Tree House Brewing Company Hedonic Adaptation – Imperial Milk Stout at 9.1% ABV

Tree House Brewing Company Hedonic Adaptation Imperial Milk Stout at 9.1% ABV (US$5.75 shared tasting with Norm, 500 ml, packaged on 23-Nov-2018, acquired 27-Feb-2019, reviewed 27-Feb-2019)

Appearance: solid black with a short beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap and ring, moderate spotty lacing. (4/5) Aroma: espresso, milk chocolate, coconut. (8/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, high bitter. (9/10) Palate: full body, moderate-soft carbonation, bitter warming mild coconut finish. (4/5)

I was hoping for a repeat performance on the Impermanence, except with coconut instead of maple. However, in this one the coconut never really takes hold hard, nor does that seem to change much upon warming. A solid performer, but it doesn’t quite go to the next level. (16/20)

8/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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