jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
HippieFee (155) - - JUL 26, 2015
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Large Format - For a coffee stout the coffee aroma is very mild, I smell more of an alcohol essence. Color is a rich dark brown with lots of sediment floating around the glass. Taste wise I don’t get the roasted coffee or any other typical roasted malt flavors I would expect. No chocolate either. Taste is very similar to the smell, more alcohol than anything else. Not well refined or balanced.
MacBoost (1534) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour. Black. No head. Coffee aroma. Green coffe taste. Bitter. Malty. Roasts. Good.
jbuskirk (658) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
There are some beers I like more in hindsight than I do at the time. Twisted Pine’s Big Shot is one of those. I drained it pretty quickly and was somewhat unimpressed with the flavors of espresso and chocolate. Looking back, I do think the richness is good for a Stout with 6% ABV, but I’d still prefer something more bold. While the mouthfeel is smooth, I want more creaminess. In all, Big Shot has no glaring flaws. In fact, I have trouble thinking of anything truly wrong with it. It’s damn drinkable and has decent flavors. Still, nothing really made it stand out for me.
HuskerTan (980) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- Espresso, coffee, mocha, chocolate.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Coffee, espresso, mocha, milk chocolate, slightly roasty.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- The aroma on this is robust and out of this world. Like a straight cup of java with a nice chocolate sweetness to it. The taste is about the same but not as much flavor. A little on the blander side. Still an excellent brew for the price and a great one for the coffee lovers.
GRM (3332) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Glass, 12-ounce, draught, at the Brewers Association awards ceremony during the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 4 2014; eye: black, opaque, nice dark brown head, average lacing; nose: dark coffee, ground coffee beans, roasted barley, slight burnt barley; mouth: dark coffee, ground coffee beans, roasted barley, slight burnt barley, intense, rich, light bittering hops, finale in coffee with presence of roasted barley, full-medium body, below-average carbonation, lightly bitter, rich texture; overall: quite good
Verre, 12 onces, en fût, lors de la remise des prix du Brewers Association lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 4 octobre 2014; œil : noire, opaque, belle mousse brun foncé, dentelle moyenne; nez : café noir, grain de café moulu, orge torréfiée, très léger orge brûlée; bouche : café noir, grain de café moulu, orge torréfiée, très léger orge brûlée, intense, riche, léger houblon amérisant, finale en café avec présence d’orge torréfiée, corps corsé-moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement amère, texture riche; en résumé : très bon
MadRobin (2411) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle.
Opaque, brown-black with a 1-finger brown head and good lacing.
Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, roasted malt and sweet licorice.
Taste of espresso, semi-sweet dark chocolate, licorice and roasted malt.
Medium/light body and medium/low carbonization.
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ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very espresso stout. About as coffee is palatable in a beer. Rich as dark. Thick beige head and a dark character. Ends on the thin side.
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2014
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Coffee notes on the aroma. Appearance is jet black with a thin tan head with poor retention. Coffee dominates the flavor, but it added an odd flavor that lingers on the finish. The malt flavor is one note and its oxidized. Mouthfeel is thin with medium low carbonation. There is also a harsh astringency on the end. Overall, it's a poorly made beer. Either the type of coffee added and/or the technique used to add it needs to be modified. The beer also lacks complexity and oxidized. Doesn't taste good at all.
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Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bomber bottle, pours black with a thin tan head but lovely lacing. Full aroma of espresso, some bitterness, roasted malts. Taste is largely espresso, bittering coffee beans, but enough roasted malt to keep it a beer. Smooth with a hint of bittering hops at the end. Pretty good one here.
slowrunner77 (7196) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
this does for stout what Coffee Bender did for brown...for those who like a little beer with their coffee. I’m sure there was stout underneath somewhere, but it was hard to tell. awesome (if you like espresso) aroma of stright up iced espresso. bittersweet and smooth. would be awesome for/with breakfast."