“This new American Stout is intended to complement the character of the season and the Thanksgiving tradition. We open this beer can serve as a lubricant to reflect and give thanks during this special time of year. Enjoy.”
Appearance: Mat black with a finger of tan foam on top. The head holds together well and weaves a fine lace down the walls of the glass.
Aroma: Totally jam packed with moreish scents of cold brew coffee, mocha, marshmallow, vanilla, chocolate sauce, caramel, soya crisps and marzipan. It develops a bit of sticky and rich molasses, licorice and toffee fudge as it settles in. Maybe some very subtle milk sugars creeping in too. Dead set these guys have it absolutely dialled in!
Flavour: Holy moly this is just next level. The palate is simply set alight with everything dessert; chocolate, coffee, caramel, vanilla, toffee, marzipan and cocoa. Then there’s this delicate hint of dark berries and roasted nuts just for good measure. A bit of a tickle from the 7.9% AbV moves in to the slightly charred and mildly dry finish which displays a long cocoa and coffee roast note on the back palate.
Mouthfeel: Somewhat lean with hardly any chew to it – typical for a milk stout mind you. Moderate co2 and body.
Overall: Here’s another stellar offering from Treehouse. The way these guys pump out one epic beer after another is just unreal. We really feel for those craft beer fans living around the Boston area hey. Must be tough!