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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #47
Ranked #1,516
4.35 | pDev: 5.98%
May 17, 2021
Oct 30, 2019
Notes: Homemade is a milk stout made with chocolate fudge, walnuts, and a hint of maple syrup. It pours a silky black in the glass with a dense, marshmallow-like head. We taste and smell milk chocolate, chocolate covered walnuts, and maple walnut truffles. Yum! It calls to mind a confection you might find at a back road general store. A decadent, smile inducing concoction, indeed - just in time for Halloween!
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4.34 by hopley from Massachusetts on May 17, 2021
3.75 by pkalix from California on May 08, 2021
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4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a Tree House snifter; canned 10/28/20, code TOP SHELF COOKIE JAR MATERIAL.
A: Pours a very dark brown to black with no appreciable highlights, a one finger, brown head, no more than rim retention, and minimal, spotty lacing.
S: Very inviting. Aromas of fudge, root beer, mocha, macadamia, and plum peel.
T: Sweet. Rich flavors are a complex melange of the nose, emphasizing fudge and root/birch beer. Solid bitterness allows sweetness to come through without becoming cloying.
M: Full bodied with low carbonation. Slick and easy drinking for such an outsize ABV.
O: A fudgy, milk stout. The alcohol really is subsumed beneath the flavor pallet, but don't be fooled: it'll hit you like a (metric) ton of bricks before you get too far, so take it slow or share. Sérieusement! Worth it, though, because it's absolutely delicious.

Feb 15, 2021
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4.56/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Craftbeerfan666 from Norway

This stout has got distinct notes of coffee, chocolate and nutty notes. There’s traceable maple in here as well, and the beer has a full-body. Great evening snack!

Jan 08, 2021
3.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Dec 04, 2020
4.35 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Nov 22, 2020
4.44 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts on Nov 22, 2020
4.24 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Nov 21, 2020
4.27 by lemmy187 from Missouri on May 22, 2020
4.28 by JamesStreet from Louisiana on May 20, 2020
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4.48/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Another gem from Tree House Brewing Co., INC. Poured into a 20 oz giant tulip glass canned on 3/04/20. Pours a midnight black on a cloudy day, with a giant 3 plus finger mocha head that leaves a few thin wisps of lace with excellent retention. 4.75

Smell is maple syrup, dark chocolate, vanilla, and expresso. 4.25

Taste follows maple, fudge, vanilla, and expresso one dimensional but really really tasty. 4.5

Mouthfeel is big, gentle slightly dry carbonation, and at 9.6% a sipper that goes down far too easy. 4.75

Overall this is a very tasty Imperial Milk Stout, that showcases maple, but also has rich chocolate, vanilla, and coffee notes that makes for a near perfect nightcap. 4.5

May 11, 2020
4.51 by Vicirus from Massachusetts on May 10, 2020
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4.45/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by Damian from Massachusetts

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton, MA
Served in a Tree House teku

Super oily and viscous, completely pitch black appearance. The ominous looking body was topped by an uber tight and creamy, mocha colored crown that fell to a thick, frothy collar. Odd shaped streaks and spotty droplets of lacing trickled down the sides of the glass.

Terrific aroma. Dry, flinty, roasted malts came through strong initially. Slightly smoky. Chocolate fudge notes were also apparent. Some brown sugar too. Nice balance between roasty and sweet. Touch of espresso. As the beer warmed, the chocolate intensified.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose. Really rich and robust. Big roasted and caramel malt presence on the front end. Chocolate notes appeared next. Chocolate syrup came to mind. Some creamy lactose appeared in the center. More roastiness on the back end and the finish. Slightly ashy. Notes of bitter espresso lingered after the swallow.

Outstanding rich, creamy, full bodied mouthfeel. The liquid contained a super fine, moderate effervescence that turned amazingly slick and smooth on the palate.

Although I failed to pick up the maple and walnut notes entirely, Homemade is still a very tasty and enjoyable imperial milk stout with an incredible mouthfeel. Unlike many reviewers, I found this beer to be surprisingly balanced and drinkable given the style.

Apr 29, 2020
4.5 by mattycasey from Massachusetts on Apr 28, 2020
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4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by agreenman19 from Connecticut

L - been jonesing after this one ever since it was first released. Bummed I missed it then, especially since it was during that heartbreaking time I stopped chasing TH beers because they simply make too many unique beers these days. Life is hard. Pours a black motor oil with a big, fluffy, crimson head. Looks like mocha. And seriously, this shit is B L A C K.

S - fudgey brown sugar and cinnamon. Chocolate-covered maple candies, freshly-shelled walnut, and vanilla ice cream.

T - milk chocolate with the slightest hint of dark chocolate twang. Features a light, vanilla-esque flavor that borrows heavily from the light nuttiness of walnuts or cashews. Hershey chocolate syrup, truffle oil, and sweet, sugary maple cream. Chocolate pudding. Finishes with an almost tart, acrid coffee ground bitterness. Leaves a sticky residue all over. Lingering flavors of peanut butter and Royal Dansk cookies.

F - not as sickly sweet as a 9.6% might suggest. More of a fluffy, mellow mouthfeel that's not too thick, but still silky enough to satisfy.

O - one of TH's sweeter stouts. I gotta say, it hit the spot I was looking for, even if it might be a little too sweet at times. Impressive, but definitely in moderation. It's a good thing I only snagged one; not looking to catch the beetus tonight.

Apr 27, 2020
4.31 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts on Apr 18, 2020
4.25 by paulish from New York on Apr 06, 2020
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4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mnj21655 from Massachusetts

Pours a deep black in color with a finger of dense medium brown head that leaves behind sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet milk chocolate, a bit of maple, and some walnut. Taste is very sweet. There are nutty, chocolate, and maple notes. Very smooth. Medium-full bodied with moderately low carbonation and sweet but not overly cloying. Typically I don’t love adjucnted beers but there is enough subtlety to the additions that I find this enjoyable. The flavors are well balanced and the sweetness is just restrained enough to keep this drinkable. I really enjoyed this one.

Apr 04, 2020
4.75 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey on Mar 31, 2020
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4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Very nice milk stout - canned date 3/4/20. Pours a thicker dark brown color with very little light penetration, tan head with some nice small rings of lingering lacing. Smells of darker chocolate, medium roast coffee, creamy vanilla, caramel, bread, malt, a little nuttiness. Taste follows the nose, not quite as rich and deep as the aromas would have you believe but still very tasty. Could have been a little smoother considering this was a sweeter milk stout. Smooth, slightly sticky mouthfeel, good carbonation even as the beer warmed. Not my favorite stout from Tree House by any means, but still very good and better than many other ones out there.

Mar 30, 2020
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3.92/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

Poured from a 16 oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a near pitch black color with a thin caramel head. The head is gone quickly, leaving no lacing as it settles into a golden crown.

The aroma brings a ton of dark roasted malts, milk chocolate, and maple syrup. There's a ton of nuttiness here, bringing notes of pecans, walnuts, and toasted peanuts.

The flavor starts off with a wave of chocolate fudge, followed by some roasted nuts and fresh maple syrup. Comes pretty much exactly as advertised.

The feel is full bodied with low carbonation. Sticky and syrupy with plenty of alcohol warmth.

Overall, this is a great milk stout, however it's disappointing by Tree House standards. It's just a bit too sweet and frankly the mouthfeel is pretty bad. I really wish TH would make balanced stouts again instead of the sugary pastry bombs they brew now. All that said, it's a very good beer. Just not up to Tree House standards.

Mar 27, 2020
4.63 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Mar 22, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BeerBaronBear from New York

A sweeter stout, with little to no coffee flavor. Instead, it has a rich fudgy flavor with a pleasant nuttiness and marshmallow aspect. My favorite thing to do with some of these stouts is to take a medium-sized mouthful and froth it inside of my mouth. It puffs up the mouthfeel and opens up a ton of flavor, which in my view improves greatly on the syrupy feel of the beer if you just pour it down your throat. This is a really enjoyable sipping stout, but not my favorite overall - the sweetness gets to be a bit sickly for my palate, and I would love a bit more carbonation.

Mar 18, 2020
4.35 by DaveCash from New York on Mar 16, 2020
4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Mar 09, 2020
4.36 by Grovejr20 from New Hampshire on Mar 06, 2020
4.25 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Feb 14, 2020
4.47 by crobinso from Colorado on Feb 07, 2020
4.5 by jvillefan from California on Jan 25, 2020
5 by hughesm12 from Massachusetts on Jan 20, 2020
4.58 by PDinunzi from New Jersey on Jan 19, 2020
4.56 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Jan 15, 2020
4.64 by RichD from Rhode Island on Jan 11, 2020
4.44 by Spluger from Massachusetts on Jan 11, 2020
4.5 by smcel371 from New York on Dec 29, 2019
4.5 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Dec 18, 2019
4.02 by smi69 from New York on Dec 08, 2019
4.31 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Dec 08, 2019
4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Dec 02, 2019
4.58 by DuncanBishop24 from Vermont on Nov 28, 2019
Homemade from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 55 ratings