Bear With A Hint Of Coffee
Tree House Brewing Company

Bear With A Hint Of CoffeeBear With A Hint Of Coffee
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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
American Brown Ale
Ranked #63
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,527
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 11.03%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
100
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 18, 2024
Added:
Feb 01, 2019
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  4
We are excited to welcome Bear back, this time with a tasteful and restrained addition of custom roasted coffee! After careful deliberation and assessment, we chose a coffee that exhibits delicate flavors of milk chocolate, cinnamon, and molasses. The base beer features flavors and aromas of toffee, caramel, chocolate, brown bread, and black coffee - a lovely pairing for the delicate, lightly roasted coffee for which it shares the glass. Though this beer is rich with flavor and complexity, it drinks smoothly and easily… an ideal pairing for a hearty winter meal or a day spent on the ice. A winter treat, indeed!
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Rated: 3.94 by BarrelAgedG from California

Feb 18, 2024
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Rated by doomXsaloon from New York

4.64/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Outrageous. Bold. Delicious.
Everything you hope a brown ale with coffee would be( not really a 'hint,' it's pretty pronounced.
Jan 21, 2024
 
Rated: 4 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Sep 26, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by dexterk1 from Illinois

May 16, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

May 02, 2023
 
Rated: 4.07 by DavyJonesXXX from Texas

Apr 26, 2023
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
16oz. can into a Side Project snifter. Shared by schen9303.

Pours pitch black, thin. 0.5 finger frothy coffee-colored head. Thin legs. Nose is iced coffee, mocha, and a touch of roasted malt. Beers opens sweet cream in iced coffee. Touches of hazelnut and roasted malt. Light coffee tartness in the middle. Unsweet cocoa powder at the end. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly and lively on the palate and goes down aggressive. Crisp, clean finish. Wish this one was a touch smoother.

The flavors are there and this is pretty good. Body needs a little work.
Feb 04, 2023
 
Rated: 3.85 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Jan 29, 2023
 
Rated: 3.94 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts

Jan 17, 2023
 
Rated: 3.74 by not2quick from Missouri

Nov 07, 2022
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Reviewed by erosier from Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours a deep brown color with a thick tan colored head that leaves some lacing as it fades. It smells of deep roasted malts, sweet brown sugar, and a big coffee aroma. The taste is excellent, it's not overly coffee flavored which is nice, but it mixes well with the base beer. Notes of coffee (obviously), some brown sugar, chocolate, toffee. It's smooth, rich, medium thickness to it. Overall an excellent beer, not overpowering in any area, very well balanced.
Oct 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Oct 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.54 by mpolewan from Ohio

Oct 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.19 by Taenim from Maine

Oct 12, 2022
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16 oz can picked up at the brewery less than 2 weeks ago, dated canned 9/07/22

pours almost black, with cream colored head. nice mild coffee aroma, good roast. taste is similar, mild roasty flavor, on top of mild toasted malt. medium bodied. overall nice balance of flavors, not too sweet. mediu bodied.
Oct 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Sep 10, 2022
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Reviewed by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Serving: Can
Canned: Jun-29-2022
Consumed: Aug-22-2022


Black with ruby at the edges. Okay finger plus of tan head that fairly quickly settles to a ring. Little rentention; no lacing to speak of. The aroma and flavor are very much on the same page. Mocha, toffee, Snickers, espresso, nutty roastiness. It is (and this is rare in TH's dark beers in my experience) sweet without being too sweet. It suggests sweetness but is far from cloying. Further, now that I think about it it suggests bitterness from the coffee without getting there either. Buncha teases down at the brewhouse. There is some sugariness to the finish but the rest of the beers pulls it together. Mouthfeel is medium-plus with fluffy carbonation feel. Dry enough that it remains drinkable while still being espresso-dusted-truffle-adjacent sensory-wise. Quite nice. Would have again.

4...4.25...4.5...4.25...4
Sep 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.43 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Aug 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from Maine

Jul 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.96 by timmy2b from New York

Jul 26, 2022
Bear With A Hint Of Coffee from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 100 ratings