Space & Time
Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #215
Ranked #3,651
4.19 | pDev: 8.59%
Sep 03, 2021
Apr 19, 2013
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Notes: Space & Time is a double mash, extended boil stout that eschews overt sweetness and focuses on robust and authentic flavors from hand selected specialty malts. We taste and smell dark bakers chocolate, dark chocolate fudge, dark chocolate fudgsicles, brownies, roasty malts, and a sturdy but pleasing Magnum hop bitterness. This beer will evolve beautifully in the can, and we encourage you to try it fresh and to age it for up to a year in the fridge. Cellar temperature will accelerate degradation. The concept of Space & Time calls our attention to how important spaces from our past invariably evolve while their memory in a different place in time holds strongly in our hearts. #2013 #brimfield

2013 Release: 8.8% ABV
2019 Release: 11.0% ABV
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4.14 by hopley from Massachusetts on Sep 03, 2021
4.08 by Ristaccia from Nebraska on May 10, 2021
4.16 by BeerMe8 from Florida on Apr 08, 2021
4.2 by GregSemenza from Connecticut on Mar 16, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by VoxRationis from New York

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into an Other Half snifter glass; canned 11/27/20, code THE FINAL FRONTIER.
A: Pours essentially black with a two finger, brown head that clears to a rim and spotty lacing.
S: Aromas of caramel/molasses, chocolate, vanilla, raisin/dried prune, and toffee predominate.
T: Sweet. Flavors follow the nose with a lot of sarsaparilla and booziness. Bitterness solidly present but somewhat overpowered by the sweetness.
F: Full bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: A very enjoyable, if rather sweet, Imperial Stout. Would make a great after dinner drink.

Feb 05, 2021
4.16 by EMH73 from New York on Jan 29, 2021
4.24 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Jan 27, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by cbutova from Massachusetts

A- Can pour into a becher glass with a black body. The head is a nutty tan hue and has a frothy and puffy texture. The cap stops rising at a finger high and a small ring at the edges leaves spotty lacing.

S- Roasted malts and chocolate are far and away the most prominent thing in the aroma. Roast barley is big with char, bakers chocolate and heavily toasted notes. Also coming out are slight molasses, brownie batter, dark chocolate, espresso and fudge.

T- Pretty much equivalent between the sweet and the roasty bitter things in this bold stout. Again the main flavor profile revolves around roasted barley and chocolate notes. Dark chocolate bars and cocoa powder open things up with chocolate milk, heavy nuttiness, toast, molasses, dark roast coffee, slight bitter pine hops and fudge.

MF- Thick and slick oily body that sits heavy on the palate. The carbonation is a medium level and it has a fairly creamy texture. Ends slightly warm.

A little bit straightforward with dark chocolate bitterness and the roast grains really being far and away the most prominent flavors but still a solid, well crafted straight up stout.

Jan 10, 2021
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4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by digboy from New Hampshire

Pours very dark brown, opaque with a mocha 2 finger head. Aroma has rich chocolate and winy liquor notes. Very pleasant. The taste is similar with great chocolate and malt notes. There is a moderate alcohol burn as well. Velvety smooth mouth feel, no real bitterness.

Great stout with a solid mouthfeel and nice chocolate layering to it.

Jan 04, 2021
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4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by tradershmulie from Connecticut


Fresh from can. Will keep some to try down the road as well.

This is the absolutely best beer I have ever had. Yes, it is expensive - but lives up to the price.

Gorgeous deep deep brown with nice head.

I usually do not smell much in my beers, but this one comes through. Rich, decadent heavy chocolate.

Delicious. Seriously delicious.

Easy to drink, no hint of ab at all. Smooth silky rich.


Updating: have to take it down a notch - I feel it is just a bit too sweet. It seriously tastes like liquid chocolate cake. I know that is true to what it is supposed to be - but for me it is just slightly too much sweetness.

Jan 03, 2021
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4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that quickly fades down to a super thin cap

S: Roasted malt, dark chocolate, fudge, earthy hops, and a touch of molasses

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with a mix of roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, and earthy hops. Picks up some fudge as the lingering bitterness from the roasted malt and dark chocolate fades slightly. Finishes with lingering earthy hop notes and roast

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very good stout that is definitely on the hoppier side, but it works well with how hefty and roasty it is. Balances the sweetness nicely. Makes for a great sipper

Dec 31, 2020
3.89 by Sulty from Massachusetts on Dec 10, 2020
4.47 by rjp217 from Massachusetts on Dec 05, 2020
4.59 by Khaack from New York on Sep 30, 2020
4.25 by BEER88 from Washington on Sep 22, 2020
4.25 by paulish from New York on Aug 22, 2020
4.84 by hughesm12 from Massachusetts on Jul 18, 2020
4.25 by Massbmx from Massachusetts on Jul 16, 2020
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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by newcastlemike from Connecticut

Dated 3/20/20, but cellared for 3 months.

This is definitely a departure from what you might expect from a tree house brew, but it is a welcome counterpoint to the legendary sweetness of many of their IPAs and stouts. It is toasty, and malty, and definitely not overly sweet. The house description of Baker’s chocolate is pretty much right on. The alcohol is completely undetectable, which is quite a feat considering the 11% it possesses. A really great example of a straightforward Russian Imperial Stout. Sometimes restraint is the hardest thing to do, and treehouse has done a very nice job here.

Jun 20, 2020
4.28 by MJSFS from Florida on Jun 11, 2020
4.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jun 10, 2020
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4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bret27 from California

Can from yllib.
2019 release.
L: black with min/mod Brn creamy head. Fizzy.
S: Chocolate, toasty, cream.
T: Same. Slight bitter coffee finish. Slightly fruity hop presence.
F: fairly thick not crazy.
Overall: No alcohol presence. I don’t know where they’re hiding it. Just a fairly light chocolate coffee stout from flavor.

Jun 10, 2020
4.6 by lebrisa from Connecticut on Jun 03, 2020
4.08 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on May 29, 2020
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4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

Poured from a 16 oz can into a stemmed tulip glass.

The pour is jet black with a finger of creamy mocha head. The head dissipates quickly, leaving no lacing as it settles into a thin halo.

The aroma brings a ton of dark roast malts, dark chocolate, brownie batter, and fresh ground coffee. Then comes a wave of sweet dough and char with a solid, spicy hop backbone.

The flavor is an absolute explosion of dark chocolate, rich chocolate fudge, freshly baked brownies, and cookie dough ice cream. As the beer warms, there's some caramel, and the sweet, doughy malt backbone comes through in spades. Finishes with the foggiest idea of piney hops.

The feel is full-bodied with very low carbonation. Smooth and creamy. A tad sticky with plenty of alcohol warmth.

Overall, this is absolutely a fantastic imperial stout. The fact that this has no adjuncts is utterly absurd. There's just so much chocolate flavor here but it's not overly sweet or cloying. Find another 11% stout with no adjuncts with this much flavor. Go ahead.

May 26, 2020
4.68 by Taycro from Massachusetts on May 25, 2020
4.5 by smaddock from Massachusetts on May 24, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BeerBaronBear from New York

This beer does a number of things that I really appreciated. First, it is a monster (11%) - one of these will keep you rolling. Second, it is not the sweet-splosion that a lot of Tree House stouts are. And while I love a rich fudge-y stout, this is a nice break from that trend. Space & Time has a more classic Russian imperial bitterness, but still has a rich, creamy mouthfeel, which made that bitterness perfectly enjoyable. My only knock on this beer is the aroma, which is really boozy without a lot of other appeal. It seems that people have had different experiences with this beer based on its age - mine was canned 3/30/2020, and was enjoyed 5/6/2020.

May 06, 2020
4.38 by Uconnbrewskies from Connecticut on Apr 30, 2020
4.45 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts on Apr 29, 2020
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4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

16oz can dated 3/30/20. 11% abv.

Pours opaque black with a half inch of beige. Decent retention and lacing. Dark chocolate, espresso, and roasted brownie bits in the nose. Full bodied with a creamy, slick mouthfeel. Bakers chocolate, dark fudge, and espresso on the palate. Finishes sweet with lingering roast and chocolate.

Closer to an old school RIS but still has some of that Treehouse sweet richness.

Apr 26, 2020
4.37 by SebastianOwl from Massachusetts on Apr 26, 2020
3.97 by crobinso from Colorado on Apr 24, 2020
4 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Apr 19, 2020
4 by fossage78 from Massachusetts on Feb 14, 2020
4.25 by Juggerr from New York on Jan 25, 2020
4.39 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Jan 18, 2020
4.33 by RichD from Rhode Island on Jan 11, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by rudzud from Massachusetts

Picked up two cans of this back in June. Nate told me this would be hitting it's stride around Thanksgiving so now is the time to crack it. Shared with JLindros so he could compare it as I missed the original release back in 2013.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black hue with a good thick one finger mocha head that fades quickly to leave light wisps and a thin halo. The legs are really good though.

S - Aromas of really big roasted malts, bakers chocolate and bitter chocolate. Almost a char aroma. Alcohol hidden nicely. Flashed of coffee beans but this is mostly just a roast malt bomb.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with enormous roasted malts and dark fruits. The can says this is a Russian Imperial Stout so I really think this isn't the same beer as 2013 which is rather annoying. Good slightly sweet dark fruits, heavy roast, slightly sweet, decent char.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little fluffy, alcohol hidden rather well.

O - Overall this was a solid stout, however, calling this Space And Time was a mistake. This is NOT the same beer from 2013...It simply isn't. The char and dark fruits are nice and it's a solid enough Russian Imperial. I wish they did more of this style.

Serving Type: can

Nov 27, 2019
4.25 by JonB25 from Delaware on Nov 12, 2019
Space & Time from Tree House Brewing Company
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