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Father Beast - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 31
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: weeare138 on 08-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Photo of jlindros
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Year old plus? Thanks to rudzud.

No real fizzy head, semi clear hazy mahogany brown color, decent legs.

Nose is great, tons of great whiskey, rye whiskey, some toasty oak barrel with faint vanilla, big sweet candy, toffee, caramel, candy chewy, dark fruits, date and candied raisin, brown sugar, sugardaddy candy, juicy malt, toasty brown malt. No booze.

Taste brings more of the same, big fruity, raisin and date, little prune too, tangy dark fruit juice. Into lots of sweet characters, caramel and toffee all over, brown sugar, candied dates, little bitterness, etc. Mild whiskey, little vanilla oak barrel, mild rye whiskey, etc. Vanilla nougat and candy bar mild chocolate, all back end. Lingering sweet sticky caramel candy, prune and date candied juice, mild bitterness, hint of booze.

Mouth is thin, bit watery, light carb too, little syrupy, very light booze.

Overall started very good, such a great barrel aged barleywine on the nose but taste lacked a lot of the goodies, and mouth was very flat, but booze was hidden well. Pretty good though.

Photo of rudzud
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a dark, clear walnut hue with a thin wispy head that leaves nice legs.

S - Aromas of rye whiskey, vanilla, caramel, soft barrel, brown sugar, raisins. No alcohol at all.

T - Taste is similar, the whiskey is super subtle, light barrel notes, nice malts, good brown sugar, vanilla is almost non-existent. The booze is super hidden, still, the flavor profile is a bit thin.

M - Mouthfeel is very thin and watery, though the alcohol is hidden well.

O - Overall this beer was super aromatic and tasty, the mouthfeel was awful though.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of Sarge3130
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dnb128
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenMind
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Davelucas88
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of stakem
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I appreciate Rifugium hooking me up with a bottle of this as well as the matching proper glass. Poured from the wax dipped 375ml into said father beast snifter. The brew appears a clear mahogany color with a rich tan cap that fades quick. Upon closer inspection, some balls of yeast particulate find their way into the glass.

The smell is a blend of something woody and fruity then transitions to a maltiness like molasses. Hints of raison and raw oak fill out the rest of the holes in the aroma.

The taste is solvent and boozy with raison, vanilla, caramel and herbal hops. Overall it blends well with all the flavors expected/indicative of a barrel aged barleywine.

This is a medium bodied brew thats moderately carbonated. Its a boozy sipper and overall enjoyable. I appreciate the chance to crack into a bottle - its not bad but its also not something id venture out of my way to secure more of.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Slatetank
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this at the Dusty Sheep in Lancaster, PA. enjoyed chilled in a 1/2 pint.

The color is dark amber like maple syrup with a translucent clarity and sandstone head that settles to a ring of beads, lace sticks. The smell is very intense with wood from the barrel malt and a lot of vanilla aroma with some light whiskey odor. The feel is great really full with mild carbonation and slight alcohol under a foundation of rich malt with semi-dry finish with warming after the sip.

The flavor manages to incorporate all of the components of the aroma with mostly malt chewiness and and subtle alcohol from the barrel with smoothness of the vanilla adding to the profile in a way that makes it all come together with sweet, spice and wood represented well. Overall this is a great wood aged beer-it is showing some of the abv in the flavor with subtle wood tannin, but it could be a good candidate for cellaring and i would not hesitate to have it again if presented with the opportunity.

Photo of orangesol
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Father Beast from Tired Hands Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.