Single Shot - Burundi Jean Clement
Tree House Brewing Company

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English Sweet / Milk Stout
4.43 | pDev: 5.42%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: Single Shot is our rich and beautifully balanced coffee stout made this time with a decadent single origin coffee - Burundi Jean Clement! It pours a dense black color the glass unleashing a fluffy, mocha-like head. We experience flavors and aromas of bittersweet chocolate, coffee ice cream, and a hint of dark candy syrup. Single Shot - Burundi Jean Clement is exceptionally dense and rich on the palate while maintaining a airiness that leaves you wanting more… Burundi coffees have historically produced some of our favorite Single and Double Shot batches, and this representation is no exception - a true treat in the can paired with the embrace a late season winter storm.
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Photo of sulldaddy
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can from March 2018 release. Poured cold into my snifter. The beer pours motor oil dark brown with creamy tan head of 2 cm with a gentle pour. The foam fades to a sturdy edge layer that gives some sparse lattice after each sip. The aroma is a large dose of coffee and roasted malt. I also get some sweet brown sugary milk chocolate notes. No hops and any booze is also completely hidden. The texture is ultra smooth, and creamy with very fine and slightly tingly carbonation.
The physical traits on this are pretty amazing and make me happy to have this beer.
Flavor is again all malt, milk chocolate and some coffee notes and some brown sugar again. A sweet beer but not cloying and again any hops dont show up in this sampling. The ABV is also hidden and this beer while fairly thick texture is actually sort of crushable.
Im really digging this beer and Im glad to have had this one. Im going to do the Brazil Cerrado next!

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Photo of Worcester90
4.55/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pretty similar to the Human Condition, just less adjuncts. I actually enjoyed this more because of the simplicity. Just straight coffee on the nose and dark roast and chocolate in taste. It’s thinner than Double Shot, but otherwise it’s tastes pretty similar. Try it if you can!

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Photo of curtis6290
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 3/2/18, Enjoyed 3/13/18. Acquired in a trade for OH/Monkish Collab. Poured vigorously into gold balloon.

Look: Jet black, not syrupy, silky smooth, well blended, no sediment. Dark tan foam that builds nicely, minimal lacing.
Smell: Fresh and crisp roasted malts, very refreshing, light and creamy. Alcohol comes through as it warms.
Taste: sweet coffee beans and chocolate are the in forefront, nice creamy aftertaste, almost nutty, marshmallows.
Feel: High acidity upfront, minimal carbonation on the tongue, very smooth and drinkable. Sour/citrus afterbite.
Overall: I could drink this all day. It opens up beautifully and is really refreshing, even at room temperature. It starts off a bit heavy and creamy but opens up to an almost citrus coffee that is extremely memorable.

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Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud for hooking me up with this, Canned 3/02/18

Pours a big fluffy pillowy creamy 1 finger mocha head that retains forever, lots of lacing, pitch black beer

Nose freshly roasted smooth mild roast coffee, a bit nutty, faint spicy coffee, fudgey dark chocolate malts, roasted grain notes, a bit toasty and some caramel, creamy lactose

Taste brings thick lush coffee milk, a bit fudgey cocoa, mild roasted coffee fresh roast, a bit nutty and roasty, charred grains too, lactose sugars and burnt milk, caramel, creme brulee without the sweetness, mild sweetness, toasted grains and fresh toasted coffee beans. Finishes drier, touch of bitterness, lingering chocolate milk and mild coffee

Mouth is med to fuller bod, soft creamy lush, nice carb, no alcohol.

Overall a pretty nice beer, like the double shots more, but still a nice beer. Coffee was also pretty subtle but I guess they need that to balance it.

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Photo of Lembeh
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Burundi Jean Clement is code word for Folgers. In Burundi. Who is the little brother of Congo. The beer has a nice tan head, not much to the nose but it shines when the dark liquid touches your tongue. Burundi mixed with bittersweet chocolate dances on your tongue reminding you that coffee and chocolate make a great pairing. This one is more chocolate than cafe which is a good thing. Satiny mouthfeel completes the experience. Well done Jean. Clement.

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.73/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured on tap at the brewery.

Pours a near pitch black with a finger of creamy mocha head. The head sticks around for a while, leaving a nice ring of lacing as the head dissipates.

The aroma brings notes of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, pecans and roasted malts.

The taste brings a fair amount of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, and sweet cream before an earthy, roasted pecan note comes through.

The body is rather thin, with moderate carbonation. Very drinkable but lacks the creamy character expected of the style.

Overall, a pretty good milk stout but one that is exceptionally disappointing given the name it represents. Still, very drinkable and has plenty of nice flavors.

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Photo of justinroy74
3.82/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In today's world this is an average stout. Pours black in glass with a nice airy head, has medium body, to me it lacks the creamy smoothness and body of some other stouts.

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Photo of rudzud
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a four pack of these at the brewery today.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice super dark brown almost black hue with a big two finger creamy mocha head that faded slowly to leave a thin quarter inch blanket. Super super light lacing.

S - Aromas of very strong roasted coffee beans. Big big earthy roast, little bit of nuttiness. Slight coffee ice cream thing going on due to the lactose. Almost coffee candy drops aroma going on. Some nice chocolate syrup notes, good roasted dark malts.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Big creamy lactose going on along with a decent amount of sweetness. Big chocolate syrup flavour. The coffee is nicely roasted and has some chocolate flavour as well. Nice and rich with just a tiny bit of bitterness. The coffee full flavoured, slightly nutty with flashes of bittersweet chocolate.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, smooth and creamy. Really solid for the style.

O - Overall this was a very solid milk stout. Nice coffee notes with a really solid appearance and mouthfeel. Nicely done.

Serving Type: Can

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Single Shot - Burundi Jean Clement from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 45 ratings