Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #62
Ranked #1,710
4.31 | pDev: 7.19%
Jan 30, 2022
Dec 11, 2019
Notes: Fudge is an imperial milk stout brewed with an authentic mix of raw ingredients intended to emulate the flavor of chocolate fudge in a beer. By utilizing milk chocolate, lactose, and cocoa powder, we are able to coax flavors of melted milk chocolate, gooey chocolate fudge, and chocolate syrup out of this truly seasonal, decadent treat. Fudge is a confectionary treat through and through, and one we are quite proud to have produced a deliberately selected and utilized set of ingredients in harmony with our refined stout making process. Fudge is our endeavor to bring friends and family alike together this holiday season - enjoy!
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Ratings by Jdells09:
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Jan 30, 2022
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4.68 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts on Jan 09, 2022
4.22 by Miles_Nilges from New York on Dec 11, 2021
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Nov 09, 2021
4.18 by Mikexw from New York on Oct 03, 2021
4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Sep 25, 2021
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4.37/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by heysuz from Indiana

Brew: Tree House Brewing Company - Fudge

Intro: 12 oz. poured into a tulip glass. Shared with a friend.

Appearance: Pitch black, Moderate head maybe 2 inches. Moderate lacing as I drank

Smell: Fudge and chocolate is the headliner here.

Taste: Followed the smell.

Mouthfeel: Creamy medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

Drink: Very smooth and enjoyable.

Conclusion: Treehouse has the milk stouts downpat. Have not had a bad one yet and I’ve nearly 15. Fudge is no exception. Pick it up if you run across it

Sep 25, 2021
4 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Sep 05, 2021
4.29 by alexsergio from New York on Aug 23, 2021
4.24 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Aug 18, 2021
4.52 by TheeWarPig from Michigan on Aug 17, 2021
4.4 by smb71481 from Vermont on Jul 31, 2021
4.08 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Jul 21, 2021
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2.29/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
by Alieniloquium from Florida

16 oz. can. Deep brown. Smells of cocoa powder and malt. Tastes pretty tangy up front. Acidic with lactose and cocoa. Some chocolate as it does down. Sweet with lingering lactose and cocoa powder. Medium heavy. It's sharp and almost sour. Not good.

Apr 05, 2021
4 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Mar 14, 2021
4.25 by sunnytropic from New York on Feb 10, 2021
4.56 by sentrynate from Wisconsin on Jan 22, 2021
4 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Jan 02, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Kendo from New York

A: Poured from the can into a tulip glass as "Rainbow in the Dark" plays. . . . Dark. Black. Motor oil. Small tannish head settles on top.

S: Not a strong nose, but about what you'd expect: fresh brownies meet chocolate milk.

T: I remember Southern Tier Choklat and loving it when it first came out. . . . This beer goes in that direction: really chocolatey overall. Fresh brownies keep coming to mind (I made some for the kids earlier this week, which might explain it). Chocolate milk, and a touch of dark chocolate. Tasty.

M: A little on the syrupy side - carbonation is modest. But it drinks lighter than its weight.

O: Quite good. A definite dessert beer. Drinks easy for 9.2%.

Dec 20, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark, dark brown pour... nearly black. No light is getting through. A finger of foamy mocha-colored head leaves nice lacing.

S: Dark chocolate... fudge, roast, and espresso.

T.F: Sweet roasty grains and fudge (go figure... just like the name says). Big and chocolatey... lactose, spice, and chicory. Medium bodied. Smooth and creamy. Generally sweet but with some roast/dark cocoa bitterness for balance. A bit of booze comes through... warming and complex.

O: A ridiculously tasty milk stout. Hits the 'fudge' flavor they were going for hard... and it's like drinking a gooey chocolate dessert.

Nov 26, 2020
4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Nov 19, 2020
4.5 by Zach423 from Massachusetts on Nov 14, 2020
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4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

16oz can dated 12/11/20.

Pours opaque black with a dark brown head. Decent retention with short ropes of lacing. Dark chocolate in the nose with espresso and brownie batter. Full bodied with an oily, creamy mouthfeel. Black forest cake with chocolate syrup and cocoa on the palate. Finishes sweet and chocolaty.

Oct 30, 2020
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4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

L: Black as pitch with a flash of a dark tan head to a wide dense ring and some minor scraps of lacing.

S: Like brownie batter! Even better as it comes to temp.

T: Somewhere between the nose and chocolate milk. The initial has some dark fruit like a dark ale, but I was pleased that this vanished quickly.

F: Rich medium weight and ideally carbonated.

O: This is a fine brew. Unlike some of the TH heavier milk stouts I would very gladly have it again.

Sep 13, 2020
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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Scotchboy from Idaho

Tree House Fudge; 16oz can poured into a snifter; opaque, jet-black pour with a dark-mocha head that fizzles away quickly and loudly; huge impressions of cocoa, vanilla, and maple syrup sweetness; underlying espresso character, lactose/cream are present as well, combining with the cocoa for an impressive note of milk chocolate; the most impressive thing about this brew is actually the balance, I can say I've had brews with more explosive chocolate characteristics (Prairie Fudge comes to mind) but this brew is so extremely drinkable and the sweetness isn't over-bearing, balanced well by the roasty smoothness. Overall; phenomenal milk stout. Thanks Adam!

Jul 27, 2020
4.38 by Burt from Rhode Island on Jul 17, 2020
4.25 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Jul 07, 2020
4.29 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Jul 07, 2020
4.38 by Khaack from New York on Jul 05, 2020
4.09 by Celtics76 from Rhode Island on Jul 01, 2020
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4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Dope from Massachusetts

2 month old can

Jun 29, 2020
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4.36/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) canned into a conical pint glass; canned 04/24/20, code ARE WE FOREVER CHASING CHOCOLAH?
A: Pours a basically black hue with a one to two finger, foamy/fluffy, light brown head, solid retention and wide, foamy rings of lacing.
S: Aromas of fudge (yes, the name is on point), plum rind, cherry, licorice, and cookie.
T: Very sweet this aroma elements all represented in the flavor. Lot of lactose (glad I'm not intolerant). Bitterness clearly present, but overwhelmed by the sweetness, appearing more as a licorice or peppermint (at least to my palate)
M: Medium bodied with strong effervescence initially. Creamy mouthfeel. Reminds me of licking the fudge frosting when icing a cupcake.
O: This did replicate the experience of consuming "fudge," although obviously a bit thinner. A worthwhile gustatory experience.

Jun 27, 2020
4.11 by Quarantinehobby from Massachusetts on Jun 14, 2020
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4.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

Pours out like motor oil. A finger of mocha brown appears and quickly fades.

Nose is roasty malt, chocolate, and a mild bit of coffee. Strange considering there is apparently no coffee in it. As it warms, I get some of that vanilla and lactose sorta thing going on.

Taste is definitely more chocolate forward. Semi-bitter bakers chocolate dominates. Roasted malts having a significant presence as well. A touch of fruit presence bringing sort of a tart quality. All of this coalesces to a smoky chocolaty stout with a nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium to fullbodied. Mild carbonation. Its not as thick or dense as I would have expected considering what went into this brew. A little bit of a sticky, cloying quality but not overwhelming.

Overall a solid stout from Tree House. Not my favorite of theirs but considering what this is going up against its still stands on its own. This is not a crazy overdone choco-blast dessert drink. This is a balanced, respectable stout that leans toward a chocolate flavoring. This is a dignified brew, make no mistake. Well done.

Jun 13, 2020
4.25 by EatonHops from Massachusetts on Jun 07, 2020
4.44 by hopley from Massachusetts on May 29, 2020
4.25 by Piddle from Connecticut on May 21, 2020
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4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by npolachek from New York

Very solid beer with taste of milk chocolate lactose and cocoa powder it definitely does seem like fudge in a stout but also has a beer taste to it as well.

May 17, 2020
4.44 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Apr 27, 2020
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4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by gooddaydiablo from Texas

"NVM, winter is here" 12/11/19

Apr 22, 2020
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