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RATINGS: 224   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


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Dark black pour with a reddish-brown head and good lacing. Aroma is roasted coffee with a little spice and earth. Flavors follow the aroma, with some chocolate a nice bitter finish.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhp40219 (301) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bomber. Pours black with a large chocolate head that leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma of espresso, coffee, milk chocolate, and black licorice. Big espresso, fresh roast coffee and smooth milk chocolate with a hint of black licorice. Big creamy texture, full bodied, medium-low carbonation, amazing chocolate and coffee finish. Very, very good beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swesson (183) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2014
From a bomber. Pours inky black with a thick brown head. Smells of espresso, of course, and of cocoa and some vanilla notes, too. Tastes of long-roasted coffee beans and malted barley. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maltser85 (240) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Pours basically black with a tan head. Big espresso notes on the nose. Combination of coffee grounds and beans. Nice roast and mild chocolate notes come through too. Taste is more of the same. The coffee on this is really tasty. Nice sticky finish. Body is nice for only 6%. Delicious with 25% Lindeman’s Framboise.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1699) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (2996) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
e303 (53) - - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (1908) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jrwhitney6 (279) - - 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

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4654) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2454) - 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.


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