Double Shot - Peru Estrella Divina
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
Stout - American
Ranked #13
ABV:
8.8%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,683
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 4.65%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
42
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: Double Shot, our beloved coffee stout, has been refined time and time again to achieve a beer that is as robust in its base as it is a worthy purveyor of fresh & distinctive house-roasted coffee.

For this rendition, we added fresh-roasted, hand selected beans from the La Coolpa region of Peru. This lot is a blend of 27 different single holder farmers, resulting in enchanting complexity. We taste and smell chocolate, caramel, black cherry, and brown sugar. Enjoy!
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 42 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a bubbly, foamy head that is more dense in the middle and looks like a root beer float around the edges. Aroma is coffee and sweet chocolate. Taste completely follows the nose, with coffee standing out immediately, followed by the chocolate notes, particularly on the finish. Feel is a bit thin. Overall, good beer.

Dec 31, 2020
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CraftFan5 from New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

24 August 2020 - Beer #169

Price: $8.05 at the brewery

Appearance: 4 - pretty black with a dark brown head that fizzled away like soda. Sorta thin and reddish at the edges.

Nose: 4 - can't believe there's no lactose on here. Faint coffee, plenty of roast. Smells milky!

Taste: 4 - THERE's the coffee. And tasty coffee it is, too. That's it; it's a coffee stout.

Mouth: 5 - this keeps rolling around at the back of my throat and tongue. Thicker than the pour. Lots of action here.

Overall: 4 - an excellent, no-frills coffee stout. A superb example of the style.

Cheers!

Sep 21, 2020
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sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampling a cellar temp 16 oz can picked up at the brewery 2 months ago. The beer pours a dark cola brown color with a fizzy tan head that foams up abut 1 cm and fades rapidly to only the thinnest of edge layers that is almost non-existent.
The aroma on this beer is roasted malt, roasted malt and some coffee grounds. the roast is almost to the point of char. No hop character shows through, and the ABV is hidden too.
First sip reveals a medium body with smooth texture and very fine tingly carbonation. Pretty easy drinking and physically enjoyable brew.
Very malt forward but not really sweet, lots of roasted note and coffee grounds, maybe a little chocolate note comes through towards the swallow, but then a lingering roast flavor hangs on after each mouthful. I also do get a sticky coating on my lips each time I take a sip of this beer. this coating is also kind of sweet when I lick my lips.
the beer is very drinkable and the ABV is totally hidden.
I enjoy this stout from TH and find it to be a great double shot variant, glad to have had the chance to try it!

Apr 25, 2020
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Alan for this one, and plenty of other long time wants. This is one of those beers you just have to try at least once, so here I go!

Pint can - dated 01/14/20 - poured into a tumbler at 50°F.

Pours a gleaming jet black - no head, until a two finger coffee bean-coloured head races up, before racing right back down to a still top, looking like tar in the glass. Like nothing I've ever seen. I'll give a 5 to that.

Nose: Black coffee. Some roasty nuance, such as a hint of caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, and even a hint of dark fruit and red wine, but this is essentially sweet coffee.

Palate: Much like the nose, this is an absolute coffee bomb. It opens up quite sweet, with lots of cocoa from the roast, which lends its own coffee character as well. Moderate roast, accentuated by the coffee, but the hearty sweetness wins over. Secondary notes of vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, and unfortunately, lactose. I knew there was something unpleasant about this - there's clearly lactose in it. The lactose lends this quick spike of this almost aspartame/artificial sweetener flavour just before the finish, where it also extinguishes any sort of roast that may have been. Luckily, there's enough coffee for the more roasty notes of the bean to come through in the finish, which helps to dry it out.

Mouthfeel/Body: The beer is full-bodied, and has a slick, oily feel to it. In addition to the naturally full body, the lactose definitely adds,some viscosity here, as does the sheer level of sweetness. Major stickiness is left clinging to the lips with this one. Effervescence is actually quite adequate - lower, but very fine and fizzy.

Overall: All the components of a great coffee stout are here. The beans themself are clearly primo quality, with zero green pepper or stale notes, the base stout is well-crafted, but - it's too sweet, and there's just too much lactose. In fact, if there weren't any lactose, i think it could pull off the sweetness just fine, but with both elements in place, it does become a bit cloying. I do not think the lactose benefits this beer in any way whatsoever. You can easily get that chewy feel without milk sugar, and it ends up tasting more natural. It's still good, it's still drinkable, but I'd either like to see this tamed by a bourbon barrel, or just lose the lactose all together.

Apr 23, 2020
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.24/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a finger of deep caramel-colored head that is more fizz than foam. It bubbles away rather quickly. Aroma is resolute - with roasty, toasty, caramely malts forming a firm and secure base for lactose and coffee. It's coffee with a splash of milk. Coffee is roasty with a little fleshy fruit to it. Flavor profile is roasty, toasty, caramely and nutty malts with a rich and deep complexity. Together, the malts support roasty coffee and a squeeze of lactose sugar, adding a splash of milk to the coffee. Coffee is medium in roast with a very mild fruity fleshy quality that tightens the jaw - it's a delight. Mouth feel is creamy with a medium-thick consistency. Thinking something along the lines of a well made latte. Overall, full of supportive and expressive malts with a focus and hearty layer of coffee and lactose setting this coffee milk stout up for success.

Served in a 15.5oz Speigalau tulip from a 16oz can.

Mar 31, 2020
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Kendo from New York

4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the can into a tulip glass this quarantined St. Patrick's Day. . . . Body is black, with a burnt-caramel edge on the pour. There's a brownish-coppery one-finger head on top.

S: Not a terribly strong nose at all - mainly coffee, maybe some molasses or brown sugar providing some sweetness.

T: Follows the nose, with a caramel malt, brown sugar and molasses foundation that's followed by coffee. Loads of coffee. Also a touch of dark, dried fruit (prunes, figs) and modest roasted coffee beans. That nearly-9% ABV is not noted at all.

M: Slick in feel - no real carbonation at all.

O: Solid stuff. Not blowing me away, but it's good.

Mar 18, 2020
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark brown, kostly opaque with a latte color silky head. The aroma is rich with coffee and chocolate notes. The taste is pungent and rich with lightly sweet coffee and chocolate malt. It coats the tongue nicely. Feel.is super smooth and creamy, very low bitterness and no alcohol burn.

This is just superbly delicious and feels great. Love it and would look for it to buy any time.

Mar 16, 2020
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 3/1/20

Pours black with a small amount of beige head, retains a small collar
Rich espresso, coffee beans, an excessive amount of white sugar, some brown sugar, caramel, molasses, roasted grains, char, dark fruits, hint of booze
Smooth, oily, low carbonation

I love coffee, I love coffee stouts, and I love Tree House. But apparently I do not love the Double Shot family of stouts. The Vanilla Bean variant was too sweet, and the Vanilla Bean Marshmallow variant was so unpleasant to my tongue that I dumped half of it. This non-adjunct version is still way too sweet, but over the course of two hours (!) I went from strongly disliking it to finding it somewhat charming. But I won't be buying it again.

Mar 01, 2020
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L - dark brown in the glass with an extremely porous burnt crimson tan head. So many bubbles so perfectly honeycombed into place. Those with trypophobia take heed!

S - dark, roasty, and burnt. Dark chocolate and dark fruits. Cherries, almonds, and bottom-of-the-pot coffee.

T - acidic and tangy. Bold, but not necessarily dark black coffee. Roasty as all hell, though. Dark fruits, raspberries, blueberries, and of course black cherry. Molasses and toasted caramel. Nutty and smokey with loads of ashy wood. Nostalgic of a crisp winter day as the fire burns out. Finishes a touch sticky and not terribly bitter.

F - silky and viscous, but not all that full for this ABV. This beer errs a hair on the sticky side of things so it's probably for the best that it's not motor oil.

O - on the bolder side of Double Shots and a welcome addition to the lineup of once-offs that I'll never see ever again. :(

Feb 28, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

canned 1.24.20, opened 2.25.20

“Peru-by, baby!”

poured into a snifter, black motor oil liquid, one finger fizzy brown cap, good retention, settles to a brown foam ring

aroma is coffee, roast malts,

taste is roasted malts, slightly sweet coffee, no bitterness, few lacings

smooth , slight sudsing, velvety

good beer

Feb 26, 2020
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark black with a thin brown head. The smell of the the beer has a big coffee forward nose. The taste of the beer is sweet up front with the coffee coming in just behind it finishing up with a subtle spiciness. The feel of the beer is smooth. Overall this was a nice coffee stout.

Feb 08, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud
Pours a large mocha colored foamy creamy rich head, moderate retention, nice sticky messy lacing, nice legs, inky black color

Nose brings lush coffee, nice nutty slight fruity coffee, rich coffee, some cocoa and dark chocolate, little wafer cookie dough toasted grain, touch of caramel, a bit roasty and quite nutty, hint smokey, a bit of chocolate fudge too

Taste brings big coffee again, smooth rich coffee, quite nutty again and a touch fruity, a bit fudgey cocoa, dark chocolate, a little caramel toffee and cocoa powder, fair bitterness some from roasted malts and some spicy hop notes, fruitiness probably from the coffee brings a little fig paste, and touch smokey hints at a BBQ sauce thing, quite nutty as well, a little vanilla thing going on, drier finish with a touch more bitterness, nutty and fruity coffee lingering

Mouth is med to fuller bod, rich creamy, med carb, very light alcohol

Overall mixed, had some great characters and the coffee was nice, but the fruitiness from the coffee and smokey note with nutty brought a strange combination that was like BBQ sauce on the taste, rudzud got it on the nose even

Jan 31, 2020
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Shared with JLindros.

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

S - Aromas of nutty coffee, big almost chalky roast, flashes of chocolate. There are nice very aggressive coffee ground notes, loads of an almost slightly smoky BBQ sauce on the back end of the nose. There are flashes of alcohol as well.

T - Taste is creamy, creamy chocolate flavour. Big roasted coffee, quite fruity and nutty. There is nice almost char as well. The super fruity coffee and char...I swear this drinks like there is smoky BBQ sauce. The finish is slightly sweet and sugary with a bit of vanilla. Almost candy bar like. No alcohol burn.

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

O - Overall ths was a solid enough stout. The coffee is super roasty and fruity, but with the big char notes I really get an almost BBQ sauce aroma and flavour that is very, very unusual. I wonder if that would drop off some with time...

Serving Type: Can

Jan 31, 2020
Double Shot - Peru Estrella Divina from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 42 ratings