Candy Shop
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #59
ABV:
9.4%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,603
Avg:
4.33 | pDev: 10.62%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
52
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 08, 2022
Added:
Apr 19, 2019
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  8
SCORE
95
World-Class
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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.
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Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jun 08, 2022
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A flavored stout with caramel and salted caramel? Believe me, it delivers! The caramel, chocolate, and coffee blend very well with the big stout base, really just amplifying the natural malt flavors, taking them a level higher than they could otherwise reach.

This is what a flavored stout should be: very clearly identifiable as a beer, with flavoring additives complementary to the base notes, yet still standing out on their own.
Mar 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.41 by alexsergio from New York

Mar 16, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by wcampbell69 from Massachusetts

Mar 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.32 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts

Feb 19, 2022
 
Rated: 4.08 by sunnytropic from New York

Feb 10, 2021
 
Rated: 5 by TallGuyCM from California

Aug 03, 2020
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Reviewed by crobinso from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
pretty sweet. caramel coffee and a good deal of chocolate which reads to me as multiple kinds- dark, sweet and baking. got almost no salt. the chocolate was the best part. love the richness, great feel
Jul 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Apr 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.37 by heysuz from Indiana

Apr 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.59 by DuncanBishop24 from Vermont

Apr 09, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Apr 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by fossage78 from Massachusetts

Feb 14, 2020
 
Rated: 4.54 by jvillefan from California

Jan 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by Juggerr from New York

Jan 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by JonB25 from Delaware

Dec 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Dec 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.9 by smi69 from New York

Dec 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by jkrug5 from Maryland

Dec 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.96 by Bierbaum from Massachusetts

Dec 02, 2019
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
canned 10.30.19, opened 11.30.19

can poured into a snifter

“ dance floor jam packed : hot as tea kettle”

Black motor oil liquid, two finger dense brown , creamy foam cap , great 5 minute retention, settles to a solid layer settles to a solid layer, good lacings

aroma is coffee, chocolate & toffee

taste is chocolate , caramel, sweet

fizziness on the sip, full almost syrup mouthfeel, settles quickly, smooth finish

good beer
Nov 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by Spluger from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2019
 
Rated: 4.78 by Icka31 from Ohio

Nov 23, 2019
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Rated by gooddaydiablo from Texas

4.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
"Dance floor jam packed, hot as a tea kettle"
Nov 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Delicious. Well-blended malts with the modest brewer sugars make this a wonderful dessert that I'd like to have again.
Had from a shared bottle at a bar and poured into a snifter.
Looks appetizing, but only above average foam and opaqueness for what often is a darkly alluring style.
Smells are immersive, like walking into a chocolate factory and then eating some with caramel mixed in. Equally Luxurious in the mouth, this was a very decadent experience.

My first from the fabled Tree House, I went on their website and find out they are a premier destination brewery; just off the Mass Turnpike. Tree House was famously given lots of credit for inspiring the new style NEIPA (and has 3 of the top 5 on BA.) But Tree House really is just a simple taproom and store and brewery producing incredible ales that the world cannot get, apparently, unless people stop by because they are not distributed like most crafters. Tree House pushes all the innovations in sustainability and farming. And for all this, I give them some Very Big OA Hugs.
Nov 20, 2019
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Reviewed by brutalfarce from Connecticut

3.51/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Damn you 50 cent at least treehouse was thinking the same big sweet chocolatey goodness not really getting caramel let alone salted caramel treehouse base stout..tremendous effectiveness of adjuncts..not so much great mouth coating and body tho
Nov 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.33 by Pinkylives from Massachusetts

Nov 15, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by hopley from Massachusetts

Nov 09, 2019
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Rated by von_kaiser from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
pairs well with Polly-o
Nov 09, 2019
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Reviewed by scotorum from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Bought from the brewery 11/1/19. Canned 10/30. Poured from the 16 oz. can into an English nonick pint.

a; Opaque black with a half inch thick tan head which receded to thin surface foam and dense lacing.

b. Milk chocolate.

t; Follows the nose with moderate hope bite which lingers a bit on the sweet finish. High ABV well covered.

m; Medium, very good body and carbonation tingle.

o: An exceptional stout, more flavorful than a competitor such as Samuel Smith's excellent chocolate stout. Unfortuantely at this price point (8.50 a pint) it's a luxury most of us normally cannot afford., although better than its previous glass containering when it was more like $12-13.
Nov 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by eddiefl from New York

Nov 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Joesapp from Connecticut

Nov 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.69 by Taycro from Massachusetts

Nov 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.14 by rab53 from Washington

Oct 13, 2019
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Reviewed by jhavs from New York

4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
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.
Sep 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.54 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Sep 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.27 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Aug 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.86 by vfgccp from New York

Aug 07, 2019
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Reviewed by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
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.
Jul 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.41 by curtis6290 from New York

Jul 23, 2019
Candy Shop from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 67 ratings