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VOID Ego VOID - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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VOID Ego VOID
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BA SCORE
88
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 12-28-2013)
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-01-2014 21:20:11 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-13-2014 13:22:59 | More by acurtis
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-29-2013 22:41:46 | More by Kegatron
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%

First had: on tap at TH (and a growler to follow)

I'll admit, I haven't been the biggest fan of TH's stouts overall...to me, they can be hit or miss. But that can really be said about any brewery. Regardless, they are improving, and this one was a hit, and possibly the best they've done so far. ... Maybe my second favorite to Red Wine OV, but let's not split hairs.

Poured a black void in a glass, topped with a half inch of creamy tan head, retaining as a thick ringlet and leaving some streaks of lacing behind. Chocolaty aroma, notes of oak, anise, coffee, and tame whiskey. I really think it was a great idea to blend this one--it was half fresh stout and half aged 7 months in Tuthilltown whiskey barrels. The whiskey was easily noticeable in the taste, but it was so gently manifested, and with almost no heat at all. Otherwise, nice dark chocolate profile, lighter notes of oak, vanilla, and anise. Very well-balanced, with a body on the fuller side of medium (finally?), smooth and drinkable. Very nice.

12-28-2013 20:38:03 | More by Rifugium
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oline73

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-01-2014 21:35:30 | More by oline73
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mdfb79

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-02-2014 21:34:59 | More by mdfb79
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-29-2013 14:49:51 | More by yourefragile
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-30-2013 03:08:31 | More by BARFLYB
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-20-2014 00:45:46 | More by ShanePB
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chippo33

Vermont

2.75/5  rDev -31.8%

01-29-2014 09:57:31 | More by chippo33
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-20-2014 16:51:44 | More by JohnnieNepal
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

12-29-2013 00:33:50 | More by GeoffreyM
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Jas45678

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-13-2014 03:26:12 | More by Jas45678
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-08-2014 05:01:54 | More by starrdogg
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-01-2014 22:12:55 | More by Giantspace
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comfortablynirm

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-22-2014 16:29:00 | More by comfortablynirm
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-06-2014 02:09:01 | More by fdig23
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-19-2014 00:33:45 | More by pearljam118
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pwoody11

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-14-2014 01:46:26 | More by pwoody11
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riemster

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-14-2014 04:56:49 | More by riemster
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

01-31-2014 01:52:59 | More by gafferjohn
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dnb128

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-05-2014 00:41:13 | More by dnb128
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FatBoyGotSwagger

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

01-04-2014 21:24:24 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Served from growler into balloon glass, listening to a Prokofiev Piano Concerto. A thin brown head develops on top of this deep brown bodied beer, verging on pitch black. The head eventually disappears completely, leaving a solemn looking glass. VOID is right...

Out of the growler, the aroma is delicate, though smelling mighty tasty. As the beer warms slightly, complex notes of toasted marshmallow, black current jam, roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, graham cracker, and alcohol all make their presence felt. A truly remarkable aroma that includes influence from the yeast, dark malts, and the partial barrel-aging. It is done with subtlety though, and that makes this "imperial stout" less "imperial." (A good thing in my book.)

VOID ego VOID crosses the palate with a certain slickness, giving you a smooth, dark, and anti-effervescent body experience. It starts with a very juicy malt flavor, with almost zero hop presence minus the balancing bitterness in the finish. Flavors of coffee, toasted marshmallow, cherry cordial chocolates, graham cracker, and alcohol intermingle in satisfying ways, with nothing becoming overly dominant. The barrel character is in the background here, and I think that works in this instance. Then the finish brings a light bitterness, coupled with a dark and roasted aftertaste that shies away from being acrid.

This is not a great style representation, per se, but Tired Hands delivered yet another delicious beer that finds a certain strange way to be unique and stand out from the pack. It's not a monster beer, nor was this beer for pussies. It's a complex, dark treat! I'd hope to see this again someday.

01-23-2014 16:07:06 | More by MusicaleMike
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pcarney8

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-06-2014 03:09:49 | More by pcarney8
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VOID Ego VOID from Tired Hands Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.