Human Condition
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #16
Ranked #397
4.44 | pDev: 6.31%
May 21, 2021
Mar 21, 2018
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Notes: Human Condition is a rich and delicious Tree House stout brewed with coconut, caramel and chocolate. It is designed to capture the spirit and flavor of samoas cookies. It pours a deep black color in the glass releasing aromas of tasted coconut, caramel, milk chocolate and creamy coffee. The flavor follows suit, with a predominant chocolate coconut note fading into a rich caramel candy finish. We are so pleased to our long running philosophy of presenting richly flavorful, thoughtful, and well crafted beers that neither tire or weigh heavy on the palate. This beer works perfectly as a companion to a cold spring evening spent dreaming of warm sandy beaches. In the breadth of the human condition we hope that this beer can offer a moment of joy amidst the endless ups and downs we encounter as we make our way through this fortunate journey called life.
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4.08 by pkalix from California on May 21, 2021
4.5 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania on May 20, 2021
4 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Mar 25, 2021
4.19 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Mar 22, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Pours pitch-black with quickly receding, very small dark brown head. Nose is maple syrup, fudge, cocoa powder, coconut. The body is creamy. The sweetness from the Canadian ketchup and the caramel is predominant. The coconut was more prominent in the nose than the taste. Overall very happy with it.

Mar 07, 2021
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3.83/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Holderness from Massachusetts

S -- Milk chocolate, roast, coconut, caramel, coffee ice cream. The meaty roastiness is a bit too noticeable
T -- Chocolate ice cream, caramel, sugar cookie, coffee syrup -- the coconut kind of gets washed around by the other flavors and isn't that noticeable. Sweet
F -- Medium+ mouthfeel, medium carb. Quick thick and syrupy, especially for the ABV
O -- Eh, not really my preferred flavor combo


Feb 26, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Roasted malt, coconut, and caramel up front. Some dark chocolate and coffee present as well

T: Follows the nose. Roasted malt, coconut, and dark chocolate surge out of the gate, followed by the caramel and light coffee. Finishes with lingering coconut and dark chocolate

M: Medium-full bodied with low-moderate carbonation

O: A great milk stout that nails the coconut and caramel aspect to go along with the chocolate. Makes for a nice dessert beer. Definitely worth checking out

Feb 20, 2021
4.23 by EuclidTX from Massachusetts on Feb 18, 2021
4.25 by sunnytropic from New York on Feb 10, 2021
4.31 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Feb 09, 2021
4.29 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio on Feb 02, 2021
4.46 by TomWight from New York on Jan 27, 2021
3.96 by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut on Nov 13, 2020
4.5 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Aug 30, 2020
5 by ConnorSimpson41 from Pennsylvania on Jul 31, 2020
4.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Apr 25, 2020
4.5 by heysuz from Indiana on Apr 25, 2020
4.5 by paulish from New York on Apr 07, 2020
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4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

16oz can dated 1/12/20.

Pours opaque black with a surging head of brown with a stretch pour. Moderate retention and lacing. Dark chocolate with vanilla and a hint of coconut in the nose. Full bodied with a creamy, velvety mouthfeel. Fudge with chocolate syrup on the palate. Finishes sweet with lingering chocolate and faint coconut.

Apr 05, 2020
4.47 by crobinso from Colorado on Mar 20, 2020
4.38 by mpmcguire11 from Rhode Island on Mar 18, 2020
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4.47/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by scotorum from Massachusetts

Acquired thanks to daughter, canned 1/16/20. Poured from the 16 oz, can into a Samuel Smith English tulip pint.

a; Opaque black with barest hint of ruby at the very bottom periphery. Half finger tan head receded to thin patchy surface foam and spotty lacing.

s; Mild milk chocolate, hint of caramel and coconut.

t; Follows the nose along with a moderate hop bite which lingers a bit on the sweet finish.

m: Medium to full, very good body and some carbonation tingle.

o; Another superior milk stout from TH, flavorful and a fine sipper. Enjoyable to the last.

Mar 17, 2020
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4.41/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Absolutely delicious milk stout, my first non-IPA from Tree House. 1/16/20 date printed on can. Pours a thick dark brown color, opaque and almost black. Some great looking mocha head and small rings of lingering lacing that lasted. Smells of dark mocha chocolate, medium roast coffee, caramel, bread, malt, vanilla, roasted nuts and much fainter coconut. Tastes similarly, very well balanced and complex, great depth. The coconut was subtle but very well done and despite the higher ABV this one wasn’t necessarily a sipper. Smooth, rich, luscious, slightly sticky mouthfeel that coated the palate. Just the right amount of carbonation. Beer mellowed out as it warmed towards room temperature. Just lost a little lusciousness as it warmed which is why I didn’t give it higher marks. Worked well with both savory dinner and sweet dessert.

Feb 27, 2020
4.45 by TheBeerMaster1 from New York on Feb 26, 2020
4.49 by Icka31 from Ohio on Feb 25, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

can. poured into a snifter, opened 2 11 20

dark motor liquid, solid, creamy one finger brown foam cap. good retention, settles a strong ring with a thin layer of bubbles

aroma is caramel, coconut, chocolate

taste is chocolate, roast beans, caramel, coconut

low sudsing, roast taste lingers, sweet, no bitterness

good beer

Feb 12, 2020
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4.34/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Poured out black with a thin brown head. The smell of the beer is sweet with caramel and hints of coconut. The taste has a very nice dessert-like flavor, definitely similar to the Samoa cookies like they mention in the description. The feel of the beer is very smooth. Overall it's another outstanding Milk Stout from Tree House.

Feb 08, 2020
4.17 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Feb 08, 2020
4.34 by wip998001 from Massachusetts on Feb 06, 2020
4.57 by MilaMila from Massachusetts on Jan 31, 2020
4.85 by Mrthetank from Virginia on Jan 29, 2020
4.75 by mattycasey from Massachusetts on Jan 25, 2020
4.74 by Taycro from Massachusetts on Jan 20, 2020
4.25 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts on Jan 17, 2020
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3.62/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DefenCorps from Oregon

Thanks, Rick! Canned 02 Nov.

Jet black with dark brown highlights, this beer is capped with a dark brown head that recedes rapidly leaving no lacing. The nose is sweet with dark caramel, honey, dark roasted grain, coconut, hazelnut, caramelized milk, rum soaked raisins, buckwheat honey, a noticeable lactose sweetness. Plenty of roasted malt is present. The palate opens sweet and roasty with plenty of lactose sweetness, burnt and caramelized milk, a little licorice, buckwheat honey and dark caramel. Bitter dark chocolate, considerably sweetened, is present on the mid-palate. Rather thin on the palate, this beer is medium-light in body, a little overcarbonated and finishes sweet with plenty of lactose sweetness. Notes of macadamia and coconut are present. Solid, though a little overbearing.

Dec 28, 2019
4.5 by JonB25 from Delaware on Dec 01, 2019
4.49 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia on Nov 28, 2019
4.44 by Joesapp from Connecticut on Nov 03, 2019
4.34 by Phoodcritic from Michigan on Oct 26, 2019
4.5 by BEER88 from Washington on Sep 15, 2019
Human Condition from Tree House Brewing Company
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