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8 Wired Barrel Aged Big Smoke Porter

8 Wired Barrel Aged Big Smoke Porter
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8 Wired Brewing
Formerly brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Porter
Warkworth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Our Big Smoke Porter, aged in American oak barrels for 3 months before kegging.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2015
Draft at CBC 2013 - Copenhagen. Pours black with a creamy beige head. Meaty dark malts in the nose, hints of smoke. Big sweet flavor with moderate roast, smoke, minerals, cocoa, charred wood. Full bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Sweet finish with light sticky dark sugars, some charred malts, burnt meat, woody dryness. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peyto567 (43) - London, - JUN 16, 2015
simply the best smoked porter I’ve had. opened it for a bunch of elderly bitter drinkers and they were blown away, the same would apply for a bunch of young trend chasers. how many beers can you say that about? meaty, malty and hoppy yet oh so balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nicke80 (500) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
650 ml bottle from mikkeller shop. Pours black with little beige head. Roasted smokey aroma with salty smokey acidic taste. Smokey aftertaste with some coffee and bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
stantheman (904) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2013
A 500 ml bottle from Central City Liquor Store in Surrey. Black with a moderate tan head. A very decent porter (more like a stout actually), but where’s the smoke? There isn’t any that I could detect. My sample evinced heavily roasted malts with coffee overtones. Smoke? Nada. Okay, but not great.

Still a half bottle in the fridge. I’ll drink the rest in a day or so. Perhaps a different impression.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
CBC - Red Session, Østerbro, Copenhagen, DK. Tap, 050513. Black with beige head. Aroma of smoke and coffee. Flavor with wood and roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (4232) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Draft at tinder box. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Nice malt notes on the nose. Big smoked notes at first but they fade as the beer warms. Finishes clean. Solid example of style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2013
CBC 2013. Pours pitch black with a small tanned head. Aroma is acidy roasted salty ham. Flavor is smokey roasted acidy bitter harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12921) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2013
CBC. Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of licorice, toffee and dried fruit. Dry and ashy roast flavour with some toffee and smoke

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2013
Draught @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Pours clear dark brown with a frothy tan small head. Aroma is roasted malt, wooden and almost meaty smoke, caramel, dark fruit, coffee, oak. Taste is moderate sweet, bitter and light acidic. Body is medium, texture is viscous and carbonation is moderate. Finishes dry and very long with hard roasted malt, astringent, wood and smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Tap @ CBC 2013. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The nose is rich smoke, ink, some ham. Burnt sugar, light cocoa. The taste is rich smoky ham. Roasted coffee. Burnt toast, chocolate. Medium body, light carbonation. Overall, solid.

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