Only Void (Stainless) | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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102 Ratings
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Only Void (Stainless)Only Void (Stainless)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
tiredhands.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Spontaneously fermented, aged in stainless.

Added by Jason on 01-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
102
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
13.74%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
17
For Trade:
2
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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yeaprolly
4.54/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mateo2699
4.61/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a trade. I have no idea what year it is, I just know I got it from a 16oz can. No date on it at all, just a 16oz aluminum can with some nice exotic artwork on it. Poured into a snifter.

Pour is a motor oil black. Thick and viscous, you can tell by the way it hits the glass. Very thin ring of head, but that's without a swirl. Let it settle, virtually no head at all. You can tell by looking at it, this is a very thick and hearty beer.

Smell is very interesting. Just when you think it's chocolate/coffee like your normal big stout, that's not the case at all. Initially it's spicy, earthy, dark fruits. Plastic? Wood, oak, smoke, more plastic, but this time burnt plastic. Almost like a fresh CD or video game straight out the package. I have no way of explaining, you'll have to smell it yourself.

After all this analyzing with the nose, it's warmed up a bit. Sweet fudge upfront, and you can't help but notice how thick this is. A lot of nuttiness comes through, I'm getting heavy almonds, pecans and peanuts. After taste is some slight bitter dark chocolate,'and pretty noticable mint flavor.

Mouthfeel is pretty thick and viscous just how it looks. I'm not getting much carbonation at all. Definitely chewy and syrupy.

Once again. I have no idea what year this is from, I got it in an extra with a trade. Came in an aluminum can, no date on it. But pretty impressed by this review "rating" and how this actually tastes, feels, and smells. Very complex and not to be passed up on by someone who isn't afraid of stepping out the box.

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Photo of KJ2013
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gotti311
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MusicaleMike
3.1/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

This review is from a 2013 black wax bottle, the non-barrel aged Only Void. This bottle was chilled for over 24 hours, though when I cracked the waxed cap, it did start gushing. I'm fairly confident that this is due to overcarbonation and NOT infection, because there is no sour vinegar-like accompanying smell, though I can't be 100% certain.

So, I poured this into my Only Void balloon glass, with a mountain of excitable tan head on top of a black body, showing hints of light brown on the edges. The head stays for a while, and leaves a sticky pattern of lacing behind. Way more head than expected, and unfortunately more than needed or desired.

The aroma is a blend of fruity, earthy and spicy. Notes of tart boysenberry, sour black cherry, licorice, charred marshmallow, and chocolate. It is certainly interesting, though I wonder about the tangy berry aromas being appropriate for the style, and if they are any indication of an infection.

The beer is full-bodied, chewy, and yet effervescent enough to not feel heavy or cloying. It starts with a sweet honey quality up front, with high acrid roasted grain flavors hitting the roof of the mouth and notes of berries in the finish. The flavors don't work very well together, and it does end up tasting like there was something that went wrong.

I had the chance to try this when it was on tap as well in 2013, and I remember not being entirely impressed with Only Void, though many others were saying something to a similar effect, and who know, maybe I was unfairly influenced. This time around, though this beer feels fairly flawed, I enjoyed the uniqueness of this stout. I would not pay another $12 for a bottle, but I finished the bottle I did pay $12 for. How's that?

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Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is definitely not retired and it says right on the menu that it is the stainless variety.

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Photo of saxclar123
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dominic_Decoco
4.4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of sandlansd
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Davelucas88
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of larryi86
4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

32 oz growler poured into a teku

A- Black with a two finger light mocha head

S- Chocolate, some roasted coffee, some molasses, pepper spices, some citrus, hints of toasted marshmallow.

T- Rich fudge, slightly tart dark fruits, molasses, some bitter coffee in the finish, somewhat smoky, great, complex, balanced.

M- Smooth, creamy, medium body.

O- A very nicely done stout, alcohol is very well hidden. Very easy to drink, very happy I took the time to pick this up.

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Photo of kingston2
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of monitorpop
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of fdig23
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of xenjoiii
1/5  rDev -74.6%

Photo of ironchefmiyagi13
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of BMart
3/5  rDev -23.7%

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Only Void (Stainless) from Tired Hands Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 102 ratings.
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