Double Shot - Wish List
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
American Stout
Ranked #60
ABV:
8.8%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,330
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 7.51%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
17
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Massachusetts, United States
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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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Photo of tigg924
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of Holderness
3.37/5  rDev -20.9%
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

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Photo of rudzud
3.76/5  rDev -11.7%
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

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Photo of jlindros
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
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

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Photo of agreenman19
4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
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

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Photo of scotorum
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Double Shot - Wish List from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 17 ratings