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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #2
Ranked #183
4.51 | pDev: 6.43%
Mar 17, 2022
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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4.52 by jhavs from New York on Mar 17, 2022
4.31 by Bieniek30 from New York on Feb 20, 2022
4.75 by akopczyk from Ohio on Feb 16, 2022
4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida on Feb 09, 2022
4 by not2quick from Missouri on Jan 12, 2022
4.5 by wolfpac255 from Illinois on Jan 07, 2022
4.33 by rarapacz from Minnesota on Dec 31, 2021
4.5 by shelby415 from Oregon on Dec 23, 2021
4.18 by Filabee from Michigan on Dec 10, 2021
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5/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by DonBowman from Pennsylvania

Rating tells everything! This is an absolutely awesome beer, for me Perfection!

Oct 21, 2021
4.56 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts on Oct 16, 2021
4.69 by NappyB from Illinois on Oct 11, 2021
4.98 by JAWS from New York on Oct 04, 2021
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4.59/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by pkalix from California

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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4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Roguer from Connecticut

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
4.6 by MrNate from Florida on Sep 28, 2021
4.71 by Hefewiseman from Florida on Sep 25, 2021
4.59 by smb71481 from Vermont on Sep 20, 2021
4.66 by steve8robin from Massachusetts on Sep 19, 2021
4.25 by timmy2b from New York on Sep 05, 2021
4.75 by rstump24 from Ohio on Aug 24, 2021
4.5 by sordyl from Illinois on Jul 15, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by EmperorBevis from England

Canned in a big old tallboy crafty can and brought back to me by my sister from a trip to Berwick upon Tweed
pours a jet black body with massive thick tan head
Aroma is full on chocolate sryrup from a top coffee shop
Flavour is caramell mocha

Jul 15, 2021
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4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bret27 from California

Can courtesy of yllib.

Jul 05, 2021
4.25 by Rkitchen from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
4.85 by Bennick218 from Ohio on May 25, 2021
4.77 by beerbones from Washington on May 25, 2021
5 by PC_Principal from Texas on May 20, 2021
4.5 by MilwaukeeBeerMaker from Wisconsin on May 19, 2021
4.49 by TomWight from New York on May 18, 2021
4.39 by shehateme from Massachusetts on May 12, 2021
4.5 by Beachbums13 from New Jersey on May 12, 2021
4.5 by Burg from New Hampshire on May 05, 2021
4.18 by leaversuch from Massachusetts on Apr 17, 2021
4 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Apr 08, 2021
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4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brewme from Massachusetts

Picked-up two cans at Tree House Brewery in Charlton for about eight dollars each. My one hundred and forty second brew from these guys. Probably my least favorite stout from these guys.

Apr 02, 2021
4.25 by EuclidTX from Massachusetts on Mar 28, 2021
4.63 by dtm426 from Michigan on Mar 26, 2021
4.49 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Mar 20, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Enjoyable to sip, but there was too much of a singular maple and cola dominance in the flavor to put this beer in the top-echelon for me. With less maple this would be all time. That being said, the mouthfeel/body is really pleasant and the 9% is well hidden.

Mar 12, 2021
Impermanence from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 538 ratings