Perfectly Preserved Brain
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Barleywine - English
3.66 | pDev: 11.75%
Aug 16, 2015
Mar 22, 2014
Notes: None
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3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by 2beerdogs from California

Thanks and Maximum Respect to @Jlabs for this gem.
Delivered on Friday, drank on Saturday. That's how we do! Growler pour brings forth a coppery hued beauty with a lite froth. Reminds me of a Belgian Quad in aroma. Not as sweet as expected, but very complex. There's a caramel aspect to the malt that's slightly roasted. Quite nice. Finished very much the same. This one is full of surprises.

Aug 16, 2015
3.5 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Aug 11, 2015
3.75 by atrocity from Virginia on Jul 27, 2015
4 by Ultimate from New Jersey on Jul 25, 2015
3.52 by acurtis from New Jersey on Jul 25, 2015
3.6 by LoveStout from New York on Jul 25, 2015
3.25 by HopBomb515 from New Jersey on Jul 24, 2015
4.03 by FeDUBBELFIST from Pennsylvania on Jul 15, 2015
4 by Joecaddie from Delaware on Jul 09, 2015
3.89 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Jul 05, 2015
3.54 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania on Jun 28, 2015
4 by mythaeus from Pennsylvania on Nov 03, 2014
3.25 by amano_h from Oregon on Jun 10, 2014
4 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on May 23, 2014
3.75 by dnb128 from Pennsylvania on May 06, 2014
4 by Drknight from Virginia on Apr 23, 2014
4 by OldManBike from Pennsylvania on Apr 19, 2014
3.75 by ShemRahBoo from New Jersey on Apr 18, 2014
4 by cestlavie from New York on Apr 18, 2014
4 by Eric15 from Alabama on Apr 14, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by mdfb79 from New York

From 04/12/14 notes. Had on tap at the brewpub in Ardmore, PA.

a - Pours a deep mahogany brown color with one inch of light tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks pretty nice.

s - Smells of smoked malts, caramel malts, burnt malts, bready malts, burnt sugar, molasses, ash, and earthy notes. Decent nose, lots of smoke but the caramel and burnt notes come through from the barleywine.

t - Tastes of smoked malts, burnt malts, burnt sugar, toasted malts, caramel malts, brown sugar, molasses, light dark fruits, and light earthy notes. Much more burnt notes and malts than the nose, a very slight step down from it for me.

m - Medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - An interesting beer but didn't really do it for me. The smoke and the barleywine qualities both come through, but I think I like smoke paired with stouts and porters better. Sara liked it a lot; worth trying if you really like smoked beers.

Apr 14, 2014
4 by JMFP from Delaware on Apr 14, 2014
4.25 by LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania on Apr 14, 2014
4 by salthemonster from Pennsylvania on Apr 14, 2014
3.5 by RollTide7 from New Jersey on Apr 13, 2014
3.75 by drew74 from Pennsylvania on Apr 12, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

Thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this, enjoyed chilled from the growler in a stemmed glass.

The color is dark tobacco with translucent clarity and thick white head that rings the glass with lace with a fine bead. The smell has lots of malt aroma with a mix of smoky and roasty notes with light woody accent and mild sweet smell. The feel is creamy with light roastiness and subtle carbonation with mild bitterness and gentle smoked edge with gentle alcohol in the feel and mostly dry finish.

The taste begins smoky and earthy with mild toasted malt flavors and low sweetness with smokiness coming back in repeated tastes with a mild english hop flavor that compliments the woodiness in the malt with yeast adding dimension and low alcohol in the background however the dry aspect of the smoke adds an almost chalky taste w/ lingering yeast flavor. Overall this is a decent smoked strong ale with some interesting malt but it still seems a bit green to my taste.

Apr 12, 2014
3.25 by mendvicdog from Maryland on Apr 12, 2014
3.75 by iL0VEbeer from New Jersey on Apr 10, 2014
3.5 by huysmans from New Jersey on Apr 08, 2014
4 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania on Apr 07, 2014
4 by dspinler from Pennsylvania on Apr 05, 2014
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4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by Jonada from New Jersey

32oz growler poured into a Tired Hands Teku glass

Appearance: Pours a very dark amber color with 2 fingers of a light tan, creamy head. Good retention and some light spotty lacing. Body is somewhat clear when held up to light.

Smell: Campfire like smokiness, but not overpowering at all, caramel, maple and brown sugar, slight earthiness.

Taste: Follows the aroma pretty closely. Smoked malt, toffee, slight nuttiness and just a hint of smoked meat.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a soft, silky mouthfeel. Medium levels of fine carbonation. Could maybe be a bit fuller, but otherwise really nice.

Overall: This one doesn't appear to be quite as popular as some of their other offerings, as it seems like it's been on tap for quite a while now. That said, I would highly recommend giving it a try, even if you're not particularly fond of smoked beers. Pairs really well with their candied bacon too!

Apr 05, 2014
3.75 by ColForbinBC from New Jersey on Apr 05, 2014
3.75 by rydev24 from Pennsylvania on Apr 05, 2014
3.5 by cwelsh55 from Pennsylvania on Apr 02, 2014
3.25 by garuda from Pennsylvania on Apr 01, 2014
2 by phishphorce from Pennsylvania on Mar 31, 2014
4 by hagbergl from Maryland on Mar 31, 2014
3.5 by jwat from Pennsylvania on Mar 31, 2014
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