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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Pours black with tan head. Aroma of coffee beans. Taste of roasted malt and loads of coffee. Thin mouthfeel. Pretty much coffee and not much else going on with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3951) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2008
tap at the brewpub - Pours black with a thin tan head. It smells like espresso beans. It tastes like espresso beans (and dark roast malt of course). Good! I needed some caffeine! It’s medium bodied and pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Bomber. Pours blackish brown with a tan head. Roast and coffee nose and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
after4ever (7490) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2008
22. Black. Thin grayish film atop. Huge coffee nose. Medium body, light carb. Lots of coffee on the mid-palate. Not much else. Light, somewhat astringent finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Bomber. Pours black with thin brown head. Aroma dominated by roasted malt. Medium-full bodied. The coffee flavor is there, but not strong espresso as I expected. Taste quickly turns sour. Finish is unremarkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2010 (Bottle, Dec 2007) Pours an opaque black body with a moderate rich brown head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, toasted grain, soy sauce, and pine. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, some lactic, and mild hops with a thin, watery mouthfeel. 6/4/6/3/12

(Draught, Sept 2009) Pours an opaque black body with a moderate tan head. Aroma of coffee beans and roasted grain. Flavor of roasted malt and coffee with a bitter finish. 8/3/7/4/14

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2007
Bottle. Body-flat oily looking body with a thin ring of bubbles. Nose-cold pressed coffee, light ashtray, fishy/shrimp, lake water, Worchester sauce, soy sauce. Taste-flat, light dirt, ashtray, lactic acid, oily, light perfume, cheap coffee, very very light char/smoke, cigarette smoke, nasty aftertaste. Not a very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2007
22oz bottle. thanks to BlackForestCO for this extra. pours black with tan head. nose of sweet chocolate and coffee. the aroma is pleasant and underplayed. flavors is sweet chocolate and nutty vanilla coffee notes. a bit watery feel. nice beer but is more like a coffee porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hapjydeuce (996) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Bottled, up in Steamboat Springs. This one is a good wintertime brew, considering the great aroma of rich espresso and chocolate that you can indulge over. Very weak appearance, watery pour with transparent copper edges. No head at all, just some light fizz. Deep maroon center, not all that black. Great aroma however, plenty of dark chocolates and espresso. Some toffee and sweet cinnamon too. Flavors are less impressive as they fade much too quickly. Light espresso with more cocoa, but tastes a bit watery. Dry finish. Not bad right here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
Bottle: Black in color, almost pitch black cept for the pour which shows it was a deeper brown.   Large frothy light brown head, spotty lacing.   Chalky chocolaty nose, minor ashtray and roasted malts.   Or should I say, a bit strong ashtray, and some roasted malts.   Unfortunately that little bit of ashtray comes out on the tongue.   Chalky, somewhat dry, not as flavorful on the tongue.   Might call this one more of a Porter.   Some hop aspect, but tiz minor.   Soft lingering chocolate malts and ashtry.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but twas expecting it to be a bit fuller.   Tiz okay, espresso is minor, stout is minor, chocolate is minor, and the ashtray is minor but still too much.   Could stand to be thickened up a bit in my opinion.   Otherwise its not bad.

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