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RATINGS: 229   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5040) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2006
[Colorado Road Trip – 2006] A great Espresso Stout. Loved the flavors. This was a thick black full of aroma tar like substance that only a real beer drinker would love. The coffee and chocolate flavors where great. This had a nice finish and a wonderful overall taste. I liked this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waolsen (1360) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2006
bottle. black/maple pour with almost no head. coffee, sweet chocolate, roasted malts, small hops aroma. very smooth. coffee is nice, not overpowering and the sweet chocolate follows in and stays in the aftertaste. Hops balance in as well. Not complicated at all but very drinkable and enjoyable. nice job twisted pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2006
picked up a bomber at Applejack’s while in Colorado last June and shared at a recent tasting. I’m not always a big fan of over-the-top coffee type stouts, but this one was good. strong aroma of coffee, but the flavors were a nice blend of coffee, roasted malts and with enough hops to tie it all together nicely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Thanks for sharing, Duane. The body was black with a yellow and khaki colored head. The aroma was coffee with some bread crust. The taste was light coffee with some hints of peaches. There was also a bit of roasted almonds. Nice and balanced, I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kevin (2103) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 15, 2006
tap at the brewery. dark almost pitch black with a brown head. amazing coffee nose, like being in a nice coffee house with a bowl of chocolate ice cream. smooth wet coffee flavor with light caramel & a chocolate finish. bitter coffee flavor works so well in this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2006
This was simply delicious. Pours a murky dark dark brown, with a rich tan head. Aroma of freshly brewed coffee goodness, nice and roasty. Flavors has some rich toffee flavors, along with some tasty fruits covered in cocoa dustiness. Rich chocolately goodness, a very drinkable stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6155) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2006
Bomber bottle via Ernest and served in my Expedition snifter: Pours nearly opaque with some reddish highlights topped by a small and fading frothy tan head and produced above average lacing. The aroma is a nicely aromatic coffee, chocolate, vanilla, prune, a hint of smoke, and notes of grassy hops. The taste starts as expected with a lot of coffee flavor on top of a sweet malt base. The hops have a resin and grassy character and had to the bitter finish. The aftertaste is ashy and a tad metallic. The mouth feel needs improvement, too watery and thin for the flavor profile to support (maybe a addition of oat would help) All told it is a very drinkable coffee brew due to the coffee flavor freshness. I would have it again, a rare refreshing summer stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Draft @ brewpub: Muddy dark pour with a meager, creamy head. Heavy malt aroma is tempting roasted coffee and molasses. More roasted coffee in the body is matched nicely with notes of charcoal, wood and smoke. Unlike other coffee stouts I have tried, the java here is natural, subtle and not forced or bitter. The brewer said he concoted a cold cocktail with locally roasted beans and added to the secondary a week before transferring to the serving tanks. This process seems to work nicely, creating a smooth, drinkable stout that is rich with coffee flavor and balanced with chocolate malts. Really good and complex.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2013 4 oz sample at the brewery, 4/15/06: Verrrrrry nice. Pleasant little twist on coffee/mocha flavors. Good alternative to coffee for breakfast. One of the two best here at TPBC. I’d buy again! <<Actually I did, on 2/22/2009 ... in the bottle. Pure coffee aroma and 100% coffee character. Ultimate coffee beer I think I’ve ever tasted. Excellent and upgraded rating>>

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2006
Bomber poured a nearly opaque brownish black with a small brown head. Aromas of COFFEE, roasted malt, hints of cocoa and a bit of vanilla. Palate waslight to medium bodied. Flavors of coffee, bitter chocolate, and roasted malt with a smooth lingering bitter coffee finish.

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