Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
American Imperial Stout
4.22 | pDev: 8.06%
Oct 15, 2020
Sep 21, 2018
Notes: Expressionism is an imperial stout brewed with an array of Chocolate, Roasted, and Brown Malts. Its flavor is a function of complex and carefully selected ingredients and precise brewing application. It has gentle stout flavors, eschewing heavy bitter roast characteristics in favor of notes like cocoa powder, dark candy sugar, caramel, and dark fruit. It is best enjoyed in a snifter while allowed to warm to 50 degrees. It will keep well when kept cold for up to 6 months, evolving in the can to become more integrated, complex, and rewarding with time. We encourage you to try one fresh, and then again over several months to reveal evolving layers of complexity. Expressionism is the second installment in a new line of dark beers to be brewed in the Autumn and Winter of 2018!
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Reviewed by bret27 from California

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Can courtesy of Yllib.
Canned 3/20, so... ~7 months old.
L: Jet black, minimal creamy brown head.
S: chocolate, licorice, Marshmallow, sweet.
T: chocolate, roasty coffee, licorice, brown sugar, no booze presence.
F: wnl for style.
Overall: nice imperial stout. Roasty stout qualities without the barrel-aging or adjuncts. Solid.
Oct 15, 2020
Rated: 4.24 by Taycro from Massachusetts

Jul 18, 2020
Rated: 4.43 by Jrod24024 from New York

Jun 14, 2020
Rated: 4.2 by Khaack from New York

May 22, 2020
Rated: 3.71 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Apr 27, 2020
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.38/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
16 oz. can. Black with a head that disappears instantly. Smells of cola, brown malts, and cocoa powder. Tastes of heavy chocolate up front giving way to cola behind it. Dark fruity flavors in the finish. Not too sweet, but leaves a sweet aftertaste. Kinda boozy. Heavy, even though it isn't too sweet. A little bit of a strange profile. Chocolate, cola, and dark fruits. Not what I expected from it.
Apr 26, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Massbmx from Massachusetts

Apr 14, 2020
Rated: 4.08 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

Apr 13, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Apr 11, 2020
Rated: 4.02 by rab53 from Washington

Apr 09, 2020
Rated: 4 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey

Apr 05, 2020
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Reviewed by BeerBaronBear from New York

3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I liked this beer, but didn't love it. Recently had a number of other Tree House stouts, and most of the others I liked better. There was basically no head on this beer, and combined with its medium, syrupy body, made it look like a glass of cola, which wasn't terribly appealing. The smell also had a lot of alcohol in it, and not much other rich aroma to my nose. The flavor had some nice roast coffee and bitter chocolate notes to it, and a touch of smokiness. Maybe some raisin or cherry flavor in there too. But I didn't love the syrupy sweet aspect to the taste and feel - it almost bordered on cough syrup territory.
Mar 21, 2020
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Reviewed by mnj21655 from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a deep black on color with maybe a 1/8” of light brown head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is malty, chocolately, and sweet bit a subtle roasty note. Taste follows the aroma; there a lots of sweet caramel malts, milk chocolate, and a sweet finish. I’d actually like a little more roast character and bitterness to balance this out more. This is medium-full in body with low carbonation and a slightly syrupy note. Overall this is a decent beer, the ABV is very well hidden, but the flavors skew too sweet for me. I can see how people who like adjunct stouts might be more of a fan.
Mar 20, 2020
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Reviewed by oldmankoch from Tennessee

4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A little hot on the tongue. Otherwise very delicious beer that presents Chocolate/Coffee/Caramel/Candy at the forefront as it warms. Would never turn this beer down.
Mar 19, 2020
Rated: 4 by smcel371 from New York

Mar 18, 2020
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Reviewed by TheBeerMaster1 from New York

4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Canned 3/2/20 poured 3/17/20. Pours a beautifully clean Ruby Brown color. Smells of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Drink is of a syrupy cocoa powder, caramel, burnt sugar mix. Clean, Very silky and rich. Definitely more of a dessert beer for its sweetness and bit of the boozy ending.
Mar 18, 2020
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.81/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Hmmm...this one just didn't quite sit right with me. A decent beer, sure, but not what I was expecting from the mighty Tree House. 3/2/20 date printed on can. Pours a surprisingly thin dark black opaque color with just a little tan head and minimal scant lingering lacing. Smells of rich dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, caramel, vanilla, nuts, bread and malt. Taste follows the nose, not bad but just lacked depth and power. Good balance, higher ABV was fairly well hidden, just not as rich and flavorful as I was expecting. Smooth mild mouthfeel, decent carbonation. Probably would look for other Tree House imperial stouts before this one.
Mar 18, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Mar 11, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by fossage78 from Massachusetts

Feb 14, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Joesapp from Connecticut

Dec 28, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Gowens18 from Massachusetts

Nov 18, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Oct 04, 2019
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jun 19, 2019
Rated: 4.75 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts

Mar 19, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by hopley from Massachusetts

Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by AstroT from Massachusetts

Feb 18, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by taospowder from New Mexico

Jan 20, 2019
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Reviewed by BHDLCC from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Very dark pour without much head...very nice taste...bright tasting with a bit of ‘tang’, almost fruity...not heavy mouthfeel for a stout...very enjoyable and easy to drink
Jan 14, 2019
Rated: 4.3 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jan 13, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Jan 05, 2019
Rated: 4 by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Nov 26, 2018
Rated: 4.29 by smi69 from New York

Nov 22, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Nov 17, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by peterpunk15 from Massachusetts

Nov 12, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by StoutSnob40 from California

Nov 11, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Nov 10, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by SDRedDevil from California

Nov 08, 2018
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Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours black with a quarter inch light brown head that receded to a ring quickly and left some splotches of lacing. Smells of dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and caramel. Tastes of bakers chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee, caramel, burnt sugar, roasted malts and figs. Heavy bodied, minimal carbonation, smooth and creamy mouth feel.
Oct 31, 2018
Rated: 3.8 by AndrewCataldo23 from Massachusetts

Oct 31, 2018
Expressionism from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 82 ratings