brystmar (1080) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A wheat-based hoppy coffee saison. Wtf is going on here?! Whatever this is, I like it.
Darker with more body than every stout Central Waters has ever made. Handsome brown head leaves saison-esque lace, but that’s where the similarities to a saison end. Crazy aroma of deeply roasted coffee and roasty malts.
Black coffee on the palate. Smooth, roasty, hoppy, dry, highly sessionable. Equal parts weird and good. Goddamn it Tired Hands, stop making awesomely creative beer. You’re gonna bankrupt me.
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap at the brewpub. India black coffee saison.This batch at 6.9% abv. Local coffee that generates a good coffee aroma. Black bodied and lacey. Above average mouthfeel. Very coffee yet well done and tasty for what it is.
Tinco (518) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with mocha head. Nice and creamy looking head. taste is coffee, milk chocolate, a little spicy, sweet raisins, dates. Roasty coffee. Aroma is spicy, sour chocolate. This is a great brew! Awesome!
tcane7 (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Tired Hands. Pours black with tan head and lacing. Nose of coffee, roasted malt, pine, spice, funk. Taste is coffee, pine, with a decent amount of funk. Finish is a bitter coffee aftertaste.
TheEpeeist (3142) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Tired Hands. Dark brown with a foamy beige head. Nose is earthy coffee, grass and slight molasses. Medium body with a tang. Taste is French roast and grapefruit peel with a bready, funky finish.
mikem409 (1457) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Pours murky brown. Aroma of hops. Taste is coffee sour tons of hops this beer is an anomaly
Reynolds314 (2011) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared with Ernesto. Pours an ugly swamp water with small tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee beans and spicy spruce hops. Taste is very interesting with some light sweetness and mild tartness, that I wish wasnt there. Overall very unique and tasty brew.
Ernesto987 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2012 On tap at the brewery great coffee flavors saison and tart this is great. I love Laura
JAXSON (523) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black pour, dark in this place but can see some chestnut edges. Nose is fresh coffee beans, bright earthy hops. In short, the mouth is a mish mash of of roasted coffee and bitter hops. Not entirely attractive mouth, though the nose is decent. Muddled and dull, I’m not a huge fan of overly roasted malt in hoppy beers, but still this is one of their weaker offerings.
nimbleprop (4163) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler pours a hazy, deep mahogany with some clumpy tan head. Great coffee nose, dank, brown sugar, coffee grounds, nutty, light molasses. Flavor is solid, brown sugar, toasted bread, coffee, cola, cake icing. Medium bodied, dry finish.