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Father Beast - Tired Hands Brewing Company

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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.

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Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 7
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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