That's What She Said | Tree House Brewing Company

That's What She SaidThat's What She Said
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That's What She SaidThat's What She Said

Brewed by:
Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A sneakily complex beer, " TWSS" exhibits flavors of milk chocolate, fresh roasted coffee, caramel, and even a hint of smoke. It is absolutely loaded with flavor for a 5.6% beer, and the inclusion of Lactose takes the edge off of the dry, roasted notes found in a typical stout. The adult chocolate milk shake....soft, creamy, and luscious while maintaining supreme drinkability - just the way we like it! A beer that is notorious for converting 'pale' beer lovers to the dark side!

Added by Jason on 10-17-2012

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

thanks to my buddy back east for the pint can, this is a cool beer, the first non hoppy beer i have had from these guys. hard to get for sure, a real treat, even in hot summer sunshine. its thick for a lower alcohol stout, sticky too, although its as bitter as it is sweet, two intense elements balance each other out really well. the lactose is high, but the beer is also loaded with earthy dark grain with heavy coffee and wet tobacco overtones. some milk chocolate flavor in here too, a creaminess to it, brown sugar sweetness, concentrated flavors, rum soaked raisin, bran muffin, cocoa powder, espresso, there is a lot going on but its one well integrated smooth brown gulp after the next. the bitterness is great, and is really necessary with all the sweet here. scary drinkable for how bold it is too, which i like. i was under the impression it was all hoppy stuff by tree house, so nice to see some diversity in their portfolio and impressive to see that they can nail styles like this down just as well as the highly acclaimed pales and ipas. one of the better and more flavorful milk stouts out there right now in my opinion. something charred comes on late, almost like charcoal itself, earthy and interesting. this is a cool one to let warm up, more and more happening each sip...

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.09/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hanging their hat on the explosive trend of New England-style hoppy beer, the Tree House brewers now turn their attention to the classic English milk stout and exercise their brewing prowess on that genre...

That's What She Said pours with the common creamy, milkshake-like viscosity with a thick, whipped and luscious head. Rich aromatics rise to captivate the senses with coffee and chocolate with a sweeter caramel and cream backdrop. Its taste is sultry and savory sweet as caramel, chocolate, vanilla and cream slowly seep into the tastebuds.

As the taste transpires, the sweetness begins to wane and the more earthy, bitter and robust flavors overachieve. Dark roast coffee, bittersweet chocolate, walnut and burnt cream all roll onto the middle palate with a culminating taste of roasted marshmallow. Gaining an earthy ground later, the essence of cocoa, chicory, light licorice and fresh coffee grinds balance with the finesse of whipping cream, vanilla and an angel food-like starch.

Full but moderate in its mouthfeel, the beer's texture is luscious and smooth. Its creamy taste and texture continues to buffer the roast, chalk and cocoa earth textrues as it keeps the notion of cream alive. Still, the beer's drying tendencies offer a semblance of drinkability while still celebrating its more decadent side.

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3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

High B

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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Another beer I'm pretty sure I reviewed before, but somehow it disappeared. So just bought another growler and go at it again.

Big creamy head pillowy looking, fades semi slowly with nice lacing, super dark black faint hints of molasses colored light sneaking through.

Big lactose milk, chocolate milk, powdered cocoa, light toasty brown malts and caramel, hint biscuit.

Taste again creamy lactose, milk chocolate, light powdered cocoa, creamy and smooth, hint of roasted char, light biscuit and caramel roasted brown malts, little bit of spicy hops and bitterness. Finish is dry and milky smooth but little sticky, a bit more bitterness, light cocoa powder and lactose lingering.

Mouth is med bodied but very creamy and milky, lighter but decent carb, the drying lactose on the finish leaves a milky film in the mouth.

Overall pretty nice, very creamy lactose, a bit of choc/cocoa, decent malt profile, nice light but noticeable hops, tasty and very drinkable.

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3.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to my brother for sharing this at our recent Annual birthday stout tasting, poured chilled in a glass from the can.

The color is black with a tan head. The smell is a nice amount of malt with roast aroma and slight caramel/cocoa combo. The feel is smooth as silk with moderate sweetness and enough roast to qualify yet not overdone.

The taste has a milk chocolate quality with light nutty flavor of dark malt with a smooth creamy taste there is enough lactose to make it enjoyable, yet still remains semi-dry. This was a great beer to enjoy and I hope to try it again.

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4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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That's What She Said from Tree House Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95.9% out of 100 with 639 ratings
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