Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #758
Not listed
Ranked #3,154
4.25 | pDev: 6.59%
Feb 18, 2022
May 18, 2021
Notes: Persevere is a barrel-blended Imperial Stout featuring 17% bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout of various ages and 83% fresh stout.

The blend was then conditioned upon heaps of coconut, vanilla, and cacao nibs.

The finished beer has incredible complexity with notes of liquid fudge complemented by toasted coconut, gentle waves of vanilla, and pleasant whispers of oaky bourbon. Decadent, well-rounded, and artfully crafted, Perseverance is a beer to revere and celebrate - enjoy!
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4.54 by SadMachine from New Jersey on Feb 18, 2022
4.64 by johnlatona from New Jersey on Feb 18, 2022
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4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

A couple friends and now neighbors scored this for a share. Poured into a 13 oz Snulip glass, not sure when it was bottled. Pours a very attractive near pitch black with a finger sticky mocha head that leaves some thin wisps of lace with excellent retention. 4.5

Aroma is fudge, coffee grounds, vanilla bean, some warming alcohol, coconut, and toffee. 4.5

Taste follows fudge, coffee, vanilla, toffee, coconut, and a little hit of alcohol in the bold yet balanced finish. 4.5

Mouthfeel is bigger than average, not sticky or dry, soft carbonation, and at 12% it is a sipper that goes down very easy. 4.5

Overall this is a very impressive treat that will leave a huge impression. Pretty darn impressive. 4.5

Dec 19, 2021
4.08 by EMH73 from New York on Dec 05, 2021
3.67 by shehateme from Massachusetts on Nov 28, 2021
4.31 by Gkruszewski from New York on Nov 27, 2021
4.77 by khoff5 from Connecticut on Nov 26, 2021
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4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Pours jet black. Aroma is a nice mix of vanilla, roasty malts, a tad bit of molasses & dark chocolate. Taste begins with nice sweetness; roasted malts; plenty of vanilla, chocolate and molasses. Significant bourbon flavor but incredibly well balanced. Full mouthfeel. Incredible stout.

Nov 25, 2021
3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Nov 08, 2021
4.33 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts on Oct 20, 2021
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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by Beersnake1 from California

Poured at fridge temp into my fancy new Tree House glass. Pours as black as night. Minimal head.

Nose: Really nice and smooth. Vanilla, marshmallow, roasted malts, a bit of burnt wood, a bit of black licorice, molasses, dark chocolate, blackberries, and spicy oak. A few interesting things. First, I do not really detect much in the way of coconut on the nose, despite being conditioned upon coconut. As it warms, it does start to come out a little bit though. I don't get much in the way of bourbon, but that might be expected since this is a blend of 17% bourbon barrel-aged stout and 83% fresh stout.

Taste: Holy crap this is good. Sweet upfront with the roasted malts taking over on the aftertaste. Lots of vanilla and coconut on the taste! Fudge, chocolate ice cream, a bit of lactose, dark fruits, bourbon, molasses, very dark chocolate, cream, oak, and a nice smooth earthy/organic note. This tastes a bit boozy, but I can't figure out the ABV!! Not listed on the bottle, and can't find the info online. Odd? Interesting? Both!

Mouthfeel and overall: VERY thick and creamy, this one is. The mouthfeel is to die for. I love it. Overall, I am a really big fan of this one.

Oct 17, 2021
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4.3/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Roguer from Connecticut

Minimal head production or retention.

Nose is both boozy and a touch oxidized - perhaps a bit of an affect from the coconut, cacao, barrels, and the blend. Notes of molasses, caramel, whiskey, oak, espresso, chocolate, vanilla, cream, toffee, biscuit, and coconut.

If the nose is a bit intimidating in potency, the impact on the palate is similarly intense, but more from the density and complexity of flavors. Bourbon up front, along with a charred roasty malt base, similar to an RIS. Moderately sweet, from the mash to the coconut, vanilla, and chocolate. Between the first and second thirds, the cacao really becomes predominant, adding a smooth, creamy richness, accented in sweetness by the coconut, and in richness by the vanilla. Nutty finish, accented by coconut; vanilla on the aftertaste.

Thick and sticky; creamy; smooth. Clearly a high ABV brew, but it's not aggressive.

This is a delicious blend. It's not up there with the best blended BA stouts, but it's really enjoyable.

Oct 09, 2021
4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Oct 05, 2021
4.1 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Sep 30, 2021
4.42 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Sep 30, 2021
4.43 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts on Sep 24, 2021
4.44 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Sep 24, 2021
3.81 by StoutSnob40 from California on Sep 23, 2021
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4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by hops_for_thought from New York

Poured from a bottle (no date I could find, purchased mid-July in Sandwich) into a small festival taster

L: Pours quite thick, small dark tan head that fades after a minute or two leaving a slight ring of foam at the edge when it does. Not much in terms of legs, no lacing

S: really nice non-adjunct nose, hits those notes you want. Get lots of brownie batter aroma, raisins, dark cherries. There’s some slight barrel char, a little bit of vanilla. Dominant notes are rich chocolate - inviting and full but not too in your face

T: follows the nose well, finish a bit more than the nose suggested. Get chocolate chocolate chip brownies, dark cherries. There’s that barrel character as well, not a lot of heat more some pleasant and appropriate vanilla. The finish is moderately bitter, not unpleasant just notable as the nose didn’t really indicate it. Abv works well, it’s warming but not boozy in the slightest. Main knock would be flavor lacks a bit of complexity, and the bitter note owns most of the medium+ finish (could be longer)

F: medium+/heavy- body, medium- carbonation. Fairly smooth, thick but not syrup/overly viscous

O: really nice blended stout, does a great job checking those aroma and flavor boxes for an adjunct-free stout. Guess if I was looking for more I would tone down the bitterness slightly and bump up the flavor slightly (both in terms of impact and complexity). All that said, I’m more taking notable gaps vs. ideal - this is quite good

Sep 21, 2021
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4.33/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Pours a dark brown small fizzy head with lower retention, inky black color, long legs and stains the glass a bit

Nose reminds me of an Abyss like stout, very dark roasted malts with some licorice and baking spice, wafer cookie and dark chocolate, fresh vanilla cream, light vanilla barrel and a bit of bourbon whisky character, touch of fudge and even fig like dark fruit and a faint coconut

Taste brings more chocolate up front, dark chocolate, and ganache as well, roasted dark malts with very little char, a bit of coffee, some bitterness from the roast and earthy spicy hop notes, cocoa and more wafer cookie into candy bar, a bit fudgey as well, vanilla spice and vanilla ice cream, some baking spice and hint of licorice with a bit of coconut, then into the mild bourbon notes that just add a touch of rounding with some vanilla barrel, a hint of dark fruit more raisiny, sticky sweet finish, faint hint of alcohol

Mouth is full bod, rich and thick, a bit chewy, med to a bit lighter carb, very low alcohol warmth

Overall quite nice, wish there was more of the barrel and bourbon, but that was not the goal of this beer with quite a large majority being fresh stout, coconut was very light, but still a nice stout

Sep 19, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a Tree House snifter glass; 2021 release.
A: Pours an essentially black color with about minimal, medium brown head, minimal rim retention, and no lacing of which to speak.
S: Aromas of bourbon, toffee, dates, and fig up front, giving way dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and dark roasted coffee.
T: Sweet. Flavors follow the nose, but emphasize chocolate and boozy elements. Bitterness solid, but seems more in the background by providing a strong counterpoise to the sweetness and flavor elements.
M: Full bodied with low effervescence.
O: A friend (Thanks, Alex!) picked this up on a now not so recent Tree House run. Well executed: essentially a dessert stout.

Sep 18, 2021
4.53 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Aug 30, 2021
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4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by brewme from Massachusetts

Picked-up a single bottle at Tree House in Sandwich for eight dollars. My one hundred and eightieth brew from these guys. Not my favorite style, but well made,very boozy.

Aug 28, 2021
4.16 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts on Aug 28, 2021
4.09 by edthehead from New York on Aug 24, 2021
4.04 by lemmy187 from Missouri on Aug 21, 2021
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Aug 20, 2021
4.25 by Phoodcritic from Michigan on Aug 10, 2021
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4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by SpeedwayJim from New York

12oz. bottle into a Founders snifter.

Heavy pour yields a thick, dark, dense brew with oily legs but no legs. Nose is roasted malt, liquorice, dark chocolate, cocoa powder, and light coffee notes. Nicely balanced. Beer opens chocolate, coca cola, roasted malt, cocoa powder, and lactose. More roasted malt with liquorice in the middle along with hints of molasses, syrup, and milk chocolate at the end. Sweet, light syrup on the aftertaste. Body is medium to full with low carbonation. Slick and slightly chewy on the palate and goes down warm with a sticky, lingering aftertaste. Very drinkable.

A very balanced barrel-aged imperial stout.

Aug 07, 2021
3.9 by smi69 from New York on Aug 04, 2021
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4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by LuckFreeZone from New York

12 oz bottle. Drank 12 days after picking up at Deerfield location. Poured into 'skinny snifter' glass

L: no head to speak of. Thin ring around glass. As another reviewer said, it looks like flat cola.

S: clear and not-too-little not-too-much bourbon barrel aroma. I didn't pick up anything else of note, but I liked the scent

T: really well done. Bourbon is clear but not over-powering. Chocolate and vanilla both seem present to my sub-optimal taste buds. :) A slight sticky, sweet aftertaste is my only knock on it. Had it at 4.5 and just talked myself into 4.75 :)

F: a smooth, thick mouth feel. It also felt warm . . . even at 35 degrees or so for the first sip

O: really, really good. My second Tree House beer, and the first did not fair nearly so well in my review . . . I am looking forward to trying the others more now than I was an hour ago.

Aug 03, 2021
4.2 by TheeWarPig from Michigan on Aug 02, 2021
4.51 by MJSFS from Florida on Jul 28, 2021
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3.31/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by papposilenus from New Hampshire

From a 12oz bottle, undated. Served in a tulip.

Pours chestnut brown with about a quarter-finger of fizzy head, which dissipates almost instantly. No cap, no collar, no lacing; fairly lifeless in appearance, like flat cola.

Disappointingly faint nose but, putting my face right down into the beer, I’m going to go with fudgy-sweet and bourbon-vanilla.

Taste is tooth enamel-dissolvingly sweet. Candy shoppe fudge, toasted coconut-marshmallow treats, prunes, coffee syrup, a hint of tart raspberry and, at the very, very end, the barest smidge of a charred, tannic, ashy bitterness which utterly fails to provide any kind of balance.

Feel is thick, viscous and syrupy, heavy bodied with hardly any discernible carbonation. There’s a distinct warm, boozy glow in the gullet and I can feel the teeth rotting right out of my face.

On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 is the viscosity of beer and 10 is pancake syrup, this probably clocks in around a 6, or maybe even a 7.

Jul 25, 2021
4.93 by Hallertau from Wisconsin on Jul 24, 2021
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4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

12oz bottle poured into a Spiegelau stout glass

Jet black motor oil capped with a solid one finger dense brown foam cap , settles to a thick layer

Aroma is dark fruits, figs, raisins, bourbon

Taste is gentle coconut, cocoa , vanilla, bourbon flavor with no heat, dark fruits

Velvety smooth , decadent, rich, luxurious

Great beer

Jul 22, 2021
4.43 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Jul 22, 2021
3.97 by Sulty from Massachusetts on Jul 15, 2021
4.3 by Taenim from New Jersey on Jul 10, 2021
4.38 by smcel371 from New York on Jun 26, 2021
Persevere from Tree House Brewing Company
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