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That's What She Said - Tree House Brewing Company

That's What She Said
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 7.18%


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

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 10-17-2012)
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Large pitted tan head like drifting snow pocked by drips snowmelt. Dark brown pour sits black. 3 thick lace rings.

Roast malt and sweet lactose smells...milk shakey. Milk shake-esque.

Roast malt, strong dark coffee and a gentle amount of acrid char helps to balance out the lactose sweetness. Sweetness still wins though.

Drank while my wife brews her first all grain batch.

Serving type: growler

03-29-2013 00:17:38 | More by donkeyrunner
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

750ml swing-top growler poured into a snifter. Growler was filled at the brewery only a few hours ago.

A: Deep black on the pour with a sandy colored head. Good retention, even when the head begins to settle it can be revived with a swirl of the glass. Lacing is sparse and spotty.

S: Milk chocolate, french roast coffee, roasted malts, a bit earthy, lacto sweetness. Tight berry darkfruit.

T: French roast coffee and nutty tastes open. Tide of milk chocolate. Kiss of smoke and a strong roasty push. Sugary lacto sweetness throughout. Hint of cola. Tight, subtle undercurrent of raspberry. Drying finish of wood, roast, and chocolate.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy and slick. Prickling carbonation is too mild to provide adequate support. It's a bit too flat and still, and this makes it seem a little on the watery side.

O: It's a pretty classic milk stout. Solid enough, but a few minor tweaks would go a long way to enhance the drinkability. Stiffer carbontaion would provide the lift that the body needs.

Serving type: growler

04-07-2013 00:14:59 | More by ryan1788a5
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up from the brewery on Thursday and poured in to my duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice rich, dark brown nearly black hue with a good almost two finger mocha head that fades to leave a thin wispy blanket and nice lightly sticky side lacing.

S- Aromas of creamy lactose and chocolate (ala chocolate milk), cocoa powder, light malt sweetness, maybe a hint of roast.

T - Taste is very similar to the nose, chocolate milk, light creaminess, cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, light light roasted notes, light malt sweetness. The finish is a lingering creamy chocolate, albeit somewhat sticky like I have chocolate syrup in the mouth.

M - Mouthfeel isn't bad, creamy, lightly carbonated. Easy drinking.

O - Overall, not a bad milk stout. Nice lactose and chocolate notes, easy drinking. Would be a fine stout to drink in the warmer months.

Serving type: growler

04-12-2014 21:45:23 | More by rudzud
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Another beer I'm pretty sure I reviewed before, but somehow it disappeared. So just bought another growler and go at it again.

Big creamy head pillowy looking, fades semi slowly with nice lacing, super dark black faint hints of molasses colored light sneaking through.

Big lactose milk, chocolate milk, powdered cocoa, light toasty brown malts and caramel, hint biscuit.

Taste again creamy lactose, milk chocolate, light powdered cocoa, creamy and smooth, hint of roasted char, light biscuit and caramel roasted brown malts, little bit of spicy hops and bitterness. Finish is dry and milky smooth but little sticky, a bit more bitterness, light cocoa powder and lactose lingering.

Mouth is med bodied but very creamy and milky, lighter but decent carb, the drying lactose on the finish leaves a milky film in the mouth.

Overall pretty nice, very creamy lactose, a bit of choc/cocoa, decent malt profile, nice light but noticeable hops, tasty and very drinkable.

Serving type: growler

04-02-2013 12:32:42 | More by jlindros
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml THB swing-top bottle filled at the brewery.

First THB glass pours with a 1/4" brown head, over the opaque dark brown/black brew. Head is quickly down to an uneven skim, with sticky lacing. Aroma is rich coffee and chocolate.

Taste follows the nose, coffee and sweet chocolate, closes lightly bitter. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is easy. Another good one from Tree House.

Serving type: growler

10-28-2012 23:01:10 | More by ppoitras
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml growler filled at the brewery on Saturday (4 days ago). Poured into Tree House glass.

A- Pours a pitch black with a little over a finger's worth of mocha head that has nice retention and leaves thin layered lacing.

S- Espresso, lactose sugars, roasted malts. Nice balance, decently aromatic with a nice pleasant aroma.

T- Light creamy espresso, lactose sugars, milk chocolate with a very slight bitterness, finishes with light roasted malts and more creamy espresso. Very well balanced and pretty tasty! Chocolate could come out a little bit more though, other then that it was very well done.

M- Medium bodied, nice carbonation, extremely drinkable, very nice feel for a 5.6% milk stout.

O- I really wish I bought to growlers of this stuff as the 750ml was definitely not enough. This was very tasty and had an extremely nice balance to it. I could easily drink multiple glasses of this and it is definitely one of the better local MA beers being produced. I definitely recommend checking it out as well as other beers from Tree House.

Serving type: growler

01-15-2013 23:17:03 | More by jaasen64
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steve8robin

Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Went to the brewery for the first time tonight and glad I did. Great staff and great vibes from the place. It's very down to earth feeling. Figured I'd give one of their brews a try. I picked up 3 750ml's and this is one of them:

A: Poured into my new Tree House snifter. A deep dark brew with a nice 1 inch khaki colored head which slowly fades leaving a nice lacing on the glass. Very good.

S: I get some a roasty / sweet malt blend upfront blended with some hints of licorice. Good.

T: I get a great blend of water and roast upfront, no flavors are overpowering another. A hint of bitterness in the middle with a creamy finish on the back. Some very good flavor balances and intricacies for such a low ABV brew. Good.

M: Medium body with a great carbonation. Superb here.

O: All in all, nice light flavors as expected from a lower ABV brew, but lots of flavors bouncing around each balanced very well. Great introduction to this new brewery.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 00:39:16 | More by steve8robin
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL growler poured into a tulip

A midnight black body with a dark brown colored cap that rose two fingers and fell slowly. Some spider web lacing coats the glass.

Notes of lactose sugar are buried by milk chocolate, roast, and some coffee notes. A pretty robust milk stout.

Roast malt and coffee slide onto the palate with lactose sugar through the middle. Milk chocolate and bitter roast with just a touch of lactose sugar in the finish. The ratios are bit out of balance, but this is one delicious milk stout. The robust roast/coffee flavors are a welcome addition and help to balance out the sweetness of the lactose sugar.

Medium body with on point carbonation. Very easy to drink.

A well made milk stout with a unique spin highlighting roast/coffee over top of the lactose sugar. This works really well and I can see why this is so popular.

Serving type: growler

03-11-2013 12:54:40 | More by ColForbinBC
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750mL growler into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, ruby highlighted, blackish color with a frothy, light, creamy tan colored head that quickly settles into a chunky, sparse, surface coating. Aromas of dark roast coffee, sweet caramel, smoke, dark chocolate, a touch of char/campfire, and a hint of cream. Smells like a bitter, robust, rich beer. Flavors are cream forward, quickly underscored by a bitter roast coffee character. Chocolate and caramel blend in the backbone to sweeten the brew a bit further, but the scales still tip to bitter and smoky. This is a campfire beer, and a very drinkable one, at that. Tasty. Light, smooth body that is slightly dry to remain within the style parameters. The aftertaste is cream and coffee, with a touch of the campfire smoke still present. Slick, slightly bitter, dry finish. This is a good, solid, drinkable beer.

Serving type: growler

08-15-2013 02:14:48 | More by GarthDanielson
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is an interesting brew. The smell is outstanding. Huge coffee notes, milk, creamy goodness, hints of chocolate. It's just great. Perfection of you ask me.

The pour is nice, beautiful dark color, completely black with a small tan head.

The mouthfeel is where I feel it loses passion and love. Semi-watery and lacking in depth. For me I want a milk stout to be bigger and bolder and coat the mouth when it is in my mouth. This leaves a lingering coat but is thin while in the mouth. I'm being picky.

The taste is big on the coffee. Almost like a cafe au lait. Mmmm

Serving type: growler

08-24-2013 19:29:00 | More by Patrickbrusil
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popery

California

4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with dark brown highlights around the edges. Soft, khaki head. It's a thick blanket of small bubbles. Great lacing, good head retention. Lots of chocolate in the aroma with some gentle roast. Nice lactic edge. Loads of milk chocolate. The taste is similar. It's medium sweet with lots of cocoa flavor. The relatively mild lactic note keeps the beer from getting cloying. Plus, there is very little of the cola flavor that I tend to find a bit overbearing in other examples. Mouthfeel is creamy and gentle. They filled this growler right up to the top, leaving nearly zero head space, and the beer kept very well. Pretty much perfect for the style. Very impressive stuff. I'm not the biggest milk stout fan, but this is just how I like them.

Serving type: growler

12-07-2013 06:40:46 | More by popery
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Visited the brewery on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Small crowd and no line. Dean is the man. Amazing property and such a cool operation. Can't say enough good things about Tree House.

A: Pitch dark brown with a fluffy, bubbly, light brown head leaving behind good lace and good retention. Hell yeah.

S: Quite a change from Eureka and Sap that I've been drinking. Roasted, creamy malt with some caramelized sugar and chocolate and cocoa.

T: Super roasty but also super creamy at the same time. Seriously delicious example of the style. When I drink a milk stout, I want these qualities. I want it to be creamy as hell. Tons of malt, chocolate, and residual sugar to leave you wanting more. Also a bit of hops in the finish to keep it real. Such a great beer.

M: Smoothest beer you can find, massive flavor, right body and carbonation, and never cloying!

O: This is the essence of a Milk Stout. Outta bounds. So delicious. Everything that you want is there and more. Great name for the beer, too. Tree House....stop it! This is the style...nailed!

Serving type: growler

07-14-2013 22:38:11 | More by Gatch
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DrugsDelaney1

Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Eyes: Pours very dark brown to black. Has a nice fluffy head and those tiny little bubbles I love so much
Nose: Smells like a good milk stout should...Coffee, chocolate
Mouth: Creamy, but not too thick. Has a wonderful smooth mouth feel. I'm getting chocolate nibs and coffee in the flavor. Lots of delicate flavor and the perfect amount of alcohol. It's not overly sweet and the hops works extremely well with their malt selection.

Excellently crafted. I love this beer and will drive the hour from Boston again soon.

Serving type: growler

08-12-2013 15:22:59 | More by DrugsDelaney1
That's What She Said from Tree House Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.