Perfectly Preserved Brain
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
English Barleywine
3.66 | pDev: 11.75%
Aug 16, 2015
Mar 22, 2014
Notes: None
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Reviewed by 2beerdogs from California

3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.5 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

Aug 11, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by atrocity from Virginia

Jul 27, 2015
Rated: 4 by Ultimate from New Jersey

Jul 25, 2015
Rated: 3.52 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jul 25, 2015
Rated: 3.6 by LoveStout from New York

Jul 25, 2015
Rated: 3.25 by HopBomb515 from New Jersey

Jul 24, 2015
Rated: 4.03 by FeDUBBELFIST from Pennsylvania

Jul 15, 2015
Rated: 4 by Joecaddie from Delaware

Jul 09, 2015
Rated: 3.89 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Jul 05, 2015
Rated: 3.54 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania

Jun 28, 2015
Rated: 4 by mythaeus from Pennsylvania

Nov 03, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by amano_h from Oregon

Jun 10, 2014
Rated: 4 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

May 23, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by dnb128 from Pennsylvania

May 06, 2014
Rated: 4 by Drknight from Virginia

Apr 23, 2014
Rated: 4 by OldManBike from Pennsylvania

Apr 19, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by ShemRahBoo from New Jersey

Apr 18, 2014
Rated: 4 by cestlavie from New York

Apr 18, 2014
Rated: 4 by Eric15 from Alabama

Apr 14, 2014
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Reviewed by mdfb79 from New York

3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 4 by JMFP from Delaware

Apr 14, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania

Apr 14, 2014
Rated: 4 by salthemonster from Pennsylvania

Apr 14, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by RollTide7 from New Jersey

Apr 13, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by drew74 from Pennsylvania

Apr 12, 2014
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Reviewed by Slatetank from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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
Rated: 3.25 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Apr 12, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by iL0VEbeer from New Jersey

Apr 10, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by huysmans from New Jersey

Apr 08, 2014
Rated: 4 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Apr 07, 2014
Rated: 4 by dspinler from Pennsylvania

Apr 05, 2014
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Reviewed by Jonada from New Jersey

4.02/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.75 by ColForbinBC from New Jersey

Apr 05, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by rydev24 from Pennsylvania

Apr 05, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by cwelsh55 from Pennsylvania

Apr 02, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by garuda from Pennsylvania

Apr 01, 2014
Rated: 2 by phishphorce from Pennsylvania

Mar 31, 2014
Rated: 4 by hagbergl from Maryland

Mar 31, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Mar 31, 2014
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