Friday, June 24, 2011

Big Shot Espresso Stout

Today I'm drinking Big Shot Espresso Stout brewed by Twisted Pine Brewing Company in Boulder, Colorado. This beer is part of their Timberline Series. The label shows a hot mug of joe with some steam coming off of it. There is a little story on the side, which you can read below, and they note this is a winner of GABF Silver Medal in 2008.

WONDERFUL coffee aroma, reminds me when my wife's Cuban friend comes over and makes that coffee. MUCH thinner than I was expecting from such a rich and luscious aroma. Flavors do revolve around coffee, but they are very much departed from the coffee aroma. Malty old coffee flavors, flat and stale. Not sweet in the slightest. Rather, this beer is on the bitter and even salty side.

There are no burnt flavors, which is a profile I don't dig, so that was cool. Roasted and nutty make a short guest appearance. Smooth texture, but the stale coffee was enough that I didn't even finish half of Big 22. The End. Get something else. Let me know if you need a recommendation.

500 Beers: The Only Beer Compendium You'll Ever Need (Sellers Publishing)

Big Shot -- Billy Joel MP3

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