That's What She Said | Tree House Brewing Company

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That's What She SaidThat's What She Said

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Milk Stout. Roasty, Chocolately, Coffee, Smooth. It is absolutely loaded with flavor for a 5.6% drink, and the residual sugar greases your palate just enough to want to drink this forever.

Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

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Photo of katsumi27
4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smells of chocolate but I get a hint of whisky. Maybe it's my inexperience.

Taste right off is chocolate then a smooth coffee. No bitter aftertaste which is fantastic. Tastes like a milkshake. Not too thin.

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Photo of MatthewHopHead
4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

16 oz can poured into standard pint glass.

Look: The creamy, chocolate finger to finger 1/2 head is what I first noticed. Spot on coffee black/brown color.

Smell: Subdued. Coffee, bittersweet chocolate, and roasted grain. Infused Vanilla could make this perfect.

Taste: Wow! Full bodied low ABV. Persistent creaminess, bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, black coffee, and mixed with perfection.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Creamy chocolate milk shake that covers your palate like a rich dessert. By far my favorite non-imperial stout.

Overall; So freakishly delicious. Milk Stout perfection.


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Photo of Digital_luda
4.74/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dear lord, this is an amazing beer. Slick velvety mouth feel really rounds out this roasty, toasty beast of a milk stout. Roasty black coffee with a creamy sweetness that dominates the style and makes it what we know and love. two finger off white head that sticks around even after your glass is empty. highly recommended.

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Photo of BillErickson
4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Look - Dark brown (almost black really), with a mocha-like head.

Smell - Chocolate is what hits me right away, but also coffee... and overall these scents are combined with a roast-y like aroma. Very nice!

Taste - I don't have a bad thing to say here. Very similar to the smell - sweet dark chocolate, coffee and a very slight hint of vanilla. Also, there's a tad of bitterness. The cool thing here is, it totally tastes like a Tree House brew even though it's a stout.

Feel - This is really my only issue with this beer (and this is a very small gripe), it's a little thin. This thinness helps to make it smooth, but I was hoping for a little more body.

Despite the thin body, I still highly recommend this one. This is a delicious beer and one of the best milk stouts I have ever had.

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Photo of DrugsDelaney1
4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Eyes: Pours very dark brown to black. Has a nice fluffy head and those tiny little bubbles I love so much
Nose: Smells like a good milk stout should...Coffee, chocolate
Mouth: Creamy, but not too thick. Has a wonderful smooth mouth feel. I'm getting chocolate nibs and coffee in the flavor. Lots of delicate flavor and the perfect amount of alcohol. It's not overly sweet and the hops works extremely well with their malt selection.

Excellently crafted. I love this beer and will drive the hour from Boston again soon.

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Photo of inkman15
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Like pretty much everything Tree House puts out, this is a phenomenal beer.

Appearance: black/deep brown with pretty large creamy tan/white head that sticks around throughout the entire drinking session

Aroma: Chocolate, coffee and lots of dark roasted malts. An underlying sweetness from the lactose.

Taste: Huge amount of roast and chocolate. Coffee notes don't quite translate to the palate from the aroma or they blend in more with the overall roast of the malts. Sweetness is just where it needs to be and it never goes over to cloying. Ends with a nice bitter astringency to balance the mid-palate lactose

Feel: Creamy and full body. Leave a little bitterness.

Overall: Probably my favorite milk stout. Robust and full of flavor at 5.6%. Not too sweet. Wish I could get my hands on it more often.

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Photo of jneiswender
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Smell of coffee and slate chocolate burnt toast beautiful black body with a mocha head tastes of burnt toast dark chocolate coffee slightly sweet taste. Fantastic mouth feel I would drink this again

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Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Pitch black. Thick fluffy mocha head. A beautiful looking beer in my Treehouse snifter.
Smell - Coffee, sweet milk chocolate, roastiness, lactose
Taste - Coffee, chocolate, nice amount of sweetness from the lactose, brown sugar, French vanilla
Feel - Silky and smooth. Awesome mouthfeel for a 5.6% stout.

Overall - Another delicious TH beer. Tastes similar to Single Shot (which I love). I would drink this everyday.

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Photo of Gemmell
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from a pint can. The head is a nice mocha/khaki color that fades away rather quickly leaving light lacing clinging to the glass. The nose is all dark, roasty chocolate. The flavor is awesome. Very rich, thick chocolate and coffee. There's an underlying sweetness that takes over after the bitterness fades away. As it warms it gets slightly sweeter, but not in a bad way. The mouth feel gets fuller, even more rich as it warms as well; really coating the mouth with flavors that stick around for some time. Like their description says, for a 5.6% milk stout, this beer is packed with flavor. Great job Tree House. I'm looking forward to more of their line up in the future. Cheers!

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Photo of gibgink
4.55/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Consumed at a share on 6/5/16. This is probably the best milk stout I have ever had(and I've had a lot). The lactose in this beer is very present. You can smell it and taste it. It adds to the creaminess and sweetness of the brew as well, which is where a lot of other milk stouts fail. I could easily drink this all the time.

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Photo of njcraftguy
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty brew here. Powerful aroma of coffee mostly with a little note of chocolate. Taste is the same, strong coffee hit up front with subtle chocolate on the very back end. Very drinkable and full of flavor. I still think Juicy IPA's are Treehouse's best offerings but this is very solid as well. Cheers

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Photo of d5001986
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml growler poured into shaker pint glass.

Dark opaque pour with tall tan head. Smell is sweet and roasty. Tastesis roasted coffee and chocolate with creamy smooth body. I could sip this stuff all night, so good.

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Photo of Gatch
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Visited the brewery on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Small crowd and no line. Dean is the man. Amazing property and such a cool operation. Can't say enough good things about Tree House.

A: Pitch dark brown with a fluffy, bubbly, light brown head leaving behind good lace and good retention. Hell yeah.

S: Quite a change from Eureka and Sap that I've been drinking. Roasted, creamy malt with some caramelized sugar and chocolate and cocoa.

T: Super roasty but also super creamy at the same time. Seriously delicious example of the style. When I drink a milk stout, I want these qualities. I want it to be creamy as hell. Tons of malt, chocolate, and residual sugar to leave you wanting more. Also a bit of hops in the finish to keep it real. Such a great beer.

M: Smoothest beer you can find, massive flavor, right body and carbonation, and never cloying!

O: This is the essence of a Milk Stout. Outta bounds. So delicious. Everything that you want is there and more. Great name for the beer, too. Tree House....stop it! This is the style...nailed!

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Photo of pkalix
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

yes, absolutely loaded for 5.6%... very nice. creamy, roasty, chocolate-y. smooth. super easy to drink. darn good milk stout. done very well. the force is definitely with Treehouse.... havent met the 'perfect' milkstout yet... starting to realize there is a limit..... this is close to it....

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Photo of Damian
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1 pint, 9.4 fluid ounces growler purchased at Tree House Brewing Company, Monson, MA
Served in a pint glass

The near pitch black liquid was topped by an inch tall, frothy and creamy, espresso colored crown that quickly dropped to a thin film. A thin, drippy wall of lacing coated the glass.

The nose was impressive initially and got even better with time. Notes of powdered cocoa and sweetened coffee came through strong. There was a rich, caramel and roasted malt presence. Good dose of vanilla. As the beer warmed, the nose became even sweeter and richer. Chocolate fudge brownies came to mind. Hints of sweet cream and brown sugar were also detectable.

The flavor profile mimiced the nose. Freshly brewed coffee and caramel and roasted malts appeared on the front end. Lots of cocoa. Vanilla notes came through in the center. Touch of roast on the finish. Perhaps some char as well. Very espresso-like. Smoky notes appeared later in the session. Really interesting and complex.

The mouthfeel was creamy, slick and smooth. Pillowy soft. The liquid contained a very fine and mellow effervescence. Spot-on for the style.

That's What She Said is an amazingly tasty and immensely quaffable milk stout. Leave it to the folks at Tree House to take a typically pedestrian style and make it awesome.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a very, very dark brown to not quite completely black in color in body. A very dark, brown and chocolaty head forms and retains a good long while. Lacing is very good due to the dense head that is left on the top of the beer during the drink.

S- Semi-sweet chocolate and very light dark roasts assault the nose right up front and dominate the scent of the beer. The chocolate presides over the length of the smell and lingers a bit afterwards. Lightly bitter dark roasts balance the scent nicely and counter the chocolate sweetness throughout the smell.

T- Taking a drink reveals very similar flavors on the tongue as were in the scent. Chocolate hits right up front in a fairly sweet profile, albeit somewhat subdued compared to the scent. Throughout the entire drink the chocolate is the dominant flavor and the drink leans towards the sweet side, but the more bitter malt flavors from the scent give a good effort to balance that is mostly realized at the end of the drink. The lingering flavors are mostly chocolate with a brief touch of bite right at the end.

M- First off, this beer has the perfect level of carbonation for the style (at least in my opinion). It is incredibly smooth and silky on the tongue and light in the stomach, making this a very easy drink. This is the perfect weight and feel for a sweet stout.

Overall, this beer falls into one of my favorite styles and does not disappoint. Deliciously sweet, a balanced bit of bitterness, a creamy and silky smooth feel, and great drinkability makes this an awesome beer.

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Photo of mickyge
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice smooth slightly sweet stout. Pours extremely dark chocolate like. Very smooth mouth feel and slight tang on the finish. It is very drinkable and almost light tasting for a stout. Not a big stout drinker but I would definitely drink this one more.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler poured into chalice

Black liquid with taupe ring

Aroma of sweet chocolate and roast coffee, tobacco

Taste follows aroma. Sweet chocolate and nice roast coffee. Taste is in the middle of the tongue.

Gentle carbonation, smooth ,

Delicious, sweet milk stout. Love it. Another fine tree house brew.

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Photo of jhavs
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can from the source poured into a snifter.

A= Dark, opaque, no light getting through, looks a bit syrupy as you pour. Head is light brown, creamy, with a few big bubbles, lacing clings to the glass. Head settles to ring around the glass with thin layer looking like espresso foam.

S= Coffee, bitter dark chocolate, some malty sweetness.

T= Lots of lactose sweetness that blends into dark roasted malt toastyness and bitter chocolate.

M= Full bodied, a bit syrupy, mild carbonation that suits the beer.

O= Great tasting, easy to drink stout. Has sweetness, but not at all cloying. Balanced roasty malts.

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Photo of ChrisP802
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received a mix of Tree House as part of a trade recently and have been very content trying them out
Pour - Dark brown with beige head and thick lacing
Smell - chocolate, toasted malts?, milky
Taste - milk, chocolate, small coffee. Not as flavorful as expected, but still good.
Overall - very smooth. it's exactly what a milk stout should taste like. if you're expecting something more "stouty" this isn't the best choice.

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Photo of popery
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with dark brown highlights around the edges. Soft, khaki head. It's a thick blanket of small bubbles. Great lacing, good head retention. Lots of chocolate in the aroma with some gentle roast. Nice lactic edge. Loads of milk chocolate. The taste is similar. It's medium sweet with lots of cocoa flavor. The relatively mild lactic note keeps the beer from getting cloying. Plus, there is very little of the cola flavor that I tend to find a bit overbearing in other examples. Mouthfeel is creamy and gentle. They filled this growler right up to the top, leaving nearly zero head space, and the beer kept very well. Pretty much perfect for the style. Very impressive stuff. I'm not the biggest milk stout fan, but this is just how I like them.

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Photo of mynie
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

That name is triggering. Reported.

Ahh, j/k. I'm not a humorless wench. I also think it's neat the Wayne's World references have finally run the full gamut and gone from their brief, contemporary moment of hipness, then to gross overuse, then to widespread disdain, then to scarcastic acceptance, and now to limited acceptance out of kitsch appeal.

Anyhow, this pours pretty and smells kind of plain: stout barley, a little sugary sweetness.

Tastes wonderful, though. Super smooth, bitter barley up front, getting a bit rougher in the middle with some more earthen barley and sweet milk chocolate. Finishes sweet with a nice, dry hop that lingers long after the sip's been swallowed.

Nothing otherworldly, but pretty darn good for the style.

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can dated 9/11/15 into a snifter yesterday. Pours inky black with a nice tan head than leaves some lacing. Smell is pure milk stout, just super sweet and roasty. Taste is definitely right on point, more sweet porter than stout. Starts with the sweetness and just goes right into these big chocolate notes, finishes a hair bitter and a touch roasted. Thick mouthfeel, medium bodied. Overall one of the better milk stouts I've had. Great work, Tree House!

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Photo of kalosjakar
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a mocha head.

Smelling some chocolate and coffee.
Tasting slighty more chocolate than coffee.
If youve had single shot, its similar in taste but again, more chocolate than coffee.

The added lactose definitely adds a silkyness to the mouthfeel.

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Photo of MA_hops
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Midnight black, thick mocha head.
S: Vanilla, milk chocolate, roasted malt, coffee.
T: Similar to nose. Has a vanilla/coffee sweetness. Notes of brown sugar and milk chocolate.
M: Medium carbonation, smooth, creamy mouthfeel with a slightly bitter coffee finish.
O: A very good stout. Not as thick as double shot as it isn't an imperial. I wish the coffee notes popped out more as well, but overall it was very good!

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That's What She Said from Tree House Brewing Company
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