I Will Not Be Afraid | Tree House Brewing Company

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4.64/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
treehousebrew.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Luscious_Malfoy on 09-07-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
49
pDev:
4.74%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
10
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of ryanflc
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wesmaze
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Delicious!!! You get the chocolate flavor and a little of the coffee without the bitterness.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.27/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Xantanamoss
4.68/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pavpav12
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Phurley2
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jvillefan
4.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JLK7299
5/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured pitch black with a nice thick head. Taste has a ton going on and all of them are phenomenal. Mouth feel is like pure silk. This is easily one of the best stouts I’ve ever had.

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Photo of ellswrth
4.75/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Benish
4.52/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a rich black color with a vibrant brown head. The aromas were bright with mocha coffee, coconut, hazelnut, and chocolate. Very rich, sweet, and inviting...hard to keep that glass away from the nose! The taste was just as outstanding! Up front was sweetened coffee with vanilla, milk chocolate, dark fruits, and coconut. Tasted like a desert coffee with all the added adjuncts but minus the artificial flavors. It has a full-bodied mouthfeel with absolutely no warmth. This beer was a delight, its sweet but does not push its envelope to the boundary of diabetes.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle, snifter glass. Dark cola brown body, nearly black, one finger white head, good retention, a little bit of frothy lacing. Smell is big caramel and milk chocolate, lactose, a bit of fudge, and a mild espresso presence, bit of roast as well. Flavour follows; caramel and chocolate are very forward here, muting the coffee a bit. Tastes like a caramel latte, even. Pretty dang nice flavour with a lot going on there. Medium full bodied, creamy, substantial and delicious. Still, I thought it could use a bit more coffee as well.

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Photo of StoutSnob40
4.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
4.31/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChittyChambers
4.52/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cwarwick812
4.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fossage78
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xtonytx
4.6/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wellsnb
4.68/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gowens18
4.79/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jlindros
4.57/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Huge thanks to rudzud

Pours a big frothy creamy dark colored head retains very well, lots of lacing too, pitch black and long legs

Nose is loads of fudge, dark chocolate, cocoa, a little nutty and nougat cookie dough, so much dark chocolate fudge, chocolate ice cream, lots of earthy nutty coffee, fresh cold brewed coffee, choc brownies

Taste brings loads more fudge, sweet caramel and milk chocolate with loads of fudge and coffee, fresh mild roast coffee and huge nutty flavor, with a bit of a fruity coffee, nice candy bar, cocoa, cookie dough notes, a bit of bitterness, more chocolate ice cream and lush and creamy, fresh nutty coffee late, roasty notes as well, slight sticky finish, more roasty nutty dark chocolate cocoa finish, almost German forest cake thing with that mild fruity coffee

Mouth is heavier bod, lush creamy thick, nice creamy carb, pretty much no booze

overall awesome, very very good

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Photo of rudzud
4.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Picked up at the brewery and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a standard tulip a nice dark brown almost black with a thin one finger mocha head that fades to leave light lacing and a creamy blanket.

S - Big aromas of fudgy chocolate brownies, bakers chocolate, light malts, little coffee. No discernable alcohol.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with excellent chocolate syrup and bakers chocolate. Rich brownies followed by some lightly sweet fruity coffee, almost berry little. Like dense brownie swirled with fruit. Or, German black forest cake.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, silky smooth and creamy, alcohol hidden wonderfully.

O - Overall this was a very solid imperial milk stout. The appearance and mouthfeel are spectacular. Nice use of fruity coffee to help round out the chocolate even more. Really enjoyable.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.37/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bobv
4.77/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Moderate pour yields a one inch dark tan head over a very, very, dark brown body with exquisite lacing. Nose of bitter chocolate at first and as it warms, milk chocolate, malted milk, caramel, toffee, molasses, and coffee. Taste is just as complex, with caramel, molasses, and toffee swirling through gobs of chocolate. Finish is where the coffee wakes you up for another sip. Easy now, slow down; it hasn't even warmed up yet! Luxurious feel, and overall, the best stout (milk or otherwise) I've had from any of the four Tree House breweries. Cheers!!!

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Photo of npachl
4.62/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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I Will Not Be Afraid from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.64 out of 5 with 49 ratings