Double Shot - Wish List
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #568
ABV:
8.8%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,385
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 6.26%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
30
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 16, 2022
Added:
Dec 22, 2019
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  1
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Double Shot - Wish ListDouble Shot - Wish List
Notes: For this rendition of Double Shot, our beloved coffee stout, we utilized a judicious dose of our well-rounded, house-roasted holiday blend -- Wish List! Pouring a jet black color in the glass with a dense and rocky head, Double Shot Wish List carries flavors and aromas of dark baker’s chocolate, vanilla, citrus, and a hint of allspice. It is complex, densely saturated with balanced coffee character, and a pleasure to drink. The Wish List coffee blend masterfully embodies the Tree House ideal of crafting beverages that are richly flavored but always pleasant to drink. When paired with Double Shot, a bit of inimitable magic happens. A standout batch, indeed!
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Rated: 4.19 by JohnofUpton from Massachusetts

Apr 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by TangoJuliet from New York

Jan 29, 2022
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Reviewed by orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a charcoal black that I never thought I would wish for, but the offsetting dark khaki head comforts the sentiment.

Citrusy brightness, clean and sweet with caramel finish. Jasmine, mandarin, ripe fruit, berries, caramel, vanilla, and chocolate. Sensibly bitter roasted grind.

Spice ignited cinnamon inspired dryness combats the fudgey viscosity; balanced feel with a slight edge to carbonation.
Jan 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.32 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Jan 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jan 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.34 by smb71481 from Vermont

Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by alexsergio from New York

Dec 25, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Dec 24, 2021
 
Rated: 4.88 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Dec 18, 2021
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Reviewed by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured into a 20 oz tulip glass canned on 12/6/21. Pours midnight black with a 2 plus finger mocha head, that leaves thick streaks of lace with amazing retention. 5

Aroma is roasty coffee grounds, cocoa nibs, and vanilla beans. 4.75

Taste follows big shot of coffee, cocoa nibs, and vanilla one dimensional but insanely good. 4.75

Mouthfeel is bigger than average, not dry, soft creamy carbonation, and at 8.2% it goes down bigger in flavor, but goes down really easy. 4.75

Overall this is a pretty amazing stout, a must try if you get the chance. 4.75
Dec 12, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Feb 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.4 by Mrthetank from Virginia

Dec 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by rjp217 from Massachusetts

Mar 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.17 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Feb 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts

Feb 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by fossage78 from Massachusetts

Feb 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by smaddock from Massachusetts

Feb 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Feb 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.6 by Vicirus from Massachusetts

Feb 10, 2020
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Rated by illshowyou from Arizona

3.99/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pure black coffee tatse. Not for me.
Feb 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.22 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jan 28, 2020
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Reviewed by IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.31/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz. can dated 12/22/19. Poured into Trillium Six States glass and allowed to warm.

L: Thin brown head upon pouring. Disappears leaving only a thin ring. Beer is very dark brown.

S: Coffee, roasted malts, some vanilla, and cinnamon and allspice. Quite good.

T: Coffee, unsweetened chocolate, vanilla, some dairy sugar, cinnamon, allspice, other Christmas spices. Still plenty of roasted malts.

F: Medium to full-bodied, little to no carbonation. Construction and balance are the usual solid.

O: Nothing wrong with it, just a lot going on with the additives and it takes away rather than adds to the always solid double shot base.
Jan 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by Jeremy_w73 from Massachusetts

Jan 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by cp45 from New Jersey

Jan 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jan 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by smcel371 from New York

Jan 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Jan 10, 2020
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours opaque with 1/2 inch head, dark black in color. Taste is black coffee, orange, and cream. Roasty, sweet, with moderate body and carbonation. One of the better double shots they have released in quite some time.
Jan 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

3.37/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Not the biggest fan of this Double Shot variant. Not sure if it was just the malting in this particular batch or the Wish List coffee used, but it came across as overly sweet, roasty, and had all this unusual citrus peel character coming through as well. I really enjoyed regular Double Shot and Vanilla Double Shot, but this has me wondering whether I had just fallen to the hype on those...

68/100
Jan 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3.89 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts

Jan 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by M4CDO from Massachusetts

Jan 04, 2020
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Picked up at the brewery and shared with JLindros.

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

S - Aromas of nice creamy lactose, flashes of dark chocolate and bakers chocolate. There are very nice coffee notes, rich and roasty, in addition to faint char and roast. Little fruity.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with big creamy lactose and milk chocolate notes, rich and smooth. Little brownie like. There is a pleasant coffee flavour as well. Very creamy but the finish also gets very sweet.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy, decent body, however almost cloy.

O - Overall this was an average stout. The chocolate is pleasant but it gets really, really sweet. Alcohol is hidden nicely, however, the coffee doesn't really pop. Combine that with the sweetness and it is rather lackluster.

Serving Type: can
Jan 04, 2020
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
THanks to rudzud
Pours a small fizzy head with no retention or lacing, fair lacing, very dark basically black color

Nose fudgey chocolate cocoa and big roasted coffee, a little nutty, a little fruity coffee, fudgey roast and a touch of acrid like, slight earthy

Taste rich dark chocolate, cocoa, smooth lush creamy chocolate with some coffee, a little earthy fruity coffee, touch nutty, but coffee in general is bland, it seems to be all over the place, young, old, roasted, unroasted, green, etc, some roasted malts and a little coffee late, turning to a slight spicy hop, and bitter roasted coffee, drier finish and a little roasty bitter etc

Mouth is med to fuller bod, rich creamy malt and a fair creamy carb

Overall meh, not great but OK
Jan 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.61 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jan 03, 2020
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Reviewed by agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
L - what luck, finding myself in possession of both the coffee and the stoot. It's a shame I suck at brewing coffee so I won't be able to properly compare the two. Pours black with the slightest of brownish hues. Burnt crimson head with a mesmerizing array of bubbles.

S - milk chocolate and coffee ice cream. Chocolate pudding, light cinnamon, hint of cardamom complexity, and an overall festive aroma.

T - rich, bitter, and with great depth. Balances between bold coffee grounds and marshmallow-y milk chocolate fluff. Potpourri, allspice, and gentle vanilla cream. Bittersweet dark chocolate and burnt popcorn-y roast. Vaguely acidic coffee beans with an almost tart peppering. Finishes decadent and syrupy with minimal bitterness and maximum sugariness.

F - follows the marshmallow vanilla theme with some creamy gooeyness, but isn't overly thick or viscous. Spicy carbonation keeps it lively.

O - a vast improvement on the bean itself. Well, what semblance of flavor I could squeeze out of it. I really need to find a friend with a french press or something. One of the brighter Double Shots of late, with an emphasis on spices and freshness, yet still containing a healthy dose of chocolate and coffee. The marshmallow blanket adds an extra layer of stickiness to make this a perfect Sunday morning sippa.
Jan 03, 2020
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Reviewed by hopsputin from New Jersey

4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
a: silky jet black color with some darker brown notes towards the bottom. 1/2 finger dark tan head that fizzes away somewhat quickly to a film

s: rich dark and milk chocolate along with roasted malts upfront. sticky toffee and some wood follow. then comes the coffee. fresh coffee beans, and fresh roasted coffee notes in here that are intense and deep. a hint of cola and dark caramel behind the coffee. espresso and sweet malts round it out

t: a luxurious combination of dark chocolate, roasted malt, and freshly ground coffee beans upfront. sweet caramel, sweet syrup, and toffee. more green coffee beans and milk chocolate follow. some sweet cola and more roasted malts at the end. not sure if there is lactose in here, but i feel like i'm tasting some big lactose sweetness as well

m: silky, slighty sticky full mouthfeel with moderate carbonation for the style

o: Tree House makes some luxurious and sweet stouts - this one is no exception. it's definitely a sipper and packed with dark flavors. silky, sweet, and roasty. another awesome stout from TH
Dec 30, 2019
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Reviewed by scotorum from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Daughter acquired at the brewery Christmas eve day. 12/24/19. Canned 12/22.

a: Opaque black with an inch thick tan head which receded quickly to a ring of foam and extensive spotty to dense lacing.

s: Mainly black coffee and dark chocolate.

t: Follows the nose with moderate hop bite which lingers along with throat burn and a sticky finish.

m: Medium, very good body and lots of carbonation tingle.

o: A fine imperial milk stout with all the expected bells and whistles with the exception of roasted malt smokiness, which the coffee apparently blotted out. A rich treat.
Dec 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Joesapp from Connecticut

Dec 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.41 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

Dec 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by grahuba from Connecticut

Dec 24, 2019
Double Shot - Wish List from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 40 ratings