lachrymalisis (448) - Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2014 cfrances33 (35) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Tired Hands, served in a tulip.
Pour: Completely hazy, dark, dark brown. Nearly black. Two fingers of creamy, khaki head form. Head recedes rather quickly, and doesn’t leave too much lacing.
Smell: Big red wine presence up front, followed by some really nice tart pear and lemon juice. Lots of roasted malts and light brown sugar complete the nose.
Taste: Wow. Again, red wine really comes out strong up front, but immediately mellows in a clean tart lemon juice. Some pear skins. A really nice tart funk throughout. As it warms, some clean toffee and a strong oakeyness come through, as well a a light peppery spiciness. Finishes dry, tart with lemons, and a smooth roastiness.
Mouthfeel: Incredibly drinkable. A really, really nice creamy mouthfeel. Carb is quite velvety. Surprisingly refreshing. Finishes dry,
Overall: This offering from Tired Hands is really something special. Similar in some aspects to Civil Disobedience #4 from Hill Farmstead. Tired Hands best beer yet. Well done.
dark, rich, oak, clean balanced lactic tartness, cherry, earth, bitter chocolate dust, tannic, complex fruity layers. orangesol (1022) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Served on-tap at the Brewpub. Reviewed from notes.
jackl (8555) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2013
A - Pours black with a half finger tall tan head leaving small trails of lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells of bready rye, chocolate malt, mild dark roast, light farmhouse funk, oak and light tartness. Later opened a growler of this one and it wasn’t near as good as this was.
T - Starts off with the bready rye and the chocolate malt sweetness slowly giving way to some musty funk, dark fruit, oak tannins and some dark roasted malt. Finish is a little sweet with some lingering dryness. Growler didn’t fare nearly as well as the draft did.
M - Medium-Heavy body with moderate carbonation. It has a funky/roasty feel throughout that starts to wear on the palate.
O - I enjoyed this one but its nothing ground breaking. Kind of tastes like a spontaneous black ale with some extra roast thrown in on top. We opened a growler later, if only it would have been this good.
Growler pour. Cheers to Crosamich for the sample. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny head. The aroma’s of pumpernickel bread. Grainy rye. Some coffee. A bit of umami. Light berry fruits. The tastee is cranberry and strawberry compote. Mildly tinny. Soft citric bite. A bit of farmhouse yeast. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, interesting, but a bit all over the place. Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Pours dark unclear in color, pretty close to a stout, with a really nice beige head. The aroma brings a pleasant blend of saison yeast and the wine barrels bringing a wild characteristic that I love. The flavor does the same, almost cherry winey notes appear from the wine barrels that settle long and tasty on the tongue with some spicy notes of the Insanity barrels at the end. kbutler1 (1382) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Tap and growler. Pours a dark brown color with a slight reddish tint. Slight tan head. Aroma has notes of almond, dark cherry, and wood. Light/medium mouthfeel. I find this beer has awesome taste upfront; slightly tart, cherry, nut, oak with a slight bitterness but then the end kind of finishes flat for me. Dry finish as well. Overall, pretty good as I drank the whole small growler by myself.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Fairly still black/maroon pour, bubbles emerging late then fading quick. Huge tart berry nose, wine barrel for sure. Not a whole ton of saison characteristics, and I’d like to have tried the regular Domo to see how spicy and bracing the black saison is. But certainly bretty and flavorful as is, and an enjoyable beer. emacgee (4711) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Dark black pour with no head (growler pour). Lots of brett and wine in the nose. Tart and vinous with a nice peppery funk. Peppery flavor with some bitter chocolate and dark fruit. Dry and tart on the finish. hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
From Growler. Black color with a small sized off white head. Chocolate, some roast, woody, light earth, vinous and some lighter spice. MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
sepia with thin cream ring. Earthy manure nose, chocolate and lightly dank and herbaceous. Flavor is strong chocolate up front, lightly sour across mid with lactic lime notes, finishing with grinds. Reynolds314 (3472) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pours an oily black with very little carbonation. Aroma is vinegar, light ash, funk, and vanilla. Taste is medium tart with a dry finish. Strange low carb oily mouthfeel. Pretty unique beer with good tartness and nice saison characteristics but the lack of carbonation is a bit off putting.