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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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A favorite of many coffee-loving beer drinkers, Big Shot Espresso Stout boasts about a shot of espresso in every pint. It pours jet black with a rich creamy brown head. This World Beer Cup winner has roasted coffee and grainy malt aromas. The earthy, dark chocolate flavors of the espresso showcase the flawless balance of the beer. It’s rich and strong like a good espresso, creamy and smooth like a good stout. The ultimate breakfast beer.

Awards: Silver Medal World Beer Cup 00’, Silver Medal GABF 08’
Bronze Medal GABF 10


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
1 pint Bottle bought from Argonaut Liquors, Denver 25/09/2009 Big coffee roast aroma. Small beige head. Low carbonation. Black strong in alcohol and hoppy with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter roast finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2349) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Smells like iced coffee! Straight black color. Very much like alcohol meets iced coffee; very tastey!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Tap at brewery during GABF 2009.
Pours a deep black with a weak coffee nose. Flavor is deep, roasted coffee grounds. Average mouthfeel. Good beer; I’d drink more.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2009 (bottle from Weber St Liquor in Colorado Springs). Pours a black color. Small tan head. Strong espresso/coffee aroma and taste. Avg duration. Astringent finish. Slightly oily texture. Spare lacing. Soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokephibroke (294) - Mead, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2009
On tap at Eldora. Definate a coffee stout, but not much else. I would like this with a tasty breakfast burrito.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1543) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2009
Bottle courtesy of BeerAndBlues Pours a silky dark brown almost black with a small brown head. Aroma is espresso, roasted malts, cream, caramel. The espresso aroma is really appealing. Flavor is huge roasty espresso goodness, chocolate, vanilla and a touch of bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but still quite good. I really dig the flavor profile on this one. Robust Imperial stout taste, with a little less alcohol. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (2917) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2009
[Feb 21, 2009]
On tap at the brewery. Pours near black with a tan head. The aroma shows solid coffee infusion with hints at butter milk and chocolate. The coffee is sharp and thin in the flavor, but still good. The finish is milky and hints at wood/tannin/vanilla are found buried in the coffee mix. This is a pretty decent coffee beer, but not the best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Thanks to Tim for this brew. Very dark brown pour with a tall rocky khaki head. Strong espresso coffee nose. Sweet coffee icecream flavor up front. Soft, highly carbonated palate, dry and medium bitter finish. Good beer, but a bit light bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2008 Bottle from Tipsy’s Liquor World, Denver. Black and tan with a viscous pour. Nose of sweet roasty malt, espresso grounds and Terry’s Dark Chocolate Orange. Taste is much the same, good roasty notes with a lick of coffee and cocoa thrown in for measure. Grew slightly more complex as it warmed, a touch of vanilla and an orangey hop bitterness shone through. Ends with a nice dry finish, only gripe is that it’s a little too sweet and thin for my liking, but hey, still a pretty solid beer overall. Corby approves...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle courtesy of aplusbreaks. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of coffee and roasted malt. Tastes of espresso and chocolate. Decent.


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