Tree Of Bliss
Tree House Brewing Company

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From:
Tree House Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
English Barleywine
Ranked #36
ABV:
Not listed
Score:
94
Ranked #2,260
Avg:
4.36 | pDev: 5.73%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
19
Status:
Active
Rated:
Tuesday at 03:57 AM
Added:
Dec 10, 2021
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  2
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Tree Of BlissTree Of Bliss
Notes: Tree of Bliss is aged for 36 months in select bourbon and brandy barrels. After aging, it is transferred atop sweet orange peel, fruit-forward coffee, and vanilla beans. The result is a beer steeped in complexity with subtle and integrated notes of rich caramel, toffee, maple bourbon, orange oil, citrusy coffee, and a whisper of vanilla. It carries flavor and character only possible with extreme patience married with attuned brewing acumen—Enjoy!
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Reviewed by Damian from Massachusetts

4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Drank from a 12 oz. orange wax dipped bottle purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Sandwich, MA
Served in a Tree House tulip

The beer poured a viscous, deep mahogany color with no head nor any lacing. In the glass, the liquid appeared syrupy and shimmery.

The aroma was impressive and really unique. Quite boozy and intense. Rum and/or bourbon barrel notes came through strong. Big spice presence too. Winter spices perhaps. Rich malty notes were also apparent. Loads of caramel and toffee. Fairly sweet. Some coffee came forth as the beer warmed. Hint of vanilla too. All in all, really complex and well integrated.

The flavor profile was very similar to the nose and nearly as impressive. Malty and robust up front. Caramel malts came through strong. Big toffee presence too. Boozy notes kicked in hard as the beer moved along the palate. Some vanilla was noticeable in the center. Notes of orange peel and booze appeared on the back end. More lingering booziness warmth on the finish.

Excellent rich, viscous mouthfeel. Slick, syrupy and full bodied for the style. The liquid contained a super fine and subtle effervesce that worked perfectly for the style.

Tree House’s Tree Of Bliss drinks a lot like a spiced holiday cocktail, but still maintains its balance and subtlety. This is the perfect tipple for sipping by a fire on a cold winter evening.
Tuesday at 03:57 AM
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Reviewed by LeRose from Massachusetts

4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a thick looking deep brown with a brief appearance of a little bubbly foam. Looks thick and nearly still.

The initial smell I get is chocolate, the a sweetness that is brown sugary, caramel, toffee. Fruit - initially I thought dark sweet cherry but as it warms there's a bit of apple. Bourbon and a grape must contribution that i assume is from the brandy. If that wasn't enough, light coffee, sweet orange come in to play.

The taste actually follows in one incredibly smooth melange. There's just a hint of alcohol. The orange gets a bit feisty as it warms up, but pleasantly so. It isn't taking over, it's adding a complimentary flavor. The sweetness is moderate. A little leathery note. Definite grape must, and I think dark cherry and just an aromatic flavor of apple. Very light taste of vanilla. The interaction of the flavors is so smooth and everything is superbly integrated. There's a small spicy taste that seems like licorice - very faint on the tongue way after the swallow.

It is not as heavy as it looked on the pour, but it is well beyond medium on the mouth feel. Barely carbonated, just enough to notice. Not syrupy, but a tad bit sticky. Slightly dry finish. No bitterness to speak of.

This is a genuine treat and very apt for the day as we wind down. This is just delicious to me. I'm like six sips in and the missus' is almost gone so I think she likes it too.
Nov 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.73 by acurtis from New Jersey

Nov 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Nov 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by Sulty from Massachusetts

Nov 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Very strong aroma, with the significant time spent in barrels paying dividends. Brown sugar, apple, oak, must, bourbon, caramel, orange, coffee. It's a strange but appealing melange.

Very smooth and thick on the palate. A bit of alcohol sting, some effervescence on the end, and some notable throat heat, but overall very easy to drink and sip.

Flavor somehow matches the nose, with notes of leather, orange, caramel, dark grains, chocolate, coffee, bourbon, oak, and brandy. The decision to age this on orange peel is a bit odd, but it definitely works in the end. The coffee and vanilla are somewhat lost in the mix, blending with the malt base.
Oct 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.53 by MJSFS from Florida

Oct 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.41 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Holderness from Massachusetts

Oct 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by DaveCash from New York

Sep 21, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at Tree House Brewing Company in Charlton, MA.

This one pours a dark brown, almost black color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like caramel, oak spice, brandy, dried orange candy, coffee, bittersweet vanilla, and toffee.

As adjuncted barleywines go (which are not typically my thing) this is pretty deftly done. The vanilla is very light, almost imperceptible. The orange peel and the coffee play off well together -they don’t overwhelm the really solid double barrel barleywine here. The brandy does well with the dried fruitiness of the orange and coffee, with some caramelly and rich bourbon, with caramel and toffee maltiness.

This is medium bodied, not all that boozy, with a good drinkability.

Although I would likely like this better without the additional flavor additions, they are admittedly done pretty well.
Sep 15, 2022
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Reviewed by tigg924 from Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Had on tap. Pours opaque, dark brown in color with one quarter inch head. Taste is alcohol, whiskey, Tootsie Roll, orange rind. Heavy body, low carbonation, slightly sweet. Honestly reminds me of a Sazerac made with non Sazerac brand whiskey. Complex, a sipper...fine on draft, would probably be disappointed paying full price for a bottle though.
Sep 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.41 by StoutSnob40 from California

Aug 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by Bum4ever from California

Aug 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by smi69 from New York

May 07, 2022
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

4.61/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
I would love to know the abv, why no info??

The coffee is noticable but well incorporated, the vanilla is subtle, and the orange peel very faint. The base beer sweetness shines through with caramel and chocolate syrup.

The barrel notes come across as mellow and mature. Leather, musty grapes, warm whiskey, and muted oak. The body is thick with minimal carbonation.

There are subtleties and intricacies here beyond my ability to decipher. All the elements here come together extremely well, this was a pleasure to drink.
Mar 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.66 by edthehead from New York

Feb 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.31 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jan 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.86 by TheeWarPig from Michigan

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jan 06, 2022
 
Rated: 4.22 by chippo33 from Vermont

Jan 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Jan 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.9 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Jan 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.49 by alexsergio from New York

Dec 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.43 by smb71481 from Vermont

Dec 29, 2021
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Matte midnight brown with a tan ring. Aromas of full caramel, with creme brulee, baker's chocolate, barley, orange, vanillin laden oak, and both barrels. Taste comes in waves: coffee and chocolate, then orange and brandy, finished with bourbon, toffee, caramel, and vanilla. Decadent, rich, warm and full. Sip and enjoy this one on a cold winter's night by the fire
Dec 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I have to say, a 3 year BA Barleywine conditioned on orange peel, coffee, and vanilla sounds like a really strange combo. Almost like some sort of EBF beer, reminiscent of Carton’s Barleywine with maraschino cherries and grilled pineapple from last year. That being said, I was feeling adventurous when ordering at TH yesterday, and had to splurge on this strange beer. Let’s see what it’s all about

Pours a dark chestnut with a finger of espresso colored head that quickly fades to a ring and leaves minimal lacing. A beautiful bottle presentation as well with the orange wax

The coffee is really intense in the nose here, not really something I’m used to in the style. I’m picking up on aromas of light roast coffee, red grape, chewy caramel, orange marmalade, burnt sugar, toasted oak, and light fig

Incredibly smooth yet complex in taste, it’s aggressive and nuanced simultaneously. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting dark chocolate, jammy blueberry, orange zest, medium roast coffee, sweet caramel, vanilla, and light earthy whiskey. The swallow brings notes of hot whiskey, dried blueberry, vanilla, medium roast coffee, toasted oak, and orange zest

A full body pairs with gentle tingling carbonation, resulting in a rich beer. Finishes off dry and a bit spicy

This isn’t exactly a traditional Barleywine, but it’s awesome anyways. Super rich and flavorful
Dec 11, 2021
Tree Of Bliss from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 27 ratings