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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4740) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2014
Ridiculously rich deep dark brown coloured body with a thick, three centimetre tall pure brown head. Aroma of rich roasted coffee, caramel, toffee, earth, nuts, milk and bunches more sweet flavours - very nice and pungent smell. Medium-bodied; Strong rich roasted malt flavour with some instant coffee flavours, nothing horribly pure, with a deep nuttiness, some subdued milk flavours and a smooth cherry finish at the end. Aftertaste is nice with some good nutty sweetness and some roasted malt flavours, but the coffee doesn’t come out much at all at the end. Overall, a nice beer with some good nutty and milk flavours, but not an espresso stout or one with a lot of character. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Alexandria (Old Town), Virginia on 25-January-2014 for US$6.99 [after my 15 month old daughter lifted one out of our cart and had it explode on the ground] sampled at home in Washington on 07-April-2014.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2533) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours an opaque black with minimal tan head and little lace. Aroma is dominated by coffee, smells roasted. Flavor is also very strong coffee, flavor is rich and bold. Mildly bitter finish. Soft carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel. A decent coffee beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 28, 2014
Very good and thick. Creamy with a very nice aroma of spresso and enjoyable in all ways was.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2272) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3/8/2014. 22 oz, bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Sweet coffee aromas with chocolate and roasted malt. Coffee flavors, vanilla, chocolate, caramel and a bit of bitter hops at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5254) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with a tall, frothy brown head. Lots of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate and caramel in the nose. Taste leans towards a milk stout for e. Lactic notes, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and caramel. Body is medium with a creamy, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, light lactic notes, caramel and vanilla.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2014
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Light roasted coffee aroma with some roasted malts and chocolate. Flavor is a nice blend of chocolate and malt with a bit of roasted coffee at the finish. Balanced and not overpowering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (2095) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
22oz bomber from the Wine Shoppe (Brick). Pours out black with a small creamy mocha colored head. Aroma of coffee grounds, sweet chocolate, cream, and earth. Taste of roasted malt, black coffee, sweet chocolate, and a hint of vanilla bean in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4016) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
22oz bomber from Spirits Brick. Poured a nice looking black body that is just a tad thin sitting under an average sized dense creamy beige head that has some nice lasting power. Aroma is the best thing about this beer. Notes of chocolate to start along with sweet coffee, vanilla bean, cream, dark toast. Body feel is just way to thin for this beer, carbonation is suuper small bubbles with an average to light feel, lingering burnt aftertaste. Flavor isn’t as good as the aroma sadly. Notes of bad milk, coffee beans, old dark toast, vanilla bean, cream. Has a lot of potential and with some minor tweaking this could jump up a half point.

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (372) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Prairie tulip -- Aroma imo is the most impressive part of this beer. Great espresso nose with a little malt sweetness backdropping it. Taste is silky very light roast and the roast capping off the back end highlighted by espresso. Overall, I would enjoy having this as a Saturday morning "start the day beer", as long as driving or operating heavy machinery isn’t involved.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle shared with brother....as much as we could stomach before the drainpour. Aroma is old coffee grinds in a used filter and some tobacco. Pours deep black brown with a nice brown head. Taste is dull cardboardy malt, some licorice, old coffee, and a rotten roast finish. Couldn’t muster through.


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