Nervous Energy
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #19
Ranked #550
4.42 | pDev: 4.98%
Aug 23, 2021
Oct 19, 2018
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Notes: 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.
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Ratings by WunderLlama:
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4.37/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

“Sweet confusion under the moonlight”

Canned 1.22.20, opened 4.13.2020

Can poured into a teku, two finger dense, creamy rich brown foam cap over motor oil liquid , good retention, settles to solid layer

Aroma is cinnamon, roast malts , whiff of vanilla

Taste is cinnamon maple vanilla

Smooth mouthfeel

Good beer

Apr 14, 2020
More User Ratings:
4.31 by SpaethJam from New York on Aug 23, 2021
4.09 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on May 17, 2021
4.36 by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania on May 09, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Pours deep, dark brown. Aroma is mix of roasted malt, maple syrup, vanilla, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is a wonderful sweetness matching nose. Full of malts, chocolate, vanilla & coffee. Medium mouthfeel. Incredible stout.

Apr 22, 2021
5 by wcampbell69 from Massachusetts on Apr 18, 2021
4.32 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts on Apr 17, 2021
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4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by 57md from Pennsylvania

Pours a very dark brown to black color with a finger of tan head. The nose is as advertised - coffee, cinnamon and maple syrup - but nothing really jumps out of the melange. The flavor profile follows the nose but there is also some subtle chocolatey notes that serve as a nice accompaniment.

Apr 11, 2021
4.4 by EuclidTX from Massachusetts on Mar 28, 2021
4.06 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania on Mar 20, 2021
4.05 by SweetChicken from Massachusetts on Mar 20, 2021
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4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Roasted malt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, dark chocolate, and coffee

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of roasted malt, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Picks up the bourbon vanilla beans, dark chocolate, and coffee. A good balance between sweet and roasty. Finishes with lingering roast, maple syrup, and cinnamon

M: Medium-full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth, but not sticky

O: A very good breakfast-styled milk stout that nails the cinnamon French toast aspect. Makes for a great sipper. Definitely worth checking out

Mar 08, 2021
4.43 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts on Mar 05, 2021
4.46 by Gkruszewski from New York on Feb 26, 2021
4.75 by sunnytropic from New York on Feb 10, 2021
4.29 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio on Feb 02, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Kendo from New York

Canned on 7/29/20, but not consumed until 12/8/20 - didn't realize this one was hidden in the fridge from the summer. . . .

A: Poured from the can into a tulip glass. Body is black with plum/purple edges when backlit. Thin chocolate-brown head disappears immediately.

S: This is definitely a Milk Stout - lots of lactose and milk chocolate in the nose, with a touch of bitter dark chocolate as well. Also some roasty malt and roasted coffee beans.

T: Roasted malt, coffee, milk chocolate, and maple syrup are all noted. This is like breakfast in a glass, or something you'd pour over pancakes or French toast. Vanilla or vanilla extract on the aftertaste, along with a touch of cinnamon. Pleasant.

M: A wee bit watery and thin for a beer of this heft. Also flat - lacking in carbonation - though the extra couple months in the fridge could explain that somewhat. Kinda feels like flat cola or flat Dr. Pepper at times.

O: Good stuff - nice full flavors for an Imperial-type MIlk/Sweet stout. Alcohol well hidden (I do feel a little heat in the belly, but it's not noted on the palate). Well done - a good dessert beer or, as noted above, a solid offering for breakfast.

Dec 09, 2020
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4.59/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Antg8989 from New Jersey

Coffee, roast, some tanginess on the aroma. (Some barrel notes as well) Tastes like breakfast. Coffee, maple syrup and pancakes. Hints of vanilla. Somewhat creamy feel. Light-medium carbonation. This was my first taste of a darker beer from Treehouse and I am very impressed. Starting to seem like these guys can do anything.

Nov 15, 2020
4.25 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Oct 17, 2020
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4.63/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by gooddaydiablo from Texas

look: just black, mocha head disappeared very quickly.

smell: maple, chocolate, toasted bread.

taste: maple, coffee, vanilla, cinnamon.

feel: very full body, creamy, oily, rich and dense, but the aftertaste is actually nice, not overly sweet or bitter or anything.

overall: an interesting new stout from treehouse, cheers!

Oct 08, 2020
4.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Sep 27, 2020
4.5 by paulish from New York on Aug 23, 2020
4.44 by Zach423 from Massachusetts on Aug 16, 2020
4.54 by jera1350 from Minnesota on Aug 13, 2020
4.42 by Tarps68 from Massachusetts on Aug 12, 2020
4.67 by ConnorSimpson41 from Pennsylvania on Jul 31, 2020
4.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana on May 02, 2020
4.5 by heysuz from Indiana on May 02, 2020
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4.55/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

16oz tallboy can pour into HF wine stem.

canned date: 01/22/20.

Appearance: dark as midnight. medium brown thick head with good head retention.

Smell: Smells like breakfast! Big maple and vanilla. Little hint of earthy black coffee. Can't smell any cinnamon.

Taste: chocolate stout base mixing nicely with vanilla and maple. Just the right amount of coffee to balance the sweetness. Little warming hint of cinnamon in the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied stout with low (yet adequate) carbonation level. Thick and creamy texture / mouthfeel. Not a hint of booze. Very well done!

Overall: This is an incredibly well balanced stout. Not overly sweet. Check all the right boxes in the flavor department and has a nice thick body without any booze. I am very appreciative that this is not a cinnamon bomb as this flavor easily overtakes so many stouts that are adjuncted with cinnamon. I feel like cinnamon gets away from so many brewers who use it and this is easily the best use of cinnamon in a stout that I can remember in a really really long time. Treehouse nailed this one! No one needs any nervous energy towards this stout...its a sure bet. So you can calm down now!

Apr 01, 2020
4.44 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Mar 27, 2020
4.43 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania on Mar 22, 2020
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4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by scotorum from Massachusetts

Another saved by youngest daughter and brought for her birthday celebration. Canned 1/22/20. Poured from the silver and gold space-themed can into a Samuel Smith English tulip pint.

a; Opaque black with a ruby line just at the very bottom of the glass. Half finger thick tan head receded to a very thin ring of surface foam and no lacing.

s; Slight maple syrup.

t; Maple/milk chocolate combo with a unique, pleasant but mostly unstoutlike flavor. Light to moderate hop bite on the mainly sweet finish.

m; Medium, very good body and some carbonation tingle.

o; A well balanced milk stout dominated by the maple additive, but not to the point where it tastes strongly of that. However, if you prefer your stouts to taste smokey-coffee-chocolaty, well only the last seems at all in evidence.

Mar 19, 2020
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4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by sulldaddy from Connecticut

Pouring a cellar temp 16 oz can into my snifter. I picked this up from the brewery, canned on date 1/22/2020.
the creamy beige head of 1 cm fades quickly to the thinnest possible of edge layers soon after the pour.
The aroma is rich and malty as expected with a general sweet chocolate note and a good dose of maple syrup. I do get a little bit of cinnamon buried in the background, but cant find the vanilla. Some general roasted malt and coffee grounds mixed in as well. No hop presence and the ABV is well hidden too.
First sip reveals a silky smooth texture and medium body. The carbonation is mild, yet tingly. The beer drinks very easy and does coat my palate a bit after each sip.
Flavors are similar to the nose and what I expect from a TH stout. I get some milk chocolate and a good dose of roasted malt and some coffee notes. This gets covered with a wave of brown sugar and maple syrup. Then a bit of warming cinnamon comes through on the finish.
I dont get any hops nor ABV hints and the vanilla is absent too.
This is another solid milk stout from TH. Glad to have tried it.

Mar 06, 2020
4.5 by EatonHops from Massachusetts on Feb 23, 2020
4.74 by Taycro from Massachusetts on Feb 16, 2020
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4.41/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Poured as a nice jet black color with a thin mocha colored head on top. The smell of the beer is loaded with sweet notes of maple and vanilla with hints of cinnamon as well. The taste is excellent, as expected. the flavors basically coincide with the smell. The feel is slick yet very smooth with a fully body. Overall it's a great beer, definitely worth trying!

Feb 15, 2020
4.41 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Feb 15, 2020
4.41 by wip998001 from Massachusetts on Feb 15, 2020
4.25 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Feb 14, 2020
4.36 by MilaMila from Massachusetts on Feb 09, 2020
Nervous Energy from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 159 ratings