And Miles To Go Before I Sleep
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #26
ABV:
10%
Score:
96
Ranked #857
Avg:
4.46 | pDev: 6.05%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
89
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Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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  12
SCORE
96
World-Class
Notes: And Miles To Go Before I Sleep is the refrain to Miles To Go Before I Sleep, featuring an even richer base beer and larger additions of chocolate and peanut butter. It pours motor oil black in the glass and emits sweet aromas of milk chocolate and peanut butter cups. The nose is so rich it seems to coat your nostrils, priming your palate for the sweet treat to come. The mouthfeel of this beer is fluffy and coating, almost like melted marshmallows in a cup of hot chocolate. And Miles To Go is very rich, and can easily be shared and enjoyed with a friend or loved one as you spend time enjoying each other’s company on a snowy New England night.
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 16oz can into a snifter. pours a shiny black with way too much head for an “imperial” stout. dark brown head fades to a thin layer on top of the. lack liquid. smells of a typical TH stout - “general roastiness” is best i can describe it. maybe a hint sweeter than their other coffee milk stouts. taste is more general roastiness with a little smack of peanutty sweetness in the finish. feel is much to carbonated for my liking. especially so when one considers this is supposed to be an imperial version. overall, not bad but not great. whatever they’re doing with coffee they need to figure it out. coffee should smell and taste like coffee. not just straight roast.

Oct 09, 2019
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scotorum from Massachusetts

4.82/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

TREE HOUSE AND MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP STOUT 9/30/19

Acquired last Wednesday at the brewery. Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Samuel Smith English tulip.

a; Pitch black with an inch thick brown head which receded slowly to thin surface foam and spotty to dense lacing.

s: Primarily dark chocolate, some coffee notes.

t; Follows the nose in a combination along with some roasty malt, moderate hop bite with throat burn and some lingering bitterness on the sweet finish.

m: The term "pillowy" often applied to Tree House brews certainly applies here. Great body and quite a lot of carbonation tingle.

o; One of the smoothest stouts I have had, with all the flavors usually associated with a good stout. Just a wonderful brew, and the high ABV (especially for Tree House, 10%) is pretty well covered, as the initial throat burn tapers off.

Oct 01, 2019
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 916 19 opened 9.30.19

Poured into a pint glass

Jet black motor oil liquid

Dense brown creamy three finger foam cap

ARoma is sweet , chocolate , whiff of roast malts

Taste is sweet , chocolate , brown sugar, molasses , hint of peanut butter

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy

Good beer

Sep 29, 2019
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Canned 9/16/19; drank 9/28/19 @ the Yarchives.

Black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice dark khaki head; strong, frothy tree-rung lace.

Cream, chocolate syrup, mild peanut butter & faint medium roast coffee bean notes in the nose.

Creamy, medium thick mouthfeel.

Cream & fresh earth flavors up front; chocolate syrup, mild peanut butter & faint medium roast coffee bean notes on the finish. No booze heat.

A rich, decadent treat that's easy to enjoy. Hell yeah!

Sep 29, 2019
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.39/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16 oz can (yes, can) into a tulip glass.

Pours a jet black color with a finger of effervescent dark tan head. The head fades quickly, but leaves some gorgeous cobweb lacing as it settles into a thin sheet.

The aroma is pure chocolate malts with a nice dose of coffee. There's some char and burnt pork notes as well.

The flavor is an atomic bomb of chocolate, with notes of cocoa powder, fudge, and chocolate cream. There's some coffee and a very faint hint of peanut butter on the finish. Exceedingly sweet.

The feel is full bodied with low carbonation. Soft, yet very sticky and syrupy. The alcohol is definitely present.

Overall, I hate that I don't really like this beer. Tree House stouts are as legendary as their hoppy beers. Unfortunately this one is just too much for me. It's way too sweet and way too boozy for my liking. I couldn't even finish half a glass, let alone 16 ounces. Hopefully TH can refine their stouts a bit because they're heading towards Diabetes Town and I don't like it.

Sep 22, 2019
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Hyptochrons from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

peanut butter cup, espresso chocolate cake, marshmallow, cream, earthy and bitter coffee and dark chocolate notes, very subtle coffee acidity. immensely fluffy texture accentuates the aforementioned flavors, giving it this marshmallowy texture and reminiscent of creamer. suuuuuper sweet

Jul 16, 2019
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jhavs from New Hampshire

4.47/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured in stemless glass, dark and creamy, foamy tan head sticks around as bubbly swirls and thick collar.
Sweet cocoa and mocha aroma.
Flavor is chocolate sauce, malted milk, roasty mocha coffee and a hint of creamy peanut butter. Peanut is light but becomes more present as the beer warms and in the aftertaste.
Creamy and smooth . Rich and decadent. A tasty brew with exceptional mouthfeel

May 09, 2019
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sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sampling a cold bottle purchased direct from the brewery. Pouring the beer into my snifter the beer is a dark cola brown color with only a little ray of light passing through my glass on the edges. A creamy tan head of 2 cm foams up even after a gentle pour. This foam fades fairly quickly but does leave some dense lattice on the sides of my glass.
Aroma is rich and malty with dark chocolate, some sweet milk chocolate too. I also get a little roasted malt and some rich peanut butter and husky peanut shell scents too. No real hop character and the ABV is hidden behind the other scents.
First sip reveals a rich creamy texture and smooth body that is fairly thick and coats my palate after each swallow.
The flavor is what I would expect from the nose with sweet milk and dark chocolate notes mixing together nicely. I also get a bit of roast and again the peanut comes back in with some roasted nut flavor and then peanut butter cup and again husky nut shell notes.
No hops here and again the booze is hidden completely, making this a pretty easy drinker. This is a nice big milk stout and Im glad I had a chance to try it.

Apr 27, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque, dark brown in color with half inch head. Taste is cocoa, milk chocolate, cream and peanut butter on the finish. Heavy bodied, sweet roasty, with moderate carbonation. Nice, milk stout sweet imperial stout.

Apr 08, 2019
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gbiello from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yumm. Deep rich khaki head that dissipates rather quickly. Chocolate and peanut butter on the nose with a touch of coffee. No bitterness with a hint of lactose sweetness. Rich creamy mouthfeel. Awesome beer.

Mar 25, 2019
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Rristow from Ohio

4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Tasted from bottle. Pours black with thick dark brown head. Tons of lacing. Aroma of sweet chocolate and hints of peanut butter. Thick chewy mouthfeel that clings to the palate. Silky smooth milk chocolate taste, vanilla, faint peanut butter taste. Incredible milk stout.

Mar 19, 2019
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked up at the brewery and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice black hue with a super creamy, fat one finger mocha head that fades to nice lacing and a very nice thick blanket.

S - Big aromas of bakers chocolate. Flashes of chocolate syrup, little bit of sweeter vanilla as well. Not getting any peanut butter though just some very light nuttiness.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with decent peanut butter after taste. The chocolate is really nice albeit sweet. Not really fudgy more like bittersweet chocolate syrup. Again the peanut aspect is practically non-existent. More of a genetic nuttiness that could be from the coffee. Certainly not aggressive. Alcohol hidden nicely though.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, smooth, creamy, luscious.

O - Overall this was a somewhat disappointing beer. A great stout for sure, but a peanut butter stout I think not.

Serving Type: bottle

Feb 17, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud
Super dark rich thick creamy dense bread l large head, great retention, great lacing, pitch black beer

Nose nutty coffee, mild toasty char, mild choc fudge, light peanutbutter, earthy vanilla, roasted coffee little char,

Taste thick fudgey cocoa, roasty coffee and char, cocoa, mild vanilla, little earthy and fruity, mild stale coffee beans, little toasted biscuit, brown malts and mild caramel, smooth alcohol creamy feel

Mouth is thicker bod, big fluffy carb, light alcohol

Overall not bad, but very nutty, decent base and decent coffee

Feb 17, 2019
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nbrady37 from New Jersey

4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from 1/18/19 release. Poured into Belgian tulip.
Look is pitch black with a brown head. Nose is chocolate cake, creamy peanut butter cup, smidge of coffee roast in the back. Taste follows with the creamy peanut butter cup, the peanut butter is very limited though, much more classic milk stout than peanut butter beer, all the way with a semisweet finish cut with the coffee roast, lingering chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium-full and very creamy. Overall really delicious peanut butter imperial milk stout without going over the top on the peanut butter. Super creamy and chocolatey and delicious. Great stuff.

Jan 27, 2019
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - "And" Miles To Go? Not very inspired. Was expecting Mmmilesss Tttooo Gggo- you get the point. Pour is jet black with minimal head. Boozey legs paint the glass. If I'm not mistaken, this one is up there with highest TH ABV brews. A quick swirl brings out the chocolate lab brown. Woof.

S - cool whip and peanut butter cups. Rich and chocolatey. Give it a deep enough inhale and I'm peppered with bourbon spice and cinnamon.

T - peanut butter is much more pronounced in this rendition. Exudes warmth and toastiness. Roasted peanuts drizzled in Hershey's chocolate syrup. Woodsy and surprisingly bourbony, but that might just be the booze. As it warms, more decadent sweetness oozes out with notes of molasses, brown sugar, and spiced hot chocolate. Rather, make that coffee. Finishes with a touch of marshmallow.

F - low carbonation and a nice, juicy fullness. Not as sticky as expected, which is pleasantly refreshing.

O - more intense in some aspects than its younger brother, but the booze comes at the expense of some decadence and balance. Fortunately, the alcohol provides a touch more warmth on this cold, icy Sunday.

Jan 20, 2019
And Miles To Go Before I Sleep from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 89 ratings