Catharsis - Vanilla Bean
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Porter - American
Ranked #54
Ranked #7,415
4.18 | pDev: 5.74%
May 06, 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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Ratings by paulish:
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by paulish from New York

May 06, 2022
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4.25 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Sep 14, 2021
4.06 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Aug 28, 2021
4.24 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Aug 10, 2021
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4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Canned 07/16/2021. Enjoyed on 08/06/2021.

Aug 07, 2021
3.85 by smi69 from New York on Aug 03, 2021
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3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by LuckFreeZone from New York

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
4.25 by whatsgoody from Vermont on Jul 27, 2021
4.25 by smcel371 from New York on Jul 24, 2021
4.25 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Jul 23, 2021
3.93 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Jul 20, 2021
4.91 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts on Jul 18, 2021
Catharsis - Vanilla Bean from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 17 ratings