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Porter - Imperial
Ranked #124
Ranked #9,663
4.13 | pDev: 8.96%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Notes: Futurism is our honey porter. Brewed with a complex array of chocolate, roasted, honey, and caramel malts, it pours a beautiful black color in the glass with a dense head. A large addition of wildflower honey contributes another layer of sweet complexity to Futurism, with tasting notes of dark chocolate, fudge, sweet honeycomb, and reeses candies. With complex flavor and pleasant drinkability, Futurism embodies the Tree House ideal beautifully. Enjoy!
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Alieniloquium from Florida

2.88/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

16 oz. can. Black with a big mocha head. A little murky brown. Smells of chocolate malt, some bright fruitiness, and honey. Tastes of roasted malt, bright and slightly sharp sweetness. Cola like back end. Pretty sweet. Honey lingers in the back end. Medium heavy. It's quite sweet and has a sharpness that seems misplaced in a beer like this. Oh and it's slow to drink.

May 05, 2020
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - loving the label. Pours dark brown with the mildest magenta hue right up around the edges. Looks a bit like sarsparilla soda. Not much head, but what is there looks like toasted bananas. A tiny archipelago is left in the middle with streaks of bubbles that almost look like cracks with an overhead light. Thin beads of head slowly buzz out toward the outer ring from beneath the surface. Never seen anything like this. Leaves legs like you wouldn't believe. Coats the glass so heavily, it could be an eyeglass prescription.

S - sweet up front with slight wildflower honey, then turns raw af. Dark chocolate brownies, roasted barley, spent coffee grounds, and a woodsy, oaky, nutty, earthy, primal roastiness. Natural.

T - follows through on this raw roastiness. Feels fresh and hollow; all sweetness is dried up with a massive dose of baker's chocolate and roasted coffee. Earthy, herbal honey, none of that processed sweetened crap. It is subtle though. Walnuts and almonds contribute to these flavors you'd find in the wilderness. Finishes with a bit of metal and tangy, acrid bitterness.

F - medium feel, nothing too creamy or velvety by TH standards. Still elegantly executed with enough heft to back up the raw flavors.

O - can I say it again? Raw. Earthy and back to our roots, despite the name. Doesn't feature too many dimensions, but does the porter style a service with a slight honey twist.

Apr 24, 2020
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toca from Connecticut

4.83/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

L: dark brown/black; nice, white head that lingers. The head leaves great lacing providing an exceptional view

S: Excellent. Not too sweet with slight coffee and malt bringing the glass to the nose

T: This is an excellent porter. Slight honey and coffee notes come to the forefront. Very nice

F: Thinner than a stout but still has a nice feel.

O: agree with hylinski about previous reviews. This is an outstanding porter.

Apr 16, 2020
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hylinski from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another well executed dark beer from Tree House. Don't understand what the sketchy reviews were about. This is a porter not a stout. When it comes to adding flavors, success is all about being subtle - and the honey in this Porter is perfectly subtle.
I don't want a dessert porter... And this isn't one.
Really delicious.

Apr 06, 2020
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beersampler6 from Michigan

4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nice honey porter from Tree House. 2/28/20 date printed on can. Pours a darker rusty brown color with some fluffy off-white head and minimal scant lingering lacing. Smells of nice malt, toasted nuts, caramel, vanilla, medium roast coffee, milk chocolate, a little bread. Taste follows the nose, good balance, flavors opened up a little as the beer warmed. Higher ABV was well hidden. Smooth sticky mouthfeel, good carbonation. Very enjoyable.

Mar 21, 2020
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a can of this at the brewery and shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tuip a nice dark brown almost black hue with a fat nearly two finger thick mocha head that fades slowly to leave sticky lacing and a creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of darker chocolate, however, it's rather chalky. Flashes of fruity esters as well as darker roast. Not getting much in the way of honey.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with more of that chalky dark bitter chocolate. An almost aggressive roasted element here that completely in the way of the other elements going on. It's somehow boozy as well which is weird. The honey is pretty much nonexistant; almost as a yeasty mead like note as opposed to well rounded honey element that should be present in a beer. As it warms there's flashes of metallic on the finish which is really odd.

M - Mouthfeel is briskly carbonated, crisp, somehow boozy as well.

O - Overall....this beer was an utter disappointment. Have been looking to a honey based beer and this falls almost comically short. Way too much acrid roast and unusual booze along with flashes of metallic notes. At the end of the day though the honey addition to this beer brings utterly nothing to the table and if anything hinders the actual base beer. Incredibly underwhelming.

Serving Type: Can

Mar 14, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

THanks to rudzud
Pours a large foamy mocha colored thick frothy head with great retention, good lacing, decent legs, jet black color

Nose brings super fudgey cocoa, creamy lactose milk chocolate, cocoa, a weird fruity thing going on as well, some caramel and chewy nougat like, mild roast and baking spice, even a hint of smokey roast

Taste brings mild smokey notes again mostly from the roast, charred malt with some coffee, dark chocolate fudgey, and chalky cocoa, slight acrid and burnt lactose, mild bitterness faint faint yeasty honey mead note, drier finish, mild sticky, fair alcohol, quite metallic yeasty flavors that get really meh

Mouth brings fair tingly hot alcohol, med like bod but thin for the beer itself, med light carb

Overall meh, this didn't really do well, honey was almost non-existant, alcohol was way too high, burnt lactose was meh, taste brought some weird metallic, sorry Nate this was really eh compared to other stouts you've done, and especially the normal Tree House quality

Mar 14, 2020
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oldmankoch from Tennessee

4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is bordering on stout turf; however, regardless of style a super delicious beer. Follows notes to a T. Roasty chocolate, fudge, honey/maple, with a nut butter finish. Very sludgy mouth. Glad I have another to enjoy.

Mar 10, 2020
Futurism from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 30 ratings