E.W.B.A.N.H. (Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt) - Tired Hands Brewing Company
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Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
3.21/5 rDev -20%
I appreciate the chance to try this - thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this. Sampled chilled in a cordial glass from the growler.
The color is opaque dark brown with thin white head with fine bead, lace sticks and retention is good. The smell starts phenolic almost spice-like and toasted but turns vegetal and begins to have a slight diaper-like scent as it warms with coffee undertones helping mask the aroma. The feel is dry with moderate carbonation and mild spice with some mild roasted notes and nutty bean textures with a very dry finish.
The taste is gently bitter with moderate yeast flavor and slight coffee elements which are roasty but the yeast overwhelms and there is a slightly off putting mineral element that increases with light vegetal note that is not very pleasant almost like cooked cabbage. Overall I liked certain things about this and it is not terrible, but the smell and slight off flavor made this one I would probably avoid if possible.
04-21-2014 14:01:15 | More by Slatetank
3.58/5 rDev -10.7%
Draft offering at the source. Pours brown with a finger of mocha froth. Some patchy lace sticks to the glass but otherwise displays solid powers of retention. Some lighter brown clarity is seem around the edges.
The aroma is roasty like coffee and chocolate. A bit earthy reminescent of saison yeast with some mild spice inclusion. A bit io herbs and earth to mineral inclusion. A hint of lemon is noted across the back with a little veggy and sulfuric note when swirled. The nose starts off fairly enjoyable and goes downhill unfortunately pretty fast.
Thw taste isnbitter and roasty like espresso and black patent grain. A bit of mineral inclusion is noted mixed with some earth tones. There is verybmild saison quality spicy yeast aspects to this kinda like the yeast wasnt stressed at all during fermentation. The aftertaste is a bit leather and has a hint of tobacco. Luckily those mineral notes were fairly surpressed here in the flavor.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. At this point in my "drinking career" ive had a few coffee saisons and im honestly still not sold on the idea despite trying to enjoy them. This one was not bad, just the mineral aspect I could live without and would greatly increase my overall enjoyment if it wasnt there.
12-10-2012 20:32:45 | More by stakem
3.78/5 rDev -5.7%
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. India black coffee saison.This batch at 6.9% abv. Local coffee that generates a good coffee aroma. Black bodied and lacey. Above average mouthfeel. Very coffee yet well done and tasty for what it is. Hopped, and I prefer that to coffee myself.
12-10-2012 01:27:56 | More by Sammy
3.85/5 rDev -4%
First had: on tap at their brewpub
A coffee saison, eh? Poured a dark root beer color, somewhat translucent when held to the light; capped off with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee beans, roasty malts, yeast, piney hops. Though it shares some of the same basic qualities that you might find in a Cascadian dark ale, it's not nearly as in-your-face as something like that. The nose is reflected in the flavor, thinned-out (not in a bad way) coffee profile always in the background, bready yeast, pale malts, lesser notes of grass and piney and earthy hops. Medium body, goes down much like a typical saison as far as mouthfeel goes. Nicely made and pretty unique.
06-20-2012 04:01:07 | More by Rifugium
3.9/5 rDev -2.7%
Growler from the brewery.
"India Black Coffee Saison. Brewed with highly roasted wheat malt. Hopped with Simcoe and conditioned on two pounds of Johnny Brenda's coffee."
What a unique style! Hoppy Black Coffee Saison. It pulls off "black" well, with a very dark color of midnight black, topped by a slow reverse cascade of frothy rich mocha foam. Gets up to a finger thick, with stickage on the glass.
The bouquet on this beer is nothing short of spectacular. All the components come together here, with pieces and wafts from the earthy, burnt coffee to the dry and rustic saison yeast. Notes of leather, overripe melon, coffee and fresh hay.
The balance of the flavor4 lies between roasted coffee and a funky farmhouse ale. Only slightly sweet up front, with the sweetness quickly retreating in the face of the acrid coffee and charred wheat malt. A very soft bitterness follows this up and extends into the aftertaste.
Full bodied with a drying finish. The flavor seems palate-coating and yet the beer is well carbonated at the same time, which is a great duality in beer. It maintains this beer's drinkability.
Could this beer be THE ULTIMATE breakfast beer? The combination of coffee with wheat malt and the saison yeast means that this beer seems destined for an epic brunch complete with eggs, bacon, and toast. I'm hoping it give sme a caffeine kick too....
06-29-2012 16:53:22 | More by MusicaleMike
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.