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That's What She Said - Tree House Brewing Company

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Reviews: 62
Hads: 476
Avg: 4.21
pDev: 19.71%
Wants: 86
Gots: 85 | FT: 0
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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States | website

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout | 5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 10-17-2012

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.
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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.


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

Fantastic beer. I loved this one except that it didn't really taste like a milk stout to me. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it did have a little more bitterness on the finish than I expected. It was more like a stout to me, but I still loved it.

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Photo of jhavs
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can from the source poured into a snifter.

A= Dark, opaque, no light getting through, looks a bit syrupy as you pour. Head is light brown, creamy, with a few big bubbles, lacing clings to the glass. Head settles to ring around the glass with thin layer looking like espresso foam.

S= Coffee, bitter dark chocolate, some malty sweetness.

T= Lots of lactose sweetness that blends into dark roasted malt toastyness and bitter chocolate.

M= Full bodied, a bit syrupy, mild carbonation that suits the beer.

O= Great tasting, easy to drink stout. Has sweetness, but not at all cloying. Balanced roasty malts.

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Photo of Chico1985
4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Last of 2 cans picked up at the source a couple weeks back. Have had this out of growlers and on-tap a handful of times.

A - Pint can poured to mason jar. Color is just about black, no light getting through. A finger of tan head turns to a thick ring and some strands for a cap by the end. Some decent light lace strands left behind as well.

S - Cocoa, roast, sweetened coffee, chocolate milk, bit of vanilla and bread.

T - Big chocolate milk feel with prevalent cocoa and lactose. Roast noticeable but stays mostly as a backbone. A bit of toasted bread there, lots of good cocoa.

M - Super smooth and swishy, carbonation a bit on the low side but at a great level. Pretty big flavor and body for the ABV. Light bitterness. Quite drinkable and a great feel to it.

O - Really solid milk stout, the chocolate milk flavor is pretty unstoppable with some nice balancing roast, and you actually do get the 'sweet milk' feel here than in most examples of the style. Uber-smooth, nice drinkable lightish stout that doesn't sacrifice flavor. Tree House, man.

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Photo of Digital_luda
4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dear lord, this is an amazing beer. Slick velvety mouth feel really rounds out this roasty, toasty beast of a milk stout. Roasty black coffee with a creamy sweetness that dominates the style and makes it what we know and love. two finger off white head that sticks around even after your glass is empty. highly recommended.

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

Can, pours very dark brown to black color with a small tan head. There is a bit of a soapy lacing around the glass. The odor for me is coffee, bitter chocolate, nutty, roasted malt, dry, chalky, woods, warm, slightly metallic. The taste for me is very sweet, creamy, velvety feel, coffee, dark chocolate, nutty, roasted malts, slightly salty, slight pine, barely any bitterness.

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

Can shared by Dave M, thanks for the opportunity!
Rich roasty chocolate and light caramel with just enough earthy hops to balance. Pretty damn fine stout right here.

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

Poured from a can dated 9/11/15 into a snifter yesterday. Pours inky black with a nice tan head than leaves some lacing. Smell is pure milk stout, just super sweet and roasty. Taste is definitely right on point, more sweet porter than stout. Starts with the sweetness and just goes right into these big chocolate notes, finishes a hair bitter and a touch roasted. Thick mouthfeel, medium bodied. Overall one of the better milk stouts I've had. Great work, Tree House!

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Photo of MatthewHopHead
4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16 oz can poured into standard pint glass.

Look: The creamy, chocolate finger to finger 1/2 head is what I first noticed. Spot on coffee black/brown color.

Smell: Subdued. Coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and roasted grain. Infused Vanilla could make this perfect.

Taste: Wow! Full bodied low ABV. Persistent creaminess, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, black coffee, and mixed with perfection.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Creamy chocolate milk shake that covers your palate like a rich dessert. By far my favorite non-imperial stout.

Overall; So freakishly delicious. Milk Stout perfection.


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That's What She Said from Tree House Brewing Company
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