Double Shot - Costa Rica Montes De Oro
Tree House Brewing Company

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American Stout
4.63 | pDev: 5.62%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Double Shot - Costa Rica Montes De OroDouble Shot - Costa Rica Montes De Oro
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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Another very solid version of double shot by a tree house… Like the deep coffee notes on this one but I don't feel like most of the variance that they make are that different from each other with the exception of triple shot.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Despite the hype, it beat it. Pitch black, thick color with a tan head & tons of lacing. The nose is a beautiful roasty coffee. The taste is a ridiculously creamy, thick full stout with a chocolatey coffee backbone. The feel is perfect, almost tasted nitro'd & barrel aged despite it being neither. Super thick yet super smooth. This beer was fantastic.

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Photo of rabbott2
4.65/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

DS with Costa Rica Montes de Oro drank on 1/7/2017

This is really an incredible beer. I've had another version of this and it's amazing how they change up the coffee to keep a fresh variety of this brew coming off the line. Definitely one of the best coffee stouts I've had. Showcases the stout and the coffee bean to perfection. The brew adds a little roastiness, hint of vanilla, and earthy tones which combines for a grand slam.

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Photo of vziznznzyz
4.7/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a snifter. Pour a nice thick tan head. Chocolate and coffee presence is outstanding. Could drink this instead of a morning coffee. Great mouth feel and overall smooth.

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Photo of mattsmith413
4.85/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark black color with a dark brown head... fantastic creamy coffee thickness. Dark rich chocolate, vanilla bean, and nutmeg. The best of the double shot beers that I have had.

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Photo of jtb0608
4.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick dark black beer poured into a snifter. Has a tan head that is very thin. Coffee smell and chocolate goodness on the smell. Wonderful roasty coffee ratio to the malt but not overpowering. Nice smooth mouthfeel.

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Photo of lupercmda
4.69/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured this into a snifter. Dark thick black color with a minimal thin tan head. Smells roastyv chocolate coffee notes. Nice creamy thick mothfeel and very coffee forward. But the creaminess of the beer really balances the coffee bitterness and finishes smooth

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Photo of edthehead
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I rarely give 5's across the board but if this isn't I don't know what is. I had this side by side with the TH DS Guatemala Bella vista, and it was close, and the Guatemala rocks, but this one takes it. Darkest, richest, creamiest, chocolaty coffee nose and taste non BA coffee Stout I've ever had. Creamy tasty dark brown head. Velvet silky smoooooth!

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Photo of GregJ
4.64/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The only thing wrong with this beer is that I did not have more. Amazing nose. Heavy coffee and chocolate. Delicious. Great mouth feel and aftertaste.

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Photo of Spoild
4.79/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 12/23/16. Reviewed 1/12/17.
Poured into Tree House tulip glass.

L: Very dark brown/black in the glass, pretty much no light getting through. Finger and a half of khaki/mocha head with tightly packed bubbles.

S: Coffee jumps out at you, chocolate is prevalent, and some roasty malts coming through. Hints of vanilla.

T: If you brewed some awesome coffee in a medium-thickness, rich chocolate milk over some vanilla beans, you might get this beer (ignoring that you wouldn't). The chocolate is rich, the coffee isn't very bitter, the roasted malts are softened by the coffee, and there is a bit of nutmeg and cinnamon perhaps. The components strike a great balance of a well rounded coffee stout.

F: This is a medium mouth feel as far as stouts go. The carbonation is a little higher so it is by not thick or sludgy, but it is not thin. It is so silky and soft, though.

O: Awesome stout from Tree House. Maybe the best non-barrel-aged stouts I've ever had and I would say the best Double Shot variant I've tasted so far.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.79/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

L: Dark mocha hues with a thin sandy head and ample lacing
S: Rich roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate
T: Cacao nibs, milk chocolate, vanilla beans, nutmeg, cloves, and a healthy dose of coffee
F: Medium bodied with moderate carb
O: Another excellent Double Shot variant - excellent coffee notes, spices, and a hint of vanilla. Great as advertised.

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Photo of avas
4.94/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Beer pours a dark brown color with about two fingers of ultra fluffy/creamy/pillowy/scoopable tan-colored head. In the glass, it looks pitch black, and the head dissipates quite slowly, leaving thick streaks of lacing along the glass as it's swirled.

S: Fudge, clove, light cinnamon, and a heavy note of dark roast, almost espresso-like coffee. The chocolate note is very dark, like those thick, 75% cacao chocolate bars melted down and mixed with a touch of seasonal spice and a few ground espresso beans. The balance of roastiness to sweetness is almost perfect here, and a touch of vanilla-like sweetness on the backend makes it hard to resist digging in.

T: Enormous smack of dark roast coffee follows up front, overwhelming every other flavor for about a third of the sip. As the coffee notes move across the palate, they're replaced by what I can only describe as ultra rich, super dark chocolate for DAYS. It's like bitter, dark baker's cocoa, but it's cut by a vanilla-like sweetness that combines to offer something terribly reminiscent of thick, dark fudge. The backend is where that wintery spice comes in, as what I assume is the coffee puts forth wonderful yet subtle notes of nutmeg, clove, and just the slightest hint of cinnamon (or could that just be the alcohol heat?) that, along with a lingering chocolatey sweetness and a sharp roasty bitterness, conclude an incredible taste.

M: I think I'm beginning to sound like a broken record with regard to these Tree House mouthfeel comment (esp on the Double Shots), but this, like the others, is that same silky, creamy, perfectly carbonated feel. It doesn't fall into the traps that so many imperial stouts in this style do... There's nothing cola-esque about it... It's far from flat... It's not too heavy or syrupy, yet it coats the mouth and leaves a sticky residue of roasty chocolate on the tongue. Like the Guatemala Bella Vista variant, this one suffers from comparisons to its siblings.. It's not quite as thick and chewy as Batch 500 was, but I don't think it matters much. There's also a nice heat on the finish of this that cuts through some of the sweetness and actually provides a perfect warming effect for this cold winter night. Screw it, this is perfect.

O: This beer is absolutely incredible. What perplexes me so much about this is the insane range of flavors they're able to pull out of the coffee. I was skeptical when they described getting notes of seasonal spice and vanilla out of a beer that uses neither in the recipe, but the first thing I picked up on when I smelled this beer was something vaguely reminiscent of clove. It's a richer and sharper beer than the Guatemala Bella Vista variant, but to me, the flavor profile on this one pretty much perfect. I can't really find any flaws in this one, so it's getting a 5/5 in my book.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.15/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark black, yet also dark marble brown in the light, with a super velvety and fine desert sand-like blanket that persists throughout. Actually it's quite like the froth of a well-made espresso.

Smell is really nutty, earthy, almost peanut butter & chocolate milk-esque coffee, with a little acidic bite, roasted malt, and a touch of vanilla liqueur.

Man oh man this is really smooth and luscious but delicate and not rich or overwhelming. Taste is nutty AND fruity coffee, again almost peanut butter-like, with dark chocolate and roasted malt. A little heat in the finish that makes this almost like a classed-up Kahlua.

Medium body, tangy, with a super fine background of carbonation, finishing semi-wet.

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Photo of jcflorian
4.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing beer in every way. Next to good morning this is the best stout I have had from treehouse. Coffee smell very potent ( and coffee is my 2nd fav beverage) so I am a big fan. Top notch in every way

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Photo of agreenman19
4.84/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Oh man, these Double Shot variants keep getting better and better. The usual stuff is 7.5%, but these last few batches have been getting close to 9%! We're running into Triple Shot territory!

L - label is killer as always. The dark red mixed with gold is beautiful. The thing I love most about DS is the double head. Pour it in the right glass and you've got a dark, coursely bubbled chocolate tan head with a delightful mocha white creamy finer-bubbled head resting gently on top before they blend together into the softest, most goddamn decadent-looking alcoholic cloud I've ever seen. Beer is a dark pitch brown. Chocolate syrup.

S - black coffee roast up front with the tiniest bit of cream and sugar. The ABV makes itself known with a biting whole bean bitterness. I'm smelling an assortment of rich desserts ranging from German chocolate cake to fudge. Let's drink.

T - more fiery and boozy than other DS variants. Packs a spicy punch of bold black coffee and tiramisu. Rich, dark, bitter cacao, like chewing on the root itself. A vanilla creamy sweetness washes over the sharp chocolatey flavors like an ocean wave silencing the scorching sand. Hints of oak and earth finish it off.

F - subtle and drinkable. Thinner than one would expect, but it's gentle and lively, enticing the next sip.

O - one of the more intense DS variants. I can see why the Bella Vista is its other half. That beer was more luxurious and creamy with sweet latte flavors, and this one is more biting and aggressive with dagger-point dark chocolate taste sensations. Yin and Yang or some other Chinese philosophical BS.

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Photo of JLK7299
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I cannot find a thing wrong with this. I have to give it straight fives. Good Morning must be ridiculous because if it's rated higher than this I cannot imagine.

Amazingly delicious coffee Stout. Savored every last sip and I'm so sad it's gone.

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Photo of smaddock
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is an amazing coffee stout. Tree House regularly features IPAs and they are some of the best around. But stouts come out less frequently and when they do they are cherished events. The coffee flavors are upfront and they ate enhanced by cocoa, vanilla, and spice. Brewed for the holidays and sure to get you in he spirit.

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Photo of DevinK
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Let me start by saying I do love my stouts, and have had regular double shot once before and definitely thought it was good, but not nearly deserving of it's hype or space in the top 250. There are a ton of other better non-BA stouts out there. I was fortunate enough to grab a couple bottles of this last Friday and was debating trading them away, but decided to try one and man am I glad, this beer was absolutely delicious. Nice and smooth, perfect amount of coffee taste and a nice mouthfeel. Thinking I'm going to keep that 2nd bottle for myself.

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Photo of BEEPOP
4.78/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

If you were lucky enough to get this. You had an amazing holiday and hopefully you shared this with your beer loving loved ones because this is an amazing beer. I still think Triple Shot/Good Morning are better than this but those are perfect beers in my book. All of the recent Double Shots have been all stars and are must haves/trade4s.

Black body with a mocha head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, and the smallest hint of something I can't put my finger on. Is this the vanilla? The taste is really complex and rich. A lot of coffee and chocolate but on the lower levels there are things like vanilla, raisins, etc., which is really nice. The alcohol is there but faint. Mouth feel isn't as full as Triple Shot or GM but damn is it silky.

Overall. It's a double shot. It's never bad and a must have. Tree House's rare IPAs and Stouts are at the top of the list and world class. Who knew?

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Photo of aac5269
4.9/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The color is dark, loiooking like cold brew coffee with a short tan head.

The smell is coffee and sweetness, like if a brewery and a coffee roaster had a baby.

The taste is rich without being fatiguing on the palate.

This is now my favorite stout, perhaps not the best, but certainly my favorite.

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Photo of TomMorris
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This might be the tastiest Double Shot variant I've had yet; the roasted coffee is dialed back in favor of some interesting flavors of nutmeg and cinnamon. Thick, fudge fondue mouthfeel culminating in some light coffee acidity. I could drink this all day.

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Double Shot - Costa Rica Montes De Oro from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 75 ratings