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: Milk / Sweet 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:
#140
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
291
pDev:
6.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Drank on tap at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton, MA
Served in a tulip

Phenomenal appearance. The beer poured an ultra thick, slick and oily, absolute pitch black. A super tight and creamy, inch-tall, cappuccino colored crown topped liquid and slowly fell to a frothy collar. A wall of spotty lacing coated the glass and stuck around until almost the drink’s end.

The aroma was also outstanding. Super rich and decadent. Huge creamed coffee presence. The lactose addition was definitely noticeable. Quite sweet but not overly so. I also picked up strong notes of maple, even though this beer supposedly was not brewed with any. Lots of powdered cocoa too. There was a fragrant nuttyness as well. I would probably guess hazelnut over peanut however. Really interesting and complex.

The flavor profile was equally as impressive. Uber malty and intense. Big roasted malt presence, but the roast was nicely offset by the perfect amount of sweetness. Big, sweet maple and brown sugar notes. Loads of powdered cocoa. Fairly nutty too. A hint of booze and roasty bitterness appeared in the finish. For a adjunct-infused sweet stout, this was surprisingly well balanced.

Fantastic mouthfeel. Rich, slick and completely full bodied for the style. The liquid contained an ultra fine and plush, tongue blanketing effervescence that turned pillowy soft on the palate.

Tree House makes so many amazing stouts, but the peanut butter in this one really brought things up to another level. This reminded me of all the best aspects of their dark beers rolled into a single offering. Who needs Good Morning when these folks put out milk stouts like this one?

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Hold On To Sunshine from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 291 ratings