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MotherAnimal - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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80
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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 18.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with Vienna malt, a plethora of caramel malts, and a touch of chocolate malt. Conditioned on locally roasted coffee and Madagascar vanilla beans. Inspired by and brewed with the one and only Hayden McCall.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 01-21-2013)
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Reviews by Rifugium:
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

First had: on tap at Tired Hands

Hazy mahogany pour, capped with a small beige head that sank to a ringlet; minimal lacing. Aroma of toasted grains, caramel, roasted coffee, light vanilla essence, and a subtle indistinct fruit presence. I actually got coffee grounds right up front in the taste, a tea-like astringency, caramel and vanilla sweetness were more secondary factors, but definitely present. Speaking in a constructive criticism sort of way, this really had none of the rich, full flavors I like in my barleywines, and in my opinion, the coffee was definitely a major, major flaw in the taste department. Additionally, the mouthfeel was very weak and light for the style, strange considering the higher ABV, which was relatively well-hidden as far as heat goes. Overall, not undrinkable, but not great, and I'm pretty glad I only got a small pour (and had someone to share it with).

Serving type: on-tap

01-29-2013 06:31:44 | More by Rifugium
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mfunk9786

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

05-06-2013 13:19:45 | More by Jason1337
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +35.7%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-19-2013 17:48:09 | More by kapkenobi
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.3%

02-19-2013 14:18:10 | More by PaBeerLover
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

02-19-2013 02:08:54 | More by millerbuffoon
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oline73

Maryland

3.49/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I had this on-tap at the brewpub. The beer pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a layer of creamy off white head. The smell is weird. It is sweet with a slight tart note. I'm getting some coffee as well, but I'm not a fan of the smell. The taste is much better than the smell. I'm getting the coffee with a touch of dark fruit. The beer is a bit nutty, so it reminds me of an amped up coffee brown ale.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2013 00:52:14 | More by oline73
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-18-2013 04:17:52 | More by GeoffreyM
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev 0%

02-18-2013 01:15:23 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

02-18-2013 00:18:53 | More by djrn2
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap @ Tired Hands. Pours a murky amber/brownish color with a finger or so of rich slightly off-white head. Creamy edges with sticky lace that hangs down the sides. The aroma and taste were both pretty similar, with a lush of combination of toffe, cocoa, acrid roasted coffee, vanilla and a touch of green hops (more so in the taste). The feel is fuller but is extremely smooth for 11-12%. Almost to a ridiculous degree. This is very sweet in spots (strengthened by the alcohol I'm sure) but the hops and coffee helped bring it down as well. The coffee was actually probably the most interesting aspect of this for me. I enjoyed this for the most part but 8oz was plenty during this sitting. I could see this getting a little taxing on the palate if I had gone for more.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2013 18:09:36 | More by Kegatron
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice copper/amber color, minimal head. Firm notes of sweet, dark caramel, noticeable vanilla, tootsie roll like chocolate with medium roast coffee. Taste mirrors scent, quite sweet, fruity. Medium bodied, heft could be turned up, long lingering sweetness. Good combination of flavors, could be undone by sweetness and body after more than one.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2013 15:41:56 | More by rfgetz
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at the brewpub

The body sits a ruddy mahogany with a thin, creamy off-white cap. A little bit of lace reveals the sip marks.

Really sweet nose. Loads of caramel and toffee aromas with vanilla, brown sugar, and just a faint hint of coffee.

Flavors are a little all over the place. Caramel and toffee throughout with vanilla, brown sugar, stone fruit, coffee and cocoa seem to pop up here and there. There's really no confluence of flavors. This doesn't taste bad, it just doesn't have a direction.

Residual sugar and all of the caramel malt gives this a sticky feel. Low carbonation. Medium to full body.

This is an odd American take on a Barleywine. It's real sweet and a little all over the place.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2013 15:19:36 | More by ColForbinBC
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

on tap at the brewpub

Slightly hazed ruddy, reddish color with a beige head sitting on top. Fades into a few patches of lacing with a collar of film.

Plenty of coffee and sweet vanilla aromas with caramel and bready malts. Alcoholic presence and a spike of hops.

Hoppy and sweet up front, followed by a wave of vanilla bean. Coffee beans with roasted malts, caramel and bread crust. Brown sugar and boozy warmth. Finishes a little hot and sweet with piny hops.

Lighter medium body, softer carbonation, definitely thin for the style. I was pretty psyched for this one, but it was definitely a bit too sweet and watery for my tastes. I'm curious to see how the barrel aged versions turn out.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2013 17:29:51 | More by xnicknj
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Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev 0%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14.3%

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MotherAnimal from Tired Hands Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.