Triple Shot- Vanilla Bean
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
not listed
Score:
97
Avg:
4.67 | pDev: 6.21%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
52
From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
97
World-Class
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 52
Photo of Jshbrown40
4.8/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this at Extreme Beer Fest in Boston 2016: sample cup

dark and rich, smells like heaven: rich coffee and vanilla
very little carbonation, silky smooth.
tastes like a room temperature vanilla latte with a small trace of bitter chocolate

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Photo of SteveCarrozza
4.83/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From EBF, crazy combination of strong roasted coffee and vanilla bean. The flavor of the coffee is more present than the vanilla. Little bit of chocolate on the back end too

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.65/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Extreme Beer Fest in Boston, MA.

This one pours a thick dark black, with basically no lacing.

Smells like rich earthy vanilla bean- there's so much vanilla here, with some chocolate, and lots of roasty coffee too.

This has a really unique vanilla flavor- it's super earthy, with very little sweetness. There is a lot of coffee flavor, slightly sweet and chocolatey, roasty and earthy. This is pretty insane.

This is pretty thick bodied, with low carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.

Probably the highlight of EBF for me, just crazy good.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at EBF. It was only 2oz, but of course I'm going to review it. Savored this one!

Appearance: pours a visibly thick, obsidian color, with some mahogany on the edges. Fluffy, lingering mocha-colored head. Sticks around forever. Got some, if not a ton of lacing.

Aroma: holy ravioli, this is packed with sweet, decadent scents. Milk chocolate and fudge were the most dominant scents for me, with vanilla bean being present as well, though at a lesser level. I didn't get much roast at all, but that coffee scent was there, hiding beneath the chocolate and vanilla.

Taste: while I liked the regular Triple Shot better, this was still delicious. To me, the addition of the vanilla bean was more out of subtlety with this beer than to make a vanilla beer. It doesn't pack the same huge vanilla flavors as VR or Vanilla Noir, but it is still goddamned delicious. I'd imagine that sitting on this for awhile if you had a growler would really let the vanilla grow. As is, the milk chocolate and coffee flavors of the base beer are fantastic, and the vanilla is a beautiful note underneath those flavors. A very dessert-y, complex beer.

Feel: thick and viscous, with a silky smooth mouthfeel. Very little carbonation from what I discerned.

Overall: a highlight of the night, this beer was fantastic. Again, I liked regular Triple Shot a little bit better, and Good Morning a little bit better than that, but this was still a world class stout.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.41/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out as a nice black color with a good amount of brown head on top. The smell of the beer is lush with coffee notes and some chocolate. The taste is creamy with some very nice coffee flavors in there. The feel is incredibly smooth. Overall it's an outstanding stout.

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Triple Shot- Vanilla Bean from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 52 ratings