Quadruple Shot - Vanilla Bean
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #489
Ranked #2,478
4.34 | pDev: 5.76%
May 01, 2022
Jun 14, 2021
Notes: None
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4.6 by SadMachine from New Jersey on May 01, 2022
4.48 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Apr 30, 2022
4.44 by TheeWarPig from Michigan on Apr 18, 2022
4.15 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Mar 06, 2022
4.4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Mar 05, 2022
4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York on Feb 22, 2022
4.15 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts on Feb 13, 2022
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3.85/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by CHickman from New York

Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger thick whipped, frothy brown head that looked like a puffy cloud and dissipated very slowly, leaving minimal spotty lacing. The smell comes at you with intense vanilla, like a bottle of vanilla extract spilled out. There are coffee notes, some dark chocolate, faint roasted malts and brownie batter, but those are distant aromas as the vanilla absolutely dominates. The vanilla is basically too strong in every regard, overpowering the coffee components and adding a level of sweetness that's cloying. If it had more roasted malt, cocoa or chocolate and coffee flavors then it would have been balanced and not one dimensional. As this is, it's just not complex enough to savor like most TH stouts. The vanilla does completely mask the 11% ABV, but overall this was a let down.

Feb 06, 2022
4.32 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania on Jan 26, 2022
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Bottle poured into a snifter

One finger brown dense creamy foam cap that settles to a brown ring over dark brown motor oil

Aroma is coffee, roast malts , vanilla

Taste is coffee , vanilla , chocolate

Smooth rich creamy syrupy velvety mouthfeel soft fizzy sudsing , sweet

Delicious decadent dessert beer

Dec 10, 2021
4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Nov 10, 2021
4.5 by gelasin from California on Oct 30, 2021
4.41 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Oct 29, 2021
4.99 by WhackoMillah93 from Massachusetts on Oct 03, 2021
4.5 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Sep 14, 2021
4.37 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Sep 06, 2021
4.52 by DaveCash from New York on Sep 04, 2021
4.4 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Aug 30, 2021
4.26 by Budlum from Maryland on Aug 29, 2021
4.25 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts on Aug 19, 2021
4.07 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Aug 02, 2021
3.88 by LennyDercolo from Massachusetts on Jul 30, 2021
4.74 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Jul 27, 2021
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3.91/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by SpeedwayJim from New York

16oz. capped bottle into a Founders snifter.

Dense, rich, and heavy but this one just looks like still motor oil. Nose is layers of vanilla bean, sweet cream, molasses, mocha, and fudge. Very aromatic. Solid but the vanilla bean overwhelms the coffee aromas here. Beer opens with huge vanilla notes. I get sprinkles of brown sugar, mocha, and coffee but the dominant flavor is easily vanilla. Milk and cream in the middle. Mocha, chocolate, fudge, and of course, more vanilla in the end and aftertaste. Body is full with low carbonation. Chewy, dense, and oily on the palate and goes down slick and warm with a long, lingering aftertaste.

The body is incredible but overall this one's a bit one dimensional for me. I expected more here.

Jul 24, 2021
4.31 by Sulty from Massachusetts on Jul 12, 2021
4.54 by smcel371 from New York on Jul 06, 2021
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4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Pours opaque, jet black in color with one quarter inch head. Taste is big vanilla, milk chocolate, white sugar and roasted coffee. Heavy body, low carbonation, sweet and roasty. Tastes like a Tree stout. Coffee is not overwhelming. Tasty, sugary sweet but not sure if I could pick this out of a lineup of Tree stouts.

Jul 03, 2021
4.43 by mdfb79 from New York on Jun 19, 2021
Quadruple Shot - Vanilla Bean from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 28 ratings