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RATINGS: 228   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. Itís rich and strong like a good espresso, creamy and smooth like a good stout. The ultimate breakfast beer.

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


3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (561) - 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 isnít involved.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jesterdeal (1984) - 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. Couldnít muster through.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (653) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Sampler at Twisted Pine. Appearance: some tan head, black color, great lace. Aroma: coffee can not be overstated, roast, light chocolate undertones. Palate: oily texture, full body, lasting bitter finish. Taste: tastes like an espresso shot, canít say much more. Overall, not well balanced, but other than that, well done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (1836) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2014
They are not lying about the espresso in this one. Big espresso aroma and taste with hints of chocolate and wood.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (936) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
Nice black pour but with a massive think tan head that takes up about 90% of my snifter. Aroma is big dark today roast coffee and grain. Taste is espresso and some green tangy hops. Quite watery, body is thin.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2758) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Nice roasted coffee aroma. The flavor has the coffee and a nice bit of chocolate. Slightly sweet with a nice lasting after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1552) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bomber->snifter. Deep brown with frothy tan head. A: strong coffee with roasted chocolate malt and burnt embers. T: coffee grounds and bitter ash. A tad thin. Too bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1419) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Aromas of espresso (!) and chocolate, with a slight touch of oak or whiskey. Incredibly light on the palate -- enough to make me check the alcohol content again. Whispery finish. Lots of coffee, of course, and a punch of piney hops to wake up the palate. A bit thin, less creamy.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anthony850 (281) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap smooth with coffee and chocolate taste heavy on espresso . I had it too late was up most of the night ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cory (350) - , California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is toasted malts and grain with subtle coffee. Taste is dark roasted coffee and almost burnt malts. Body is a clean black, full across the palate and long coffee finish. This would be a solid stout by itself but the coffee adds to the experience in a well balanced way. It still has that old style stout charm too. Great beer.


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