Catharsis - Vanilla Bean
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
American Porter
Ranked #39
Ranked #6,438
4.19 | pDev: 5.25%
Dec 11, 2022
Oct 07, 2019
Notes: Brewed with chocolate and caramel malts and heaps of Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Beans, Vanilla Bean Catharsis exhibits characteristics of cocoa powder, fudge, and milk chocolate with a robust body that is perfect for food pairing and cool evenings spent by the fire.

It is a result of our uncompromising dedication to fresh, progressive, and delightful beer. We hope you enjoy it with laughter, good cheer, and in the company of those you love.
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Rated: 4.34 by foundersasap from Michigan

Dec 11, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by DaveCash from New York

Nov 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pitch black pouring beer. The beer looked a bit like a nitro when pouring as the carbonation mixed with the beer in the glass. There's a 3 finger brown head. Retention is ok. There's some lacing on the glass.
The nose has notes of chocolate in it. There's a pleasing aroma of vanilla that also comes into play.
Taste - The chocolate flavor starts out up front a bit dark and bitter, but moves toward sweet on the backside. I also get the vanilla up front. The change between dark and milk chocolate is interesting.
The body is lighter, but expected for a porter.
this is a pleasure to try, and quite good.
Nov 11, 2022
Rated: 4.14 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Oct 23, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

May 06, 2022
Rated: 4.14 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Mar 07, 2022
Rated: 4.35 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Feb 26, 2022
Rated: 4.2 by EuclidTX from Massachusetts

Feb 03, 2022
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 15, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Sep 14, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Aug 28, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Aug 10, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by alexsergio from New York

Aug 07, 2021
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Canned 07/16/2021. Enjoyed on 08/06/2021.
Aug 07, 2021
Rated: 3.85 by smi69 from New York

Aug 03, 2021
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Reviewed by LuckFreeZone from New York

3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
16 oz can poured into a 'skinny snifter'.

L: A very pretty pour. Almost two fingers of a dark brown head. Dissipates to nothing fairly quickly.

S: It had the 'vanilla bean stout' smell. I really did not detect anything beyond that, though I don't seem to be at the same level of putting names to tastes and smells that most other reviewers are.

T: This was disappointing. This was my first Tree House beer (I was at the Deerfield location two weeks ago and picked up 1 or 2 of each stout and porter they had so I am hoping to have a better things to write on those) and I was expecting something more. There is a definite acidic aftertaste that is not altogether pleasant. The initial taste improved markedly as the porter warmed, but the aftertaste remained. The vanilla bean taste is prominent and maybe I am getting traces of caramel as well.

F: As expected for a porter

O: Not something I would recommend or seek out again. That makes it sound worse than it is, but there are just a lot of options I prefer to this. It feels like a recipe that needed to be tinkered with some more before being put in front of the public.
Aug 01, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by whatsgoody from Vermont

Jul 27, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by smcel371 from New York

Jul 24, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Jul 23, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Jul 20, 2021
Rated: 4.91 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts

Jul 18, 2021
Catharsis - Vanilla Bean from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 21 ratings