Dad Shoes
Tree House Brewing Company

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Style:
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #114
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,209
Avg:
4.2 | pDev: 7.14%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
64
From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  5
SCORE
92
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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.
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Reviews by artrocity:
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artrocity from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 09, 2019
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tmadd from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 20, 2019
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Burt from Rhode Island

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 30, 2020
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -11%
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

May 11, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.74/5  rDev -11%
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

May 11, 2019
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smaddock from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aug 03, 2020
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

May 13, 2019
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jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

May 18, 2019
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Pinkylives from Massachusetts

4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 19, 2019
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csmrx7 from Canada

4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 25, 2019
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 16oz can, dated o8/10/20. Paint em green. Huh. Anyway, served in a tulip.

Pours a deep chocolatey-brown with a scant half-finger of moccha foam. Zippo for retention, just a few wispy bubbles and scattered dots of thin lacing.

The nose isn’t especially robust but it does smell nice. It pretty much smells like a s’more, only cold.

Taste is tasty. Damned if it doesn’t actually taste like every single adjunct they’ve listed on the label: chocolate, coffee (at least a little), graham crackers, marshmallows, coconut, vanilla and salt water taffy... really, it does. Sweet, but not thick and cloying. I’m tempted to go to 5 just for being exactly what it’s billed as but I’m going to give it a .5 ding for a funny saccharine/metallic aftertaste.

Feel is smooth and creamy, medium bodied and aggressively carbonated relative to the style, to its benefit IMO.

Overall, a fun and tasty beverage. It’s not something I would ever have gotten for myself if the 2 cans hadn’t been included in a pandemic friendly prepacked mixed case. It was a hoot to drink them, I enjoyed the bejeesus out of them both, but I’m unlikely to ever want a third.

Jul 01, 2020
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smi69 from New York

3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 29, 2019
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SpeedwayJim from New York

3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz. can into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is whole milk, chocolate, toasted coconut and a slight touch of roast. Nice but surprisingly subtle. Beer opens whole milk, vanilla and chocolate. A touch of toasted coconut and a slight roasted malt tartness in the middle. Ends fudge, chocolate, and a touch of honey. More chocolate in the aftertaste. Nice but I wish there was more coconut in this one. Body is medium with low carbonation. Smooth and soft on the palate and goes down soft with a sticky, lingering aftertaste.

For a Tree House stout, this is one of the more "medium" ones. I'm craving more of a coconut presence as well as a more complex flavor profile.

Jul 17, 2020
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RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 09, 2019
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Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 07, 2019
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grahuba from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 09, 2019
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curtis6290 from New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this one with Dad on Father's Day 2019. Solid stout, very complex and opens up nicely.

Jul 23, 2019
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atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 07, 2020
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fossage78 from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 14, 2020
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Uconnelmo from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 18, 2019
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Ultra-Plinian from Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 26, 2019
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kjkinsey from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 16, 2019
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Cwarwick812 from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 11, 2019
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Patlee3324 from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

May 13, 2019
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GRG1313 from California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 29, 2019
Dad Shoes from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 64 ratings