Double Shot - Burundi Bukeye
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
Stout - American
ABV:
7.6%
Score:
99
Avg:
4.58 | pDev: 5.46%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
83
From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  17
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SCORE
99
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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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Reviews by ronnyw3317:
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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 smell...in 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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epoole3 from Massachusetts

4.91/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Near perfect.

Oct 18, 2015
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wafers from New York

4.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 05, 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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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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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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pjs234 from Connecticut

4.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 03, 2015
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Prop28WasBetter from Connecticut

4.62/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 11, 2015
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RAlmeida77 from Massachusetts

4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 11, 2015
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benzalman from California

4.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nov 05, 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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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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sunofneurot from New York

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

Nov 19, 2015
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darcange from Massachusetts

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

Oct 26, 2015
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acurtis from New Jersey

4.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 03, 2015
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vziznznzyz from North Carolina

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

Jan 18, 2016
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kbuzz from North Carolina

4.54/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 04, 2015
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grahuba from Connecticut

4.42/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 11, 2015
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sbrock22 from Rhode Island

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

Feb 03, 2016
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Oct 04, 2015
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Goldfishman from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 14, 2016
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chippo33 from Vermont

4.32/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Sep 27, 2015
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RKing44 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 04, 2016
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rjp217 from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 28, 2015
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Mikeluzzjr from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Oct 21, 2015
Double Shot - Burundi Bukeye from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 83 ratings