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That's What She Said | Tree House Brewing Company

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That's What She SaidThat's What She Said
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Milk Stout. Roasty, Chocolately, Coffee, Smooth. It is absolutely loaded with flavor for a 5.6% drink, and the residual sugar greases your palate just enough to want to drink this forever.

Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

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Photo of SawDog505
3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a 4 oz snifter canned on 4/1/16. Pours a very attractive dark brown with a half inch light brown head that leaves behind plenty of lace.

Smell is cocoa nibs, vanilla, and some expresso.

Taste follows nicely cocoa nibs, vanilla bean, and slight expresso.

Mouthfeel is almost medium, moderate carbonation, a little dry, and easy drinking.

Overall this is a very solid milk stout.

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Photo of inkman15
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Like pretty much everything Tree House puts out, this is a phenomenal beer.

Appearance: black/deep brown with pretty large creamy tan/white head that sticks around throughout the entire drinking session

Aroma: Chocolate, coffee and lots of dark roasted malts. An underlying sweetness from the lactose.

Taste: Huge amount of roast and chocolate. Coffee notes don't quite translate to the palate from the aroma or they blend in more with the overall roast of the malts. Sweetness is just where it needs to be and it never goes over to cloying. Ends with a nice bitter astringency to balance the mid-palate lactose

Feel: Creamy and full body. Leave a little bitterness.

Overall: Probably my favorite milk stout. Robust and full of flavor at 5.6%. Not too sweet. Wish I could get my hands on it more often.

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Photo of gibgink
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Consumed at a share on 6/5/16. This is probably the best milk stout I have ever had(and I've had a lot). The lactose in this beer is very present. You can smell it and taste it. It adds to the creaminess and sweetness of the brew as well, which is where a lot of other milk stouts fail. I could easily drink this all the time.

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Photo of pkalix
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

yes, absolutely loaded for 5.6%... very nice. creamy, roasty, chocolate-y. smooth. super easy to drink. darn good milk stout. done very well. the force is definitely with Treehouse.... havent met the 'perfect' milkstout yet... starting to realize there is a limit..... this is close to it....

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hanging their hat on the explosive trend of New England-style hoppy beer, the Tree House brewers now turn their attention to the classic English milk stout and exercise their brewing prowess on that genre...

That's What She Said pours with the common creamy, milkshake-like viscosity with a thick, whipped and luscious head. Rich aromatics rise to captivate the senses with coffee and chocolate with a sweeter caramel and cream backdrop. Its taste is sultry and savory sweet as caramel, chocolate, vanilla and cream slowly seep into the tastebuds.

As the taste transpires, the sweetness begins to wane and the more earthy, bitter and robust flavors overachieve. Dark roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, walnut and burnt cream all roll onto the middle palate with a culminating taste of roasted marshmallow. Gaining an earthy ground later, the essence of cocoa, chicory, light licorice and fresh coffee grinds balance with the finesse of whipping cream, vanilla and an angel food-like starch.

Full but moderate in its mouthfeel, the beer's texture is luscious and smooth. Its creamy taste and texture continues to buffer the roast, chalk and cocoa earth textrues as it keeps the notion of cream alive. Still, the beer's drying tendencies offer a semblance of drinkability while still celebrating its more decadent side.

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Photo of Teleweizen2
3.56/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A - pours Jet black with a fingers worth of bubbling tan foam. Quickly fizzles out to a thin ring around the glass.

S - the aroma is soft and sweet. Notes of yogurt, milk chocolate, blonde roast coffee, hints of soy and general earthines.

T - notes of bakers chocolate up front which deepens in intensity as it warms on the tongue bringing out notes of soy and burnt crusts. Flavors of milk, toffee and nuget add sweetness. Backend is more herbal and earthy with more coffee character coming through followed by a dry, roasty finish.

M - mouthfeel is slick and oily. Carbonation is medium on the lower side. Body is medium.

O - solid milk stout with very prominent lactose notes. i am glad I got to try it but would like to revisit on draft as this can was just not my favorite example of the style.

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Photo of MisSigsFan
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black color with a thick light brown head. Smell is pretty sweet and chocolatey. Some nice roasty notes in there too. Taste follows the nose. The sweetness from the lactose definitely gives this a "bigger" taste than what the 5.6% would imply. I didn't know a 5.6% stout could have this much flavor. Mouthfeel is great. It actually feels much heavier than you would think. It's not watery really. Carbonation is where it should be. Overall, a really good milk stout. Super crushable and super flavorful.

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Photo of aleigator
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an oil black color with a decent, beige head.

Smells of a lactic infused and roast covered maltiness, with a decent rock sugar quality atop. Its profound malt bill features a nice toffee note, together with a layer of melting milk chocolate.

Has a vivid carbonation among a medium, truly soft mouthfeel.

Smells of burned sugar among a subtle, delicate coffee roastiness, coated up by a lactic tart note. Exhibits a great sweetness, easily balanced by the profound malts and a huge amount of cream. Finishes with a bubbly carbonation among more caramel and a cream coated roast.

Very well made, perfectly composed beer with a nice twist between, roasted malts, soothing cream and tart milk. Very smashable, while producing a great flavor intensity.

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Pitch black. Thick fluffy mocha head. A beautiful looking beer in my Treehouse snifter.
Smell - Coffee, sweet milk chocolate, roastiness, lactose
Taste - Coffee, chocolate, nice amount of sweetness from the lactose, brown sugar, French vanilla
Feel - Silky and smooth. Awesome mouthfeel for a 5.6% stout.

Overall - Another delicious TH beer. Tastes similar to Single Shot (which I love). I would drink this everyday.

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Photo of MA_hops
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Midnight black, thick mocha head.
S: Vanilla, milk chocolate, roasted malt, coffee.
T: Similar to nose. Has a vanilla/coffee sweetness. Notes of brown sugar and milk chocolate.
M: Medium carbonation, smooth, creamy mouthfeel with a slightly bitter coffee finish.
O: A very good stout. Not as thick as double shot as it isn't an imperial. I wish the coffee notes popped out more as well, but overall it was very good!

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a very, very dark brown to not quite completely black in color in body. A very dark, brown and chocolaty head forms and retains a good long while. Lacing is very good due to the dense head that is left on the top of the beer during the drink.

S- Semi-sweet chocolate and very light dark roasts assault the nose right up front and dominate the scent of the beer. The chocolate presides over the length of the smell and lingers a bit afterwards. Lightly bitter dark roasts balance the scent nicely and counter the chocolate sweetness throughout the smell.

T- Taking a drink reveals very similar flavors on the tongue as were in the scent. Chocolate hits right up front in a fairly sweet profile, albeit somewhat subdued compared to the scent. Throughout the entire drink the chocolate is the dominant flavor and the drink leans towards the sweet side, but the more bitter malt flavors from the scent give a good effort to balance that is mostly realized at the end of the drink. The lingering flavors are mostly chocolate with a brief touch of bite right at the end.

M- First off, this beer has the perfect level of carbonation for the style (at least in my opinion). It is incredibly smooth and silky on the tongue and light in the stomach, making this a very easy drink. This is the perfect weight and feel for a sweet stout.

Overall, this beer falls into one of my favorite styles and does not disappoint. Deliciously sweet, a balanced bit of bitterness, a creamy and silky smooth feel, and great drinkability makes this an awesome beer.

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Photo of dd43
4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Some milk stouts either intentionally or accidentally mask their sweetness with roast and bakers chocolate. No chance of that here. This is a sweet milk stout and is not afraid to be milky or sweet.

Fingers worth of tiny nearly nitro-esque bubbles on top of this beer. Aromas are dark chocolate and lightly roasted coffee along with a wheat bread note. Flavors meld that with a slick whole milk sweetness. Mouthfeel is fairly tongue coating for a lower ABV beer. A pint of this was enough to quench my thirst. I prefer the hoppy offerings from Tree House but this was a perfectly nice stout.

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a mocha head.

Smelling some chocolate and coffee.
Tasting slighty more chocolate than coffee.
If youve had single shot, its similar in taste but again, more chocolate than coffee.

The added lactose definitely adds a silkyness to the mouthfeel.

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Photo of mickyge
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice smooth slightly sweet stout. Pours extremely dark chocolate like. Very smooth mouth feel and slight tang on the finish. It is very drinkable and almost light tasting for a stout. Not a big stout drinker but I would definitely drink this one more.

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Photo of katsumi27
4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smells of chocolate but I get a hint of whisky. Maybe it's my inexperience.

Taste right off is chocolate then a smooth coffee. No bitter aftertaste which is fantastic. Tastes like a milkshake. Not too thin.

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Photo of jneiswender
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smell of coffee and slate chocolate burnt toast beautiful black body with a mocha head tastes of burnt toast dark chocolate coffee slightly sweet taste. Fantastic mouth feel I would drink this again

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Photo of snilsen13
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very dense color, deep deep brown. light milk chocolate brown head. Tempting!
Mild, clean nose - nothing exciting/offensive about the smell.
Tastes like malted milk balls (candy) with mild sourness. Lip licking goodness!
Nice body, but a little too carbonated to call perfect.

OUTSTANDING

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can. Pours jet black, two finger mocha head recedes slowly, not much lace. Mild burnt sugar aroma. Really like the taste of this brew. Lactose sweetness with bitter cocoa throughout the sip. Medium slick mouthfeel. Lots of flavor packed in this milk stout, yet so drinkable.

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Photo of BillErickson
4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look - Dark brown (almost black really), with a mocha-like head.

Smell - Chocolate is what hits me right away, but also coffee... and overall these scents are combined with a roast-y like aroma. Very nice!

Taste - I don't have a bad thing to say here. Very similar to the smell - sweet dark chocolate, coffee and a very slight hint of vanilla. Also, there's a tad of bitterness. The cool thing here is, it totally tastes like a Tree House brew even though it's a stout.

Feel - This is really my only issue with this beer (and this is a very small gripe), it's a little thin. This thinness helps to make it smooth, but I was hoping for a little more body.

Despite the thin body, I still highly recommend this one. This is a delicious beer and one of the best milk stouts I have ever had.

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Photo of calitrie1486
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a great offering from treehouse. Unfortunately with all the other insanely good offerings this is easily overlooked. Good flavors and decent mouthfeel but not even close to as good as they're double shot variants.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark chocolate color with a mocha head. Has a roasty chocolate aroma. Flavor is smooth and a little sweet with notes of coffee and chocolate. Finishes a little on the light side. Overall a sold milk stout.

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can dated 10/16/15, "Nice cans!" inscription on the bottom.

Black in color and opaque with a brown head. Good retention throughout the length of the beer. Nice, subtle complexities going on with the malt. Milk chocolate and coffee standout with burnt malts, caramel, and smoke lingering in the background. Light pine from the hops as well. The hops, caramel, and smoke all disappear upon tasting and you're left with a bittersweet chocolate/coffee combo. The lactose adds a creamy texture (maybe just a little too much) and smoothness to the medium-full body.

A really enjoyable milk stout, but not something I would crave seconds of. Thank you, Ian, for the can!

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Photo of breadwinner
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whew, there's some serious body on this brew. The lactose definitely contributes sweetness (more on that in a bit), but I think what it does most is give this some serious mouthfeel, almost to point of being, quite honestly, a bit of a chore to work through. You want thick, low(er) ABV stout, though? This is your dancing partner. Nice, light brown bit of foam that recedes over time. Nose kinda kicked and screamed a bit at cold temps but found its stride as it warmed, offering general sweetness, some definite chocolate notes, not much roast to be honest. Palate is also rather sweet/chocolatey, that lactose richness, a bit of acid from the roasted malt but actual roasty notes are pretty minimal. Overall, I found this a sort of indulgent brew, almost over the top with that lactose-buttressed body, and I struggled to finish the whole pint. It's tasty, but the drinkability makes it hard to imagine this being something I'd throw in the regular rotation.

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Photo of govlady
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- very dark brown, a good amount of foam that took a couple minutes to dissolve.
S- dark chocolate, malt, cocoa
T- malt, chocolate
F- very smooth, great mouthfeel, with the perfect about of carbonation
O- very drinkable, one of the best milk stouts out there

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Photo of Gemmell
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a pint can. The head is a nice mocha/khaki color that fades away rather quickly leaving light lacing clinging to the glass. The nose is all dark, roasty chocolate. The flavor is awesome. Very rich, thick chocolate and coffee. There's an underlying sweetness that takes over after the bitterness fades away. As it warms it gets slightly sweeter, but not in a bad way. The mouth feel gets fuller, even more rich as it warms as well; really coating the mouth with flavors that stick around for some time. Like their description says, for a 5.6% milk stout, this beer is packed with flavor. Great job Tree House. I'm looking forward to more of their line up in the future. Cheers!

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That's What She Said from Tree House Brewing Company
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