Hold On To Sunshine | Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
treehousebrew.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hold On To Sunshine is a rich and delicious stout intended to be savored and enjoyed as we enter the cool Autumn months here in New England. Brewed with Pale and Chocolate malts, Lactose, Coffee, Cacao, and Peanut Butter, it exhibits notes of rich milk chocolate, dark brown sugar, creamy espresso, and chocolate covered peanut butter cups. A luxurious mouthfeel and creamy body contribute to a beer that feels much bigger than it is - a decadent treat and one that won't overwhelm you with heaviness, yet is loaded with delicious bold flavors that express themselves as it warms. Life can come at us fast and hit us with unexpected hardship, inducing stress, fear, anger, confusion, sadness, and uncertainty. But together we must find solace and comfort in each other, and in something wonderful, equal, and free for everyone to hold on to - Sunshine. For Lauren.

Added by DougAtlantis on 09-15-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#102
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
363
pDev:
6.14%
 
 
Wants:
39
Gots:
60
Trade:
2
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5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SpinSamzo
4.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Xantanamoss
4.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of DougsBrother
4.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of pavpav12
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KRG
4.54/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TripleShot
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gelasin
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vivs85
4.53/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hyptochrons
4.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

creamy, coffee, chocolate, hint of peanut butter cup and very creamy overall with a good touch of roast to keep it balanced. creamy mouthfeel.

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Photo of Thundermuscle78
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown, almost black. Smaller dark brown head.

Smells like coffee and a hint of chocolate.

Delicious coffee flavor with chocolate on the back end

Great smooth mouth feel, I wish it had a little less carbonation.

Very balanced, I'm glad it wasn't just a coffee bomb.

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4.46/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.99/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampling a cellar temp can poured into my snifter. Beer is part of a trade with @oldlady, thanks man!
The beer pours a dark cola brown color with no light passing through my glass. A creamy tan head of 1cm foams up on the pour and fades to a wispy surface layer with thin lacing on the edge and after each sip.
The aroma is sweet chocolate, biscuity cracker grain notes, peanut husk and shell aromas and a little bit of coffee ground and roasted scents buried in the nose. As expected for this brew, I think I would put gunners Daughter a little favorable for the nose, but this is definitely an appealing one.
First sip reveals a smooth silky texture with very fine and tingly carbonation. Nice physical traits on this one.
Flavor is what the nose advertises with lots of malt profile. Some milk chocolate, roasted notes and coffee grounds mixing with some sweet brown sugar and peanut butter hit here. I dont get any hop presence and find that the booze is well hidden too. This is a sweet malt lovers beer and ya gotta like peanut butter too. Im a fine and would buy this one again, but I dont think I would drink more than one at a sitting. Another nice stout from TH.

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4.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.63/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.39/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gowens18
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LukeGude
3.99/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Maybe it was because I had massive expectations, but a little disappointing. Just a strong stout, didn't get PB or coffee.

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4.31/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed with Jolene 11/9/18

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Hold On To Sunshine from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 363 ratings