Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #10
Ranked #318
4.49 | pDev: 4.9%
Mar 06, 2023
Jan 08, 2020
Notes: Permanence is an imperial milk stout brewed with coffee, chocolate, & a huge dose of maple syrup. Below these additions lies a complex base of chocolate, caramel, and dark crystal malts. Permanence amplifies everything about Impermanence while carving out its own space of individuality and charm. The aroma of rich maple is so potent it sticks to your nostrils. The flavor is equally indulgent, coating the tongue with decadent flavors of sweet milk chocolate, dark amber maple syrup, maple ice cream, and chocolate covered maple caramels. This beer will contribute positively to cozy winter celebrations, we are sure of it - Enjoy!
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours pitch black with a thin head of fizzy bubbles that quickly fades. The last pours includes several unappetizing "glops" that float on top of the remaining beer like black pond scum. Thankfully I did not add the last bit until I had drunk almost the entire beer. The aroma includes a (very) slight sour note that thankfully doesn't come through in the flavor. Big notes of maple, vanilla, semisweet chocolate, dark roasted malts, caramel de leche, and coffee. It's sweet but not quite cloying. Mouthfeel is full, viscous, and not all that boozy. This is a beer to be sipped and slowly savored. Delicious - at least until the final glops.
Mar 06, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Dope from Massachusetts

Feb 27, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jan 22, 2023
Rated: 4.53 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts

Dec 31, 2022
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Canada's influence has permeated the brewery of TreeHouse as they cater to that north-of-the-boarder palate preferences with alcohol and maple piled high on an Imperial Milk Stout base taste that'll have every Canuck charging south for breakfast.

Permanence pours with a plush tar-like appearance, topped with a mocha-whipped meringue. As its scent swoons the nose with savory maple, chocolate, coffee and cream, so does a tingle of alcohol that reads like bourbon spices. Similarly in taste, the decadence of maple, chocolate, blackstrap molasses, mocha milkshake and French vanilla soothe the early palate with dessert-like effects.

Full and plush on the middle palate, the flavors melt into the tastebuds with savory, sultry and sweet maple syrup with a butter, creamy and crusted brownie character. With flavors of sweet espresso, crème brûlée and sweet cream adding charm, a fatigue on the late palate happens as the warmth of kahlua and whisky are no matched for the absurd amount of sweetness that the stout brings

Unabashedly full, unapologetic and drinking with the mouthfeel of cake batter, the twelve ounce bottle is easily a shareable portion for an average mid-sized European village. So chocked with flavor that every purchase should come with a free treadmill and insulin shot.
Nov 29, 2022
Rated: 4.45 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Nov 17, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 23, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Oct 10, 2022
Rated: 4.54 by Dgman8053 from New York

Sep 30, 2022
Rated: 4.62 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Sep 05, 2022
Rated: 4.31 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Aug 21, 2022
Rated: 4.53 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Aug 18, 2022
Rated: 4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Aug 16, 2022
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Im sampling a cold 500 ml bottle. Its been in my fridge for about 1.5 years. Time to open it for sure. Im pouring into my trusty snifter.
the beer pours a black coffee color with no light passing through the glass. A fizzy dense, tan head foams up about 1 cm and fades quickly to an edge layer. this thin layer sticks around throughout the sampling.
the aroma is bold and malty, I get brown sugar and toffee mixing with dark chocolate and some coffee grounds. There is some light maple syrup on the nose also, and I suspect it was bigger when this beer was fresher.
The first sip reveals a medium body with syrupy and sticky texture. Very minimal and soft carbonation on this beer.
Flavor is fudge brownie and a bit of brown sugar, briefly some roasted malt or coffee and then tons of maple syrup. The flavor lingers sweet maple long after each swallow. Definitely sweet, but also good maple flavor here too.
No hint of the ABV anywhere on this brew.
Another big milk stout from Tree House that is sweet and enjoyable. glad to have tried this one.
Apr 09, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts

Feb 27, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Feb 19, 2022
Rated: 4.46 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Jan 29, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by DaveCash from New York

Jan 07, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Dec 17, 2021
Rated: 4.39 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Dec 01, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by Eddiehop from Texas

Nov 22, 2021
Rated: 4.47 by smb71481 from Vermont

Nov 22, 2021
Rated: 4.43 by Rainintheface from Florida

Nov 03, 2021
Rated: 4.62 by 11-52_4hops from Virginia

Oct 28, 2021
Rated: 4.38 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts

Oct 23, 2021
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Reviewed by heysuz from Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Brew: Tree House Brewing Company – Permanence

Intro: 16.9 oz. poured into a tulip glass. Shared with a friend.

Appearance: Dark virtually black color. Ample head, maybe 2 inches. Moderate lacing as we drank

Smell: Sweet but not too much. Chocolate and maple standout, minimal coffee aroma

Taste: Followed along with the smell. First off, you notice the sweetness but not cloying. Milk and caramel in the middle.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, medium to low carbonation Creamy. Very nice

Drink: Very easy drinker, easy to get carried away. Take your time and enjoy the goodness

Conclusion: When it comes to milk stouts, Tree House has it hands down. No question. Exceptionally crafted brew. I’ve had 8-10 now and not a bad one in the bunch. Just pick your additive and dive in.
Aug 17, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Aug 17, 2021
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Reviewed by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours a deep black. Aroma which is a nice combination of chocolate, caramel, coffee & maple. Taste is quite sweet - milk, chocolate. roasty coffee and maple. Mouthfeel could be a bit thicker. Overall, an incredible stout.
May 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Holderness from Massachusetts

3.97/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
S -- Milk chocolate, roast, caramel, burnt brown sugar, medium roast coffee, some maple (but less than expected)
T -- Largely follows the nose. Fairly sweet, but not sickly. Again, not nearly as much maple as expected
F -- Medium+ mouthfeel, medium carb
O -- For the price point, not the most impressive

Apr 16, 2021
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Reviewed by orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a thick jet black with a calico brown head aloft. Really surprised by how fizzy the head as it just sputtered ahead like after opening a bottle of cola.

S: Finding the caramel to be very poignant - fruitier with blackcurrant and bright pineapple - and also nuttier with toasted walnut. There's an earthy moss note that stops short of peat, but like a maplewood sauna; or, a mesquite-fired coffee roaster. Moderate-strong and sumptuous coffee and chocolate.

M: Full-med bodied that starts to lull you with a lush a creamy feel, but can surprise you with a sparkling exuberance.

T: I really like how the maple sweetness plays out, and I would never figure the maple was paramount. Starts with an impactful coffee astringency that really tampers down on the sweetness. Just some really good burnt toffee/pecan hotcakes made on a well-seasoned griddle. Served with some melted dark chocolate and a side of maple butter. Eventually, the earthy/nutty astringency yields to a sweeter coffee ice cream with maple flavored espresso chips.
Apr 15, 2021
Rated: 4.42 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Mar 27, 2021
Rated: 4.35 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Mar 14, 2021
Rated: 4.61 by Mendonka from Massachusetts

Mar 01, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Feb 27, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by timmy2b from New York

Feb 22, 2021
Rated: 4.52 by EMH73 from New York

Feb 14, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by sunnytropic from New York

Feb 10, 2021
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Reviewed by BEERMILER12 from Maine

4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Roasted malt, milk and dark chocolate, coffee, and maple up front. Some caramel in there as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and cocoa/milk chocolate. Coffee and maple come through shortly after. Finishes with lingering coffee and roast

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A great imperial milk stout that does an impressive job at balancing the chocolate, coffee, and maple. Not overly sweet and the 10.4% is extremely well hidden. Definitely worth checking out
Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by withoutsorrow from Washington

Jan 25, 2021
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A- Tulip pour from the 500ml bottle with a pitch black body and a dark cocoa brown head. The head has a creamy texture and is fairly sturdy staying around for a while before it leaves a thin ring around the edges. Lacing is a mixture of spottiness and small sheets.

S- Maple syrup right off the top and pancakes naturally come to mind. The chocolate is big as well with fudge and dark chocolate bars coming out with dark roast coffee in the back drop. Roasty, nutty, caramel and slight fruity hints round it out.

T- Dark chocolate is huge and the maple syrup is also pretty strong in the flavor as the base stout ends up showing more here as well. Roasted barley, chocolate malt, toasted nuts, toffee and a touch of dark dried, spiced fruits. Dark roast coffee beans round it all out.

MF- Luscious and creamy and I have said it before but few breweries nail down mouthfeel like Tree House. Smooth and rich heavy body with a light slickness and a warm finish.

A few really standout flavors in the maple syrup, dark chocolate and roast malts with the coffee in there as well further back. Fairly sweet but a nice bitter presence and still mostly balanced.
Jan 25, 2021
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Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 123 ratings