Nervous Energy | Tree House Brewing Company

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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): 8.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We are excited to announce a new addition to our milk stout family: Nervous Energy! Featuring maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla, Nervous Energy aspires to emulate the character of classic french toast. It pours pitch black in the glass, and gives off strong aromas of maple, cinnamon, coffee, and whipped cream. The flavor follows suit, with all of the flavors in balance and nothing overwhelming the palate. It is pleasant and nostalgic, arousing memories of cool weekend mornings comforted by rich, carbohydrate heavy breakfasts. A beer fit for the season. We think you will enjoy this beer tremendously, and sincerely aspire for it to contribute to your autumn celebrations in a delicious way.

Added by bhatch729 on 10-19-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
6
Ratings:
42
pDev:
4.99%
 
 
Wants:
3
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9
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4/5  rDev -9.3%
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Consumed 11/4/18

A: Jet black with some rich brown around the edges - opaque - pours with a small, tan head, fades to virtually nothing except for a small collar, but still leaves some nice streaks of lacing

S: Despite the description claiming "strong aromas of maple, cinnamon, coffee, and whipped cream" I think the primary aroma is the milk stout - there's a lot of milk chocolate and dark chocolate, maybe some burnt chocolate malts as well - somewhat roasty, minor burnt notes - underneath the milk stout, I definitely detect some cinnamon and maple - sweet lactose sugar as well, but I would not make the jump to "whipped cream" - maybe more of a vanilla ice cream, as there is some nice vanilla bean aroma - might be overly sweet from the smell, but we'll see about the taste

T: Yeah, it's sweet - but somehow, despite the onslaught of sugar, it's not what I would describe as cloying - loads of chocolate, mostly milk chocolate, some semisweet chocolate as well and some hints of dark chocolate - slightly roasty, maybe some light roast coffee, the only burnt notes are from what I assume are chocolate malts - somewhat nutty - cinnamon adds a nice amount of bite, and both maple and vanilla are nicely represented - maple candy - some burnt bitterness that lingers - lots of lactose sugar, a bit much, even for the style - some additional sweetness in the malts, with some biscuit and molasses

M: Medium to heavy, decidedly chewy, not exactly a clean finish, but not really possible for the style

O: Someone's drunk in the kitchen again

Classic French toast? Maybe I am holding Tree House to an unfair standard, given their pedigree of more or less perfecting the NEIPA, but I was hoping for something truly special. This kind of tastes like someone burnt French toast and then threw it in a blender with some cinnamon sticks and vanilla ice cream. I like it, but I'm not heartbroken that the can limit on this was 2.

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4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 10/19/18

Pours jet black with a finger and a half of thick, frothy, deep caramel head; solid retention transitions to a reasonably thick layer of froth and ring around the surface accompanied by plenty of soapy lacing walling the glass.

Aroma shifts from a bursting foundation of deep milk chocolate to a subtle and bitter dark chocolate, with creamy vanilla, dark-roast coffee, and bits of earthy, balancing cinnamon and maple talking hold in the background; nuanced, sweet, balanced, and comforting.

Taste brings excellently balanced cocoa and coffee notes, along with light vanilla, subtle earthy cinnamon and charred maple, which all maintain prominence in the background in a way that's really quite well done.

Mouthfeel is pure silk, with a heavier, more robust body, and very well-balanced carbonation; slightly sticky and even through to the finish.

Sweet and dessert-like, no doubt, but some incredible balance saves this one from cloying territory. Really, an excellent balance of chocolate and coffee with plenty of lighter notes in between. This is polished, smooth, and pure enjoyment in so many ways.

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Nervous Energy from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.41 out of 5 with 42 ratings