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. 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. oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Super dark brown pour with a small off white head. Coffee grounds with roasty espresso and roasted malts. Dry and roasty. Full body with ample carbonation. Delicious! nimbleprop (8709) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2012
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. mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Growler. Pours murky brown. Aroma of hops. Taste is coffee sour tons of hops this beer is an anomaly
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Growler shared by yourefragile: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing froth of beige head. Has a roasty complex coffee and dark malty nose with some light fruits and floral hops. Starts with good fullness and sweet caramel malts with a good dose of roasted coffee bittterness, some light fruity esters and crisp citrusy hops. Finishes drier and bittersweet with lingering coffee notes. A unique concept and well done. egajdzis (6692) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Murky brown with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee, dark fruits, roast, and faint spices. Taste of coffee up front, some roast, cocoa, and spices, with a dry finish. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2012 On tap at the brewery great coffee flavors saison and tart this is great. I love Laura Reynolds314 (3470) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2012
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. 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.