Expressionism - Mocha
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
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4.39 | pDev: 7.06%
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L - downright decadent-looking creamy head. Looks like puddng. The rest of the beer is pitch brown like motor oil.

S - massive milk chocolatey punch up front. Heavy on the earthy, raw coffee bean. Getting a deep, dark fruitiness. Blueberries and blackberries. Throw in some brown sugar and sweet caramel candy.

T - more of the nose with molasses and caramel drizzle out the wazoo. Fudgy and tight-knit pockets of sugary goodness. Dark chocolate and dark roast bitterness, but a far cry from OG Expressionism. I can see where the cognac descriptor comes from. Syrupy, yet crisp and wintry on the finish to remind you that this isn't another milk stout.

F - something seems wrong here. A little shocked. Up front we have that signature Tree House fluff creaminess but the the carbon dioxide seems to separate from the rest of the beer. Like a gas carb gone wrong. The slightest jostle in the mouth causes it to foam and I'm left swallowing air. Bummer. At least the burps taste good.

O - loved the nose on this. Flavor met expectations, but I'm always a little bummed when it doesn't beat expectations. Where the original was a brilliant departure from the cloying sweetness, this kinda brings it back. It's a fun beer though and I can't fault TH from going balls to the wall on their variants. When they advertise a flavor, boy oh boy you are getting it.

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Expressionism - Mocha from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.39 out of 5 with 6 ratings