That's What She Said
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Stout - Sweet / Milk
Ranked #95
Ranked #2,559
4.22 | pDev: 7.11%
Nov 17, 2021
Oct 17, 2012
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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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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Had a leftover can from the Fall 2019 Vermont/New York trip. Cracked it open when Mom was in town because she likes milk stouts.

Pours black, brown head into a 5th annual barrel aged (rip) bistro glass. Big 3/4" lighter brown head. The aroma ticks all the boxes, mild lactose, chocolate, caramel, still a contingent of roasted malt giving a coffee impression.

Brings all the same notes in the taste. The mouth feel simultaneously brings the lactose, but not in such a heavy way that it eliminates all bitter roasted malt notes, just tempers them. Pretty easy going mouth feel, this is one of those beers that might scare the uninformed, but then be pleasantly surprised the consumer likes the beer. Mine is the old design, no sticker can. Sweet, but not "too sweet" (NWO/Young Bucks motion here). You know, very nice, very evil.

Milk nor pastry stouts tend to be anything more than one and done for me, but this one pleases both me and the ladies in my life, so I'll pick up at least one can every time I can.

Nov 17, 2021
3.83 by beersampler6 from Michigan on Sep 12, 2021
4.03 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Sep 02, 2021
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4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Rug from Massachusetts

Canned 8/13/21 "Nothing like stout season" stamped on the bottom of the can. Well, yes, but also no. Not exactly what I call stout season yet

Here's the obligatory non-IPA Tree House beer that gets picked up every trip. Actually there's a few this time, alongside this is a Hefe and a RIS. Anyhow, TH tends to do these milk stouts really well, super nuanced and drinkable. I've had a few with adjuncts, but let's see what this no frills approach is like

Pours a creamy mocha brown with 3 fingers of frothy dark espresso colored head that slowly fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

The nose here is surprisingly robust and heavy on the roast for a lower abv, sweeter stout. I'm picking up on aromas of beechwood smoke, cocoa powder, drip coffee, roasted malt, dark bread, and even a hint of salty cured meat

Hell, this goes down super smooth. The flavor profile is beautifully layered, bringing distinct waves of roast and sweetness. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting chocolate malt, light toast, light roast coffee, a touch of fig, and beechwood smoke. The swallow sweetens up, bringing notes of vanilla cream, milk chocolate, toast, chewy caramel, and very mild smoke

A medium body pairs with very carbonation, resulting in a chewy and velvety beer. Finishes neutral in terms of dryness, with the sweet and smoky notes competing for a finish

Yet another Tree House win. This is one I'm happy to have another 3 cans of, as I feel they may make good food beers

Aug 16, 2021
4.5 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania on May 20, 2021
3.92 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio on Feb 02, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by iamjeffbaker from California

One of my first TH stouts. It was solid

Jan 21, 2021
4.34 by MAR2814 from Massachusetts on Jan 14, 2021
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4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

Canned in March, 2019 so this one has some time on it. Appearance is dark, dark brown with a finger of tan colored head. Excellent nose even after almost two years, with plenty of rich, chocoloate aromas. Taste is a balance of roasty & sweet. Fairly full body. This has held up better than I would have expected.

Dec 11, 2020
4.23 by Khaack from New York on Aug 23, 2020
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4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

L: A dark brown brew with a thin khaki head of average retention but minimal lacing.

S: Cold brew coffee, roasted malts, milky hot cocao by a smokey campfire.

T: Follows the nose with a wonderfull coffee and black strap molasses. Sweet but not cloyingly so.

F: Amazing body and mouthfeel for such a low ABV. Truely impressive.

O: I wish we had more amazing stouts at this ABV. It's a marvel that leaves me open for another brew afterwards.

Aug 03, 2020
4 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Jul 09, 2020
4.23 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire on Jul 07, 2020
4.02 by ScottP from New Hampshire on Jul 07, 2020
4.25 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Jun 28, 2020
4.39 by MellowHype from Massachusetts on Jun 24, 2020
4.11 by Sulty from Massachusetts on Jun 18, 2020
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3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by angrybabboon from Massachusetts

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
4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana on May 08, 2020
4.25 by heysuz from Indiana on May 08, 2020
4.79 by pantz9 from Massachusetts on Apr 23, 2020
4.6 by Piddle from Connecticut on Apr 09, 2020
4.14 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey on Apr 02, 2020
5 by Mrhappy321 from New York on Mar 10, 2020
4.43 by Tarps68 from Massachusetts on Mar 07, 2020
4.39 by Grovejr20 from New Hampshire on Mar 06, 2020
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4.11/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

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
4.5 by Juggerr from New York on Jan 25, 2020
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4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Craig-er from New Hampshire

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
4.25 by McSeal from Connecticut on Dec 22, 2019
4.3 by Beerjawn8 from New Jersey on Dec 22, 2019
4 by BEERdedCharmer from New York on Dec 13, 2019
4.25 by odenbr12 from New Jersey on Dec 06, 2019
4.31 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia on Nov 29, 2019
Photo of hopsputin
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by hopsputin from New Jersey

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
4.52 by Uconnbrewskies from Connecticut on Nov 27, 2019
4.25 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Nov 25, 2019
4.22 by Keith27614 from North Carolina on Nov 24, 2019
4.18 by wafers from New York on Nov 15, 2019
That's What She Said from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 858 ratings