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Only Void (Stainless) - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.68%
Wants: 21
Gots: 17 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Spontaneously fermented, aged in stainless.

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2013)
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1/5  rDev -75.1%

xenjoiii, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of SpeedwayJim
2.38/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Black wax. 500ml bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

This one's a huge gusher that basically exploded over my entire kitchen. Poured whatever was left into my glass. 5 finger light mocha colored head with extreme retention. Lacing is thick, stringy and layered with excellent stick. Beer is pitch black but pretty thin. Looks great.

Nose is tart red fruit, peat and smoked and roasted malt. Alarmingly tart.

Opens roasted malt, chocolate, Brett funk, plastic and light smatterings of tart red fruit. Coarse smoke throughout. Butter and cocoa powder and soil bitterness. End if dirt and more roast. Aftertaste is awkwardly bittersweet. Not good. And I'm pretty sure this is infected.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Weirdly prickly but at the same time buttery in the mouth. Pretty thin. Goes down oily with a coarse, accented finish and a sticky, filmy aftertaste that sticks around. Too thin and too carbonated.

Another shining example of why, when you get an imperial stout, DO NOT AGE IT! This one's clearly infected. Pretty poor all the way around but I think the worst part is the buttery but at the same time too carbonated feel. I really like Jean and Tired Hands in general but this is just a really bad beer.

SpeedwayJim, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

kscaldef, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of BMart
3/5  rDev -25.4%

BMart, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Phelps
3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into my Lost Abbey stemware, this one is deep black, topped with an inch of fluffy cocoa-colored stuff.

Lots of pine and orange juice in the nose. A little woody, some toast, some cocoa. Sweet.

Sweet flavor too. A touch of grapefruit. Orange, pine, chocolate. Sugary throughout, very little bitterness, though there is some hop flavor.

Full body, fairly thick and syrupy. Mild tingly carbonation, just a bit of fizz. No alcohol at all, though.

Very sweet, almost hard to drink the whole bottle. Tasty, just a bit cloying.

An...imperial stout? It's not like any I've ever had. Very citrusy, very sweet, not at all roasty.

Phelps, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of ThatsThatDude
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of dfhhead25
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

dfhhead25, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Thorpe429, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of chippo33
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

chippo33, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of ColForbinBC
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

ColForbinBC, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of yourefragile
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

yourefragile, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of RobertColianni
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

RobertColianni, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours without a head and a chunky collar. Big bubbles. Some wisps.

Smell - Chocolate. Sweet brown sugar. Dark malts with a bit of a burnt character.

Taste - Sweet, dark chocolate. Burnt malt gives it an acrid flavor. Still good.

Mouthfeel - Nearly flat. Not too boozy. Medium body.

Overall - Pretty good stout. Nothing exciting but well made.

Alieniloquium, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First had: on tap at Tired Hands

Poured black as a void (I get it), with a moderately sized tan head that fizzled down to a thin layer, leaving spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasty dark malts, toasted grains, lesser notes of anise and raw cacao. This followed through in the taste, pretty basic for a stout actually, dark malts, grains, slight bitterness reminiscent of unsweetened chocolate, anise, and some yeasty undertones. As with mostly every stout I've had from TH, my main beef was with the body: came in at about medium, and quite thin, especially for an imperial stout; fairly smooth and drinkable, but thin, with no real complexity. Sort of reminded me of Mikkeller Black Hole. But for a 12% beer, there was very little heat, and that aided the drinkability.

Not too impressed by this one. The red wine version had a lot more character to it, and I've yet to try the whiskey. So while a so-so base beer perhaps, it seems barrels bring out the best in it.

Rifugium, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

TimoP, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

acurtis, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Beerontwowheels, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

mdaschaf, Jun 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

rumorsofsurf, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of mendvicdog
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

So first off I think this tastes, looks, and smells more like an old ale.

Very flat with minimal lacing and head.

Alcohol hidden well. Pretty smooth.

Heavy raisiny smell and taste.

I think this could be very good with the removal of some of the dark fruit presence.

mendvicdog, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

SourinQns, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Crookdrain, Jul 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

ncaudle, Aug 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

mltobin, Sep 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

duceswild, Jun 10, 2013
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Only Void (Stainless) from Tired Hands Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.