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Only Void (Rye Whiskey) - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Only Void (Rye Whiskey)
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88
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.37%
Wants: 9
Gots: 11 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerThursdays on 06-12-2013)
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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul!

The beer is near black with an inch+ of dense, beige head. the aroma brings a potent dose of whiskey, followed by vanilla, bread, oak, chocolate. Again, big whiskey flavor, followed closely by rye bread and chocolates. Huge barrel characteristics. A bit tannic in the finish with lingering booze on the palate. Overall, a really solid beer.

Huhzubendah, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

monitorpop, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of maximum12
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to my first steady trader, beerisheaven, for this bottle. I'd count up how many bottle we've swapped, but then I might think about the FedEx charges, & that just leads no place good. So I'll bask in the beer. I mean, not literally. 500ML bottle with some cool, trippy, artwork that has my inner sci-fi geek head-bobbing.

First, I have to penetrate the waxcrete, but luckily, I'm the Michael Weston of wax, & it's soon on the floor, in pieces. Pour is close to 100% dark, with a very bold head for such a big beer. Nose rates an 'interesting' on the scale, with lots of roast, raw chocolate, & a huge dose of vanilla. Just listing the ingredients isn't quite right; they combine to smell very good with an edge of uniqueness to it.

Only Void - Rye Whiskey: the taste, too, is borderline indescribable. Nothing stands up to shake your hand, the flavors are all melded & mellow, which is odd, considering how aggressive the nose was. Mild roast, chocolate, a wisp of campfire, subtle does of rye whiskey (really subtle), vanilla, Pepsi. Mouthfeel is on the over-robust side, not enough to be distracting, but toeing that line. Kind of wish now I'd split this with my wife. EDIT: nah. This is a very nice beer to sip over two hours or so.

A good beer that seems out of place in this loud, in-yo-face brewing world, this is the brew that stands silently in the corner.

maximum12, Feb 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

xenjoiii, Jan 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

ThatsThatDude, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

sludgegnome, Jan 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Thorpe429, Nov 06, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the bottle.

Appearance: Nice pitch black body with a medium-sized khaki head.

Nose: Huge creamy, sweet whiskey up front with a hint of chocolate and tons of coca-cola. There's a sharp funk in there that is weird but works. It smells great at first but as it warms it gets to be too much. Pure cloying cherry coke with a lot of whiskey character.

Taste: Creamy,chewy chocolate covered cherries, more coca-cola, a good bit of spicy/sour rye whiskey, and some roasted chocolate. It finishes with loads of sticky, sweet coke.

Mouthfeel: Pretty good all the way around just wishing there was a bit more body to it.

Overall: Really interesting and different imperial stout. The sweet soda notes can be a bit overwhelming, especially in the nose, but there's enough chocolate and fruit to balance it out in flavor. First of the Only Voids I've tried. Excited for the rest.

fdig23, Nov 01, 2013
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SourinQns, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

LoveStout, Oct 19, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle. Big thanks to Stakem for splitting this one with me a few months back. Pours black with a rich dark mocha head. This maintains a firm richness, leaving back a thick cascade of lacing that slows drips down the sides of the glass. The nose is mix of whiskey, chocolate, roast and dark fruit. It’s got some overall nice flavors here but seems a little subdued considering. The taste has a moderate whiskey sting to it up front, which is followed by a big push from behind of chocolate, vanilla, coffee and dark fruit flavors. This is dry, tannic and burnt feeling on the edges and finish of this. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a firm carbonation that blows up a bit in the mouth. Alcohol is handled well with just some sting from the barrel being present. This was good. I wish that the aroma had given up a bit more character but the flavor and smoothness of the body more than made up for it. Thanks again for sharing Adam.

Kegatron, Oct 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

JustinMatthew, Oct 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

dfhhead25, Sep 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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Dawkins, Sep 21, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

Pours a 3.5 finger frothy, mocha colored head with great retention. Beer is pitch black. Lacing is thick and layered with excellent stick and oily legs. Great looking beer!

Nose is dank dark fruit, wood, some mocha, peat and leather. Deep, dark and rich though with some weird flavors.

Opens yeasty. Notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses and plum. Some ashy notes in the middle with just the slightest hint of booziness. More dark fruit sweetens this one just a bit before the finish which is liquorice and roast. Aftertaste of chocolate, smoke, ash, and rotting wood. Pretty enjoyable.

Medium to full bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Slightly prickly but pretty smooth in the mouth and goes down rich and warming. Messy finish with a lingering, sticky aftertaste. Very solid.

Compared to the stainless steel version, this is a much better beer. There is no infection, the flavors are pretty complimentary and the barrel is subtle but noticeable. Worth trying.

SpeedwayJim, Sep 20, 2013
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Only Void (Rye Whiskey) from Tired Hands Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.