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RATINGS: 240   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ed5388 (3000) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
22oz bomber from the Wine Shoppe (Brick). Pours out black with a small creamy mocha colored head. Aroma of coffee grounds, sweet chocolate, cream, and earth. Taste of roasted malt, black coffee, sweet chocolate, and a hint of vanilla bean in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (5208) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
22oz bomber from Spirits Brick. Poured a nice looking black body that is just a tad thin sitting under an average sized dense creamy beige head that has some nice lasting power. Aroma is the best thing about this beer. Notes of chocolate to start along with sweet coffee, vanilla bean, cream, dark toast. Body feel is just way to thin for this beer, carbonation is suuper small bubbles with an average to light feel, lingering burnt aftertaste. Flavor isn’t as good as the aroma sadly. Notes of bad milk, coffee beans, old dark toast, vanilla bean, cream. Has a lot of potential and with some minor tweaking this could jump up a half point.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1158) - 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 isn’t involved.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - 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. Couldn’t muster through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - 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, can’t say much more. Overall, not well balanced, but other than that, well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (2576) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1307) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (3045) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2395) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1595) - 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.

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