Truth - Vanilla Bean
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #40
Ranked #213
4.59 | pDev: 7.84%
Nov 12, 2023
Sep 15, 2020
Vanilla Bean Truth is an Imperial Stout aged for 22 months in select wheated bourbon barrels and then conditioned upon heaps of grade A, purposefully selected vanilla beans.

It pours a viscous black color in the glass with a mocha-colored head. When poured cold, the flavor profile leads with chocolate wafer cookies, bourbon-vanilla heat, and rich dark chocolate. As it warms, the true complexity emerges. We taste and smell bourbon chocolate chip cookie dough, bourbon vanilla ice cream, tootsie rolls, and smooth chocolate syrup.

The vanilla character does not overwhelm - the intent here is harmony and integration. The vanilla addition serves to soften the bourbon and chocolate character of the base beer making the whole presentation more confectionary and decadent like chocolate vanilla syrup.

This is an immensely enjoyable beer that rewards the senses as it warms in the glass, revealing layer upon layer of complexity that is only possible to achieve with patience, time, and focused brewing attention.

This beer will develop in the bottle for two years or more but is ready to enjoy now. We believe bottle development is best achieved while cold, and away from light.
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.89/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Look - black thick syrup but really nice rimming
Smell - lots of barrel with a nice vanilla and chocolate
Taste - chocolate vanilla and barrel
Feel - thick creamy medium light carb
Nov 20, 2022
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Truth - Vanilla Bean from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 57 ratings