Double Shot - Kenya Thiririka Ndundu
Tree House Brewing Company

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American Imperial Stout
4.54 | pDev: 5.29%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Notes: We are so excited to share this Double Shot with you! Working again with our friends from Gracenote Coffee in Boston, we were able to select a coffee that blends beautifully with the base character of Double Shot and propel both the beer and coffee to new heights. We taste and chocolate cream, nougat, and chocolate malted milkshake. The body is luxurious and rich, but never overly heavy or cloying. We love working with Gracenote because their philosophy is much like ours - create a beverage that is the most delicious and expressive rendition of the raw ingredients as possible. It is a shining example of what can be created with careful selection of ingredients and knowledgeable insight paired with focused brewing execution. A memorable rendition, indeed! Enjoy.
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Photo of Rristow
4.77/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasted from bottle. Pours black with thick beige head. Nice roasted coffee aroma. Flavors of vanilla, cocoa, creamy with tons of coffee. Some caramel notes as well. A little more robust than Little Buddy variant it was tasted against. Awesome beer.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.03/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an inky black with a quarter inch, cocoa-cored head embedded with tiny pinpricks. Nose expresses big roasted coffee notes followed by baker's chocolate. Taste expresses roast, coca and creamy lactose. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a creamy texture. Overall, a solid coffee stout. Coffee character is quite good but not particularly mind-blowing.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.66/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours black with two fingers of thick, creamy cinnamon-colored foam. Head retention is great with good lacing left behind. Aroma is decadent and absolutely huge. Medium-roast, light-bodied coffee leads the charge, with chocolate, lactose, caramel, chewy toffee and a kiss of burnt sugar adding to the dessert-like experience of this beer. Roasty and toasty malts firm up the backdrop, and dropping the aroma clearly into the 'dark and heavy' category. Flavor profile is dark and milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, and clear and concise medium-roast coffee. It carries a light cocoa and cinnamon quality at the finish. Roasty and toasty malts are present throughout, affirming there is a quality stout underneath the blanket of coffee notes. Mouth feel is velvety, with a thick consistency. Overall, a superb beer. Coffee is of a high quality with an absolutely delightful base stout underneath, forming a mighty pairing. Personal note, the feel is reminiscent of the first year of BA TenFidy - one of my all-time favorites.

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

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Photo of rudzud
4.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at the brewery and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black with a good two finger mocha head that fades to leave a thick blanket and great lacing.

S - Aromas of nice fruity coffee notes, almost cherry like, great roast, solid chocolate as well. Almost dirty malts. Loads of fruity berries from the coffee.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with great fruity coffee notes. Cherries and berries. Solid light vanilla, great chocolate. Nice roast. Lovely roast as well. Really nice coffee

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, alcohol hidden well, creamy.

O - Overall this was a solid enough double shot variant. The coffee is nice and fruity but there isn't much decadent base beer. Quite unfortunate.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.34/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to rudzud
Pours a huge forthy creamy thick dark head that retains well, fades very slowly, nice thick lacing, layered lacing and long legs, pitch black color

Nose big coffee, nutty earthy and quite fruity, nice earthy nuts like Brazil nuts and big fruity cashews, nice fruity peaberry like coffee, earthy dark chocolate, roasted malts

Taste brings roasted dark malts and coffee again, earthy smokey roasted malts, coffee is also fruity like a little peaberry redberry currant boysenberry like, earthy nutty coffee, a little char and smoke too, very dirty earthy malt, charred malt lingering wiht a little salty spicy hop and sweet sticky malt lingering and tons of roasty smokey earthy coffee

Mouth is med to fuller bod, sweet sticky candy malt, rich creamy malt, nice fluffy carb, touch of alcohol

Overall eh, good but not great, nice coffee and cocoa, base malt is good, but not nearly as good as some of the other great double shots

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Photo of agreenman19
4.65/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - well, this is the least pronounceable Double Shot yet. Digging the holographic gold on black. Reminds me of Batch 500. In typical Double Shot fashion, it's dark as night with a creamy dark beige head. Leaves a thin layer of lacing with the tiniest of bubbles that looks like my glass is screenprinted.

S - milk chocolate and bright, fruity light roast coffee and the subtle aromas you'd expect in such a brew: maraschino cherries and berries. Whipped chocolate cream and sugary chocolate cake.

T - the fresh brightness continues into the flavor with notes of bergamot and lime acidity accented by a certain florality. The coffee, chocolatey foundation is obviously much richer with an emphasis on brown sugar and Three Musketeers. Milk chocolate pound cake and bittersweet dark chocolate. The overall flavor is lightly sweetened and exceptionally palatable, so I see where TH gets their "milkshake, chocolate cream, nougat" description. Not much on the finish, just a demand for another sip!

F - as with the rest of this beer, it's on the lighter, "fluffier" side. I stand by my Three Musketeers description. Smooth, creamy, yet not syrupy. Dangerous for 9.3%.

O - I like this rendition of DS because it's a truer representation of the coffee bean it harnesses. Lighter on the rich decadence of it all, and heavier on the subtle underlying notes a bean can dish out.

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Double Shot - Kenya Thiririka Ndundu from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 34 ratings