Triple Shot - House Blend
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #238
ABV:
9.7%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,423
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 4.5%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
62
From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: Over the past several months we have been working to refine a House Blend of coffee that perfectly illustrates what we find enjoyable in a blended coffee. Knowing Triple Shot was the ideal base beer to utilize this blend in, we custom designed this base of Triple Shot with this particular coffee in mind. The result is a rich and perfectly integrated coffee beer with flavors and aromas of chocolate covered espresso beans, molasses, brown sugar cookies, rich milk chocolate, and dark red cherries. With a thick body and tight carbonation, it drinks much like a cold mocha frappe. It’s a complex beer and one that reveals layers of intrigue and character as it’s allowed to warm in the glass. Enjoy!
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KRug from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

We're finally at the last new beer from my latest Tree House run. As far as their stouts go I've mostly had only a few of their milk stouts, and only 1 imperial stout before this. Let's see if this one can hold a candle to the likes of Moment Of Clarity

Pours completely pitch black with a thick finger of dark espresso colored head that slowly fades to and ring and leaves great lacing, especially for the abv and style

This beer has an aroma that toes the line between decadently sweet and firmly roasted. I'm picking up on aromas of nutty espresso, milk chocolate fudge, creamy vanilla, medium roast coffee, and a touch of dark fruit, mostly raisin

Following suit taste-wise, this starts off very sweet, but leaves long contemplative aftertastes that suggest an aggressive yet classic stout. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting rich milk chocolate, creamy coffee, deep black cherry, and caramel. The swallow brings notes of sweetened espresso, raisin, dark chocolate, dark toast, and chewy caramel

A full body pairs with very mild carbonation, resulting in a creamy and chewy beer that needs some time to go down. Finishes mostly dry surprisingly with waves of sweet and roasty weaving in and out

Another winner from TH. A bit heavy at times, especially up front, but once you get past that it's smooth sailing. I'd get it again along with some other variants

Apr 03, 2021
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CraftFan5 from New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

7 January 2021 - Beer #220

Price: $12.00 at the brewery

Appearance: 5 - lovely, small, dark brown head. Attractive lacing.

Nose: 4 - very little coffee, mostly chocolate. Pleasant, but not explosive.

Taste: 4 - big time coffee, maybe too much. I don't like coffee, but this is very good coffee. Wish it were a bit sweeter.

Mouth: 5 - surprisingly thick for

Jan 12, 2021
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gooddaydiablo from New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

had about 8oz in a park, this review might not be accurate.
looks like motor oil, deep dark black, no light seeing thru, looks dense/thick when pouring
smells chocolaty, sweet
tastes sweet, chocolate, coffee, I feel the sweetness is over-powered in this one, the more I drink the more sweetness I felt and all the other flavors were fading away or covered by the sweetness. malt is not noticeable.
medium-full body, stick to your mouth
overall a yummy and pleasant milk chocolate coffee stout except a little too sweet. also at 9.7% I wish it could be more complex but instead I felt it's maybe a little shallow.

Oct 01, 2020
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Roguer from Georgia

4.32/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful dark beer. Good head production, with a sizeable dark brown head sitting atop an ebony body.

Massive dose of coffee on the nose - one of the most potent coffee-forward brews I have ever found. Along with waves of roast coffee, dark stout tones of brown sugar, molasses, caramel, toast, toffee, and chocolate round out the profile.

On the palate, the stout base initially asserts itself, although the huge coffee influence isn't far behind. It's a very fruity, berry-forward coffee profile. Caramel, toffee, brown sugar, cream, blueberries, toast, light char, cherries, bark.

Thick, smooth, creamy, still lively. Really a fantastic coffee imperial stout.

Apr 26, 2020
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a finger and a half of caramel foam. Head retention is good. Aroma is roasty, toasty and nutty malts with rich chocolate and roasty coffee. It's a bite of chocolate with a sip of coffee, and very well done. Flavor profile carries the same qualities - chocolate (both milk and dark) and roasty coffee paired with roasty, toasty and nutty malts. Great focus and intensity on the coffee with the chocolate being a welcome addition. Toffee and molasses add a little extra sweetness and depth to the taste. Mouth feel is thick with a hearty creamy texture. Overall, thick and full with coffee notes echoing throughout the experience.

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

Apr 26, 2020
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this from a friend recently as he was able to get up to Tree House right before everything slowed down, as he knew that I loved their other Stouts that came in this size bottle. Once again, this was on part with that as it felt like fresh-roasted coffee with a chocolatey feel and and easygoing nature, given this this was an American Imperial Stout!

This had a nice, espresso pour to it as it was dark, slick, and even looked like it had a few "grounds" settling in at the bottom of the liquid. A bubbly and frothy mocha head topped this off as it was thick and took a while to settle. Sure, the lacing could have been more copious as there were just a few hints thin wavy rings that remained as I worked my way through this. Lots of coffee, espresso, chocolate powder, and dark fruit in the nose as the taste was even better than the aroma indicated. Silky, thick, and luscious, the cherries and plums burst forth as they complemented the milk chocolate and slick nature of this beer wonderfully. While heavy and a bit thick, this went down so easily as the malt was present but not enough to overpower the warming and rich nature of this beer.

Ditto for the carbonation as there were some bubbles here but not enough to override the wonderful range of flavors this had. The molasses was felt more in the body and aftertaste as a nice, sweet stickiness lingered for the duration and beyond as it was a nice contrast to the fresh-brewed nature that this initially gave me. Sure, Tree House will forever be loved and remembered for their New England IPA's, and rightfully so, but their bottled offerings have been every bit as good and noteworthy. So impressed with this and how many of the proverbial right notes it hit!

Apr 08, 2020
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thank you TimG_0913 for this
500 ml bottle poured into teku

A- Black with a two finger mocha head.

S- Roasted coffee, chocolate, espresso, molasses, some caramel.

T- Roasted coffee, touch of cherries, chocolate, espresso, caramel malts, some molasses.

M- Smooth, medium to full body.

O- A really tasty coffee, well balanced and easy to drink.

Mar 22, 2020
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Gajo74 from New York

4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On a sad note, this is my last Treehouse brew left in the fridge. I nursed this bomber all by myself.

From the bottle, it pours a viscous and motor oil looking dark liquid. The color is nearly pitch black. Surprisingly, a finger length tan mocha head belatedly billows up to the surface. It shows decent retention and rings of lacing.

As the name would suggest the nose is dominated by notes of coffee and espresso. In addition, there are notes of dark chocolate, toasted and nutty malts, caramel, brown sugar and dark fruit. The hops aromas have a subtle earthy and woodsy quality to them.

Full bodied with a smooth and mouth coating viscous feel. The carbonation is gentle and mellow. The flavors are rich and complex yet not too cloyingly sweet or boozy. Decadent flavors of milk chocolate fudge, caramel and brown sugar are balanced by bittersweet notes of dark chocolate and roasted malts. There are jammy flavors of dark fruit and bright notes of cherry. Surprisingly, the coffee flavor is not as prominent as in the aroma, although it is felt more in the finish. The bitterness is relatively tame as it is provided by gentle notes of woodsy hops and light notes of espresso. The finish is long and creamy with moderately toasty notes.

This is a nice dessert beer that really hit the spot. I would have liked a bit more coffee flavor, however, my sense of taste might have been a little off tonight. It’s also very drinkable despite the ABV.

Mar 10, 2020
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Pinz412 from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Poured into a teku, thicker than your average stout. Nice tan head with bubbles of varying thickness.

Smell - Coffee aroma with underlying chocolate notes, roasty malt goodness. Not very boozy on the nose.

Taste - This beer had the perfect balance of coffee and stout. There was some sweetness without being cloying. The chocolate notes were rich but lingered in the background. Very little alcohol taste perceptible to me.

Feel - It felt very nice on the palate. The thickness gave it a velvety mouthfeel, but it didn't coat my mouth in the way that some stouts can.

Overall - Great stout with big yet balanced flavor. Very drinkable for it's abv. I could make this my go-to coffee stout if I had regular access to it. Highly enjoyable.

Mar 08, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a snifter

“What are you waiting for” - messsge inside the bottle sap

Black motor oil liquid, two finger dense brown foam cap , great retention , settles to a dense pencil thin layer after five minutes , some lacings

Aroma is sweet rich coffee

Smooth rich coffee taste , brown sugar sweetness, molasses, roasted malts but not bitter , hint of milk chocolate on the finish, the chocolate flavor becomes more pronounced as it warms

Like drinking a smooth velvety coffee , low sudsing , abv is very well hidden

Good coffee dessert beer

Feb 22, 2020
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brewme from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked-up a single bottle at the Tree House Brewery in Charlton for $12. My ninety ninth brew from these guys. Brew # 3 in TH stout day (off this week). Pretty good, a bit $teep..

Feb 19, 2020
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured as a jet black liquid, thin brown head but not much lacing or retention. The smell of the beer had a very nice coffee nose. The taste was a on the sweeter side but finished with a nice bitter coffee flavor. The feel of the beer is smooth and rich. Overall the beer is very nice.

Feb 15, 2020
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.32/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque, jet black in color with one third inch head. Taste is big coffee, cream, and tart cherry. Heavy bodied, roasty, with moderate carbonation. Tasty for a coffee beer. Lots of layers CD and not just a straight coffee beer. Would get again.

Feb 08, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

THanks to rudzud
Pours a very large foamy fluffy mocha colored head with big retention, creamy dense head fades slowly, thick lacing and long legs, pitch black thick beer, I can't figure out anything wrong with it at all

Nose brings dark chocolate, cookie wafer cocoa, a little baking spice, plenty of coffee, fruity coffee and a touch nutty roasty, a touch of fudgey coffee milk lactose

Taste brings more roasted coffee, fresh slight charred but nutty and quite fruity coffee, fudgey cocoa, a bit of bitterness, some roast and slight charred coffee beans, creamy lactose and milk chocolate, condensed milk, maybe caramel, sticky sweet like finish

Mouth is med to fuller bod, a bit lush creamy chewy, med creamy carb, low alcohol

Overall nice coffee, base beer is good, enjoyable with a good coffee

Feb 01, 2020
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros.

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

S - Aromas of nice coffee, lightly fruity, good chocolate aromas as well. As it warms the fruit notes from the coffee comes out even more, very fruity berry thanks to that.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with nice creamy coffee moch flavour. There is nice mocha flavour with strong fruity coffee elements. The chocolate is nicelty fudgy, good vanilla elements as well. The coffee is slightly sweet, very chocolatey mocha flavour.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, creamy, smooth, alcohol hidden nicely.

O - Overall this was a really nice imperial stout. The coffee is very pleasant, nice and fruity with mocha qualities. The chocolate is pleasant as well. Quite enjoyable.

Serving Type: Bottle

Feb 01, 2020
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of creamy caramel head. The head leaves a wall of lacing as it settles into a thin sheet.

It is possible to smell this beer from across the room, which is kind of stupid. There are strong notes of milk chocolate, hazelnut iced coffee, roasted coffee beans, caramel, molasses, and chocolate chip cookie dough. As the beer warms you can pick up a faint note of dark fruits.

The flavor is surprisingly roasted, bringing notes of pecan pie and hazelnut. This is followed by a ton of caramel, molasses, and brown sugar. The finish is all about the chocolate and coffee with a subtly tart hint of black cherries.

The feel is full bodied with low carbonation. Very creamy and smooth and surprisingly dry. Alcohol is nicely hidden.

Overall, this is yet another fantastic Tree House stout. This one definitely showcases the coffee while still holding true to the "dessert beer" style the brewery has nearly perfected. Other breweries wish their 15% pastry bombs were half this flavorful.

Jan 22, 2020
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - pours a hefty dark bean roast with a dark tan crimson ring of lacing. Thick, used motor oil. The underside of this fancy new Tree House emblazoned cap reads "What are you waiting for?"

S - surprisingly bright, citrusy roast. From what I've seen, TH beans are peppy in flavor. Whiffs of burnt popcorn, chocolate whipped cream, iced coffee with skim milk, and raw whole bean acridity. Earthy. Dark, dark chocolate and cinnamon.

T - roasty, but not too dark or bold. Emphasizes raw black coffee roastiness with lingering warmth and dark fruits. Burnt caramel, molasses, and chocolate ice cream. Coffee ground acidity and some vague hazelnut nuttiness. Leans more toward coffee than even the coffeeist of coffee stouts. Finishes strong, zesty, peppery, and earthy fresh.

F - velvety smooth. Not as thick as 9.7% might suggest, so it's extra drinkable, even for a decadent stout such as this one. Must be all the roastiness.

O - this blends very well with the elevated booze levels. The roastiness complements the alcohol warmth well. Feels heavily bean-focused, but this bean appears conservative. Nothing outlandishly fruity or unique, just a well-done, sharply flavorful roast. A few years ago, stouts this coffee-intense seemed like a pipe dream. I remember my first sip of Double Shot and being amazed at how much coffee was jammed in the thing. This iteration of Triple Shot takes it to an even higher level than OG TS. A true coffee-lover beer.

Jan 18, 2020
Triple Shot - House Blend from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 62 ratings