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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #2
Ranked #173
4.51 | pDev: 6.21%
Apr 16, 2023
Dec 18, 2015
Notes: Impermanence is an imperial milk stout brewed with coffee, chocolate, and maple syrup. Below these additions lies a complex base of chocolate, caramel, and dark crystal malts. A kettle addition of lactose serves to amplify the decadence of this uniquely Tree House offering. Impermanence coats the tongue with flavors of sweet milk chocolate, dark amber maple syrup, and coffee ice cream. It's an incredible treat - a bona fide breakfast confections bonanza. It is an example of what is possible with careful selection of ingredients paired with focused brewing execution. Please enjoy it fresh and use it as an opportunity to reflect, give thanks, and enjoy in the company of others.
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Rated: 4.28 by pveilleux from Massachusetts

Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 4.81 by steeptrails from Massachusetts

Mar 11, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnG190 from New York

5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Impermanence has a deep, rich, and opaque black color. It has a creamy, dense, and long-lasting head of tan foam that leaves attractive lacing on the glass. Impermanence is rich and complex, with a strong presence of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and a hint of dark fruit. The coffee notes are bold and robust, chocolate adds a smooth sweetness that balances out the bitterness from the roasted malts. The dark fruit notes are subtle, but add an extra layer of depth and complexity to the aroma. Overall, the aroma of the Impermanence Stout is truly captivating and leaves you eager to take a sip. On the palate, Impermanence has a rich, full-bodied flavor profile that is both complex and satisfying. The initial taste is a strong, bitter espresso-like flavor, which is quickly followed by notes of dark chocolate and roasted malt. This is balanced out by a hint of sweetness from the malt. Impermanence has a creamy and silky mouthfeel that makes it a pleasure to drink. The texture is thick and smooth, coating the palate. The body is medium to full, providing a substantial and satisfying experience with each sip. The carbonation is low, giving the stout a smooth and creamy finish without being too fizzy. Overall, the mouthfeel of this stout is well-balanced and luxurious. Overall, Tree House Brewing Impermanence is an outstanding stout! With its rich flavor, smooth finish, and attractive appearance, it is sure to be a hit with anyone who tries it.
Feb 12, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by bruindre from Massachusetts

Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 4.33 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Feb 06, 2023
Rated: 4.23 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Dec 26, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by EMH73 from New York

Dec 25, 2022
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
#143, great milk stout
Dec 20, 2022
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Pours near black with a two finger beige head; good retention and leggy with a showering of lace

Smell: Roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel and coffee with maple syrup supporting

Taste: Roasted malt, dark chocolate and caramel forward with coffee, vanilla and maple syrup adding a variety of dimensions; finishes with lingering roast and maple syrup

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A very nice milk stout that avoids the cloying sweetness that plagues many of the beers of this style; the way the roasted malt and coffee offsets the sweetness of the caramel and maple syrup is impressive

Thanks, devoured_by_vermin, for the opportunity
Nov 20, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by kewharton from Florida

Nov 19, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
As a fan of Stouts, I wanted to try this milk stout. Wow! This was really good, albeit a little bit sweeter than I expected, but overall it was great.
Nov 12, 2022
Rated: 4.44 by tscanlon51 from Massachusetts

Nov 04, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by Dope from Massachusetts

Oct 20, 2022
Rated: 4.6 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 14, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Oct 13, 2022
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can, dated simply "Autumn 2022" on the bottom

Pours inky jet black, thick tan colored head. The coffee and dark chocolate balances the maple and lactose a bit, but still on the sweeter side. Full bodied, thick and smooth feel.
Oct 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Canned “Autumn 2022“

For the second time in one Tree House run, we have yet another TH beer in the BA top 250! This one currently sits at #168, and #2 for Milk Stouts, just under their own Moment Of Clarity. Funnily enough, they are both Milk Stouts aduncted with coffee, chocolate, and maple syrup. Let’s crack it open and see how they differ

Pours completely pitch black with 3 fingers of creamy dark tan head that slowly fades to a ring and leaves decent lacing

The nose is very sweet and maple-forward, but there’s a delicate balance from the roast. I’m picking up on aromas of sweet maple syrup, vanilla, milk chocolate truffle, caramel, brown sugar, medium roast coffee, and light nougat

Once again in taste, there’s a lot of maple, but the balance is even more amazing here. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting sweet maple, toasted oak, dark chocolate, medium roast coffee, brown sugar, light coconut, and dark caramel. The swallow brings notes of sweet maple, chocolate fudge, dark caramel, toasted oak, brown sugar, medium roast coffee, and light molasses

A medium full body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in a a creamy but not syrupy beer. Finishes slightly sticky but not overly sweet

In a word; wow. Maybe I’m a sucker for maple in Stouts, 2 of my all time top 10 beers are just that, but this is truly awesome. Even better than Moment Of Clarity. Tree House strikes again with this long time want of mine
Oct 03, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by newcastlemike from Connecticut

Oct 03, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Sep 28, 2022
Rated: 4.03 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 4.14 by Affinity from Missouri

Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by jhavs from New York

Mar 17, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by Bieniek30 from New York

Feb 20, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by akopczyk from Ohio

Feb 16, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida

Feb 09, 2022
Rated: 4 by not2quick from Missouri

Jan 12, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by wolfpac255 from Illinois

Jan 07, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by rarapacz from Minnesota

Dec 31, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by shelby415 from Oregon

Dec 23, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by Filabee from Michigan

Dec 10, 2021
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Rated by DonBowman from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Rating tells everything! This is an absolutely awesome beer, for me Perfection!
Oct 21, 2021
Rated: 4.56 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts

Oct 16, 2021
Rated: 4.69 by NappyB from Illinois

Oct 11, 2021
Rated: 4.98 by JAWS from New York

Oct 04, 2021
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Reviewed by pkalix from California

4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
mmm..... yummy lactose..... sigh..... why not throw some ExLax in ther with it? i hear it comes in chocolate flavor these days.... aside from that... goddammmm this shit is good! and it's, like, eight months old.... they put out such exceptioinal stuff.... let's see how the bowels handle it tonight though.... Bottle Logic lactose stouts TEAR MY ASS UP!
Oct 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Excellent head production and good retention. Overall, an attractive beer.

Tons of maple on the nose; it's definitely the dominant characteristic, followed by coffee and the rich malt base. I don't get much chocolate standing out from the malt.

Flavor is more balanced: up front, it's a stout, through and through. The maple doesn't take long to show its presence, but it's a bit woodier and far less sweet than the nose. This is certainly amplified by the bitterness of the coffee and chocolate. The result is more in line with a breakfast beer (a la Maple Bacon Coffee Porter) than a dessert beer - which seems to be the goal, based on the description.

Maple, wood, semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, toffee, molasses, cream. The flavor really grows; I wasn't blown away by the first sip, but I'm liking it more and more.

An easy trap for a beer like this is to go overboard on the sweetness. While the maple winds up being the star (as so often is the case when adding maple syrup), it's still a pretty well-balanced beer, with plenty of bitterness. It's very approachable for a beer verging on double digit ABV. It lets you know it's pretty big, but it doesn't hit you over the head with it.
Oct 03, 2021
Rated: 4.6 by MrNate from Florida

Sep 28, 2021
Rated: 4.71 by Hefewiseman from Florida

Sep 25, 2021
Rated: 4.59 by smb71481 from Vermont

Sep 20, 2021
Rated: 4.66 by steve8robin from Massachusetts

Sep 19, 2021
Impermanence from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 559 ratings