Dad Shoes
Tree House Brewing Company

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English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #110
Ranked #4,855
4.23 | pDev: 7.09%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
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Notes: A homage to dads! Dad Shoes is a milk stout brewed with chocolate, coffee, graham crackers, marshmallows, toasted coconut, coconut milk powder, dutch cocoa powder, vanilla salt water taffy, hops, water, malt, and yeast. It pours with a very dark appearance and gives off aromas of vanilla, toffee, sweet marshmallows, chocolate coconut syrup, a hint of graham cracker, and surprisingly, hazelnuts. The flavor follows suit, with a melted cherry chocolate ice cream affect washing over the palate, also featuring gently sweet notes of caramel, cherry cola, marshmallows, and chocolatey, sugary sweetness. It shares similar attributes in taste and appearance with a coffee liqueur. The name and the label honors dads everywhere, old and young, new and seasoned, who value function over fashion, utility over style, for the sake of just being, and who dedicate their lives toward the betterment and well being of their children and loved ones, while carving out a little time for themselves in the most peculiar and inexplicable ways. What does your dad do that no other dad does? Thank you dad, and thank you to dads everywhere.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 42
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4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Nose: Milky Hot Chocolate mixed with some roasted coffee, maybe a little bit of graham cracker but nothing exploding too much

Taste: Definitely get that creamy lactose you get with milk stouts, Some double shot esq coffee, Fudgy chocolate and a little marshmallow. No coconut to me this is more of a s’mores stout

Mouthfeel: a bit thin for a stout, medium body, good carbonation, sweet sugary pastry stout mouthfeel

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Tasty, but at the same time just has too much going on. It almost seems like the base beer is better than the version that this is with all the flavors added.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.85/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dull black with a thin tan blanket, this has way too much stuff promised on the label, all of which inevitably gets lost in the chaos.

I mostly get roasty coffee and chocolate with faint notes of graham and molasses. The medium body has a full froth finishing semi-dry bringing a vanilla exhale. Overall it's a little astringent but only semi-sweet and not as cloying as I'd imagined.

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Photo of tigg924
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours opaque, dark brown in color with half inch head. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, salted toffee, marshmallow and a slight bit of dark cherry. Lots going on here. Heavy,sticky bodied, low carbonation, sweet and slightly roasty. Excellent stout. What really sets this one apart is the delicious saltiness. Works really well with the chocolaty sweetness. Should have gotten more of this.

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3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to rudzud
Small dense head, low retention, decent legs, basically pitch black

Nose nutty chocolatey stout, little caramel, light toffee and fudge, light burnt marshmallow, lush chocolate notes, but all super light or missing completely

Taste rich creamy malt, dark roasty char, super lush creamy rich chocolate but a bit of char, some vanilla and maybe I can make myself think there's marshmallow, some fruity flavors and maybe graham cracker, fair fruity, drier finish, some warming alcohol

Mouth is fuller bod, fair rich creamy, light alcohol, good creamy carb

Overall ok base shout but a big let down overall

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3.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black with a thin blanket that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of light bitterness flashes and light diary and cocoa powder. Where is anything else? No coconut or vanilla were all non-existent. Unacceptable.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of cocoa and toasted marshmallow. Maybe a faint graham cracker. The chocolate is rather nice but there is no coconut at all. Unfortunate.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, creamy, alcohol hidden well.

O - Overall this was a solid enough stout, nicely creamy, however to claim there was coconut here was a tremendous let down.

Serving Type: can

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4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - black color, two fingers of dark brown head

S - Lots of coffee and chocolate, but not much else. Still good though.

T - Lots more here. Coffee and chocolate again, but not dark cherries, vanilla, lactose, caramel

F - Thick and luscious. No booze.

O - Really good dessert stout from these guys.

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Dad Shoes from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 42 ratings