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Father Beast - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

32 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 32
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: weeare138 on 08-23-2013)
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

11-30-2013 16:57:40 | More by BARFLYB
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oline73

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

04-27-2014 03:31:46 | More by oline73
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

First had: bottle from the release at TH

Poured into an #appropriate FatherBeast snifter. Chestnut brown color, deep and nearly opaque, with a small cap of bubbly head that soon receded to a thin collar; small streaks of lacing here and there. Now, MotherAnimal, the base beer for this one, I admittedly was not a big fan of, but the power of a barrel should never be underestimated (although Dad's Hat isn't exactly good booze, and I think that's the brand of barrel they used here). The best quality of this beer was definitely the aroma. Mary Janes, molasses, cream soda, butterscotch, lesser notes of licorice and subtle warming booze. Definitely had that luscious barleywine nose. The flavor profile wasn't nearly as alluring. Better than the base, but still just kind of weird to me. Sweet, but kept from being cloying by a solid woodiness lent by the barrel, notes of cocoa, rum raisin, burnt caramel, hints of vegetal vanilla bean and old coffee grounds--as opposed to MA, I don't think there was any actual coffee in FB, but if so, it was nearly faded, and I think that's a good thing. Definitely had a boozy kick, with sensations of whiskey, rum, and fusel alcohol. Mouthfeel was still a bit on the thin side for a barleywine and not very smooth overall, carbonation was appropriate. It was good, and I'd like to try it again in a few months to see what time does to it; not sure if aging it any longer than that will make a difference, but I guess it's worth a try.

10-21-2013 13:06:59 | More by Rifugium
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

04-28-2014 06:01:12 | More by duceswild
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

04-27-2014 03:22:23 | More by mendvicdog
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev -5.2%

Bottle pour at Woodshop 8 held at The Hermosillo in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to Chris F. for sharing this one.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with toffee and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is quite tasty but smells slightly better in my opinion.

10-29-2013 03:59:11 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-10-2013 04:13:33 | More by Gonzoillini
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smokeypeat

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-01-2014 02:27:08 | More by smokeypeat
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-15-2014 03:50:18 | More by yourefragile
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Leeds_xx

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-23-2014 20:07:56 | More by Leeds_xx
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

02-04-2014 10:30:27 | More by Slatetank
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-07-2013 12:47:23 | More by ShanePB
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

09-24-2013 02:42:12 | More by phishphorce
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-19-2014 06:39:55 | More by orangesol
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-30-2014 14:23:32 | More by TriageStat
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kapkenobi

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-07-2013 14:25:03 | More by kapkenobi
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tenderbranson69

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-07-2014 17:08:37 | More by tenderbranson69
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FatBoyGotSwagger

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-21-2013 23:31:28 | More by FatBoyGotSwagger
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MJCASRoma


4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-27-2014 17:12:16 | More by MJCASRoma
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2beerdogs

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

10-18-2013 05:57:10 | More by 2beerdogs
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.41/5  rDev +5%

Appears a dark amber tone with a fluffy white cap that fades into a small collar. Speckles of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of caramel, orange citrus notes, vanilla, anise, and pepper.
Taste is if the aromas, with a citrusy, spicy, bourbon with southern comfort punch.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, warming, and smooth. For Christ's sake, how is this 11.5%? Smooth.

08-23-2013 00:36:09 | More by weeare138
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JesusEffingChrist

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

10-20-2013 13:31:14 | More by JesusEffingChrist
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

09-27-2013 04:47:29 | More by SadMachine
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mr1581

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

10-23-2013 01:27:10 | More by mr1581
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

10-16-2013 00:21:33 | More by nrs207
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Father Beast from Tired Hands Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.