Double Shot - Espresso
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #153
ABV:
9.2%
Score:
97
Ranked #502
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 4.73%
Ratings:
119
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 30, 2021
Added:
Feb 22, 2019
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  5
SCORE
97
World-Class
Double Shot - EspressoDouble Shot - Espresso
Notes: We are very excited to share this new batch of Double Shot with you! This is a carefully crafted beer that exhibits intense coffee character in a balanced, enjoyable way. We worked with our friends at Gracenote to create a coffee blend that would integrate seamlessly with a beer designed explicitly for this coffee, and more specifically, a significantly heightened coffee to beer ratio. Our entire process of producing the base beer was adjusted to be in harmony with this particular blend. Double Shot Espresso pours pitch black in the glass and rises with a dense, dark brown creamy head - the proper presentation for what awaits! We taste and smell syrupy dark chocolate, molasses, dark brown sugar, caramelized honey, fudge pops, and creamy espresso. As you work your way through the glass, an attractive creamy skim of foam graces the edges of your glass as more flavors evolve and present themselves as the beer is allowed to warm. This is a delightful and well integrated beer, indeed. Tree House aspires to make beers that are intensely flavorful yet soft on the palate, balanced, distinctive, and enjoyable all the way through the glass. To that end, we find Double Shot Espresso to be a triumph, and a beer we are very much looking forward to enjoying with friends and family alike.
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4.35 by StoutSnob40 from California on May 30, 2021
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4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

Canned 3/11/21

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that quickly fades down to a thin cap

S: Lots of roasted malt, espresso, and dark chocolate. Some light caramel as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malt and espresso. Dark chocolate and caramel come through next, with the chocolate sweetness amping up a bit. Finishes with lingering espresso and chocolate

M: Full bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A great coffee stout that really amplifies the chocolate and coffee. Makes for a great sipper. Definitely on the sweeter side. Worth checking out

May 04, 2021
 
4.39 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Apr 11, 2021
 
4.76 by Brian29 from Ohio on Apr 10, 2021
 
4.77 by krl2112 from Illinois on Mar 29, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

16 oz can into a Tree House mason jar.

Appearance is jet black with 2 fingers of fluffy mocha head. Lots of cobwebs of clingy lacing with a stubborn head that rests on top of the beer in a thick comforter of creamy foam. Absolutely perfect.

Smells like fresh coffee beans, with some nuttiness and dark chocolate fudge. Maybe a hint of brown sugar. Good aroma, but a tad underwhelming.

The taste starts off with some roasted coffee, then comes a tidal wave of chocolate notes: Chocolate fudge, dark chocolate candy, and chocolate syrup. There's a bit of molasses and black cherries with some caramel and brown sugar. Very sweet, but still complex with a lot going on.

The feel is full bodied with very little carbonation. Chewy and creamy with a fair bit of booziness.

Overall, this is definitely a great imperial stout. However, it's suffering a bit from the current TH trend of flirting with cloying flavors. There's not much balance here, just an assault of chocolate with some coffee and dark fruits tossed nonchalantly in the back. Still, the flavors are pleasant and whatever coffee that's being used is doing work keeping these stouts from becoming cloying pastry diabetes grenades.

Mar 28, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by 57md from Pennsylvania

Pours a deep dark brown to black color with a half finger of head. There is some coffee in the nose, however, the roast doesn't bowl me over like I expected it might. The flavor is dominated by the essence of a sweet coffee concoction similar to something one might get at Starbucks. The mouthfeel is sticky and the body is relatively thick.

Mar 19, 2021
 
4.52 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio on Feb 02, 2021
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4.02/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Kendo from New York

Canned on 4/2/20; consumed on 1/31/21 - didn't realize this was in my garage beer fridge since the Spring. . . .

A: Poured from the can into a Tree House tulip. Body is motor-oil black, though not as thick/viscous on the pour. . . . Leaves a half-finger of chocolate-brown head on top.

S: Not a big nose - definitely coffee, also chocolate (dark and milk) and fudge brownies.

T: Some dried fruit - raisins come to mind - along with the more traditional stout flavors: roasted coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate. Also some black licorice and molasses. Finishes on the sweeter side. . . .

M: Flat and modestly oily/slick - really no carbonation at all. Not quite full enough in feel for a big stout.

O: Disappointed - wanted a better stout for dessert tonight. But I suspect this was better when it was fresh some 8+ months ago.

Feb 01, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

16oz can dated 4/2/20.

Pours opaque black with a tan head. Moderate retention with minimal lacing. Chocolate fudge with espresso and boozy undertones in the nose. Full bodied with a velvety, oily mouthfeel. Sweet chocolate with shades of coffee and fudge on the palate. Finishes sweet with lingering fudge and espresso.

Dec 24, 2020
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4.33/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mickyge from Massachusetts

Pours dark brown with a foamy chocolate 1 inch head fairly quickly dissipating chocolate head
Aroma as poured is roasted coffee, chocolate, molasses and brown sugar
Taste is complex and follows nose, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, molasses sugar and a touch of alcohol
Mouthfeel is definitely sticky and kind of full with a lingering expresso taste, low to medium carbonation
Overall with the amount of brown sugar and molasses taste it is not real sweet, it's coffee forward and kind of light for a stout. Good beer.

Dec 06, 2020
 
4.77 by Rapscullion from Massachusetts on Nov 30, 2020
 
4.51 by hopley from Massachusetts on Sep 26, 2020
 
4.63 by Khaack from New York on Sep 09, 2020
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4.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Bostonchap from Massachusetts

Thanks to generous friends, a backyard bbq of jerk chicken on a cool late summer evening made way for this post dinner espresso stout paired with a coconut macaron. It pours with a thin head and a rich, dark color; not as oily as a barrel aged but still viscous and lacy. The smell of the coffee is immediately present on the palate and subtle molasses wet the back of your throat. There is incredible smoothness and not boozy at all. Just fantastic. Pairing this with a dessert highlights the subtle sweetness.

Aug 16, 2020
 
5 by ConnorSimpson41 from Pennsylvania on Jul 31, 2020
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4.56/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BeerBaronBear from New York

A really enjoyable coffee stout! A great-looking pour with dark mocha head. A ton of coffee in the smell and taste. For some reason I felt like the mouthfeel wasn't quite as rich and creamy as some other Double and Triple shot varieties I've tasted, and the booze felt a bit more evident. But still a super-delicious beer, and one I would drink regularly if it weren't $9/can.

May 18, 2020
 
4.54 by Bluesfolk19 from Massachusetts on May 17, 2020
 
4.25 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania on May 14, 2020
 
4.5 by paulish from New York on May 08, 2020
 
4.5 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts on Apr 30, 2020
 
4.5 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Apr 26, 2020
 
4.79 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Apr 05, 2020
 
4.29 by George2744 from Pennsylvania on Mar 21, 2020
 
4.5 by cjohns73 from Delaware on Mar 17, 2020
 
4.34 by loganburgh from Michigan on Mar 03, 2020
 
4.5 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Feb 14, 2020
 
4.24 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Feb 01, 2020
 
4.46 by jvillefan from California on Jan 25, 2020
 
4.5 by Juggerr from New York on Jan 25, 2020
 
4.7 by RichD from Rhode Island on Jan 11, 2020
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4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Tony210 from New Jersey

Pours pitch black, impervious to light. Dark mocha head fizzles out slowly. Aroma is sweet malt, dark coffee. Flavor is sweet, lactose adds a creamy feel. Ample espresso flavor mixes with dark, chocolate malts. Thick and syrupy, carbonation adds to the thickness. Overall a great big coffee stout.

1/2/20
16 oz can dated 11/27/19 - thanks Adam
4.5 rating

Jan 03, 2020
 
4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois on Jan 01, 2020
 
4.25 by edthehead from New York on Dec 31, 2019
 
4.38 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on Dec 29, 2019
 
4.44 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Dec 28, 2019
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4.71/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Gatch from Massachusetts

Canned 11/27/19
“I take my espresso very very seriously”
Pours gorgeously. Smells divine. Flavor is what one expects from a massive coffee stout. Perfect balance of roasted malt with espresso-roast beans. Woody, earthy, charred, yet sweet and almost sugary in the finish. One sided but in a great way.

Dec 24, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by scotorum from Massachusetts

Canned 11/27/19. Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Samuel Smith English tulip.

a; Opaque black with a finger thick mocha head which receded quickly to wisps of foam.

s: Strong black coffee and dark chocolate.

t: Follows the nose with a building moderate bite which lingers on the mixed finish.

m: Medium, good body and some carbonation tingle.

o: A good strong coffee stout, though perhaps falling a bit short on the espresso intensity one might expect. Just as well as a pint of espresso would be rather frighteningly intense.

Dec 24, 2019
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4.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by gooddaydiablo from Texas

"I take my espresso very very seriously" -11/27/19 ☕

Dec 23, 2019
 
4.5 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Dec 22, 2019
Double Shot - Espresso from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 119 ratings