Double Shot - Burundi Bukeye
Tree House Brewing Company

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Stout - American
4.58 | pDev: 5.46%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: We are very excited to partner with our dear friend Scott Kerner and his newest passion - Carrier Roasting Company - for the special rendition of Double Shot! Burundi beans were hand selected and roasted specifically for this batch, resulting in the most integrated and bright version of Double Shot yet. We experience flavors and aromas of brown sugar, chocolate, subtle vanilla, hints of citrus, and rich coffee. A bright, fresh, and unique bean indeed. 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! It is, in our opinion, the result of what is possible with the careful selection of ingredients and the spirit of true collaboration. We are so excited to share it with you! We urge you to drink it fresh to experience it as bright and delicious as possible... Enjoy!
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aleigator from Germany

4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours as black as it gets, topped off by a big mohagony head. Once collapsed into lacing, it coats the glass completely, while revealing tiny bubbles.

Smells of milk chocolate coated espresso coffee beans, together with a whiff of toffee and lactose among wooden, toasty earth. Coffee is huge in this one, while getting beautifully wrapped up by all of the other aromas, creating a well balanced, complex nose.

Drinks outstandingly smooth, very soft on the palate with a creamy quality to it. Cream creates a thrilling interplay with wooden coffee, while providing a medium carbonation, which prevents the beer from getting to mellow, accentuating the espresso punch during the finish.

Tastes of whipped cream accompanied by an aqueous softness, which blends into pungent chocolate coated, earthy roasted espresso beans. Potent, very profound coffee beans get balanced by additional toffee and a fair amount of earth, resulting in a very enjoyable balance. While this is certainly very coffee focussed, it produces a great warmth on the palate, introduced by all the other subtle ingredients, perfectly highlighting each other. Finishes with a wood bark supported, cream entangled coffee bitterness, exhibiting a balancing rock sugar quality, which pretty much refers to an actual espresso, while producing an even fuller body.

Makes my heart beat really fast, which is partially due to the espresso coffee beans, as well as due to the beers fantastic overall taste. This drinks quite easy, based on the beers great creaminess, while creating an espresso like coffee punch, leaving my palate very satisfied.

Oct 18, 2015
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khoff5 from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Heavenly. Perfect. Stout. EVERYTHING about this beer is perfect, poured from a growler into an imperial pint glass one week after purchase, deep dark color, beautiful thick brown head, smell is unbelievably good, taste is complex yet a smooth perfect blend, no bitterness or booziness, mouthfeel is thick and wonderful. SO glad I got the 2 growler limit, even before tasting it.

Oct 17, 2015
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Growler. Pours a thick, oily, dark brown. Thin, brown head. I loved the original Double Shot. This one is different but still great. I found the Burundi Bukeye version to smell and taste sweeter, less bitter and less roasty. It also has a dark fruity flavor that is interesting. I enjoy the bitterness and pure coffee aggression of the original better. This one is no slouch, though. Almost just as good. The feel is out of this world. Deserves to keep the name.

Oct 12, 2015
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jcflorian from Connecticut

4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking from growler filled at Brewery on 10-8. Another really solid beer from treehouse. Color is jet black with fresh coffee smell u notice right away. Mouthful solid for the style . Taste very coffee forward which may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed it. I have not tried all variants of the double shot, but liked this more than the original. Get this while u can

Oct 11, 2015
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler filled a few days ago, shared with rudzud.

Darker colored creamy thicker head, almost 1 finger, great soapy lacing, very dark pitch black thick beer with nice legs.

Nose is incredible, great smooth rich coffee, earthy fresh roasted beans, like a fresh espresso beans and fresh brewed coffee, mild fudgey cocoa and dark roasty malts, little nutty fruity coffee, little caramel and fluffy nougat, touch of vanilla.

Taste is great too, a blend of great dark chocolate, cocoa, little fudge, with the fresh roasted coffee espresso. Hint of roast, creamy dark choc, chewy caramel, earthy nutty. Finish creamy, lush choc milk, cocoa, little bitterness, fresh bright fruity coffee lingering too.

Mouth is med to fuller bod, creamy, semi thick and lush but could be a bit chewier, decent carb.

Overall some amazing characters, but eventually settles into base double shot. If those great fresh coffee flavours continued it would have been awesome.

Oct 10, 2015
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Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL growler filled on October 3rd and served in a snifter.

A: This is a beautiful beer. A dark, thick brown with a nice light brown foamy head.
S: Sweet, somewhat chocolatey, and some hints of coffee.
T: Initially some sweetness, maybe vanilla. Followed up by a bit of coffee, almost somewhat bitter. Maybe from the chocolatey tones.
F: Very smooth and a little thicker, almost syrupy.
O: This is another great beer from Tree House, although I think I enjoyed the Sumatra Mandheling more.

Oct 10, 2015
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CayseyW from Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: The color of black coffee with a deep brown head that leaves and almost opaque lacing.
S: Chocolate earthiness upfront with more coffee notes towards the middle. Not super complex but still very nice.
T: Whole lot going on in the taste. The coffee they chose for this beer is coming through in a fantastic way. The characteristics of flavors are in line with what I love about East African coffees--chocolaty, fruity and a bit acidic. This beer has so many nice flavors. It's bright and robust at the same time.
F: Very nice mouth. Soft but also has some hop and coffee bite. Really nice carb.
O: This is a world-class coffee stout, for sure.

Oct 04, 2015
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to JLindros for the share.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black hue with a one finger dark chocolate head that fades to leave sudsy wisps.

S - Aromas of super dark rich coffee, light vanilla,, really nice light chocolate, solid coffee notes, darker roast, lightly earthy.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, great almost fruity dark chocolate, lovely rich coffee notes, great roast and light vanilla. Super black coffee notes, loads of the fruity berry, the chocolate is really complimentary to the coffee.

M - Mouthfeel is slightly thin, not quite as chewy as I'd hope. Nice lightly acrid on the finish.

O - Overall this beer was really delicious, great coffee aromas, nice chocolate notes. The fruity notes are delicious. Awesome nose and flavour profile.

Serving type: growler

Oct 03, 2015
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ronnyw3317 from Massachusetts

4.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from Growler into a Tulip. Smell of fresh coffee hit me right away, then the typical dark chocolate, vanilla, and a slight piney tart a very good way. Hands down my favorite stout to date A+. Not too heavy, perfect finish and barely any bitter aftertaste which I see with a lot of stouts. Another home run from the Treehouse suds slingers!

Oct 03, 2015
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Slatetank from Pennsylvania

4.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I tried this on tap at Siptemberfest which was held a Mad River Glen in Fayston Vermont.

This is the most beautiful stout I have seen -black with a caramelized sugar medium brown head. The smell is like huffing roasted espresso-vanilla and cocoa with a rich malt odor. The feel is rich yet nice balance of dry roasted textures to support the oily bean smoothness.

The flavor is better than almost all the coffee beers I have had in my life -it really tastes like fresh coffee with enough stout backbone to keep you from getting confused. This is a magnificent stout -doesn't have any alcohol flavor and the coffee is interwoven well in the taste. Overall this was one of my favorite beers enjoyed in Vermont -so glad they attended from Massachusetts

Sep 29, 2015
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 1 pint, 9.4 fluid ounces growler purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Monson, MA
SEP 26 2015
Served in a pint glass

Spectacular appearance. The oily, absolute pitch black liquid was capped by a thick, frothy, mocha colored crown that grew to nearly three fingers tall. The creamy, bubbly head deposited a latticework of lacing all along the glass.

The aroma was initially one of the best I have encountered in any type of coffee stout. Smooth, fragrant espresso bean notes dominated. Perhaps some coffee grounds too. Loads of vanilla. Good dose of semisweet chocolate. Very mocha-like. Fairly sweet. Roasty notes came forth as the beer warmed. A lot of the sweetness subsided as well. The nose was still fantastic later in the session but not quite as good as it was initially.

Flavor wise, the beer was also amazing. Espresso notes again hit hard. Lots of semisweet chocolate. Good amount of vanilla and sweet cream. Some brown sugar was also apparent. The beer finished with notes of dark roast coffee and roasted malts. Just a touch of bitterness. A hint of booziness was noticeable too.

The mouthfeel was super creamy and smooth. Soft and supple on the palate. The liquid contained a finely beaded, moderate effervescence.

The first time I tried Double Shot, it seemed to be overly roasty and bitter. While subsequent batches were far better, this variation was definitely the best I have yet to try. Not only is the roastiness more subdued but the coffee presence is brighter and smoother.

Sep 28, 2015
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captainsdaughter from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the perfect stout, coffee, toffee, vanilla and caramel this is so tasty it's unbelievable. Picked up a howler, wish I picked up more this may be the beer to put me onto stouts! A must have for any stout lover.

Sep 27, 2015
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JNPIII127 from New York

5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours a very dark brown with a chocolatey head. had this beer fresh off the tap at the brewery and was not disappointed. had a very coffee filled complex flavor that coated the palate very well. overall an excellent stout worthy of the tree house brand.

Sep 27, 2015
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JorgesThemeSwimming from Massachusetts

4.34/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark, inky black the way a stout should look. A nice looking, foamy mousse colored head forms at the top and dissipates into a thin circle on the surface of the stout. You smell the aromas of coffee provided by Carrier Roasting Co. which is the reason why I was excited to try this in the first place and made sure not to miss out. The taste is like drinking a smooth chocolate, dark roast coffee going down your gullet in the morning. Delicious, especially if you like the strong taste of espresso or bold coffee and if stouts appeal to your taste buds.

Sep 26, 2015
Double Shot - Burundi Bukeye from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 83 ratings