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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Black with thin tan head. Aroma is great coffee espresso while flavor is much sweetened with creamer, vanilla, hazelnut, and sweet sugariness--all very refreshing.

3.7
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours a black body with an inch thick, creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is freshly ground espresso beans and some chocolate. Some maple sweetness and vanilla as well. Flavor is similar. Rich chocolates, maple, vanilla bean, and ground espresso. Finishes smooth with a sweet, espresso bitterness that dries and leaves a lengthy aftertaste. Medium body and very soft with a creamy carbonation. Overall, a tasty coffee stout. Nice round flavor and body with a solid balance.

3.3
That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Never expected much from Twisted Pine, and this is no different. Lots of espresso aroma and flavor...and not much else to back it up. Very thin and unfortunately boring. Could just be a cold coffee with alcohol and I wouldn’t know the difference. Not terrible if that’s what you’re going for, but nothing awesome in here either.

3.3
drjay44 (3798) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2010
22 oz. bottle. Pours a short lived mocha colored head, with some lacing, over a black brown (SRM 40) apparently clear body.....nose is heavy coffee, light chocolate, bit of hop grass.....taste is thick with sweet malts with heavy coffee, and chocolate tones.....mouth feel is lighter than expected, less than medium, carbonation makes for a creamy mouth. This is dark and slightly sweet, with a bit too much coffee.

3.5
BuckeyeBoy (8281) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2009
Bottle pours out a dark brown almost black topped with a tan head. Aroma is of day old coffee, rich roast malts, and some sweetness. Taste is much of the aroma more of the coffee (odd Espresso Stout the name of this brew) So coffee who would have guessed. The rich sweet malts made this one for me.

3.6
notalush (5910) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Fairly viscous black pour for a lower abv beer, with an impressive tan lace - nose of coffee and vanilla beans, even a bit of maple and anise, with some tail-end roast and bitterness - creamy, medium-bodied - decent coffee flavor is showcase, without a great deal of the bitterness and/or acidity associated with it - black malt character compliments this - a bit of sweet cream character, nuttiness, vanilla bean and bittersweet chocolate - nicely balanced for a coffee beer, with the flavor showcased well.

4.2
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Aroma - bold malt, hint of sweetness; Appearance - black, opaque, very thick creamy head, laces well; Taste - sweet malt front, coffee back, mild bitter finish; Palate - subtle crispness, great body; Overall - a tad rough around the edges yet still a wonderful brew.

3.6
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2009
1 pint Bottle bought from Argonaut Liquors, Denver 25/09/2009 Big coffee roast aroma. Small beige head. Low carbonation. Black strong in alcohol and hoppy with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter roast finish.

4.3
dnstone (3485) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Smells like iced coffee! Straight black color. Very much like alcohol meets iced coffee; very tastey!

3.1
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Tap at brewery during GABF 2009.
Pours a deep black with a weak coffee nose. Flavor is deep, roasted coffee grounds. Average mouthfeel. Good beer; I’d drink more.


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