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Domo - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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89
very good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 15.96%


Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Barrel Fermented Black Rye Saison. Brewed with black wheat and rye. Fermented and conditioned for four months in a blend of Weyerbacher Insanity barrels and Chaddsford red wine barrels.

(Beer added by: cfrances33 on 12-31-2012)
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.15/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Growler shared by Tom. Served in a snifter.

A - Quick-dissolving tan foam settles to a thin collar, spotty lacing. Near black body.

S - Odd savory BBQ flavor to this, with a mix of chocolate and caramel malts, mild vinous flavor, hint of rye, and some musky funk. Reminds me a bit of some Flanders beers I've had, with the mix of sweet malt and acetic, vinegary notes.

T - Dry, roasty, and lightly charry texture. Seems a bit oxidized too, but it may just have too much black malt for my tastes. There's perhaps a faint touch of rye and the majority of the wild and barrel characteristics have largely vanished.

M - Medium body, a tad chewy, with lower carbonation and a dry finish. No alcohol, which I suppose is a plus.

D - Not very good. It seems like virtually everything I have from this brewery is middling to terrible. Is this a function of their infamous growler filling issues or do I just 'luck' into getting all the bad beers the make?

Serving type: growler

03-24-2013 03:20:57 | More by MasterSki
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Orangesol for sharing this 1-liter growler at our last gathering. This pours a dark brown with a still penline of a couple bubbles for a head. Faint traces of spots collect atop and stick to the glass when swirled. Some light brown clarity is seen around the edges.

The aroma is quite tangy with fruity character. It is vinous with funk and chocolate malt mixing things up. For the most part this is strange and doesnt mesh that well but it isnt bad.

The taste includes plenty of cocoa and hints of coffee. Some tangy vinous notes emerge possibly from the combination of the barrel aging and wild bugs. A big herbal hop bitterness is found across the finish which clashes a bit with earth and alcohol. As it warms up, it gets a little dusty feeling.

This is a medium bodied brew with too light a level of carbonation. Just a little bit of effervescence would have gone a long way to help blend and move the flavors across the tongue. Overall a prett decent and unique mix of character. If the bitternesd was tamed back a bit this would be superb.

Serving type: growler

01-24-2013 16:08:43 | More by stakem
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FosterJM

California

3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1691st Review on BA
Growler to Woodshop snifter
1l

Thanks to Todd for sharing at Steve's house

App- It looked to me like the color of a brown growler just in liquid form. Catches the light well and has some good density behind it. For a saison a bit light on the bubbles and cling. Lighter edges as well. Get the color from the black wheat.

Smell- This has a lot going on in the aromatics department. A huge amount of wheat and rye but then it was tempered by the barley wine barrels and get abit of the tannic notes as well from the wine.

Taste- This was unique and tasty. A nice saison per se for the style but still has its own unique character from the ingredients. The addition of the rye adds a bit of spice and the barrel treatment added a depth of oak and wood behind the wine notes.

Mouth- Hits the mark one the feel. A solid medium body with a medium carbonation. More barrel notes come out as it warmed and was residual of the barleywine malts.

Drink- I enjoyed this beer. Different and layered. I might have to trade for a couple of their beers in the future.

Serving type: growler

01-21-2013 17:06:02 | More by FosterJM
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1L growler, 1/10/13
Wine glass

A: Pours a really drop brown, nearly black. Head is a fluffy light tan color. About a quarter finger. Leaves some lacing bits.

S: Smells of tartness. Vinous notes more than a bourbon barrel aging. Mostly Saison like funk, and chocolate cocoa. Some roast.

T: Taste follows the nose. Much like Funk Metal. This is more like a funky stout. Getting loads of chocolate and that tart funky back drop. Dry finish. Some lingering cocoa flavors.

M: It's a big medium actually which surprised me.

Serving type: growler

01-14-2013 15:42:36 | More by inlimbo77
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.08/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Shared by MrChopin. Thanks Kevin.

The beer is dark brown with a small, wispy, fleeting head. The aroma offers oak, roast, chocolate. The flavor is odd. A bit of nail polish and harshness throughout. Roast and chocolate are losing the battle. Mediocre at best.

Serving type: growler

01-07-2013 03:23:50 | More by Huhzubendah
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the Brewpub. Reviewed from notes.

A - Pours black with a half finger tall tan head leaving small trails of lace down parts of the glass.

S - Smells of bready rye, chocolate malt, mild dark roast, light farmhouse funk, oak and light tartness. Later opened a growler of this one and it wasn't near as good as this was.

T - Starts off with the bready rye and the chocolate malt sweetness slowly giving way to some musty funk, dark fruit, oak tannins and some dark roasted malt. Finish is a little sweet with some lingering dryness. Growler didn't fare nearly as well as the draft did.

M - Medium-Heavy body with moderate carbonation. It has a funky/roasty feel throughout that starts to wear on the palate.

O - I enjoyed this one but its nothing ground breaking. Kind of tastes like a spontaneous black ale with some extra roast thrown in on top. We opened a growler later, if only it would have been this good.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2013 17:21:25 | More by orangesol
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

domo on tap 1/5!13

apperance: Black in color with a small root beer colored tan head that quickly settles to a ring. Around the glass

Nose: a tart fruit smell to it but has some deep notes of leather and smoke. Kinda like a old ale with some smoke, oak, Bitter chocolate.

Taste: wow very different. A little tart up front with wine notes. Wood, roastness to it but surprising light and crisp... Bitter flavor on the back end. As it warms more alcohol is present. Really different and interesting.

mouthfeel: light and thin with moderate carbonation. it works well.

Overall: I like this beer. But although drinkable, its not something I would drink several of. I enjoyed This beer best of what was on tap. And they were all very good beers. Tired hands is putting out some top notch stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2013 02:50:41 | More by Kaydogg
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub 1/4/12

Appearance: Inky black with a small tan head

Nose: Smells like nothing else. Acetic vinegar, tart lemon and grape from the red wine balanced by rich, dark chocolate and a hint of smoke.

Taste: Really different and interesting. Sour hits first with lemon juice and ripe apple, a hint of vinegar, followed by a deep sweet chocolate and vanilla undertone. Finishes with a hint of spicy oak.

Mouthfeel: Probably the creamiest, fullest feeling barrel-fermented beer I've had.

Overall: Really original and enticing beer from Tired Hands. Really unlike anything else I've tasted and definitely successful. The top brew on tap when I visited, although everything I tried was impressive.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2013 03:45:02 | More by fdig23
Domo from Tired Hands Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.