One of the other standouts among the goodies I picked up during my visit to Treehouse two weeks ago was this next stout. As an added bonus on this one, by sheer luck it happened to be released the day of our arrival so it was an unexpected surprise for sure. I guess we just had good timing!
Beer Name: And Miles to Go Before I Sleep
Brewery: Treehouse Brewing Company (Charlton, MA)
Style: Imperial Milk Stout
Description: Taking its name from a Robert Frost poem, this rich stout was brewed with “large additions” of chocolate and peanut butter.
Appearance: Poured to a thick black body that settled into the glass beneath a thin layer of short-lived yet dense tan foam.
Smell: A little bit of roast upfront with some sweetness lingering on in the end.
Taste: Light notes of roasted malt upfront followed by moderate levels of creamy chocolate and peanut butter. It was a nice blend of flavors for sure, but it was a bit surprised they didn’t show up in reverse.
Mouthfeel: Very thick body with low carbonation.
Hype: There was quite a turnout at the brewery by the time we arrived on an early Friday afternoon (maybe an hour or so after opening), and based on social media responses I assume that this brew played a role in that.
Overall: Very good, but perhaps not quite matching the hype and excitement (which after an hour in line is hard to do). Still, I was quite pleased with this and thought the $13 price tag was pretty reasonable (local beer prices being what they are) for what this was.