DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Nugget in Vacaville. Pours a dark brown color. The coffee smell is super strong. Good strong coffee flavor, but just a little light bodied for my taste. Solid brew.
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Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice creamy stout. Has light coffee flavors. Thin fading head. Toast cream. Good body needs more coffee though.
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ibrubeer (302) - Omaha, USA - JAN 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Roasty aroma with a little coffee. Black color with a tan head. Taste was a pleasant roast with coffee apparent, very tasty. Full bodied. Overall, a very good coffee stout.
flemdawg (559) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown almost black body with a small fast dissipating head of tiny brown bubbles. Milk chocolate aroma mixed with big doses of coffee, reminds me of a latte. Coffee is most evident flavor hints of roasted malts and chocolate but a bit thin.
youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had the last 8oz or so from a kicked keg. No detailed notes - looks like cold brew coffee, smells like cold brew coffee, tastes like cold brew coffee with a shot of Triibe. It felt really thin to me, but other than that it was what I expected.
gregwilsonstl (2111) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black. Solid chocolate. Sweet at first. Espresso. Tasty. Nice breakfast beer. Can’t taste any alcohol. Monica’s 21st. Shared with anthony.
HippieFee (325) - - 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 (1744) - Penfield, 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.
MetalNHopHead (1431) - 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 (1700) - 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 (3739) - 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