tcane7 (1674) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2012
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. brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2012
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. jmm635 (1009) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Poured near black with a creamy tan head. My nose was immediately hit with strong roasted coffee along with hops and a trace of chocolate. Roasted malts, earthy hops, spicy yeast and coffee all balance very nicely. Light body considering how flavorful it is. Dry, roasty finish. One of my favorites during a long night of tasting. orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Served on-tap at the brewery. A truly awesome name for a beer.
A - Pours deep, dark brown - bordering on black - with a nice one and a half finger tall tan head leaving spotty streaks of lace down most of the glass.
S - Smells of rich coffee, dark roast and piney hops dominate the nose throughout the glass. As it sits in the glass, more and more of the house saison yeast comes through.
T - Starts off with a ton of coffee slowly giving way to hints of piney hop bitterness, dark roasted grains and some bready / funky saison yeast. Finish is bitter, both from the coffee and the hops, mixing with some light funk to linger on the palate long after the finish.
M - Dark and roasty with a bit of bitterness at the end of each sip, moderate carbonation throughout. The saison funk is there but the other flavors do drown it out at times.
O - I have had a few of these coffee saisons now and they have been hit or miss for me. This one was definitely a hit in my book. Unlike some of the others the coffee isn’t overpowering, allowing you to enjoy all aspects of the beer. Tinco (617) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2012
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!
JAXSON (605) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2012
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. jdb288 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Draft at TH. What a beer! Smell is coffee, tobacco, vegetal mix...Taste is a mix of those. There’s a distinct savory quality here. I kept coming back to tobacco as well. Leather is a good descriptor, too. Solid. RoyalFlushing (326) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2012
On tap @ Tired Hands. Poured a dark cola brown with a sizable tan head and minimal lacing. Huge coffee aroma exudes from the glass followed by pine, spice mix, and roasted malt. Taste is roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate leading to saison yeast and spice before finishing with slight piney hop bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel and tons of flavor lingering to play with the palate. yourefragile (140) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2012
An India Black Coffee Saison hopped with Simcoe. On draft at Tired Hands.
Pours dark brown, near black with a retentive khaki head. Flavor and aroma have a light roast and coffee bitterness that blend well with the house Saison yeast and slightly lactic, creamy body. Medium thick, dry finish, very light pine hop bitterness. A favorite from the opening, the restrained coffee and bitterness played nice with a maltier Saison.