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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3173) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 24, 2012
This is one of the best smoked porters! Poured at about cellar temperature, with a colossal, super frothy, foamy, billowy, tan head that lasts and lasts plus good lacing. Color is a clear orange brown with plenty of bubble trails. Aroma is smoke, malt, leather, cocoa. Flavor’s like nose, smoke is not out of proportion, fairly dry, bitter and carbonic tang balance nice with smoke. Body and carbonation - excellent. Finish is like flavor, longish, a little boozy, and good for one or two bottles.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmeup (639) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2011
This one a beauty. Lots of smoke, oak, vanilla and rasins. Taste is similar with some spice in there. Just a little light in body if to be picky. Try with pork crackle. This is a great Porter from 8 Wired

   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012
Draft. A pitch black beer with a lazing tan head. The aroma has notes of cofee, roasted malt, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of coffee, wood, roasted malt, and alcohol, leading to a dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Pitch black beer with a brownish head. Vanilla and oak aroma, woody, hay, peat notes, chocolate, licorice, raisins, whisky, some cocoa powder. Whisky flavor, vanilla, peat, dark chocolate, licorice, hay, cocoa powder, raisins, woody, grassy notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hirigalzkar (2953) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Pours black with a off white head. Notes of coffeebeans, smoke and chocolate in aroma. Intense chocolaty taste. Also coffee beans and vanilla. Thick and soft mouthfeel. Well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borup (11996) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Black with a small brown head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, licorice, hops, fruit, oak and smoky notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (9367) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Sample @ CBC’13.
Pours pitch black color with no head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, cocoa and roasted malts. Flavour of dark berries, roasted malts, licorice, mild tar notes and dark chocolate. Dry chocolaty palate. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (13276) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
Draught at CBC. Frothy off-white good mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Heavy malty andmoderate hoppy aroma. Nice smoked notes. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 12, 2013
[5/4/13] Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Black. Smoked meat aroma with roastiness, dark chocolate and some cofffee. Sweet flavor with chocolate, smoked meat, some coffee and a somewhat bitter and burnt finish with some alcohol. Full-bodied. Great.

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