Triple Shot - House Blend
Tree House Brewing Company

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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #535
Ranked #4,854
4.4 | pDev: 5.68%
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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Photo of WunderLlama
4.53/5  rDev +3%
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

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Photo of brewme
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
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..

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Photo of tigg924
4.32/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

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Photo of jlindros
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
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

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Photo of rudzud
4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
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

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Photo of ScaryEd
4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Triple Shot - House Blend from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 23 ratings