That's What She Said
Tree House Brewing Company

That's What She SaidThat's What She Said
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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #47
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,470
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 7.11%
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
801
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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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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
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

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Photo of EMV
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
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

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Photo of osheamatth
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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Photo of NextBestThing
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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Photo of stoumi
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
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 smell...is 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 down...it'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.

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Photo of Naughead
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Photo of LocalRippa226
4.43/5  rDev +5%
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!

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Photo of Kendo
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of Billolick
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
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

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Photo of mothman
4/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

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Photo of brewme
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

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Photo of Frus77
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of CHickman
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
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.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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Photo of csmrx7
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A very good milk stout. Interestingly better straight time fridge than when it warms and opens up which is not expected. For me the big miss was the acidic aftertaste likely from lactose. Think this would be better with a touch less lactose.

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Photo of jvillefan
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Great beer from TH but not their best offering in terms of stouts. The beer is extremely dark w/ no light getting though the glass. There is a heavy chocolate and roast aroma in the nose. The taste mirrors the nose but it tastes like there is just a little something missing but I can't quite place it. The mouthfeel is the best part of this beer, creamy and heavy. This is a great beer and a good entry beer for the TH stouts. Not worth actively seeking out but if its available well worth trying.

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Photo of tigg924
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. Pours opaque, dark brown in color with creamy one inch head. Taste is big chocolate, light coffee, and cream. Medium light bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet and roasty. Makes for a delicious sipper of a stout. Could have several. One of the better Tree House malty beers.

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Photo of sherlin
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16oz can . Bottom of can : "That's my joke , Damnit Dwight" 4/27/18 08:26:45
L - Had it in the can
S - Smells like a standard milk stout. Roasty , Chocolatey, sharp on the nose
The first taste was like a sweet chocolate punch in the mouth. Once I got used to it, it was definitely an adult milkshake. The solid backbone separates it from other milk stouts.
F - Very creamy and awesome
O - Awesome beer!

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can dated 4/6/18. Poured into stout glass.

L: Nice pillowy 2F+ light tan head with good retention, lots of sticky lacing, and a cap and ring. Beer is jet black.

S: Coffee, chocolate, dairy sugar. Lightly-roasted malts. Fairly reserved for a TH beer.

T: Roasted malts, coffee, a little bit of dairy sugar. Very slightly bitter finish. Fairly uncomplicated.

F: Light to medium body, not much in the way of carbonation. Construction and balance very good.

O: A very good milk stout, though suffers by comparison to their Single and Double Shots.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a custom Sam Adams glass; canned on 04/06/18, code: "I THOUGHT THERE'D BE MORE."
A: Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a one half inch mocha head, modest retention, but solid rings of lacing. Yeast evident at glass bottom.
S: Aromas of fresh brewed, black coffee, mocha, honey, molasses, and blackberry predominate.
T: Sweet with lactose flavor up front. Complex. Black coffee, dark chocolate, caramel/molasses, plum and Concordia grape. Bitterness is very well balanced with the sugar sweetness, leaving a dessert drink quality.
M: Full bodied with solid, persistent effervescence. Creamy and drinks well
O: I am a stout enthusiast, but milk stouts are not typically my favorites. That said, this is a superb stout, milk stout or no. Very much like a chocolate malted. Kudos!

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Photo of NEIPA
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Awesome milk stout. Light smoke, coffee, chocolate, creamy but not overly so, sweet but not overly so... great complexity and balance of flavor for the relatively low abv.

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