Double Shot - Guatemala El Socorro Maracaturra
Tree House Brewing Company

Double Shot - Guatemala El Socorro MaracaturraDouble Shot - Guatemala El Socorro Maracaturra
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
ABV:
9.6%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.51 | pDev: 5.1%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
60
From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  4
Gots
  6
SCORE
96
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Double Shot - Guatemala El Socorro MaracaturraDouble Shot - Guatemala El Socorro Maracaturra
Notes: We are so pleased to welcome Double Shot back to the line-up! For this batch, we utilized an inspirational coffee roasted by our friends at Olympia Coffee Company in Olympia Washington. As fate would have it, our search for the very best hops brought us into the realm of this exemplary roaster. The base beer for this batch is as rich as it has ever been; a function of carefully selected ingredients and uncompromising, hands on brewing processes. Guatemala El Socorro Mara is a characterful bean, and here it presents with flavors of cherry chocolate, cacao nib, dark spiced rum, honey, and even hints of tropical fruit. Flavors from the base beer - milk chocolate and chocolate mousse - peak through to provide layer upon layer of exceptional depth and complexity. This is a real treat, and one that will reward the senses as the beer is allowed to warm in the glass. We believe it is best enjoyed with a friend as a digestif to a fulfilling harvest dinner. Enjoy.
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JLK7299 from North Carolina

5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I honestly do not know what someone could possibly find wrong with this. It is perfect. Maybe the best mouthfeels I’ve ever tasted in a Stout. Kudos to Tree House!

Jan 13, 2019
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Tropheus from Connecticut

4.6/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

They never disappoint. Poured in a Teku glass with no head & very little lacing. Nice coffee presence with a nice balance of Dark chocolate and Some essence of rum. Nicey Nice....

Nov 10, 2018
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BillRoth from Maryland

4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Extraordinary brew. Excellent composition and balance. Excellent in both character of flavor and share of the flavor profile. Rich medium dark and milk chocolate just shines. Base has nougat and dried fruit/figgy. Nose is immaculate with coffee, chocolate and fruit.
Smooth and velvety but not to extent of being overly chewy.
The coffee used is one if the best I’ve ever tasted in coffee stouts. Wonderful choice... wonderful use of it.
Just about a perfect big complex sipper. SO glad I could try this.
Master craft!

Nov 03, 2018
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black with a thin mocha head that fades to leave light wisps and a thin blanket.

S - Aromas of nice dark chocolate and nougat compared to other stouts. The coffee is nice and nutty but super fruity. Incredibly aromatic.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with nice light milk chocolate, super creamy, the coffee is greatly fruity and lightly sweet. Super bright and balanced.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, smooth creamy, alcohol hidden nicely. Luscious.

O - Overall this was a very solid stout from Tree House. Quite pleasant.

Serving Type: bottle

Oct 29, 2018
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud
Big fluffy dark mocha creamy thick 1 finger head fades slowly, good retention and nice lacing, good legs, and pitch black beer
Nose big coffee, super fruity, little nutty and earthy, loads of fresh coffee, little fudgey cocoa and caramel nougat notes, nice fresh coffee

Taste thick creamy dark malts, roasty notes and dark chocolate again with fresh coffee, a bit nutty but big fruity coffee again some mild roast and bitterness, mild nougat caramel candy bar thing

Mouth is fuller bod, rich creamy thick, just a touch of alcohol, nice fluffy carb

Overall quite nice, best double shot in a while, good base beer, good carbonation and mouth, great fruity slight nutty coffee, just enjoyable all around.

Oct 29, 2018
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Kendo from New York

4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the bottle into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is thick, dark black with a brown small head on top. Some splotchy lace left behind.

S: Roasted coffee beans, slightly-stale coffee, chocolate malt, chocolate and cocoa powder. Touch of molasses or dark rum.

T: Chocolate malt foundation is followed by more chocolatey goodness - dark chocolate and cocoa powder - and a good amount of coffee and roasted coffee beans. Hint of brown sugar and then it finishes with tart/sour cherries, which provides a nice offset to the sweeter flavors. Alcohol at 9.6% is not noted on the palate, but felt as warmth in the belly and in the head.

M: Pretty close to full-bodied. Quibble here with the feel: it's a little slick/oily, I'd prefer a bit more carbonation "bite," which I think would allow the flavors to "open up" more as they wash over the palate.

O: Excellent. The coffee is well-integrated with the chocolatey flavors and what must've been a shit-ton of malt used in creating this beer. Enjoying this one.

Oct 26, 2018
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours black with a finger and a half of dense, foamy caramel-colored head. Head retention is good. Aroma is roasty coffee, roasted and toasted malts with a kiss of caramel. There is a twinge of cherry and milk chocolate at the back from the coffee. Splendid start that borders on dessert like without coming off as cloyingly sweet. Flavor profile is roasted and toasted malts with toffee, caramel, molasses, and coffee. Coffee is beautifully roasted, displaying a well-arranged bouquet of notes. Coffee hits notes of milk chocolate, light cherry, and spicy rum. Coffee notes are faint compared with the beer notes, but interject and add complexity to the base stout, which a carries a high level of depth. It drinks like a dessert, with a drawn out finish of milk chocolate, mousse, and roasted and toasted malts. Mouth feel is decadent, with a velvety texture. It has a medium-thick consistency that works its way into thick as the beer warms. Overall, a splendid stout blended beautifully with a luxurious single origin coffee. While its smooth and easy to coax a sip into a gulp, it still carries a hefty weight and presence in terms of feel and flavor. Flavor is jam packed with goodness.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 500mL bottle.

*Full disclosure: I am a bit biased, and do love coffee beers. Especially ones that focus on single origin coffee usage.

Oct 24, 2018
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jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Tree House

Pours black with a thick caramel head; solid retention with great lacing spread around the glass.

Aromas of bright wild berries with an underlying coffee roast, very well-integrated and detailed.

Taste of blueberry/raspberry juice with roasty coffee adding a backbone of char; milk chocolate appears briefly on the finish for some added sweetness.

Mouthfeel gives a medium body balanced with medium carbonation; robust on the palate, with a bright roastiness verging on tart; finishes roasty and bright, but sweet and just hits a dry note on on the end.

Excellent big notes on the profile, while at times untamed, make this quite a coffee stout to experience; deep, decadent, and with plenty roasty, bitters and even juicy elements that accentuate the coffee in more than one way.

Oct 21, 2018
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.94/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a stemmed harmony glass.

The pour is blacker than motor oil with 2 healthy fingers of frothy chocolate graham cracker head. The head leaves a wonderful ring of lacing around the glass as it leisurely settles into a thick blanket of foam.

This beer brings out nearly every aroma imaginable for a dark ale; sweet milk chocolate, roasted coffee beans, caramel, roasted pecans, fig, and chocolate-covered cherries. There's a modest wave of dark grains and malts before a finish of honeycomb, sweet dough, and brown sugar. Hnnnnngh.

The flavor is exceptionally chocolatey and rich; sweet milk chocolate, bittersweet dark chocolate, sweet sweet chocolate chocolate, with some cocoa powder for good measure. There's a faint touch of caramel and toffee before my taste buds are abducted by bitter roasted coffee, pecans, honey, and figs. There's also this incredibly subtle tart cherry thing going on throughout and it makes me moist.

The mouthfeel is unsurprisingly stupid: Full bodied with soft carbonation. Chewy, thick, creamy and smooth. The alcohol is practically non-existent.

Overall.... Damn man. How is it possible to cram so much flavor into a single beer? Every time I drink a Double Shot I experience complete universal awareness and am able to communicate with interdimensional beings. I also think my penis grows a few centimeters. Regardless, no one makes better stouts than Tree House and this is my favorite stout ever. Fight me.

Oct 06, 2018
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.69/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L - these Double Shots keep getting higher and higher in ABV. Darker and darker in the glass too. Used motor oil brown-black with a dark caramel reddish brown head.

S - starts off dark and roasty with some milk chocolate peeking through at the end. Cane sugared medium coffee roast. This actually smells closer to OG Double Shot than the other bottled versions.

T - flavor is certainly different though! Bright and far-reaching in its nutty, sugary syrupiness and fresh roastiness. Exhibits a distinct fruitiness. I want to say plums and the like, but it has more zip in its step. Perhaps raspberries or blackberries. In honey form. Yeah, that's it. Dances back and forth between milk and dark chocolate, with the darker variety ultimately winning out thanks to a dry, herbal coolness.

F - oddly thick and viscous, yet lighter in body. Refreshing to drink and at the same time decadent.

O - getting flashbacks to Burundi Buckeye in brightness, but a lot smoother. Eschews the darker, bolder roastiness and chocolatey cake..ness in favor of fruity nuttiness and creamer coffee..ness.

Oct 06, 2018
Double Shot - Guatemala El Socorro Maracaturra from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 60 ratings