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RATINGS: 241   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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3.4
hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Bottle... O-Town Throwdown... Poured dark, sits black in the glass with a small, creamy, khaki head. Vanilla, cocoa, espresso nose with a smidgen of oxidation. Mildly sweet flavor with lots of coffee and chocolate. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Chocolaty finish. Thanks to Crosling for his generosity!

3.7
BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2007
[22 oz. bottle, courtesy of TAR] Awesome aroma of sweet milk chocolate and dark roasted espresso. Pitch black in color, with a short head. Very dark malt flavors, with an excellent roasted coffee foundation. Finishes quite dry, with elements of cocoa and a touch of bitter hops. All around, extremely drinkable stuff.

4
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Black with good head. Yummy...this beer is right up my alley. Great coffee aroma and taste with some smooth chocolate sweetness. Not over the top and definitely low alcohol. Doesn’t try to be a huge beer; it succeeds in being a tasty coffee flavored stout you could drink the hell out of. News flash: If you don’t like coffee you won’t like this.

3.6
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Pours a black body with a thin dark beige head. Nice espresso/latte aroma with nutty chocolate and light caramel sweetness. Flavor si a bit weaker, soem coffee, chocolate, caramel, and a thin sligtly astringent aftertaste. Easy drinking and pretty good stout.

3.5
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2006
Poured a hazy dark brown color with a thin beige head. Big coffee grind aroma with chocolate mixed in. Sweet chocolate malty flavor that sat on top of the coffee. Bitter semi-dry finish.

3.5
fly (1486) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Looked and smelled far better than the flavor delivered. Not bad mind you, but just seemed like there was going to be a lot more THERE there. Down the checklist of roastiness to chocolate to coffee it seemed to have those and all, but none melding in beautiful and alluring ways so that my now totally depraved geekiness could swoon and tongue it devilishly. Jeez I’m getting difficult.

2.6
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2006
on tap-pours a thin tan head and black color. Aroma is coffee/secondary chocolate-dark malt. Taste is bold coffee-dark malt. Not my style.

3.6
dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2006
Smells like coffee a lot. tastes almost more like coffee than beer. Crazy. I think it has more of a dry than sweet finish, but it ends uup too much like coffee for me. Better than the Lakefront Fuel Cafe Coffee beer I had recently, but just too much.

3.5
sloth (2905) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2006
Bomber@ KSBF after party 06: Poured almost flat, leaving a light brown ring of foam. Clear, dark brown almost black colored brew. Coffee nose, roast and chocolatey notes with the coffee dominating. Body was lightly/medium, lightly coating. Choco, coffee flavors blended well, light roast was a nice backdrop, light fruitiness and a touch of smoke. Finish is lightly sweet and roasty. Thanks to whomever!?

3.8
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
22 oz bottle, Kennett Square Brewfest after party 2006. Pours a clear dark brown colored body with a minimal brown head that faded to nothing. Aroma is chocolaty with a light roasty note and a good bit of coffee. Some moderate hoppiness and cocoa powder. Flavor is coffee and roast dominated, moderately bitter, with a drying slightly astringent finish. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with moderate fizzy carbonation. Overall, I really like coffee beers, and this was a pretty good one. I’d like a whole bottle to myself.


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