That's What She Said
Tree House Brewing Company

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Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #50
Ranked #1,420
4.23 | pDev: 7.09%
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
That's What She SaidThat's What She Said
Notes: We are excited that you are holding Tree House Brewing Company's carefully craft milk stout, That's What She Said! TWSS has distinctive notes of milk chocolate, fresh roasted coffee, caramel, and even a hint of smoke. We call it the adult chocolate milk shake! It is the result of our uncompromising dedication to fresh, progressive, delightful beer. We hope you enjoy it with laughter, good cheer, and in the company of those you love.
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angrybabboon from Massachusetts

3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 5/16/20

Dark brown, medium sized light brown head, retains a small wispy cap and a small collar
Nicely balanced dark and milky flavors, with some milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, caramel grains, nice amount of lactose sweetness (lower than the "typical" milk stout), some grainy sweetness, but not overly decadent
Medium body, smooth, low-medium carbonation

I've been almost dreading drinking this, because every time I have a Milk Stout I swear I get diabetes. TWSS is definitely sweet, but the sweetness is somehow not cloying on my tongue because of the other flavors. Unlike most examples of this style, I might actually want to drink this again.

May 17, 2020
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 3/27/19.

Pours opaque dark brown with a tan head. Retention is minimal with faint lacing. Straight up roasted chocolate and coffee in the nose. On the fuller side of medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Roasty malts with bakers chocolate, nougat, and coffee on the palate. Finishes slightly sweet with lingering roasted chocolate.

Feb 28, 2020
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Craig-er from New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lovely midnight color. The pour kicks up a nice 2 finger head that fades leaving some nice legs on the glass. Taste is light and flavorful with bitter sweet coffee.

Jan 03, 2020
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hopsputin from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

a: dark, jet black with a little bit of a silky look to it. no light shines through. nice, 1 finger dark tan head

s: roasted and toasted malts, sweet milky lactose, cereal, charred oak, molasses, leather, dark baking chocolate, and a hint of campfire

t: sweet lactose, roasted malt, cola, dark and milk chocolate, dates, chocolate milk, charred oak, and sweet molasses. more sweet cola at the end

m: medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation

o: extremely sweet Milk Stout. it's got some roasty notes, but it's got a huge sweet note as well. almost overtly sweet

Nov 27, 2019
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DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown, nearly black. Finger of medium brown head. Fades quickly.

Smell is smoke, chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, sweetness. Strong roasty scents.

Taste is sweet and smoke up front. Mild bitter chocolate with a bit of cola flavor quality. Very roasty flavor as well.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

A hearty stout that reminds me of a fireplace. For only a 5.6% ABV brew this is a pacer, a slow sipper. A lot of substance in a small package.

Nov 11, 2019
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woodchipper from Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque dark brown with an espresso-looking head except with larger bubbles mixed in. Unfortunately that beautiful head is short lived. Not much for the nose here, kind of like when you open a chocolate sampler box, but more subtle.
This beer tastes like an expensive milk chocolate bar with a finish similar to a melted fudgesicle. A creamy mouthfeel just adds, closer to fat-free milk than whole milk though.
Nicely done. I like my stouts less-sweet, but I think some people will find this perfect for their taste.

Nov 10, 2019
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Lucular from Maryland

4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz can poured into a tulip pint glass. Canned 10-3, purchased 10-12, consumed 11-2. Pours pitch black with a nice mocha head and oily lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate, dark roasted malts, coffee, and vanilla. Taste is more (much more) of the same. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. It is simply amazing that this beer does not have added chocolate/coffee and that it packs such flavor and mouthfeel at a mere 5.6% abv. Incredible.

Nov 04, 2019
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Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very good milk stout. Unlike many milk stouts that I've had it is not too sweet.

Look: dark brown almost black with a finger thick mocca colored head

Aroma: roasted malts, milk chocolate,

Taste: There's roasted malts/grains, milk chocolate, some lactose, slight tartness, it's sweet but not as sweet.

Body/Overall: medium to full body

Sep 02, 2019
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EMV from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz can into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark, dark mahogany pour.. nearly black. 3 fingers of tannish leacing leaves great lacing on the glass.

S: Chocolate.... cocoa, mild espresso, and roast. Mostly chocolate.

T.F: Sweet up front... milk chocolate and lactose. Hazelnut, mild coffee, and roasted grains. Some hopping for balance. Medium bodied and creamy carbonation.

O: For a chocolate milk shake style milk stout this works really well. Not too sweet... strong cocoa flavor, and absolutely delicious. Tree House is doing things with Milk Stouts that I thought were beyond the style.

Aug 13, 2019
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Wiffler27 from New Jersey

4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

the pour likes a giant RIS, beautiful dark cream head

full of coffee and oats with slight chocolate coconut

taste is full of flavor, a ton of chocolate coffee but is not overly sweet. so many milk stouts are super sweet but this has a nice bitterness and char to it. It's easy to drink and has a great body but I'm shocked it's only 5.6%. So much flavor packed in this beer

Aug 01, 2019
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osheamatth from New York

4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lovely example of a milk stout. Deep and dark on the pour with a slight (1/4" maybe) nougat looking head that dissipated in a minute or two. The aroma of the beer is well and concisely described by Tree House with everything roasted but the kitchen sink: Chocolate, fresh tobacco, caramel, chocolate milk and coffee bean. The palate directly follow the nose with similar notes with that chocolaty milkiness dominating. Wasn't mad for the aftertaste on this one but it's a sold offering.

Jul 30, 2019
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NextBestThing from New York

4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 ounce can into an 8 ounce clear plastic (cheap) hotel-room cup which I think is intended to keep a toothbrush in. Not quite black but close, with about one half inch of rapidly dissipating head of foam.

Nose is roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee, with emphasis on chocolate, which is a personal preference in this style. Actually one of the rare occasions in which I actually distinguish milk chocolate, again a personal favorite.

Taste follows the nose as is usual. I'm getting roasted malts at front palate, developing nicely into milk chocolate and faint coffee on the back palate. Not overly complex but it does strike more than one note, not bad for a sub-6% milk stout.

Medium in the mouth as one would probably anticipate.

This is an underrated beer by Tree House standards. I do understand that this sounds a little out of bounds if you simply take a look at the number rating but in context of the super-high grades just about everything by this brewery gets, virtually as a default, this one warrants more consideration than it tends to get. I could throw down more than a couple of these in a sitting without wearing out my palate whatsoever, and in this case it's meant as a compliment that cannot always be extended to some of this brewery's more highly touted beers.

Recommend highly and with zero reservations.

Jul 05, 2019
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.89/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16oz. can served in my Spiegelau ale glass. Pours a deep brown with a fizzy, half-inch, mocha-colored head that sizzles and pops as it slowly settles. Nose expresses hints of roast, char, cocoa powder and milk sugar. Taste follows nose and finishes with a little char and roast. Mouthfeel is light in body with a mild, even carbonation. Overall, a solid example of the style but could use a little more lactose present.

Jul 01, 2019
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stoumi from California

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

That's What She Said pours a thick and vicous dark brown, near black, with a healthy one finger mocha colored head that lingers before dissipating leaving spotty lacing.

The milk chocolate with a dose of baker's chocolate with a roast armoa and a touch of burnt coffee.

Let's see how it goes's a big and bold chocolate bomb on the palette, with a creamy mouthfeel. Heavy bittersweet chocolate with a dose of coffee with a touch of lactose and some smokiness in a full bodied finish.

May 26, 2019
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Naughead from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I sense a bit of an off-flavor, like a touch of turned-lactose. This mellows as the beer warms in the glass. Chocolate flavor for sure, but it's a bit too sweet even for a Milk Stout. It's good, but Treehouse makes better examples for this style, IMHO.

May 04, 2019
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LocalRippa226 from Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Didn't get much of a head.
Smell and taste remind me of a yoo-hoo.
Pick up more of an alcohol taste than their 9% stouts.
Conclusion is very good stout. Delicious. Lets go Bruins!

May 03, 2019
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Kendo from New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the can into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is dark chocolatey brown with a 2-finger head of chocolate milkshake. Leaves big walls of lace.

S: Chocolate, lactose and chocolate milk.

T: Like the nose - chocolate, lactose and chocolate milk. Plus a touch of char at the finish. Chocolate and lactose are the overall impression, which is perfect for the style.

M: Creamy. Medium in heft, maybe lighter.

O: Very good. Chocolate milkshake meets yoo-hoo in a beer can.

Apr 18, 2019
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Billolick from New York

4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can...3/27/19 stamped on the bottom...purchased at the source...

Dark and stout like, under a moderate mocha cap and leaving fine strands of lacing.

Notes of coffee, milk chocolate and near burnt dark malts.

Smooth, tasty and satisfying sweeter stout...more chocolate, more coffee and mocha on the palate...moderate sweetness....major flavor and interest here...nicely crafted stout from THBC

Apr 16, 2019
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mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can. Tan head. Black color.

Coffee, roasted malts, cream, cocoa, chocolate. Smooth and roasted feel. Nice lactose flavor. Medium bodied. Easy drinking. Solid beer.

Apr 15, 2019
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brewme from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked-up two cans at the Tree House brewery in Charlton for $3.55 per can. TH is known for IPAs, but don't sleep on their stouts. This is solid, a step below Somewhere Something, Moment of Clarity, & Hold on to Sunshine, but at a better price point.

Apr 06, 2019
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Man, what an unexpected add to New Odds & Sods Beer Sunday (Week 711)! I was contacted by a user on another beer site through Facebook Messenger (!) to see if I would be interested in sending some rather pedestrian CANs in return for my choice(s) of a buncha Tree House CANs! 8=O I replied in the affirmative but I said that I would happily just send him the ones that he wanted, gratis. He then insisted that I pick some of his stash & it was an offer that I CANnot refuse as the founder of The CANQuest (tm)! I didn't want any of their vaunted NEIPAs nor was I taken with a lot of what he had listed, but I hit upon a DIPA & this one, both styles that I usually enjoy. Thank you, sir, but this seems like overkill.

From the CAN: "We are excited that you are holding Tree House Brewing Company's carefully craft milk stout, That's What She Said! TWSS has distinctive notes of milk chocolate, fresh roasted coffee, caramel, and even a hint of smoke. We call it the adult chocolate milk shake! It is the result of our uncompromising dedication to fresh, progressive, delightful beer. We hope you enjoy it with laughter, good cheer, and in the company of those you love."; "Keep Cold * Drink Fresh".

It beCAN with a Crack! of the vent, followed by an inverted Glug since I had a very deep glass ready for use. It evinced a pseudo-cascade as I watched the head come rushing up to the point that I had to back off or be faced with a mess. I kept topping it up until the CAN was finally emptied & I was left with just under three fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, deep-brown head with very good retention that was offgassing CO2 as I watched in abject fascination. Color was Black/Opaque (SRM = 44), allowing ZERO light penetration. Nose was a revelation - a Sweet/Milk Stout with an inherent smokiness?!? I am going to expect this from now on! I agree with them on "fresh roasted coffee, caramel", but I thought that it was more like bittersweet/baker's chocolate than "milk chocolate". Admittedly, this was my perception solely from the nose. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but on the approach. The taste was more aligned with their descriptors & boy, was it sweet! The caramel was no-playin'-around while the milk chocolate was MUCH more evident. The coffee & smoke were less pronounced than on the nose, but that was fine since they were out of spec for the style anyway. Dayum, but this was good! I still CANnot see myself hieing all the way up & out there just to stand in line, especially for CANs, which goes against The CANQuest (tm) Creed, but I will take more in trade once I get caught up, which may be the day after never. Finish was semi-sweet, not outright sweet & I again applaud their brewing ingenuity. It had the potential be sickeningly, cloyingly sweet & yet they managed to throttle down & keep it in check. Mmm, mmm, mmm.

Oct 07, 2018
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.58/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. can. Black body. Smells of milk chocolate and a little roasted malt. Tastes of roasted malt and then milk chocolate. A little bit bitter in the finish. Medium body. Good drinkable milk stout.

Jul 11, 2018
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Frus77 from Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

(Canned 4/27) Definitely the best non BA or imperial stout I've ever had. I'm not sure how they pulled off this great of a body with such a relatively low ABV. Chocolate bomb for sure, with hints of coffee. Really, really good. Go out of your way to try this.

Jul 07, 2018
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CHickman from New York

4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned 04/27/18, it pours as black a the night sky with a huge foamy 2 finger foamy tan colored head that faded very slowly and left minimal spotty lacing.

Smells of dark chocolate, burnt coffee grinds, black iced coffee, lactose, milk chocolate, brown sugar, faint soy sauce, faint smoked grains and bakers chocolate. Complex yet simple and really nice to inhale.

Flavor is mostly burnt coffee and dark chocolate, with the sweetness and bitterness negating each other and bringing balance to the brew. Seems like piney hops and floral notes show up in addition to the milk chocolate, brown sugar, faint soy sauce, lactose, smoked grains and bakers chocolate. Trailing notes of espresso and hints of dark fruit round out a very tasty milk stout that is super creamy, smooth to the point of almost being watery, and extremely easy to drink.

Jun 22, 2018
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MacMalt from New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 4/27/2018. Poured into pint glass. It pours an oily mahogany color with a half finger of long-lasting, dark mocha head and a thin coating of like colored lacing. It's an attractive pour. It has a fragrant smell of roasted malt, burnt coffee, chocolate, char, and tobacco. The taste is big and bold with milk chocolate, both freshly-brewed and burnt coffee, vanilla, lactose, and nuts. Each flavor is distinct but the blend really well. The feel of this stout is creamy and silky, with above average viscosity for the style. With medium carbonation and a moderate 5.6% ABV, it's very easy to drink. That's What She Said is, hands down, one of the best Milk Stouts I've ever had. It would work equally for casual drinking or paired with pub fare.

Jun 07, 2018
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 847 ratings