E.W.B.A.N.H. (Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt) - Tired Hands Brewing Company
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4.48/5 rDev +11.7%
Deep and murky opaque brown color with a two finger tan head that settles slowly. Nice lacing. Aroma bursts with very roasty, freshly brewed espresso, followed by piney hops and some subtly fruitful yeast esters.
The flavor delivers on the promise of the aroma; I found this to be a top notch coffee beer that while subtle and complex is also pretty in your face in terms of roast and quality coffee taste. Again piney, somewhat resinous hops are the secondary flavor component and provide complimentary bitterness that lingers nicely in the aftertaste. The yeast and its accompanying spice, pepper, and fruit notes play a lesser role but are still discernible.
Medium full bodied with medium carbonation and an overall delightfully smooth and creamy feel. Fairly dry in the finish. A thought provoking and memorable, fascinating and totally drinkable beer.
06-17-2012 13:09:32 | More by tobelerone
4.38/5 rDev +9.2%
E.W.B.A.N.H. (Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt) on tap in Ardmore is a beer I will have everytime I go to TH's if it's on. It's very unique. India Black Coffee Saison, OK.
The beer itself looks dark brown that borders on black but not quite there. The coating is semi thick looking so there is some base. A nice skim of dark tan foam graces the top leaving semi stick. Smell is roasted with fresh coffee grind. The coffee does not kill the electric saison yeast strain bringing forth light bread and florals. I get a nice grassy scent coming from this as well. It's a nice smeller. Taste is a mix of what is advertised with not one aspect outshining the other. I get coffee, I get saison, I get hop taste that is not on the bittering side, more piney in nature. A small caramel malt base that brings everything together. The appearance looks bigger than the body actually is, I would say this is a smidgen up from light. As for drinkability, I would drink a pint easy, and this is from somebody that does not do a ton of dark beer.
07-01-2012 00:28:07 | More by BARFLYB
4.25/5 rDev +6%
Growler courtesy of yourefragile. Served several times into a sampler glass. Pours near-black with a nice tan head and good lacing. Thin collar throughout. Nose has a really excellent combination of chocolate, roast, coffee, and piney hops. Really beautiful. Flavor adds together the same components with a slightly-heavier emphasis on the hops with the coffee coming underneath. A light earthiness to it as well, especially as it warms. Just a touch of fruit in the background. Medium body. Dry and somewhat-bitter. Very interesting concept and strong execution. This one did not hurt. Excellent work, Jean.
06-14-2012 13:05:09 | More by Thorpe429
District of Columbia
4.23/5 rDev +5.5%
An India Black Coffee Saison hopped with Simcoe. On draft at Tired Hands.
Pours dark brown, near black with a retentive khaki head. Flavor and aroma have a light roast and coffee bitterness that blend well with the house Saison yeast and slightly lactic, creamy body. Medium thick, dry finish, very light pine hop bitterness. A favorite from the opening, the restrained coffee and bitterness played nice with a maltier Saison.
06-01-2012 22:12:49 | More by yourefragile
4.2/5 rDev +4.7%
Served on-tap at the brewery. A truly awesome name for a beer. This is from the first batch.
A - Pours deep, dark brown - bordering on black - with a nice one and a half finger tall tan head leaving spotty streaks of lace down most of the glass.
S - Smells of rich coffee, dark roast and piney hops dominate the nose throughout the glass. As it sits in the glass, more and more of the house saison yeast comes through.
T - Starts off with a ton of coffee slowly giving way to hints of piney hop bitterness, dark roasted grains and some bready / funky saison yeast. Finish is bitter, both from the coffee and the hops, mixing with some light funk to linger on the palate long after the finish.
M - Dark and roasty with a bit of bitterness at the end of each sip, moderate carbonation throughout. The saison funk is there but the other flavors do drown it out at times.
O - I have had a few of these coffee saisons now and they have been hit or miss for me. This one was definitely a hit in my book. Unlike some of the others the coffee isn't overpowering, allowing you to enjoy all aspects of the beer.
07-02-2012 20:09:49 | More by orangesol
4.15/5 rDev +3.5%
On-tap at the brewpub
A dark brown body with a thin, creamy cap. Good staying power, mild lacing. The nose is of citrus and piney hops with layers of bakers chocolate and coffee grounds. A touch of sourness also creeps in. Interesting layers of sweetness, bitterness, and sourness. On the palate, this guy slides right in. Notes of pine, oranges, and white grapefruit up front before semi-sweet chocolate and coffee grounds come into play. The finish is a touch of bitterness from the hops and coffee and some accompanying sourness. It's slight, and comes in at the tail end, but boy does it add an element. The touch of sourness really makes this a special saison. Medium body with perfect carbonation. Smooth, slightly creamy feel. Tremendous layers going on here. A damn good dark saison.
12-06-2012 02:17:34 | More by ColForbinBC
4.11/5 rDev +2.5%
Growler filled on 5/3 poured on 5/4 into a flute
A- A very dark brown almost black with a two finger khaki head.
S- Roasted coffee, earthy/piney hops, some saison yeast, slightly fruity.
T- Roasted coffee, citrus, some earthy spices, getting some influence from the saison yeast, bitter coffee finish with some piney hops, coffee bitterness lingers.
M- Smooth, medium body.
O- This fits the description of India Black Coffee Saison. Nose was more IPA like and the taste was more Saison like. I am really enjoy this beer and am happy that I picked it up.
05-04-2014 17:17:14 | More by larryi86
District of Columbia
4.05/5 rDev +1%
1 L swing top growler purchased at the brewery on Sun., 04/13/2014, poured into my The Bruery "Rue the Day" larger snifter glass, unknown brewing/bottling date, drank over an hour
A: 2/3 - dark-brown coloration; little clarity due to color (not hop or chill haze); small white bubbles coming off the bottom of the glass and emerge as a creamy tannish/mocha head that clings to the glass and reagitates on swirling
S: 9/12 - lots of coffee and hop - pine, resiny and citrus/grapefruit notes - smells to me more like a good black IPA than a "India Black Coffee Saison" as advertised as I'm getting no saison character in the nose; also little malt or alcohol character; no flaws
T: 15/20 - in the front of the mouth, there's a roasted malt and coffee bitterness that subsides as the Simcoe takes over - pine, citrus/grapefruit and resiny; nice balancing roasted malt and coffee comes back in; finishes super dry with little-to-no detectable alcohol
M: 4/5 - moderate carbonation; light-to-moderate body; moderate hop oils from Simcoe; high drinkability
O: 8/10 - again, I enjoyed this beer, but I expected something a little different from the advertisement as a saison; instead, this tastes like a solid black IPA; recommended regardless when on tap at the brewery
TOTAL - 38/50
04-15-2014 01:51:14 | More by MNishCT77
E.W.B.A.N.H. (Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt) from Tired Hands Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.