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RATINGS: 241   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Light bodies stout. Big aroma and taste of fresh ground coffee. Big bold coffee. Dark brown. Nice sipper. Some dark chocolate. Sweetness is dominated by coffee, I like that though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Nice coffee/espresso roasted aromas. Flavors are more subtle with light roasted tones.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
e303 (286) - - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle to stout glass. Aroma is tons of coffee and roast. A bit of chocolate as well but it's slight in this bottle. The pour is super dark brown with a really nice light brown head that lingers throughout. Taste is similar to the nose. Tons of coffee and roast. Really well done beer. Love it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Black pour with a thin, soapy tan head. Aroma is roast, oily coffee, dark chocolate, over roasted nuts and deep earthiness. Flavor is coffee, toast, roast, dry roasted nuts, toffee and some mineral and salinity, a bit like oyster liqueur. Lightish body with a creamy to slick entry, medium carbonation and a lighter, drier more mineral finish. Good stuff overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jrwhitney6 (461) - - MAY 3, 2014
Pours a dark, dark brown with a HUGE foam head that takes a long time to recede. Very strong and pleasant nose of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is very consistent with nose - coffee, dark chocolate. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5717) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3609) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 28, 2014
Very good and thick. Creamy with a very nice aroma of spresso and enjoyable in all ways was.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (6025) - 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.

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