Only Void (Red Wine) | Tired Hands Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Released on 10/16/2016 in white waxed sealed bottles for Only Void Day.

Added by Greenplastic615 on 06-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
91
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
13.12%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 13
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3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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2.97/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
2.68/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2

This was a truly terrible concoction. Sour and spoiled like expired yogurt. As far as I know, this was not supposed to be a sour stout! Vinous all around, with very little redeeming qualities. I drain-poured 3/4 of the bottle. Not worth almost $20 and/or waiting in line, and a far cry from the delicious regular Only Void.

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Photo of bobv
3.48/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at CBC 2016. Black pour with a large-grained tan head. Sour and bitter, kind of like a Belgian stout with some lambic. A bit weird, but quite enjoyable.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MusicaleMike
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Reviewing the Only Void beers tonight. This is a review for the 2013 maroon waxed 500ml bottle. I poured this into the Only Void balloon glass. Unlike the "Stainless" version, the "Red Wine" version does not gush forth, and actually pours a beautiful opaque black color with a reasonable, two-finger thick, tan head. The head is not one to stick around, but it has a creamy quality to it that makes it look more appetizing than the "base" version.

The aroma is jam-packed with fruits, showing off notes of strawberry jam, grape juice, cherry cordial, Black Forrest chocolate cake, and Linzer torte. Really incredible meshing of stout and fruit, and it's definitely inviting. The aroma alone is worth making the attempt to track this beer down.

The body is on the lighter side, with a thin watery consistency and a dry finish. The flavors show off red fruits and roasted malt. I wish that this variant had the same body as the base, with a little more heft, and some of that honey-like residual sugar. This feels a bit too weak in the body to measure up to an Imperial Stout. The carbonation is good though.

This is a big step up from the base beer, and the fruity quality of the red wine barrel worked really well with the stout base. I enjoyed drinking this, and I think I would spend more money on this beer. I believe it was $16 a bottle back in the day.

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3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Filabee
2.5/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

This was a huge disappointment for me...Had high hopes based on Tired Hands Hype. Thankfully...HandFarm did not let us done...That is one great beer. This one - Not so much.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
4.43/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Released in June 2013 drank in December 2014

Appearance: pours a solid black. maybe some dark browns through light or around the very thin edges. a three or so finger tan head that has a strong retention and leaves some big streaks along the sides of the glass. completely dark and opaque.

Smell: dark fruits, plums and dates. chocolate. red wine grapes. booze and roasted malts.

Taste: opens with a variety of fruits. red wine grapes are obvious and sweet. the grapes also blend together with the chocolate and dark malts to form a dried plum to date like fruit taste. semi-sweet chocolate comes through along with another wave of berries. the back end starts to become bitter with deep roasted malts and some alcohol.

Mouthfeel: fairly thick and full-bodied. sweetness up front but washed away by bitter roasted malts. strong alcohol warmth, despite being very smooth and not-astringent.

Overall: First Tired Hands bottle for me. Can't say I can think of too many red wine barrel aged imperial stouts, but I can say that this one is hard to beat. great blending of vinous character with strong roastiness. incredibly well balance and extremely tasty.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Only Void (Red Wine) from Tired Hands Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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