finishes mostly dry surprisingly with waves of sweet and roasty weaving in and out

Another winner from TH. A bit heavy at times, especially up front, but once you get past that it's smooth sailing. I'd get it again along with some other variants

Apr 03, 2021
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really interesting what double the coffee of Tree House Double Shot will do. Sweetness comes to the fore in a big way. Then brown sugar gives way to intense roast as the coffee comes through. This almost jet-black, smooth and full-bodied Milk Stout is an instant Tree House classic!

Mar 23, 2021
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brokensail from California

3.38/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler @ Mike’s. Black in color with a khaki head. Spicy coffee aroma. A little bit of green pepper to it, but a lot of nice dried blueberry, hazelnut, maple, and vanilla. Sweet caramel flavor to it. A good bit of roast and cocoa powder. Somewhat on the bitter side, actually. A fair amount of coffee grounds. Not bad, but could be better.

Feb 05, 2021
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Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4.82/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Just world class. Just had my second one nd would like to amend my review. Still amazing but not quite as good as my first one. A tad to sweet. But just a tad! 9/6/2021

Nov 02, 2020
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gooddaydiablo from Texas

4.53/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had about 8oz in a park, this review might not be accurate.
looks like motor oil, deep dark black, no light seeing thru, looks dense/thick when pouring
smells chocolaty, sweet
tastes sweet, chocolate, coffee, I feel the sweetness is over-powered in this one, the more I drink the more sweetness I felt and all the other flavors were fading away or covered by the sweetness. malt is not noticeable.
medium-full body, stick to your mouth
overall a yummy and pleasant milk chocolate coffee stout except a little too sweet. also at 9.7% I wish it could be more complex but instead I felt it's maybe a little shallow.

Oct 01, 2020
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GRG1313 from California

4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another wonderful and worthy effort from Tree House, which is helping set standards for the style. This one has it all and is worthy of the high scores. Nose, balance, flavor character and biglasting finish. Very bold and drinkable.

Jul 22, 2020
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joberlander from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tons of coffee as expected. Get a little dark chocolate but the coffee really takes over. Great mouthfeel as most TH stouts have. The only negative is there was a sugary after taste that wasn't pleasant. I prefer double shot over this one.

Jun 11, 2020
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Wayne17 from Texas

4.45/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

May 22, 2020
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Roguer from Connecticut

4.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful dark beer. Good head production, with a sizeable dark brown head sitting atop an ebony body.

Massive dose of coffee on the nose - one of the most potent coffee-forward brews I have ever found. Along with waves of roast coffee, dark stout tones of brown sugar, molasses, caramel, toast, toffee, and chocolate round out the profile.

On the palate, the stout base initially asserts itself, although the huge coffee influence isn't far behind. It's a very fruity, berry-forward coffee profile. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, cream, blueberries, toast, light char, cherries, bark.

Thick, smooth, creamy, still lively. Really a fantastic coffee imperial stout.

Apr 26, 2020
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larryi86 from Delaware

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

Thank you TimG_0913 for this
500 ml bottle poured into teku

A- Black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Roasted coffee, chocolate, espresso, molasses, some caramel.

T- Roasted coffee, touch of cherries, chocolate, espresso, caramel malts, some molasses.

M- Smooth, medium to full body.

O- A really tasty coffee, well balanced and easy to drink.

Mar 22, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.8/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Mar 16, 2020
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Gajo74 from New York

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

On a sad note, this is my last Treehouse brew left in the fridge. I nursed this bomber all by myself.

From the bottle, it pours a viscous and motor oil looking dark liquid. The color is nearly pitch black. Surprisingly, a finger length tan mocha head belatedly billows up to the surface. It shows decent retention and rings of lacing.

As the name would suggest the nose is dominated by notes of coffee and espresso. In addition, there are notes of dark chocolate, toasted and nutty malts, caramel, brown sugar and dark fruit. The hops aromas have a subtle earthy and woodsy quality to them.

Full bodied with a smooth and mouth coating viscous feel. The carbonation is gentle and mellow. The flavors are rich and complex yet not too cloyingly sweet or boozy. Decadent flavors of milk chocolate fudge, caramel and brown sugar are balanced by bittersweet notes of dark chocolate and roasted malts. There are jammy flavors of dark fruit and bright notes of cherry. Surprisingly, the coffee flavor is not as prominent as in the aroma, although it is felt more in the finish. The bitterness is relatively tame as it is provided by gentle notes of woodsy hops and light notes of espresso. The finish is long and creamy with moderately toasty notes.

This is a nice dessert beer that really hit the spot. I would have liked a bit more coffee flavor, however, my sense of taste might have been a little off tonight. It’s also very drinkable despite the ABV.

Mar 10, 2020
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Sandis from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev -2%
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.

Mar 09, 2020
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Pinz412 from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Poured into a teku, thicker than your average stout. Nice tan head with bubbles of varying thickness.

Smell - Coffee aroma with underlying chocolate notes, roasty malt goodness. Not very boozy on the nose.

Taste - This beer had the perfect balance of coffee and stout. There was some sweetness without being cloying. The chocolate notes were rich but lingered in the background. Very little alcohol taste perceptible to me.

Feel - It felt very nice on the palate. The thickness gave it a velvety mouthfeel, but it didn't coat my mouth in the way that some stouts can.

Overall - Great stout with big yet balanced flavor. Very drinkable for it's abv. I could make this my go-to coffee stout if I had regular access to it. Highly enjoyable.

Mar 08, 2020
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aleigator from Germany

4.37/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Feb 23, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a snifter

“What are you waiting for” - messsge inside the bottle cap

Black motor oil liquid, two finger dense brown foam cap , great retention , settles to a dense pencil thin layer after five minutes , some lacings

Aroma is sweet rich coffee

Smooth rich coffee taste , brown sugar sweetness, molasses, roasted malts but not bitter , hint of milk chocolate on the finish, the chocolate flavor becomes more pronounced as it warms

Like drinking a smooth velvety coffee , low sudsing , abv is very well hidden

Good coffee dessert beer

Feb 22, 2020
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brewme from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked-up a single bottle at the Tree House Brewery in Charlton for $12. My ninety ninth brew from these guys. Brew # 3 in TH stout day (off this week). Pretty good, a bit $teep..

Feb 19, 2020
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unclekeith from Alaska

4.18/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

Feb 14, 2020
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +8.9%
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!

Jan 20, 2020
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Gatch from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev 0%
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!

Oct 20, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -2%
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!

Aug 28, 2019
Triple Shot from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 632 ratings