I'm Sad
Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Porter - Imperial
4.01 | pDev: 7.23%
Jan 01, 2019
Apr 24, 2015
Very Good
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Notes: I’m Sad is our Imperial Coffee & Honey Porter brewed with a dash of lactose sugar, pillowy malted oats and a complex array of specialty malts, as well as heap of New Jersey blueberry blossom honey. Lightly hopped with Chinook and then laid to rest upon our single origin Awake Minds; this batch features a bean from the Yirgacheffe district of Ethiopia. Notes of milk chocolate, toasted sesame, bright coffee, dark bread crust and cooked cherry.
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4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

Appearance - Pours black with nice tan head that settles to a thin ring. Spotty lacing around the glass.

Aroma - Nice coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, lactose. Light sweetness.

Taste - Coffee comes out quickly followed by roasted malts, light nuttiness, vanilla, and chocolate.

Feel - medium bodied, slightly creamy with a nice dry finish.

Overall - A really well done Porter, the alcohol is well hidden coffee is done really well.

Jan 01, 2019
4 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Dec 24, 2018
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4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

It pours dark brown with a slow-building, fat finger of dark tan head. The head leaves solid rings of lacing.

Clear breakfast-roast coffee stands out first in the nose, along with roasted malts, a hint of vanilla, lighter chocolate and a whiff of carbon dioxide. It has a dry, Irish Stout character to it.

The taste is pretty similar, with lighter coffee than the aroma and stronger malts. There’s a definite creaminess to it, too, while maintaining a dry, roasted malt, slightly-nutty finish.

It’s full bodied for a porter, with a nice slickness to the feel, and fairly strong carbonation.

This is a great, normal coffee beer. Fifteen years ago it would have been world class. Today, it’s a fine example of what the style should be, without trying to push any boundaries (except maybe the can art, wtf?). 11/05/18 canned on date.

Dec 09, 2018
4.24 by TheEpeeist from Pennsylvania on Nov 24, 2018
4.14 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on May 24, 2017
3.82 by rydev24 from Pennsylvania on Mar 16, 2017
3.75 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania on Feb 20, 2017
3.77 by Big_V from Maryland on Feb 19, 2017
3.92 by srw from Virginia on Feb 09, 2017
4.27 by DrBier from Pennsylvania on Feb 05, 2017
4.25 by Lunchboxhead from Massachusetts on Feb 03, 2017
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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

From draft at TH. Inky brown/black with a tan head. Delicious coffee/chocolate malt on the nose and palate. The 8.3% abv is there with some heat on the finish, but this is a delicious brew.

Jan 31, 2017
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4.62/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Erikshegda1994 from Pennsylvania

Very dark, honey flavored porter that tastes more like a sweetened coffee. No real flavors of honey in my opinion but regardless it still has wonderful coffee smell and taste. Very smooth and easy to drink even though its an 8.5% beer. A must try if your just starting to get into porters because of how smooth and coffee like this beer is.

Jan 27, 2017
3.97 by TheFightfan1 from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2017
3.71 by Rifugium from North Dakota on Jan 18, 2017
3.99 by jmg480 from Pennsylvania on Jan 14, 2017
3.56 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania on Jul 24, 2015
4 by pmarlowe from Virginia on Jun 16, 2015
3.85 by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania on Jun 16, 2015
3.23 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Jun 16, 2015
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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Gregaroo from Pennsylvania

On tap at the Fermentaria in Ardmore, PA. Very easy drinking. More honey than coffee. If you're intimidated by a porter, start with this one. This was my first time to this location and the "I'm Sad" was a great start.

Jun 15, 2015
3.99 by Yellolab2010 from Pennsylvania on Jun 14, 2015
3.96 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Jun 08, 2015
4 by AdamP from Pennsylvania on Jun 08, 2015
4.06 by GeoffreyM from Pennsylvania on Jun 07, 2015
4.12 by ShemRahBoo from New Jersey on Jun 04, 2015
4.21 by mendvicdog from Maryland on Jun 02, 2015
4.25 by mythaeus from Pennsylvania on Jun 02, 2015
Photo of PHBoiler
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by PHBoiler from Illinois

The murky brown ale color leads to a complex nose with contrasting scents of honey, coffee, and chocolate. The flavor was right on point though. You get a sweetness and richness from the honey and there is no bitterness on the coffee. Body is to style as well.

Jun 01, 2015
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4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Not sure if the recipe has changed over time, but I gave this a 3.89 when I first had it quite a while ago. Had it again on 1/22/17 and it was pretty darn good. Still a bit thin, but very smooth and creamy. Very nice coffee flavor.

Jun 01, 2015
4.25 by Oakenator from Pennsylvania on May 31, 2015
3.93 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on May 29, 2015
4.25 by grimey68 from Pennsylvania on May 25, 2015
Photo of ShaneHarris
5/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ShaneHarris from Pennsylvania

The best porter I've ever had.

May 25, 2015
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3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Jonada from New Jersey

32 oz growler into a teku

Appearance: Dark brown with 2+ fingers of a khaki colored head with OK retention. Body is dark but not opaque.

Smell: Coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, hint of caramel.

Taste: Similar to the aroma. Very coffee forward. Also notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt, mild smoke and earth. Theres a medium amount of sweetness throughout, no actual honey character.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a soft feel and low/medium gentle carbonation. Not super boozy, but the 8.5% isn't exactly masked either.

Overall: Good solid porter. Not the best that TH has put out, but worth a try.

May 24, 2015
3.99 by Cynic-ale from Texas on May 21, 2015
3.94 by Rizzy17 from Pennsylvania on May 21, 2015
4 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on May 18, 2015
3.96 by Liberatiscioli from Pennsylvania on May 17, 2015
4.05 by LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania on May 12, 2015
I'm Sad from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 63 ratings