Miles To Go Before I Sleep
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #10
ABV:
9.1%
Score:
98
Ranked #314
Avg:
4.51 | pDev: 5.99%
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
186
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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  22
SCORE
98
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Notes: Miles To Go Before I Sleep is an imperial milk stout brewed with a complex assortment of roasted malts, lactose, peanut butter, and chocolate. It pours motor oil black in the glass and emits rich aromas of chocolate covered peanut butter cups, chocolate covered peanuts, and toasted marshmallow. The flavor follows suit, with a body and mouthfeel that is velvety and luxurious in a way that is unique and exhilarating. Miles To Go Before I Sleep is brewed for Lauren, because she loves peanut butter cups and I love her. She deserves the world. Miles To Go is a perfect beer to enjoy with a friend or a loved one. Please keep it cold at all times and enjoy it during a special moment of your choosing.
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Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Picked up four of these as part of the Stout Lover’s Mix pack times TWO. So glad I did and since I was on my way to Florida, even more than happy to take this and share with my CLOSE family members. Ain’t sharing it otherwise. Just amazing beer and there’s no point in trying to put words into this except I feel honored to be able to get this brew.

Nov 22, 2020
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.49/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that quickly fizzles down to nothing

S: Roasted malt, dark chocolate, peanuts, coffee, and caramel all stick out. Some vanilla cream in there as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of roasted malt, dark and milk chocolate, and peanuts. Picks up some char and coffee as well as caramel and vanilla notes. Finishes with lingering roast, coffee, peanuts, and dark chocolate

M: Medium-full bodied with low-moderate carbonation

O: A very good peanut butter and coffee stout that balances everything nicely. Neither the chocolate, peanut butter, or coffee really dominates which makes for a great sipper. Definitely worth checking out

Oct 27, 2020
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FBarber from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright, shiny black color. Thick and completely opaque. One to two finger tan sudsy head dissipates steadily until just a thin layer of foam is left behind on the top of the beer. This beer is remarkably thick when you pour it and that does translate into the mouthfeel.

Aroma is dominated by notes of roasted malts and coffee. There are some lighter hints of chocolate, vanilla, cream, and peanut butter.

Taste follows the nose with roasted malts and coffee up front. Lots of cream, vanilla and cocoa are noted with an underlying lighter peanut butter note. They call this a milk stout and it certainly is - lots of creamy notes and firmly in the very sweet camp. Bit of a toasty finish on the back end.

The peanut butter in this one really shines most in the feel - it gives this beer an incredibly smooth, creamy feel to it. Medium carbonation.

Overall a really tasty stout from Tree House.

Sep 25, 2020
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BeerBaronBear from New York

4.31/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very good stout! A little viscous and boozy for my taste, but has lots of depth of flavor and is an enjoyable sipper. There's some peanut butter flavor in there, but it's not too heavy. This is more chocolate-forward, with only moderate notes of coffee. I would say this is middle of the road in terms of Tree House stouts, but still very good overall.

May 15, 2020
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kevanb from Illinois

4/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

16oz can, dated 12.04.19, poured into a Tree House snifter glass.

The beer pours a deep jet black, thick and viscous with a nice khaki head, modest retention and little lacing. The aroma is pleasant, plenty of rich dark and milk chocolate, fusel alcohol, a bit of roasted grain, coffee and sweet cream. The flavors are good, milk and dark chocolates, lightly roasted coffee, toasted grain, sweet cream, mild salty peanut butter that grows as it warms with lingering booze and vanilla. The mouthfeel is good, coating and creamy medium heavy body, thick and smooth with a warm finish.

Verdict: A nice milk stout from Tree House. Perhaps lacking a bit in the peanut butter front but it's a nice adjunct forward "pastry" stout. Balance is nice and it's very easy to drink despite the higher ABV.

Jan 05, 2020
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton, MA
12/04/19
Served in a tulip

Viscous, pitch black appearance. The dense, oily looking body was capped by a tight, creamy, cappuccino colored crown that fell to a clingy collar. A thick, drippy ring of lacing stuck along the glass. On subsequent sips, the lacing broke apart into a spotty curtain.

The aroma was solid. Mocha notes dominated. Nice mix of creamed and sugared coffee and medium roast espresso. Big, rich, dark malt notes were also apparent. Touch of char. Some vanilla came through as well. Moderately sweet.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose but a bit more punchy. Big roasted malt presence on the front end. Some caramel malts as well. Nice amount of sweetness. Mocha notes kicked in mid palate. Smooth, medium roast espresso and semi-sweet chocolate came to mind. Vanilla and sweet cream were also apparent. More bitter roast and espresso on the back end and the finish. Hint of boozy warmth after the swallow.

Super creamy, fluffy, smooth mouthfeel. Fuller bodied for the style. The liquid contained a fine, fairly aggressive effervescence that frothed up beautifully on the palate. After a few sips, the sugars in the beer left a sticky film on my lips.

Miles To Go Before I Sleep is an impressive milk stout that reminds me of many others in this Tree House series. That said, the peanut butter was completely undetectable. With a bigger peanut butter presence, this could be spectacular.

Dec 31, 2019
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours the color of espresso with a one finger mocha head that fades into a bubbly pancake; spotty lacing

Smell: Chocolate and a vague peanut butter character, more like a Reese's than a jar of Skippy; vanilla tones, too

Taste: Sweet chocolate and marshmallow flavors forward with the vague peanut butter aspect emerging; the finish has an odd phenolic taste

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: My third milk stout in a row from Tree House and I guess these are just not to my taste; I think they do a great job with their IPAs but I don't think these milk stouts quite stack up to the ratings they accrue - just my taste buds, I guess

Thanks, BostonDipas, for the opportunity

Dec 27, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours opaque, dark brown in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is creamy peanut butter, white sugar, and roasted malt. Heavy bodied, very sweet--roasty, with moderate carbonation. Another delicious Tree stout. Peanut butter is prominent but never overpowering. Would get this again but I prefer its variants.

Dec 21, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked-up a single can at Tree House Brewery in Charlton for $8.30. My seventy fifth brew from these guys. Having a TH stout night tonight, & this is by far my least favorite so far. Too boozy tasting, not much flavor.

Dec 20, 2019
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stoumi from California

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

Miles to Go pours an inky black, somewhat viscous look with a nicely formed, thin, dark tan head that fades. The smell is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee grinds and fudge, with the peanut butter being more pronounced as it warms. The taste is sweet, smooth and decadent over the palette with a rich chocolate, a roasted coffee that infuses a slight bitterness but finishes sweet with peanut butter

Dec 18, 2019
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CHickman from New York

4.52/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours as black as ink with a mocha colored creamy 1 finger thick head that faded vert slowly and excellent lacing coating the sides. Outstanding looking for a milk stout.

The nose was milder than expected, with nice char, roasted malts, cocoa powder, burnt coffee grinds, dark chocolate and caramel or molasses, but the peanut aspect was minimal and there were only hints of bakers chocolate and any additional smoked malt aromas. It was a very complex and nice smelling beer, it just didn’t jump out of the snifter even as it warmed up.

This brew shifts gears with the flavor, as the peanut butter, dark chocolate, bitter black coffee and a candy sweetness like a Heath Bar kick in. There’s still plenty of charred malts, bakers chocolate, toffee, cocoa powder, coffee grinds, a hint of piney bitterness along with some mild vanilla and peat moss. There’s a sweetness from all the chocolate which mixes with the lactose that comes off like a chocolate shake, and this stout hides the ABV masterfully while remaining very tasty, complex and somehow balanced. Another great milk stout from Tree House, I love how the use of peanut butter and coffee stand out in the overall taste.

Dec 14, 2019
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 9 16 19, opened 10 13 19

Poured into a snifter, jet black motor oil liquid, pencil thin brown solid foam cap quickly recedes to a brown ring

“whose woods are these, I think i know”

Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, whiff of peanut butter, roasted salted peanuts

Taste is roasted salted peanuts, sweet milk chocolate, roasted malts

Sweet taste, soft , gentle sudsing,

Good beer

Oct 13, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 9/16/19; drank 9/26/19 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

Milk chocolate, peanut butter, light roast coffee & faint cinnamon notes in the nose.

Medium thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Peanut butter, cream & milk chocolate flavors up front; mild fresh earth notes on the finish. No booze heat.

Creamy & decadent, but probably a bit too peanut butter forward to be as balanced as I'd like. Still, a very nice brew.

Sep 27, 2019
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jhavs from New York

4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into stemless wine glass style beer glass.

Pours thick as oil, dark with a thick and creamy dark mocha head.

Aroma is fudgy and sweet.

The flavor bursts with rich chocolate, sweet fudge and a small layer of roasty malt and coffee. The peanut flavor/peanut butter starts to come out more clearly as the brew warms up. Sweet and decadent.

Thick and creamy body with nice carbonation level for the style.

Overall a very tasty brew, fit for a post meal snack.

Sep 05, 2019
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.99/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was really looking forward to this, but, just like it's label, it's really just a slight variation on all of Tree House's bottled milk stouts. It has that classic nutty, airy TH roast, and that semi-bitter, slightly sharp malt acidity before finishing semi-dry. Peanut is far more mild than I'd have expected considering how fresh this was when I opened it.

Jul 25, 2019
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours a pure jet black color with a finger of creamy mocha head. The head leaves a crown of frothy lacing before settling into a thick blanket of foam. Darker than Alice Cooper's motor oil.

The aroma brings notes of dark chocolate, roasted peanuts, dark roast malts, and coffee. There's a faint hint of caramel hiding in the back along with some vanilla cream and graham crackers. Kind of like a s'more that some kid snuck a peanut into.

The flavor, like Wilfred Brimley, is all about that dark, chocolate fudge. The peanut butter is subtly present before a wave of coffee and vanilla. There's a touch of caramel, toasted malts, and marshmallow on the finish. As the beer warms, some dark fruit notes come out from hiding.

The feel is full bodied with soft carbonation. Thick, chewy, and creamy, just like your mom's nickname in High School.

Overall, another fantastic Tree House milk stout. The peanut butter is disappointingly subtle, but the flavors come together well without ever being entirely cloying. Only a little cloying. I'm fat so this is acceptable.

Jul 10, 2019
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The peanut butter gets a bit lost in the chocolate and malt flavors in this one. Very aromatic and flavorful as usual, with a killer velvety mouthfeel. Just not quite as well-rounded and expressive as some of the other TH adjunct-laden stouts

81/100

Jun 10, 2019
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Bottle
No date


A:
Super thick, pitch black, monstrous, long lasting faomy brown head. Great retention, shotgun lacing. (4.5)

S:
Cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, roast peanuts, faint cherry sweetness, bark, coffee. (4.25)

T:
Closely follows the smell. Thick milk chocolate, coffee and peanut butter flavors, some toasty malts, but not a touch of anything verging on roasty or harsh. (4.5)

M:
Smooth, sticky, soft, excellently hidden alcohol, thick and velvety. (4.25)

O:
A pastry stout if there ever was, but pretty damn tasty regardless.
It pours lovely with a beautiful head on some used motor oil. The aroma has a whiff of umami (I'm guessing from the PB) but it is soon overwhelmed by sweet mocha and boiled peanuts. The flavor follows with more of a sweetned peanut butter-milk chocolate thing going on. This is my favorite of any type of candy, so I suppose it isn't weird that I really like it. However, I was definitely not expecting it to be as good as it is. Still more beer-like than I was worried a beer like this would be, but that is certainly not to say it isn't sweet as could be. Very nice beer. Does exactly what it sets out to do and then some. (4.5)

May 14, 2019
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.44/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle.

Pours opaque black with an inch of brown foam. Nice retention with drapes of lacing. Dark chocolate, espresso, and faint peanut in the nose. Full bodied with a creamy, crushed velvet mouthfeel. Rich chocolate with dark coffee on the palate. Shades of peanut and vanilla follow through. Finishes sweet and a bit nutty.

Really tasty but the peanut butter is subdued for my taste.

May 08, 2019
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npolachek from New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Compared to some of the other Tree House stouts, this was not my favorite. The peanut butter was present, but the overall taste was too bitter for my own liking.

May 03, 2019
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Billolick from New York

4.55/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Mid sized bottle, direct from the source about two weeks ago and lovingly stored in the fridge since then..
Bottle tells me "Keep this beer cold and drink fresh - do not cellar" "Drink this beer now - It will never be better"

Pour is dark, and rich, thick and tasty.

Molten, fudgey, death by chocolate, with some peanut butter and cafe au lait mixed in.....delicious, complex, world class pastry stout....go get some...drink it fresh!

Apr 21, 2019
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GreatStoutman from Texas

4.53/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Peanut Butter all over the place, dominates the nose and shares the flavor with dark chocolate... good feel, perfect carb. Beautiful lacing as it goes down. Only gets better as it warms.

Apr 13, 2019
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 500ml bottle, undated, purchased at the brewery a couple of weeks ago. Served a little on the cool side, in a 13oz Trillium-branded tulip because, again, I am a beer-slut.

(Note that the current labeling includes coffee as an ingredient and varies from the commercial description of 09/20/18 in several other respects).

Pours like used motor oil, black in the glass, with an honest finger of rich, bubbly, dark mocha foam. The head fades off rapidly leaving a fizzy cap, a bubbly, creamy collar and ragged sheets of lacing.

A rich, mellow nose of peanut shells, creamy coffee and puppy dog toes - if you’ve ever smelled a puppy’s paws, you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t smelled puppy paws, you’re probably rolling your eyes and scrolling down to the next review - in which case I’m no longer talking to YOU. My ex-sister-in-law says puppy paws smell like popcorn but that’s not exactly right - it’s more like hazelnuts, a sort of musty, earthy, appealingly soiled smell. (Sweet fucking mercy, just shut up and drink the beer already).

Taste is exactly what the label promises, peanut butter, fudgy chocolate and creamy, bitter coffee, all present on the palate simultaneously. In one sip, the peanut butter takes precedence, in the next the chocolate does, and then the coffee, but they’re all pretty much present in equal measure. Curiously, it turns out that when you mix peanut butter, chocolate and coffee, the resultant flavor profile is, in fact, somewhat reminiscent of the smell of a puppy’s paws. Aside from that, it’s fat and unctuous, moderately sweet and caramel-ly with some minor toasty bitterness.

Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with no more than adequate carbonation. At times, it almost feels greasy, not necessarily in a bad way just, you know, sort of mouth-coating as all fuck.

Overall, a technically excellent milk stout, I think, but definitely not my thing - although I am rather fond of both peanut butter cups and puppies. I mean, who isn’t, right? I don’t know that I’ve ever had a peanut butter stout before and, now that I have, I can’t imagine that I’ll ever deliberately have one again. YRMV.

Apr 13, 2019
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gbiello from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Thick rich khaki colored head that dissipates rather quickly. Smell and taste of chocolate and peanut butter with hints of coffee. Thick creamy mouth feel. This beer is just awesome.

Mar 26, 2019
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M-Fox24 from New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Thick, slightly oily, black pour with an off-white head with some retention and decent lacing

S: The roasted aroma is treat based given the hazelnut vanilla ice cream, chocolate brownie batter, peanut butter fudge, Almonds traces, marshmallow fluff hints, and a delayed presence of distant figs

T: Palate picks up a little coconut cream pie with more workings of vanilla, creamed caramel, milky espresso, bittersweet chocolate, butterscotch and hazelnuts. Some more distant sightings of molasses and licorice. The peanut butter starts to come through a little bit more as it opens, but plays a more subdued role. Further development shows a slight tannic, acidic quality with more dark fruit detections

M: A creamy, silky feel that doesn’t come across as too rich. The roasted malts and moderated bitterness work well with the tempered carbonation

O: A sweet course with a slight nuttiness and some restraint as it opens

Mar 11, 2019
Miles To Go Before I Sleep from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 186 ratings