I Will Not Be Afraid
Tree House Brewing Company

I Will Not Be AfraidI Will Not Be Afraid
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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #10
ABV:
9.3%
Score:
99
Ranked #278
Avg:
4.48 | pDev: 6.47%
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
237
Status:
Active
Rated:
Saturday at 12:48 AM
Added:
Sep 07, 2018
Wants:
  30
Gots:
  23
We are excited to welcome a new member of the Tree House Imperial Milk Stout Family - I Will Not Be Afraid! Brewed with an assortment of chocolate, roasted, and pale malts and carefully dosed with cacao and coffee, I Will Not Be Afraid is an immensely enjoyable Tree House Imperial Milk Stout. We taste intense syrupy dark chocolate, caramelized candy sugar, chocolate covered espresso beans, and a hint of cherry cola. This beer is luxurious and silky, like chocolate clouds, yet never relies on an overly saccharine complexion to bring out the intense and complex flavors we have worked so diligently to impart. We welcome you to enjoy it by the fireplace as we head into the cooler New England seasons.
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Reviewed by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Updated description from the Tree House website: “I Will Not Be Afraid is an Imperial Milk Stout brewed with chocolate and coffee. For this beer, we craft a rich and complex malt base featuring US, UK, and German chocolate, caramel, and roasted malts. An ample addition of chocolate and a kiss of coffee results in a beer that is loaded with fluffy and dense Swiss chocolate character. As it warms deeper complexities emerge, including dark candy sugar and cacao nib flavor notes. If you love chocolate, you will love this beer.” Delicious for sure!
Saturday at 12:48 AM
 
Rated: 4.42 by Roguer from Connecticut

Feb 10, 2024
 
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

Dec 22, 2023
 
Rated: 4.35 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Jun 02, 2023
 
Rated: 4.25 by sordyl from Illinois

May 02, 2023
 
Rated: 3.05 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Apr 23, 2023
 
Rated: 4.63 by siege06nd from Virginia

Apr 23, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Feb 02, 2023
 
Rated: 4.58 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Jan 20, 2023
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

3.69/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
16oz. can into a Founders snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Beer looks great. Pours dense and rich. Thick, oily legs with spotty, stringy lace. A ring of mocha for a head. Nose is chocolate, iced coffee, sweet cream, and sweetened mocha. Plenty aromatic with that nice lactose freshness. Beer opens chocolate, molasses, fudge, and iced mocha. Sweet, sweet, sweet. Vanilla and sweet cream in the middle amp up the sugar even more. Lactose creaminess and more chocolate and vanilla syrup towards the back. Too sweet for me. This is missing the coffee and cocoa bitterness component for balance. Body is full with low carbonation. Oily and chewy on the palate and goes down warm, rich, and messy. Long, lingering aftertaste.

The flavor is just not there with this one. As with many of TH's stouts recently, entirely too sweet.
Jan 12, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by Lucoli from New York

Jan 05, 2023
 
Rated: 4.48 by Dope from Massachusetts

Dec 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.56 by smb71481 from Vermont

Dec 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by Jkolls from Ohio

Dec 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by SteveCarrozza from New Hampshire

Nov 04, 2022
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Reviewed by jngls from Germany

4.41/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
10 months old. Can to tumbler.

L: Pours pitch black with neither head nor lacing. No floaters visible.

S: Roasty and malty with notes of dark chocolate and some nutty hints. Slightly sweet.

T: Tastes much sweeter than it smells. Milk chocolate meets caramel fudge, candied peanuts and hints of black coffee. Slightly bitter finish.

F: Creamy, oily and sticky. Very low carbonation. Drinks quite smoothly.

O: A bit too sweet for my taste, but still a great stout. Definitely a very well executed beer beer with a nice complexity and a very smooth mouthfeel.
Oct 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by akopczyk from Ohio

Aug 16, 2022
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Reviewed by cdinardo21 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Roasty caramel coffee, toasty tree house mouthfeel, with just unmatched balance - enjoy beer for a non-BA milk stout. Enjoyed this quite a bit - not rushing back to have it again.
Aug 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania

May 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by 22Blue from Kansas

May 11, 2022
I Will Not Be Afraid from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 237 ratings