Eternity
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #68
ABV:
11.8%
Score:
99
Ranked #288
Avg:
4.54 | pDev: 5.29%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
63
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 25, 2023
Added:
Oct 06, 2020
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  1
Eternity is a barrel-blended imperial milk stout brewed with chocolate, coffee, and maple syrup. Featuring 45% barrel-aged Truth blended with a base stout brewed with chocolate, coffee, lactose, and maple syrup, Eternity pours a dense fudgy color in the glass with a dark brown head and puts forth flavors and aromas of bourbon-chocolate maple chews, maple-bourbon hard candy, and rich syrup tones. While dense with flavor, Eternity maintains a drinkability that is rare in a beer with this level of flavor. It is everything good about a comfortable morning distilled into this lovely bottle. Keep it cold and savor it - it is special.

As our barrel program continues to bear fruit, we find a great deal of joy in offering you a beer such as Eternity, at scale, for all to enjoy. Following Tree of Life Blended, Spacetime Continuum, & Vanilla Bean Truth, Eternity is another wonderful addition to our immense line-up of beers that aim to be packed with flavor while maintaining a pleasing drinkability. It is intended to be enjoyed by the 12 oz glass to truly enjoy the full breadth of its complexity, nuance, and character. Drink now or age it in the refrigerator for up to two years.
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Reviewed by Beersnake from California

4.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I feel very lucky to get to try this one. Poured several degrees warmer than fridge temp. Pours jet black with brown head. The nose is insane. Maple syrup is the first thing that pops out. This is wonderful smooth maple syrup - nothing sharp about it. Also getting vanilla, milk chocolate, and insanely smooth coffee. Maybe a slight touch of tobacco and brown sugar. This is the kind of nose that makes me want to savor every sniff.

The taste is amazing and almost perfectly follows the nose. Nothing dominates over the taste. Maple syrup, chocolate milk, and vanilla all mingle as best friends. Slight bourbon, oak, hazelnuts, very subtle coffee notes, and some roasted malts. This is so smooth and nicely integrated. Definitely worth sipping for an extended period of time, and the warmth does wonders for the taste.

The mouthfeel is thick and creamy, and a balanced aftertaste. Lovely beer overall.
Dec 25, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Oct 23, 2023
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.56/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Smells absolutely phenomenal. Everything comes together in a harmonious union, with huge, powerful notes of bourbon, maple syrup, chocolate, coffee, molasses, brown sugar, cherry, oak.

A touch more sour on the palate than on the nose, but by no means unpleasant. If it can't quite live up to the amazing aroma, it's perhaps only because that bar was set so high. Tasting notes include maple syrup, bourbon mash, oak, coffee, marshmallow, chocolate, cherry, red grape, toffee, caramel. It's sweet, but not cloying. It's boozy, but not aggressive.

Thick and fairly chewy; appropriate for the style.

Tree House blended, barrel-aged, and flavored imperial stouts are sometimes absolutely phenomenal, and sometimes great but fail to live up to the potential. This one fully falls into the former category.
Oct 22, 2023
 
Rated: 4.44 by Dgman8053 from New York

Sep 26, 2023
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
09/17/23 bottle @ home
Sep 17, 2023
 
Rated: 4.42 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Aug 10, 2023
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Brewers Notes: Eternity is a barrel-blended imperial milk stout brewed with chocolate, coffee, and maple syrup. Featuring 45% barrel-aged Truth blended with a base stout brewed with chocolate, coffee, lactose, and maple syrup, Eternity pours a dense fudgy color in the glass with a dark brown head and puts forth flavors and aromas of bourbon-chocolate maple chews, maple-bourbon hard candy, and rich syrup tones. While dense with flavor, Eternity maintains a drinkability that is rare in a beer with this level of flavor. It is everything good about a comfortable morning distilled into this lovely bottle. Keep it cold and savor it - it is special.

As our barrel program continues to bear fruit, we find a great deal of joy in offering you a beer such as Eternity, at scale, for all to enjoy. Following Tree of Life Blended, Spacetime Continuum, & Vanilla Bean Truth, Eternity is another wonderful addition to our immense line-up of beers that aim to be packed with flavor while maintaining a pleasing drinkability. It is intended to be enjoyed by the 12 oz glass to truly enjoy the full breadth of its complexity, nuance, and character. Drink now or age it in the refrigerator for up to two years.

Thick black syrup poured into a snifter , dense brown one finger foam cap, recedes to a pencil thick layer , stringy lacings

Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malts

Taste is sweet milk chocolate, coffee, maple, roasted malts , roasted coffee on the finish

Smooth, syrupy

Delicious milk stout
Jun 29, 2023
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Reviewed by Damian from Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Drank from a 12 oz. bottle purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Charlton, MA
Served in a tulip

The beer poured an insanely viscous and oily looking pitch black. A thin, bubbly, saddle brown cap topped the liquid and quickly transformed into a medium sized, lasting collar. A few tiny dots and streaks of lacing stuck along the glass.

The aroma was pleasant initially but a lot more subtle than I anticipated. Roasted malts were most apparent. Bit of caramel malt sweetness too. Maple syrup was also detectable. Moderate amount of booziness as well. As the beer warmed, the nose improved markedly. Maple and vanilla notes came through big time. Loads of medium roast coffee too. The booziness also became sweeter and more pleasant.

The flavor profile was somewhat rough around the edges but, like the nose, improved with time. Fairly roasty and boozy. Big roasted malt presence up front. Espresso was noticeable as well. Bit of ashy char too. Nice maple, vanilla and lactose-like sweetness in the center. Strong boozy notes and more roasted malts appeared on the back end and in the finish. Some mocha-like sweetness lingered after the swallow. As the beer sat, the maple and coffee notes came forth, as did the overall sweetness. The alcohol presence also mellowed.

Outstanding rich, creamy, full bodied mouthfeel. Oily and slick on the palate. The liquid contained a fine, fairly subtle effervescence that worked perfectly for a beer of this style. By the drink’s end, the sugars in the beer left a slightly sticky film on my lips.

All in all, Eternity was a nice beer albeit roastier and boozier than I anticipated. I typically love Tree House’s stouts, but I found both this and Truth (which comprises 45% of this beer) to be somewhat underwhelming.
Jun 10, 2023
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Reviewed by JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Poured from a bottle into pint glass in May 2023. I do not see a bottled on date, but I drank this about 1 month after purchasing the bottle at the Tree House brewpub.

Appearance: As with many imperial stouts, very dark black with a thin dark brown head. Head was only 1 finger high, and lasted a minute. It leaves only a little lacing on the glass, and ended with a thin tan head still on the beer. Head bubbles were very fine.

Smell: Strong aroma of bourbon, chocolate, and maple. There is also some coconut, vanilla, and some other sweet aroma like black licorice, but overall the bourbon and maple dominate the others. It is a very nice balance of aromas, and good contrast.

Taste: There is a nice balance between the chocolate, bourbon, and sweetness from the maple flavors. There is some smokie roasted flavors, some caramel, vanilla, and coffee flavors, and a little amount of bitter hop flavors to enhance the taste and add some complexity. There is a strong alcohol presence, but it is balanced nicely by the sweetness. The taste is an excellent mix.

Mouth-feel: Thick like liquid licorice, but with a smooth body. Not overly smooth like a Milk Stout.

This is an excellent, complex Imperial Stout, and it has a variety of flavors that adds a nice complexity to the beer. Although this is a big beer, it is very smooth and enjoyable to drink. This maple sweetness nicely contrasts the bourbon flavor, and is a nice balance to the alcohol. This reminds me a lot of Founder's CBS and KBS stouts which are some of my favorite beers. At $10 for a 12oz bottle, I just wish it was not so expensive. Another outstanding beer by Tree House.


See my Founders CBS review for a list of my current favorite stouts.
May 26, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by brittanylicious from Indiana

May 14, 2023
 
Rated: 4.56 by heysuz from Indiana

May 14, 2023
 
Rated: 4.44 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Mar 12, 2023
 
Rated: 4.7 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Mar 11, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Feb 10, 2023
 
Rated: 4.79 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Feb 02, 2023
 
Rated: 4.46 by Dope from Massachusetts

Feb 02, 2023
 
Rated: 4.54 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts

Jan 27, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jan 27, 2023
 
Rated: 4.54 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jan 18, 2023
 
Rated: 4.48 by smb71481 from Vermont

Jan 01, 2023
Eternity from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 63 ratings