Candy Shop
Tree House Brewing Company

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English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #66
Ranked #3,179
4.4 | pDev: 12.73%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: Candy Shop is an imperial milk stout brewed with coffee, chocolate, caramel, and salted caramel. It pours a rich, pitch black in the glass and emits flavors and aromas of coffee, chocolate, sweet candy syrup, caramel, and toffee. On the palate, it presents with rich characteristics reminiscent of straight up riesen candies. Chocolate and caramel are in fine balance, and a tiny hint of salinity hits in the mid-palate making Candy Shop a truly mouthwatering endeavor! This is the perfect Easter beer, and one that can surely be savored with friends and family alike - you will love it.
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 34
Photo of jhavs
4.31/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into snifter.

Thick and black syrup with a foamy/creamy dark tan head.

Aroma is full of sweetness, caramel and milk chocolate.

Flavor is super sweet, caramel, toffee, sweet chocolate syrup and milk chocolate. The roasty malts, hint of salinity and some dark chocolate break through as it warms.

Creamy and thick syrup with appropriate carbonation.

Sweet and decadent.

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Photo of VoodooBear
4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 500mL brown bottle with no dates. Served in a Teku glass

Appearance: The dense, one finger, tan colored head stays around for a while and leaves behind some absolutely beautiful lacing that covers the entire glass in thick patches and sheets. It's a deep, pure black color.

Smell: There's a caramel, toffee and milk chocolate sweetness followed by some roasted aromas of coffee and dark chocolate with a hint of cinnamon and vanilla in the background as well.

Taste: The milk chocolate and caramel sweetness is very pronounced at first. As it fades away and the palate acclimates, some bitter flavors of coffee and dark chocolate emerge. The dark, roasted coffee bean note gets a bit stronger in the aftertaste too.

Mouthfeel: It's thick, rich, creamy and extremely smooth but it never gets overwhelmingly cloying or out of hand. It's restrained just enough to be enjoyable and filling without stepping into syrup-y thickness territory.

Overall: Simply a fantastic stout or just an amazing beer overall. The rich, decadent flavors are just right and it basically *is* liquid candy. The name suits it well. It never gets too sugary or artificial though, which is a testament to how well made it is.

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Photo of TheGent
4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tree House Brewing Company

Candy Shop

Imperial Milk Stout | ALC. 9.4% BY VOL.

Look: The beer pours from the bottle void of color. Viscous. A tall, three finger head forms. Light brown. Densely packed bubbles. No visible carbonation. Opaque. Enticing lacing.

Smell: Cold brewed coffee. Creamy with a slight acidic coffee note. Coffee yogurt. Milk chocolate. Nutty. No indication of 9.4%.

Taste: Up front is a sweet hazelnut, milk chocolate flavor that shifts to a dry and less sweet Nutella flavor. Mid palate shows a more bitter, dry cocoa and acrid espresso flavor. The finish is long, dry, nutty and slightly bitter. Roasty. Some toasted bread.

Feel: Moderate level of carbonation that drinks silky smooth. Lips are coated with chocolate sweetness, but the beer finishes rather dry and pleasantly bitter.

Overall: The name Candy Shop suggests “dessert stout.” This beer hits that spot while also drinking like a roasty, toasty, bitter stout. Excellent beer. No indications of the 9.4% ABV.

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Photo of rudzud
4.39/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black with a fat mocha head that fades to leave thick lacing and a thin blanket. Great legs.

S - Aromas of coffee galore, rich roasted beans. Nice rich chocolate and cocoa nibs. Getting a really faint sugary sweet note but not caramel.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of sweeter caramel sauce and tons of chocolate. The coffee is very pleasant and rich, excellent roast. Real tasty with lovely balance of rich to sweetness.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy, fluffy. Alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this was a very solid stout with real nice additives. The caramel really pops on the nose without being too sweet or aggressive. Really pleasant!

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud
Pours a huge frothy dense dark head, great lacing and thick long legs, almost pitch black

Nose big milk chocolate lactose and coffee cream, coffee sugar creme brulee desert, a little chocolate nougat ganache,

Taste big sweet coffee cream, lactose sugar and chocolate milk, bitter coffee grounds mixed with chocolate milk and hot cocoa, chocolate ganache and rich cocoa, some caramel and burnt sugar, mild fluffy nougat, lighter bitterness, little alcohol

Mouth is thicker bod, rich creamy, light alcohol and creamy carb

Overall pretty nice, nose was average but taste was much nicer

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Photo of justinroy74
1.49/5  rDev -66.1%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Sugar, sugar, and more sugar.. let’s add more adjuncts to cover up our poor brewing techniques.. Not to mention all their beer / stouts taste the same. Same base, same yeast and a few more adjuncts and bam.. we got a new beer! TH is proving to be one hit wonder.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.62/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - first thing I notice is dem legs. Sticks to the glass like maple syrup, holding tight onto oddly evenly spaced tiny bubbles. Motor oil thickness with a sluggish, brown sugar tan head.

S - milk chocolate and peanut butter cups. Toasted caramel and graham crackers. Acrid coffee grounds and burnt popcorn in true Tree House fashion.

T - loads more caramel in the taste. Makes up the backbone with gooey Rolo character and latte caramel syrup. Certainly does taste like some of my Easter haul. Ghirardelli chocolate squares, down to the thin *crunch* as caramel oozes out. Bitter burnt roast comes out... bold black coffee with caramel drizzle. Dries out a bit toward the end with that subtle saltiness.

F - fresh and fuzzy. Not terribly thick, but creamy with electric carbonation. Leaves the mouth sticky and syrupy.

O - one of the sweeter TH milk stouts, something I'd hope to hold true given the name. Digs deep into the caramel flavor, bringing to light everything we love about candy and feeling disgusted with ourselves. Cheers!

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Photo of tigg924
4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque, jet black in color with minimal head. Taste is deep roast coffee, cream, butterscotch pudding, and salted caramel. The salt is thick. Heavy bodied, medium low carbonation sweet and salty. Salty stout which is new for me. I like it. I would like a bit more caramel and a bit less coffee, but this is really good and different.

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Photo of LocalRippa226
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank straight from bottle. Forgot my glass sorry. Im not even much of a carmel guy but this stout is delicious. Smells great. Already buzzed up half way through. I like miles better but this is a very good stout. Thanks TH for a great birthday beer.

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Candy Shop from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 34 ratings