E.W.B.A.N.H. (Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt) - Tired Hands Brewing Company
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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
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
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
3.85/5 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
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
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
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
4.48/5 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
4/5 rDev -0.2%
on tap at the brewery
Pours an opaque black color with a thick tanned head resting on top. Retains throughout the pour, leaving sticky lacing ringed around the glass.
Roasted, invigorating coffee aromas in the nose, twisted with dark, slightly sweet malts and a hint of chocolate. Splash of piny hops spike the scents with a light tartness and saison-like funk.
Flash of piny hops up front with a soft bitterness. Bold, roasted coffee beans with a touch of chocolate and nuttiness. Dark malt complexity swirled with a faint tartness and some yeasty funk. Finishes dry with lingering coffee flavor.
Lighter medium body, higher carbonation, dry and bubbly on the tongue. An interesting interpretation of the style which I really enjoyed, but I can't see drinking more than a glass or two.
11-30-2012 14:35:33 | More by xnicknj
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
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.