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RATINGS: 216   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 25, 2013
22 ounce bottle. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, and a bit of smoke. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1304) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Pours black to brown without much head. The aroma is huge coffee. Almost like a coffee chocolate shake. The taste is like bitter iced coffee. Slightly thin but really tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6017) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours near black with a rich tan head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied chocolate and treacle flavor with a huge hit of coffee. Very creamy and tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beerenberger (1271) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Aroma of roasted malts, dark roasted coffee, and chocolate. Pours a blackish-brown with no head and no lacing. The taste is bitter. Coffee grounds, chocolate, and coke, with a bitter coffee ground finish and lingering aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable bitter stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dodgrblu (562) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Sampler, roasted coffee dominates, decent offering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
timfoolery (1123) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle at Dodgrblu's. Aroma and flavor of iced espresso with some light carbonation. I would take this over an iced mocha from Starbucks any day...then again, I hate coffee. Pretty decent beer tho. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3159) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
This bottle was send to me courtesy of Strykzone. Thanks Dave. From the 22 oz bottle this pours very black, and raised a good sized foamy tan head and left attractive lacing rings. Nose is of coffee and some chocolate. Medium in body with a highly carbonated mouth feel. The flavor is a flavorful coffee, dark chocolate, and a tinge of smoke. Finishes bitter but there is coffee everywhere in this one. Really bitter and one of the better coffee stouts. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (1674) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
22 oz bottle from Liquor Kabinet. Black with a light brown head. The aroma is mostly coffee with roasted malts, dark chocolate and light vanilla. Similar flavor, rich, with a light earthy bitterness. Quite tasty and smooth. Body is medium with a creamy soft feel on the palate. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1465) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Draught at the brewery. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with espresso, chocolate, roasted mslts and vanilla. Smooth body with mostly malts. Bitter finish with espresso and roasted malts. Very nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (1545) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 21, 2013
Opaque black with a thin rim head and tiny swirls of lace. Mild, almost watery, going in; quickly grows into solid bitter black coffee, finishing with the return of slight sweetness that lingers through the finish. A lot of flavor for 6%abv. Recommended.

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