Fleeting Moment
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #23
Ranked #660
4.41 | pDev: 5.44%
Feb 08, 2023
May 01, 2019
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Notes: Fleeting Moment is an imperial milk stout brewed with coffee, chocolate, maple syrup, Ceylon cinnamon, and Vietnamese cinnamon. It is carefully concocted to emulate the flavor of a big pile of freshly made French toast drizzled in maple syrup. We utilize all natural ingredients during every phase of the brewing process to create a thick, decadent beer that tastes of dark amber maple syrup, freshly ground cinnamon, coffee, and swiss dark chocolate. This is a breakfast beer through and through and one that is best savored in a snifter over a hearty Sunday morning meal. Fleeting Moment allows us to reflect upon the seemingly ordinary moments in life that come and go in a flash, and may often be taken for granted -- like the simplicity of breakfast with friends or family.
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Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by sunnytropic from New York

Feb 10, 2021
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 16 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Inky black pour with 2 fingers of foamy mocha colored head.

S: Sweet and roasty. Cinnamon, coffee, cocoa, and spice.

T.F: Just like it smells. Sweet cocoa and vanilla mixed with roasted grains, maple syrup, and espresso. The cinnamon is subtle but present... and adds a nice spice. Very modest roast bitterness for balance. Velvety and smooth.... creamy mouthfeel. ABV hidden but sneaks up on you. More sweet cocoa and espresso to finish.

O: An outstanding milk stout. Easy drinking... loads going on... and a perfect mid-winter beer.
Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 4.37 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Feb 02, 2021
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Reviewed by Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.3/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours not and black. Like syrup.
Smell is cinnamon and maple and maybe a touch of chocolate.
Taste is cinnamon up front and maple on the back.
It’s quite drinkable and becomes sweeter with maple as it warms. I split the cab as 16oz would be too much.
One of the better flavored milk stouts I’ve had from TH
Dec 27, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Nov 23, 2020
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a near pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Roasted malt, cinnamon, vanilla, maple syrup, coffee, dark chocolate, and caramel

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the roasted malt, cinnamon, dark chocolate, and maple syrup. Picks up the coffee, vanilla, and caramel. Finishes with lingering roast, coffee, and dark chocolate

M: Medium-full bodied with low-moderate carbonation

O: A very good milk stout that does an amazing job bringing all the elements together to makes a great sipper. Nothing gets too high or low. Definitely worth checking out
Nov 21, 2020
Rated: 4.61 by Zach423 from Massachusetts

Nov 12, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Nov 06, 2020
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Reviewed by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours jet black. Aroma is roasty coffee & caramel, milk chocolate & hint of vanilla. Wonderful taste as it smells - roast coffee with sweetness of chocolate, caramel & vanilla. Full bodied mouthfeel. Incredible stout.
Oct 29, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Sep 28, 2020
Rated: 4.56 by Taycro from Massachusetts

Jun 27, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Jun 09, 2020
Rated: 4.17 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Apr 23, 2020
Rated: 4.49 by allenson21 from New York

Apr 17, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Apr 10, 2020
Rated: 4.45 by heysuz from Indiana

Apr 10, 2020
Rated: 4.72 by Mrthetank from Virginia

Apr 02, 2020
Rated: 4.49 by rab53 from Washington

Apr 01, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by lowlyone from Massachusetts

Mar 31, 2020
Rated: 4.75 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey

Mar 22, 2020
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Rated by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Every year I have a stout on St. Patrick's Day and this year Fleeting Moment was the choice
Mar 18, 2020
Rated: 4.49 by George2744 from Pennsylvania

Mar 17, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Roy1586 from Massachusetts

Mar 16, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by DaveCash from New York

Mar 16, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by EMH73 from New York

Mar 15, 2020
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Reviewed by BeerBaronBear from New York

4.56/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Top shelf stout! Smooth, rich but not cloying, more sweet than smoky, with very mild coffee flavor but additional bits of spiciness in the mix, especially in the finish. Not the absolute best stout I've had, but excellent overall flavor. Enjoyed from the can on a cold sunny day outside, and it hit the spot!
Mar 14, 2020
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Reviewed by jaluria from Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked up wa few cans while visiting the brewery recently.

Pours dark brown with a soft, lacy head. Fragrant with maple syrup front and center with hints of cocoa and coffee.
Rich and velvety with a mellow, roasted flavor. Lots of complexity. Lots of flavor. Some sweetness upfront but more lingering bitterness than many milk stouts. Leaves you wanting more. The alcohol is a bit concealed with the roasted, malty flavors. Finishes dry with with a touch of spice. Wonderful to enjoy by the fire or on a cold, sunny day.
Mar 14, 2020
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

4.59/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Wow this one was very unique. Loved the flavor profiles here. Picked up this beer from Tree House's brewery. 2/20/20 date printed on can. Pours a thick syrupy black color with some tan head and small rings of lingering lacing that lasted. Smells of dark chocolate fudge, dark roast coffee, vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, maple syrup, malt, a little Vietnamese coffee spice. Tastes similarly, great balance, reminded me of a Vietnamese mocha coffee drink or dessert. High ABV was so well hidden. Smooth, luscious, sticky, coated the palate, just the right amount of carbonation. A great sweet stout with unique flavors!
Mar 11, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 27, 2020
Rated: 4.48 by liquorpig from Massachusetts

Feb 23, 2020
Rated: 4.21 by Stevedore from Oregon

Feb 17, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by fossage78 from Massachusetts

Feb 14, 2020
Rated: 4.23 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Jan 12, 2020
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a thick and fairly viscous midnight black, semi aggressive pour yields a nice mocha head with good retention. Has a bit of a yeasty aroma with some chocolate and maple syrup as it warms. Flavor is not as sweet as I expected, which is good. Ample bittersweet chocolate mixes with light coffee and mild maple syrup. Kudos for the cinnamon addition - just a touch so it is barely noticeable, yet apparent. Chewy mouthfeel and nice, light carbonation produce a fairly full bodied beer. Overall a very enjoyable desert stout.

500 ml bottle dated 5/1/19 - thanks Adam!
4.25 rating
Jan 08, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by smi69 from New York

Dec 08, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by JonB25 from Delaware

Dec 01, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by billab914 from Virginia

Nov 17, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by Joesapp from Connecticut

Nov 03, 2019
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Reviewed by kevanb from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500ml bottle, undated, poured into a Half Acre "occult" tulip glass. Enjoyed on 07.07.19, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a deep jet black color, thick, oily and inky with a khaki head that doesn't have much height or retention but yields lots of sticky lacing. The aroma is action packed full of adjuncts, nice coffee roast, dark bitter chocolate, modest vanilla marshmallow, soft cinnamon, rich maple and hearty grains. The flavors are right in line with the nose, super chocolate with a nice sweet and rich maple character, strong roasted coffee helps offer a touch of balance, vanilla marshmallow while the hearty rich grains are complemented by lingering cinnamon that dries the beer out a bit. The mouthfeel is good, coating with a thick medium body that is creamy and has a dry finish.

Verdict: A good adjunct forward stout from Tree House. The cinnamon makes this a little dry but all the adjuncts are well expressed and work in harmony.
Oct 27, 2019
Fleeting Moment from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 115 ratings