Tree House Brewing Company

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Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #67
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4.38 | pDev: 5.71%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: We are pleased to welcome a new confectionary stout to the Tree House line-up today - Love! Love is brewed with a host of ingredients - heaps of vanilla, cocoa, chocolate, a smidge of dark-roasted coffee - to emulate the flavor of the difficult-to-describe red velvet cake. The aroma is so sweet and enticing that it sticks to your nostrils. Pouring a pitch black color in the glass with a thick mocha colored head, Love tastes of vanilla, cream frosting, mild cocoa powder, and classic white birthday cake. This is a sweet treat and one that will reward the senses as complex layers of flavor are revealed as it warms. We hope it can contribute positively while you celebrate the season of love with someone you love.
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CraftFan5 from New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

17 March 2021 - Beer #233

Price: $12.00 at the brewery

Appearance: 5 - very black. The head was beautiful and dark. Wish it stuck around longer.

Nose: 4 - fairly mild. Nothing really stands out. It's a stout.

Taste: 4 - much bitterer than I expected. Definitely chocolate, a smidge of coffee. Not much vanilla.

Mouth: 5 - can't help but smack my lips. Very sticky and thick.

Overall: 4 - just a solid overall stout. That's it.


Mar 18, 2021
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TripleShot from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared a bottle with a friend. Smelled terrific just sitting there after the pour. Took a big whiff and then small sip, big whiff and got whacked in the face with vanilla, chocolate, and the velvet cake came in at the back end of each sip. I see 10.3 ABV but I swear it was 11 something % either way incredibly smooth for that much alcohol. Best Tree House Stout have had in a while.

Mar 07, 2021
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.64/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a bottle purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton, MA
Served in a Tree House teku

Outstanding appearance. Near pitch black and completely full bodied for the style. The oily, shimmery liquid was topped by an inch-tall, tight and creamy, saddle brown head that dropped to a thick, clingy, resilient collar. A wall of patchy lacing coated the back side of the glass, and a cascading droplets trickkled down the front.

The aroma was terrific. Dry, flinty, roasted malt notes were immediately apparent. Big powdered cocoa presence too. Rich chocolate fudge also came to mind. Terrific balance between roasty and sweet. The chocolate really intensified as the beer sat. Brownie batter notes came forth as well. Slightly nutty. Later, some coffee appeared.

The flavor profile was nearly identical to the nose. Malty and robust up front. Dry, roasted malts were well matched by big chocolate notes. Dark chocolate or baker’s chocolate came to mind. Creamy lactose notes appeared in the center. Some vanilla too. More roasted malts on the back end and the finish. Moderate amount of booziness, but the booze mellowed as beer warmed. Subtle bitter espresso notes lingered after the swallow. Like the nose, the coffee presence intensified with time.

Terrific creamy, frothy, smooth mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied for the style. The liquid contained a super fine, moderate effervescence that turned pillowy soft and plush on the palate. After a few sips, I could feel the sugars in the beer leaving a slightly sticky film on my lips.

Love is a terrific Tree House offering that reminds me of many other imperial milk stouts in their lineup. While I am not sure this beer merits being a $12 bottle versus an $8 can, it was immensely enjoyable.

May 08, 2020
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very nice sweet stout from Tree House. Picked this one up at their brewery. Strangely enough, no date printed on bottle. Pours a luscious very jet-black opaque color with some tan head and small sheets of lingering lacing. Smells of dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, malt, nuts, maybe a little raisin. Taste follows the nose, so easy to drink and enjoy even with the high ABV. Didn't have to sip this one. Smooth, luscious mouthfeel that coated the palate. Perfect amount of carbonation. Very enjoyable - didn't remind me of red velvet cake, though.

Mar 11, 2020
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.59/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L - pours a cold, dark, sludgey darkness, just like my heart. Teeny tiny bubbles swarming together like a galaxy with a slick, tan head to top it off.

S - immediate milk chocolate that flattens out into a charry character. Kisses of chocolate pudding, cherry simple syrup, and sweet caramel.

T - molasses and roasty, surprisingly bitter dark chocolate. There's an interesting lime candy sort of sweetness in the middle. Then we're back with toasted vanilla, cinnamon, and cocoa powder, all accenting the strong baker's chocolate base. Lingering tingling and syrupy stickiness on the finish.

F - thick, full, and satisfyingly creamy. Packs a chewy heaviness that really backs up this ABV and these potent flavors.

O - on the bolder side of TH milk stouts. Features a harder roast bite while still saturating with all the gooey, lustful, decadence we've come to know and Love.

Mar 07, 2020
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brewme from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked-up a single bottle at the Tree House Brewery in Charlton for twelve dollars. My one hundred and first brew from these guys. This was very nice, would like to see in cans for $8, vs bottle @ $12.

Mar 01, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud
Pours a huge foamy creamy dark colored great retention and lacing, pitch black thick colored beer

Nose brings loads of coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, little nutty, little caramel ,plenty of sweet cake icing, rich

TAste rich creamy creamy malt, milk chocolate, lactose, cocoa and generic chocolate, a little caramel, fudge, and more sweet cake icing, a bit of warming tingly alcohol, light baking spices like cinnamon, fudgey chocolate icing

Mouth is thick fudgey cocoa, creamy, med foamy carb, no alcohol, lush

Overall this was quite nice, different than the normal Tree House milk stout, but just enough coffee, chocolate, sweet cake icing, pretty tasty

Feb 29, 2020
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rudzud from Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picke up a bottle of this and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black hue with a thick one finger mocha head that faded to leave a dense, creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of nice rich, fudgy chocolate and big brownie notes. There are flashes of coffee elements as well as a little bit of sweetness. As it warms the sweetness comes out even more.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with loads of creamy milk chocolate as well as flashes of fruit, super light coffee flavour before becoming a bit more sweet than the typical Tree House stout thanks to the addition of the sugar. Really good chocolate syrup on the finish.

M - Mouthfeel is super, super thick and creamy and luscious. Silky smooth with the alcohol hidden completely.

O - Overall this was a very nicely done stout. Straight forward chocolate with tons of sweeter malts and sugar. The mouthfeel though really seals this with an excellent, creamy elements. Really well done.

Serving Type: Bottle

Feb 29, 2020
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours opaque, jet black in color with minimal head. Taste is red velvet cake: cocoa, big vanilla frosting and light bakers chocolate. Sweet, roasty, medium bodied, with low carbonation. Makes for an excellent dessert stout unlike anything I have had from there. Several of Tree House's stouts have been cookie cutter lactose bombs, but this sticks out. Tastes like Red Velvet cake in a dessert beer quality I expect from Southern Tier. Great night cap.

Feb 17, 2020
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 42 ratings