Double Shot - Costa Rica Torres Family
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
American Stout
Ranked #5
ABV:
8.9%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,679
Avg:
4.46 | pDev: 6.28%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
33
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Notes: This batch of Double Shot features a distinctive coffee from the Torres Family in Costa Rica! Side by side with Hair Bender, we find Torres Family to be significantly more intense, with dark notes of bakers chocolate, cacao nibs, sweet butter cookies, and dark roasted espresso beans. A fluffy mouthfeel adds heft to the flavors, making this beer super enjoyable to sip as its allowed to warm in the glass. This is a coffee lover's true delight - we invite you to enjoy it as the finish to a hearty meal! Enjoy!
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 33
Photo of agreenman19
4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L - pours a rich, thick, jet black murk with an illusory color-shifting head. Darkish mocha on the inside between bubbles and lighter tan on the fringes.

S - milk chocolate and Hostess cake. Fresh and inviting. Iced coffee and coffee ice cream. Vaguely nutting, perhaps walnuts or almonds. Maybe even pecans. On the end we've got brown sugar and maple candy.

T - sweet and vibrant. Almond milk and cool whip. Mexican hot chocolate? Guilty pleasure coffee with all the fixins. Whipped cream-topped chocolate pudding pie. And yes, definitely butter cookies. There was something sweet I couldn't put my finger on, but after reading the description, I'm thrust into vivid nostalgia of those Royal Dansk blue tin cookies. Finishes with pure chocolate syrup bite and satisfying whole milk coffee creamer heft.

F - marshmallowy. Not overly thick and cloying, but light on its feet, yet features an almost suffocating creaminess.

O - it might just be that I haven't had Double Shot in a while, but this is blowing my mind. One of the best Double Shots to date. Less emphasis on the coffee bean itself I think, despite what Nate might have to say, and more focus on the extras. Marshmallow fluff, milk chocolate, and butter dominate. But who knows, that might just be the flavor of this bean? Either way, it's delicious and I regret that this is my last bottle.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Can
No legible date (Consumed Sep-10)


A:
Pours a crazy-thick pitch black with a nice puffy, swirled brown/tan head that lasts and leaves confetti lacing. (4.25)

S:
Shot of espresso mixed with sweetened condensed milk. Really nutty, roasty, lightly caramelized sugar, vanilla, plain coffee beans. (4.5)

T:
Follows the aroma. Strong black coffee with whipping cream and maple syrup, a hint of cinnammon-like zip, walnuts, liquid milk chocolate. (4.5)

M:
Velvety, super-sweet but neither cloying nor sticky, light carbonation, lingering mellow roast rumble. (4.5)

O:
As with the other variants I've had, this is very, very good. Decadent and rich without wearing you out completely (still intense, though).
It definitely looks and drinks like the other versions I've had (black velvet—not the terrible whiskey though). The aroma and flavor come through as more coffee-filled I think though. Not harsh at all though. Rich, round, nutty, slightly burnt-sweet coffee and milk chocolate dominate. Also has that Dr. Pepper liqueur quality that I picked up in the last one I have and now it is definitely there in this one. I mean it as the highest compliment, though, for you Dr. P haters out there. It's just flat fucking good. (4.5)

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into HF stemmed bulb.

Appearance: Black bodied stout with thick cap of dark brown head. Thick lacing all over the glass.

Smell: This stout leads with fresh espresso beans balanced with sweet aromas of milk chocolates and caramel. This coffee stout smell quite decadent and inviting.

Taste: Coffee forward as a coffee stout should be. Massive coffee flavor with minimal bitterness. The coffee flavors are balanced by gourmet milk chocolates and caramels. A hint of cola and acidity in the finish with light lingering sweetness of sugar cookies. A hint of cinnamon and brown sugar. Not sure where that is coming from, but I am pretty sure its there. Nice layered complexity coming from this coffee stout.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied stout with low carbonation / adequate carbonation. Very drinkable coffee stout and the abv is well hidden. Would like this just a little bit thicker, it gets a little watery in texture as you drink it.

Overall: This is my first Double Shot series stout from Treehouse. Man... this is a really tasty coffee stout. The coffee beans used here are without a doubt incredible. The coffee tastes so fresh that its not even funny. The base stout is really nice as well. I might be more interested in the coffee stouts from Treehouse than the hazy hoppy beers that they are very well known for after having this Costa Rica Double Shot. Great brew for sure.

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Photo of scotorum
4.79/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

TREE HOUSE DOUBLE SHOT COSTA RICA TORRES FAMILY COFFEE STOUT 7/14/19

Acquired Thursday at the brewery. Poured from the 16.9 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English tulip pint

a; Opaque black (you were expecting something less dense?) with a two and a half inch light brown head which receded slowly to Thick surface foam and very dense lacing.

s; A pleasing coffee roast, like it was being brewed fresh in the room. Chocolate notes as well.

t; Strong black coffee with a little sugar sweetness and moderate bitterness. Dry finish includes some throat burn. Higher ABV (approaching 9%) is very well covered.

m; Medium to full, excellent body and considerable carbonation tingle.

o; A deliciously strong coffee stout, a standout among the various versions of DS which TH has offered this year due to more coffee "authority" without being harsh.

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Photo of jlindros
4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud
Decent foamy dark head, fades quickly with little lacing, good legs, pitch black thick beer

Nose super fresh coffee roast earthy nutty and a bit fruity, a bit of caramel and fruity nutty like almost cashew, little cocoa dust, dark roasty malts but smooth, big coffee inluencet

Taste rich creamy thick chewy, medium bitterness with some roasted char, dark chocolate cocoa, into big nutty fruity earthy coffee, meaty brothy though, fresh roasted coffee, earthy pecan like nuts, little fudge and caramel, some roasty bitterness and a little earthy coffee grounds,

Mouth is fuller bod, a bit rich creamy, medium carb but blends nicely, low alcohol

Overall good, not incredible but good, not as good as the ones from the past but better than most of the recent ones

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Photo of rudzud
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked a bottle of this up at the brewery and 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 lacing and a thin halo.

S - Aromas of nutty notes, light caramel, chocolate fudge. Really nice coffee cream and roasted coffee.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of sweeter malts and caramel. Light coffee beans and roast. Creamy coffee flavour and almost chocolate liquor.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy, smooth, good body.

O - Overall this was a very solid imperial stout with lovely coffee notes. Almost caramel level coffee.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a pitch black color with a finger of creamy dark mocha head. The head leaves a ring of sticky lacing before settling into a thin film.

The aroma brings notes of rich dark chocolate, cookie dough, and roasted coffee beans. There's the foggiest idea of chocolate covered oranges on the back end.

The flavor is a chocolate bomb: Dark chocolate fudge, chocolate syrup, and chocolate chip cookies dominate up front. Then comes a subtle wave of roasted coffee, marshmallow, and caramel. There's a character of almonds and toffee on the finish.

The feel is full bodied with soft carbonation. Creamy and smooth with some slight alcohol warmth.

Overall, another fantastic entry to the Double Shot series. This one is less coffee forward and more about the chocolate. Perhaps a bit on the sweet side, it's still a wonderful stout worth trying.

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Double Shot - Costa Rica Torres Family from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 33 ratings