Single Shot
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #27
Ranked #717
4.37 | pDev: 5.95%
Jan 23, 2023
Nov 20, 2015
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Notes: We are extremely excited to introduce Single Shot - a beautifully balanced coffee stout made with a special blend of our favorite coffees! It pours super dark in the glass unleashing a fluffy, mocha-like head. We experience flavors and aromas of rich chocolate, cold brewed coffee, and coffee ice cream. Single Shot is exceptionally creamy on the palate while maintaining a lightness that leaves you wanting more. Perfect for a can!
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Rated by Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Very good coffee milk stout.
Jan 23, 2023
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours an effervescent Mahogany with a finger of mocha colored head. Some head retention & lacing

S: Tons of coffee, some roastyness; great nose!

T: Plenty of coffee, dryness, roastyness & little lactose & woody hop up front, plus a touch of caramel, vanilla & just a kiss of boozeyness. Roasty, some Hazelnut Latte notes, dryness & a little vanilla once warm. Finishes roasty, sweet & a little dry, vanilla & hazelnuts show through

MF: Medium body, creamy carbonation, just a lovely feel to it

Easily one of the best mid ABV range beers of this Coffee Ilk I've had, so drinkable, a lot going on here
Dec 04, 2022
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Reviewed by kemoarps from Washington

4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Sent my direction by @WunderLlama during NBS BIF #16.

Beautiful pour. Deep clean colour that's juuuuuust barely this side of black. Like obsidian if it had just a tinge of brown to it. Creamy espresso coloured head initially that disappears pretty quick to leave just a faint galaxy swirl and a thin ring around the edge. Minimal lacing.

Nose is a lovely welcoming blend of nutty/woody dark malts, and a swing of roasty espresso.

Flavour is so smoothe with elements of creamy espresso and a bit of evidence from the lactose... the can describes coffee ice cream on the label, and that's an apt descriptor: like high quality coffee ice cream. A hint towards fudgy chocolate and the finish has a tiny blush of coffee-bean bitterness. There's also a bit of spice towards the finish that reminds me of bourbon barrel aging, but this beer doesn't actually know any barrels, so that may just be my brain projecting, since I don't remember the last time I had a coffee beer that WASN'T barrel aged.

Body is reasonably thick and oily... viscous oily, not the bittering oily of an IPA. The carbonation is subtle and evenly coating, and may be part of where that spicy impression I mention above comes from.

Overall this is a phenomenal coffee milk stout. I think it's my favourite brew I've had from Tree House, which is saying something, since as of this BIF I've now had a grip of them! We'll see if that favourite status maintains as I get into the double shot and quad shots this afternoon or if one of them supplants it ;)

Thanks Maynard for sending this my direction!!!
Nov 12, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by Dope from Massachusetts

Oct 22, 2022
Rated: 5 by wcampbell69 from Massachusetts

Oct 13, 2022
Rated: 4.48 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Oct 12, 2022
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Brewers notes: A beautifully balanced coffee stout made with a special blend of our favorite coffees! It pours super dark in the glass unleashing a fluffy, mocha-like head. We experience flavors and aromas of rich chocolate, cold brewed coffee, and coffee ice cream. Single Shot is exceptionally creamy on the palate while maintaining a lightness that leaves you wanting more!

Can poured into a tree House tulip glass , dark motor oil liquid crowned ny a frothy two finger foam cap, very good retention, settles to a pencil thick layer after five minutes

Aroma is fresh roast coffee

Taste is coffee, roast malts

Smooth, sweet, creamy

Good beer
Oct 10, 2022
Rated: 4.39 by shelby415 from Oregon

Nov 22, 2021
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Reviewed by heysuz from Indiana

4.42/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Brew: Tree House Brewing Company – Single Shot

Intro: 16 oz. poured into a tulip glass. Shared with a friend.

Appearance: Dark virtually black color. Moderate head, maybe 1.5 inches. Moderate lacing as we drank

Smell: Sweet aroma of malts, lactose, and coffee in the background.

Taste: Followed along with the smell. First off, you notice the sweetness. Milk and creamy lactose. Coffee shows up but is rather subdued

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation Creamy. Very nice

Drink: Very easy drinker, easy to go fast but slow down and enjoy.

Conclusion: Very enjoyable for a straight up coffee milk stout. Coffee is not overdone which is a good thing for me. This is the base starter for this line of milk/coffee stouts. Doesn’t have all the additives. It’s a must try for people new to Tree House milk stouts.
Aug 22, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Aug 22, 2021
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Reviewed by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours dark black. Aroma is dominated by coffee, roasted malts and some chocolate. Taste mirrors nose with intense coffee folliwed by roasted malts and chocolate. Feel is drier than expected and medium.
Apr 24, 2021
Rated: 4.43 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Apr 13, 2021
Rated: 4.43 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Mar 23, 2021
Rated: 4.49 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Mar 17, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Mar 14, 2021
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Reviewed by 57md from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours almost a jet black color with a half finger of head. The nose is super roasty. The flavor tastes like coffee with a touch of cream and two sugars. There is a roasted bitter undertone that gently rises above the sweetness on the finish.

This is special.
Mar 12, 2021
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Reviewed by brewme from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Picked-up a four-pack of cans at Tree House Brewery in Charlton for about eighteen dollars. My one hundred and thirty third brew from these guys. This is very good, appreciate the lower price point than most TH stouts.
Mar 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
L -- Oily, viscous black in the glass with 2+ fingers of mocha-hued head produced with moderate pour. Almost looks like a nitro beer. Great retention and lacing
S -- Dark espresso, roast, dark chocolate, black licorice
T -- Largely follows the nose. Quite a bit dryer than many of the TH stout offerings, which is nice. The coffee character is very rich, if not particularly complex
F -- Big mouthfeel, medium- carb. Very thick and velvety for the ABV
O -- A solid coffee stout all around

Feb 27, 2021
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, and a touch of caramel. Very coffee-forward

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malt and coffee then picks up the dark chocolate, caramel, and even some dark fruit. Finishes with lingering coffee and roast

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very good coffee stout that is well balanced and easy to drink. Very coffee forward with nice chocolate and fruity notes mixed in. Definitely worth checking out
Feb 22, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by sunnytropic from New York

Feb 10, 2021
Rated: 4.69 by Taycro from Massachusetts

Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 4.6 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Feb 02, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by Piddle from Connecticut

Nov 29, 2020
Rated: 4.69 by djcira from Pennsylvania

Nov 28, 2020
Rated: 4.77 by khoff5 from Connecticut

Oct 05, 2020
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Reviewed by IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz. can dated 6/24/20, poured into pint glass and allowed to warm.

L: Big light-brown head upon pour, decent retention. Leaves some light tan lacing and a cap and ring. Beer is very dark brown or black.

S: Biggest notes are strong, unsweetened coffee, unsweetened cocoa, and chicory. Some porterish hop notes as well, oddly.

T: Follows nose, coffee is most predominant, along with unsweetened cocoa and there is a tad of a bitter chicory or hop note coming in on the end. Definitely not sweet at all.

F: Medium body, no carbonation. Construction and balance are quite good. Finish still seems more like a porter than a stout. I like porters, but it seems odd.

O: It's good, but not anywhere near what they achieve with Double Shot.
Aug 06, 2020
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Reviewed by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
L: A black-brown oil with a short head that fades fast and completely and leaves no lace to speak of.

S: Smells so much like cold brewed coffee, I would expect it to not be beer.

T: Plenty of cocao to go with the coffee and I swear the cream is in there too. Still its a heavy hammer on the palate and could use some refinement.

F: As oily as it is creamy, but the weight is really impressive for the ABV. The mouthfeel reminds me of the starbucks coffees with cream in glass bottles. Quite nice.

O: I enjoyed this beer but I think it's overrated a touch as the 18th milk stout. It is not remotely as good as TH's That's What She Said.
Aug 06, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Burt from Rhode Island

Jul 11, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Jul 07, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Jul 07, 2020
Rated: 4.45 by Wiffler27 from South Carolina

Jun 30, 2020
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Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours black with a one inch tan head that settles to a ring fairly quickly and leaves spotty lacing. Smells of dark roast coffee, chocolate, a hint of vanilla and caramel. Tastes of cold brewed coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, lactose sweetness and a hint of nuttiness. Full bodied, light carbonation, creamy mouth feel.
Mar 26, 2020
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Reviewed by bret27 from California

4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Can courtesy of DonnieT79.
Pours almost black. Dark brown creamy hot. Doesn’t stick around too long.
The smell is pretty mild. Malt, chocolate, coffee.
Taste is much stronger. Malt, coffee, roasted espresso, unsweetened bitter chocolate, cream.
Medium creamy mouthfeel.
Seems spot on for a milk stout. I see they have double and triple shot versions, so treehouse clearly isn’t trying to make a big thick high abv stout here.
Mar 12, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by unclekeith from Alaska

Mar 05, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by Uconnbrewskies from Connecticut

Feb 21, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by fossage78 from Massachusetts

Feb 14, 2020
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
My first stout from Treehouse Brewing their IPAs are stellar. The beer is 50 degrees and served in a pint glass. The pour of the beer produced a one finger billowy and airy head. The retention on the head is fair. The head is dark tan. The head of the beer left no lacing on the glass. The beer is dark brown. I would have expected to see more head retention. Also, a creamier head would have made the beer more appealing to me.

The aromas in the beer are mild chocolate, coffee, vanilla, dark roasted malts, char, earthy, milk, caramel, and a hint of herbal.

The flavors of the beer are medium roasted coffee, toffee, molasses, char, earthy, oats, milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla, cream, and biscuit.

The mouthfeel of the beer is creamy, coating, and smooth.

The body of the beer is dense, medium carbonation, and a lasting finish.

After I nosed the beer, I thought this beer was a bust. The aromas were not as represented compared to the flavors. When I sipped the beer, my palate began to sing. The beer taste like a vanilla bean ice cream with chocolate and coffee served in liquid form. Seriously, how do you get this from a beer? Phenomenal Beer, I would love to own a six-pack.
Dec 16, 2019
Rated: 4.46 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

Dec 09, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by JonB25 from Delaware

Dec 01, 2019
Rated: 4.57 by Wizzman from Massachusetts

Nov 16, 2019
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