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RATINGS: 225   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. 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


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jasond612 (260) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2013
10/26/13. $10.99 Bomber from RW. Drank after wasabi dinner. HUGE HUGE HUGE coffee nose. I thought this is it...the perfect coffee beer...not so fast my friends. Taste is a little bit of a letdown being that the smell was so good. Mouthfeel is a little watery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - OCT 30, 2013
bottled. Very dark brown pour with a dark tan head. The aroma is all malty and espresso, pretty strong. The taste is very malty to start, pretty full bodied and leaves a dry finish. Overall a decent stout.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thetmaxx (742) - West Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
I believe I got a collaboration brew with boulder beer. Aroma is nice with coffee notes and other roasted dark malts. Flavor also has the intense espresso flavor which is really nice. This reminds me a lot of Lagunitas espresso brew. Love these!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerViking (2313) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
Deep dark brown with a thin head, light coffee nose, more coffee and a little tar on the palate, hints of dried fruit and old wine as the temperature rises, dry and lightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (592) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Pours black with a big, foamy brown head that settles down quickly. Nice lacing. Nose is coffee with medicinal notes and a touch of yeast. Not particularly pleasing, to me. Taste is dry and somewhat bitter. Fairly thin mouthfeel. Quite drinkable, but on the low end of stouts for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured thick an black with a large creamy dark brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was anise, floral hops and bitter coffee. The flavor was strong coffee, black licorice, floral hops, perfume and hints of cocoa, roasty malts and wood. Medium length finish of coffee and black licorice. Full bodied and smooth. Solid but I was hoping for better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (692) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a big tan soapy diminishing head. Aroma is very sweet coffee chocolate and roast malt. Flavor is a bit lactic but mostly moderately chocolate sweet and dry roasty bitter coffee end. Feel is full fresh and lively with a partially dry bitter end. Overall very simple and not too big but very nicely done and fresh.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Black with a nice light brown head, stickly lace. Aroma and flavor have lots of coffee, chocolate, roasty malts, a touch of nuts. Body is thick, rich, and smooth, with a nice coffee and dark chocolate finish. Overall it’s a very nice stout, not disappointing on the coffee title either. I’d drink it again no problem.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3302) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 28, 2013
22 ounce bottle purchased at Nugget in Woodland. The aroma on this has some moderate coffee notes. A little roastiness is also there with some unsweetened dark chocolate. Not too bad. Virtually opaque black-ish body with a medium, moderately dissipating light tan head present. No lacing. Starts a little sweet, before some coffee flavors really come through in the middle. Almost a bit of a buttery flavor, which seems to me to be diacetyl, but it could be from the coffee beans. Finishes sweet with chocolate. Lightly carbonated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (3345) - 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.


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