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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. Its 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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (9380) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours near black with a rich tan head and a chocolate and coffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied chocolate and treacle flavor with a huge hit of coffee. Very creamy and tasty.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (2371) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2016
A nice creamy stout. Has light coffee flavors. Thin fading head. Toast cream. Good body needs more coffee though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ibrubeer (313) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 24, 2016
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flemdawg (559) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2015
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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
youdictategood (467) - Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gregwilsonstl (2192) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Dark black. Solid chocolate. Sweet at first. Espresso. Tasty. Nice breakfast beer. Cant taste any alcohol. Monicas 21st. Shared with anthony.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HippieFee (350) - - JUL 26, 2015
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 dont 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1781) - Penfield, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Pour. Black. No head. Coffee aroma. Green coffe taste. Bitter. Malty. Roasts. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MetalNHopHead (1563) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 17, 2015
There are some beers I like more in hindsight than I do at the time. Twisted Pines 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 Id 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. Its damn drinkable and has decent flavors. Still, nothing really made it stand out for me.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HuskerTan (1787) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3805) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
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 FRANAIS Verre, 12 onces, en ft, lors de la remise des prix du Brewers Association lors du Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoure le 4 octobre 2014; il : noire, opaque, belle mousse brun fonc, dentelle moyenne; nez : caf noir, grain de caf moulu, orge torrfie, trs lger orge brle; bouche : caf noir, grain de caf moulu, orge torrfie, trs lger orge brle, intense, riche, lger houblon amrisant, finale en caf avec prsence dorge torrfie, corps cors-moyen, carbonatation sous la moyenne, lgrement amre, texture riche; en rsum : trs bon


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