Double Shot - Colombia La Pirámide | Tree House Brewing Company

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Double Shot - Colombia La PirámideDouble Shot - Colombia La Pirámide
Double Shot - Colombia La PirámideDouble Shot - Colombia La Pirámide

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We are so excited to have partnered with our dear friends from Carrier Roasting, located in Northfield Vermont, once again to craft a beautiful rendition of Double Shot with a flavor profile that pairs quite well with the upcoming Valentine holiday! This coffee, sourced from the Cauca region of Colombia, imparts highly enjoyable flavors of milk chocolate, marzipan, marshmallow, and citrus, helping to round out a tight and unique package of purposeful intent and expression. This is a decadent, flavor packed batch that demonstrates what is possible with careful selection of ingredients sourced from knowledgeable, passionate folks. This is quite the treat, and you will enjoy it immensely.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 44
Photo of sulldaddy
4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampling a bottle at cellar temp and poured into my snifter. Beer is part of a trade with @oldlady. Thank you!
The beer pours a deep cola brown color with some visible sediment towards the end of the pour. Fairly large creamy tan head of 4 cm foams up even with a gentle pour. This foam fades slowly as the head fades leaving dense tight lattice on my glass as it slides down the side.
Aroma is huge with coffee ground notes. Very roasty almost burnt notes. I sort of pick up an acidic note on the coffee, like a green coffee bean scent. Some milk chocolate and dark cacao notes mix in as well. No hint of hops nor booze anywhere on this beer.
The first sip reveals an average body with very fine carbonation that tingles across my palate with each sip.
Flavor is as the nose predicts, lots of roasted malt and coffee with a bit of dark cacao too. No booze nor hops at any point here. The is a bit of sweetness and then the roast coffee ground lingers on the finish.
This is a nice malty brew that features its coffee up front at every turn. Nice drinker and enjoyable. Another solid double shot.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.11/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours great. Just like the others I have had. Dark body and a dark tan head. Aroma is full of damp coffee grounds. Like a used coffee filter. Flavor is strong coffee and sweetness. Milk chocolate and chocolate syrup. The Double Shot series is quite sweet. The mouthfeel is fantastic. I can't really gauge how much I like this one compared to previous ones.

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Photo of Damian
4.83/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 500 ml (1 pt .9 fl. oz) bottle purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton, MA
Served in a Tree House teku

Gorgeous appearance. An inch-tall, super tight and creamy, saddle brown head topped the viscous, near pitch black body. The crown slowly dropped to a bubbly mass. A wall of drippy lacing coated the glass and stuck around until the drink’s end.

Coffee notes dominated in the aroma. Rich, robust, dark roast coffee specifically. Bakers chocolate also came through strong. Very mocha-like. Loads of roasted malts as well. As the beer sat, the roasty notes intensified. There was a hint of smoke too.

The flavor was also a total coffee bomb. Again, rich, robust, darker roast coffee, but this time it was mixed with sugar, sweet cream and a hint of vanilla. Big malt presence. Milk chocolate appeared in the center. Touch of marshmallow and nougat. Dark fruit notes were also apparent. Big raisiny presence. More roasted malt character in the finish. The alcohol was practically undetectable however.

The mouthfeel was outstanding. Impossibly creamy and plush. The liquid contained an ultra fine, greater-than-average effervescence that fluffed up beautifully on the palate. Signature Tree House.

Although I typically have a preference for African over South American coffees, this Colombia La Pirámide Double Shot variant was even more impressive than the Ethiopian Duromina release (which was bottled just a few days beforehand). Tree House make so many great offerings, but their Double Shot Series best demonstrates their ability to incorporate both intensity and nuance into their beers.

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Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Black color. Tan head with lace.

Lots of coffee and some roast. Chocolate and caramel. Some brownie sweetness.

Full bodied, but not super thick. Kind of syrupy however.

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Photo of bobv
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml. bottle.
Moderate pour yields a one + inch medium-dark tan head over a black body with sticky lacing. Nose of coffee, chocolate, and dark roasted malts. Taste of coffee, dark chocolate, bitter chocolate, unsweetened chocolate, and a bit of malted milk with some dark fruit after it warms. Wow! Great feel and overall, another Double Shot much to my liking. Cheers!

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Photo of Summerteeth
4.57/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Strong coffee bean smell. Pitch black with legs and good head retention. Taste is out of this world, better than the Double Shot Ethiopia Duromina and that beer was unreal. This is now the best stout I have had in one hour (only because I had the Duromina an hour ago).....

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Photo of rudzud
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at the brewery and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black hue with a thick mocha head that fades to leave a creamy blanket and light lacing.

S - Big aromas of dark chocolate, light citrus, little bit of vanilla. Coffee is rather one note, heavily roasted.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of marzipan and cherries. Big dark chocolate with excellent nutty roast. The coffee pops wonderfully here.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy, almost silky. Alcohol hidden nicely.

O - Overall this was a very solid double shot the coffee here is absolutely incredible. Almost mind blowingly good. Excellent but the nose was nothing special.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud
Huge frothy thick dark dense basically black head, great retention fares very slowly, great soapy lacing, pitch black beer

Nose fruity coffee, a bit rich nutty, roasted coffee and malts, a little char and smoke, roasted cocoa, touch of acrid roast coffee, mild chocolate, very mild base beer and a bit bland

Taste mild sweet dark malts, little caramel vanilla cream candy, coffee and cream, dark choc cocoa, roasted dry coffee, fruity coffee like dark cherry notes, rich fruity roasty coffee, mild toasty malts, drier finish, little bitterness, lingering coffee roast and fruity notes

Mouth is thicker bod, rich lush, nice creamy carb, no alcohol

Overall quite nice, good base beer, coffee overtook the most and was ok at best, but taste was great

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Photo of Harrison8
4.42/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with two and a half fingers of dense, caramel-colored foam. Head retention is good. Aroma is cocoa powder, milk chocolate, molasses, butterscotch and medium-roast fleshy and fruity coffee. Malts are pretty light, but hit notes of roasty and toasty. Flavor profile is cocoa powder, milk chocolate, molasses and fleshy and fruity coffee. Malts are roasty, toasty, caramel, and bready. It's decadent, with the fleshy coffee striping just a little focus from the heavy chocolate pastry flavors. Flavors really sink and dive into the palate, lingering for a long while between sips. Mouth feel is thick, with a velvety, silty texture that results in some light grain between the teeth, but overall decadence. Overall, a solid base stout underneath that gets redirected ever so slightly via the fleshy coffee.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegalau tulip from a 500mL bottle.

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a teku glass.

Pours a near pitch black color with a finger of fluffy tan head. The head leaves a ton of sticky cobweb lacing before settling into a thin sheet.

The aroma brings notes of milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, fresh roasted coffee, sweet cream, and chocolate orange.

The flavor follows the nose: Chocolate covered oranges, caramel, toffee, sweet cream and coffee. Finishes very citrusy and juicy. Very odd for a stout but still good.

The feel is medium-full bodied with soft carbonation. Very soft and creamy with a relatively dry finish.

Overall, a great stout that brings a surprising amount of citrus notes. Tasting fruit in a stout is nothing new, but orange and even grapefruit is definitely a new one for me. Still, a great beer as usual from Tree House.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.44/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - pitch brown and a head with a nice gradient from dark, burnt brown to mocha tan. A quick swirl blends it all together into roasty toasty caramel awesomeness

S - soft milk chocolate, creamed coffee, and burnt popcorn. This is going to be a lighter iteration, I can feel it in my bones. Bright and fruity, hints of clementine peel.

T - lively and spiced. Heavy citrus presence leaves behind minty freshness on the tongue. Like peppermint hot chocolate except, you know, cold. I guess I could heat this up, but I'm not a monster. Fruit strips accent darker than expected coffee roast and chocolate combo. Borders on black coffee bitterness that stings the throat a bit. Dry and oddly refreshing.

F - fluffy and smooth as ever. Not particularly heavy on the body makes this a little too drinkable.

O - on the lighter, brighter side of Tree House Double Shots. Potently sharp in coffee ground flavor with less emphasis on decadence and more on your morning coffee. It's on the weaker side as far as DS is concerned, but it's all relative. Still outstanding with such faithfulness to the bean. The bean is our master...

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Double Shot - Colombia La Pirámide from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 44 ratings