Double Shot - Sumatra Mandheling | 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): 7.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
She's back! What’s better than one shot of espresso? Two shots of espresso! This edition of our favorite coffee infused stout utilizes buckets of Red Barn Coffee Roaster’s Sumatra Mandheling. The Mandheling’s deep cocoa flavors open up to reveal a richly complex treat. We taste flavors of , chocolate covered espresso beans, molasses, milk chocolate, and touches of sweet brown sugar. A pungent & decadent bean 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! We find this to easily be the most intense and potent Double Shot yet. A true coffee lover’s delight!

Added by ThatsThatDude on 04-08-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
43
Ratings:
385
pDev:
5.49%
 
 
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117
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5/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Well, it seems I'm on a roll--might as well review one more excellent beer from my trade with BA wuntrikpony, since I drank most of the stash this weekend. Enjoyed out of a 750 mL swingtop "growler" with a tag noting the fill date as 7/4/15. Poured into a British pub style imperial pint glass.

Appearance (4.75) - A moderately aggressive pour yields a slow-building but, ultimately, massive three fingers of dark cocoa colored head. As it sits, the microbubbles begin to expand and give it sort of a chocolate swiss cheese appearance. It hangs around for quite awhile before the foam is low enough to drink it without getting a nostril full of suds. As it fades, it leaves streaks of sticky lace on the side of the glass, and it never completely disappears from the surface of the liquid, resulting in a permafilm of sorts. All of this sits on a body that forces me to wonder how much more black could this beer be, and the answer is none. None more black.

Smell (4.5) - Fragrance of fresh coffee grounds and espresso being brewed are up front, but not to be outdone are the sweeter characteristics of cocoa, baker's chocolate and even molasses. I've never had Sumatra Mandheling coffee, but if this beer is representative of what it brings, I would suggest it makes a perfect dessert coffee based on the aroma.

Taste (4.75) - Wonderfully, the taste of this follows in the footsteps of the smell, with an expected burst of espresso and fresh grounds complemented by notes of cocoa and brown sugar, but faint--not overpoweringly sweet. Interestingly, while it has all those sweeter flavor profiles, it comes across more like a biscotti would, where the sweetness is subdued so as not to overpower the coffee. I must admit, it makes me feel a bit silly to write this review using smell and flavor profiles from the brewer's description, but they are spot on--and I say this, having read their description after drinking the beer.

Mouthfeel (4.5) - Medium-to-full bodied and moderate carbonation with a semisweet finish.

Overall (4.5), a fantastic beer that likely inserts itself into the conversation as my favorite non-BA coffee stout. It was too easy to drink that entire 750 ml bottle--sweetness and bitterness of this beer were in excellent balance and made for a beverage I could consume for long periods without growing tired of it.

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

Great stout and texture from treehouse . I can never have enough coffee and this delivers on that want . coffee and beer lovers need something like this .

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

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of sourdog
4.27/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.19/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BranfordBound
4.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Got yesterday at the brewery and poured from the 750mL growler, pours super black with a small tan head that fades and leaves spotty lacing. Smells rich of coffee beans, very bitter, and roasted malt. No surprise in the flavor, starts sweet with cacao, deep and rich, then into a very strong roasted coffee bean. Finishes with a hint of roasted malt and a twangy bitter note. Body is a little thinner than expected and a bit too bitter overall. A super tasty brew, though, and thoroughly enjoyed.

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Photo of Oliekan
4.45/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stater
4.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Smooth chocolate espresso tones without overwhelming the palate. Would definitely seek this out again.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.59/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4.33/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timc100
4.61/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Incredible coffee aroma and flavor. Not very acidic at all, a ton of chocolate, raw fresh coffee roast, vanilla-mocha sweetness, and a surprising and pleasant amount of toffee. There is a great earthiness to it as well. Mouthfeel is perfect, very smooth with velvety carbonation. Not a full mouthfeel, but at the alc content it is perfect.

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

Poured from a 2L growler purchased 4 days prior to tasting

Look - Black coffee with a cappuccino colored head of about 2+ fingers,

Smell - Black coffee with sugar, chocolate, roasted malt, and slight dark fruit acidity.

Taste - The stout that makes a non-stout drinker a convert. Strong coffee flavor, baker's chocolate, slight sweet dark fruits (figs). I can't say enough good things about this beer.

Feel - Creamy, medium + bodied beer. Not overwhelming to the palate a crushable stout for the ABV.

Overall - Another perfect score. Tree House is killing it. Every beer they make is perfect and if it's not they dial that junk in the next batch. It is obvious that they care about quality control which is what brings this beer drinker back continuously.

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

Photo of Zhillsgator
4.58/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.52/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 mL growler into a nonic ten ounce glass.

Pours thick and viscous, pitch-black in body. Head forms a quarter finger thick and slowly dissipates to become a lacy spread over the body. 4.25

Rich coffee aroma that is caramel and toffee-heavy. A touch of boozy is perceivable amidst the the otherwise sweet, malty and coffee-heavy aroma. Smells delicious, I can't lie. One last whiff for good measure and I get some vanilla notes and dark chocolate. 4.75

Quite a rich brew here. Flavors abound, including an almost wine-like quality to the malts. The beers raisiny, chocolatey, and still heavily coffee-flavored. The coffee seems to lend some caramel and toffee that are pretty next level. 4.5

The body is pretty dead-on, medium but still drinkable, and the creaminess is there too. It's a tad hot and this affects the drinkability a bit, but it's pretty damn good. 4.25

This was certainly a stand out in the coffee stout category. Great brew.

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Photo of mdaschaf
4.56/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.54/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yllib
4.63/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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Double Shot - Sumatra Mandheling from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.55 out of 5 with 385 ratings