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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Imperial Stout
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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Sometimes - OK, rather often, actually - I find myself asking, "How far can we take it?" Keeping in mind that flavour should be the main objective at all time, the conception of Bumaye was one of those moments. To make it we started out with the baddest imperial stout we have ever brewed, and then added loads of tasty sugars to the fermenter foe extra flavour. To smooth out the roughness, we allowed the beer to mellow in Pinot Noir barrels for more than a year.

An experimental 17% Imperial stout released for Beervana 2012.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown beer with no head. Rich malt and toffee aroma with dark fruit. Rich malt and dark fruit flavor with toffee and alcohol. Fuller bodied. Caramel and toffee lingers with light burnt sugar and alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2882) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 4, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Dark brown/black with lacing beige head. Grapey, heavy, cocoa, chocolate and coffee. Full bodied, gentle carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (947) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
shared bottle with a friend. poured pitch black with a nice off white head. roasted malt, some weak sour red grapes, bit of vanilla, oak, tart, red fruits, caramel, the alcohol is well hidden. but... it’s a bit to expensive

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (4608) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
nice sweet alcoholic aroma,black, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, long roasted sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6577) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
Black coloured, with an off-white head, medium duration. Heavy roasted aroma, sweet coffee too, vanilla, faint medicine notes. Flavor is heavy sweet, light acid and moderate bitter finish. Creamy, syrupy texture.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sunni05 (31) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Very interesting flavor. I was pleasantly surprised by the notes added from the Pinot noir aging. It added a nice, classy flavor to the high alcohol content. Nose is full of wine-like aroma and the aftertaste is reminiscent of a good glass of Pinot noir. I highly recommend this with a good ribeye grilled medium rate on the the BBQ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
Rating #984 - February 16, 2014 - #beerguychrisgeekbeer #week7, $17.29 CAD for a 330mL bottle at Co-op. 16%. Pours a sinful black with a weak, bubbly foam. Aroma is red wine grapes (Pinot Noir) and earthy roast malts. Palate is booze (high alcohol warmth, low-medium carbonation) - lots of red wine character picked up in the barrels, and a decent earthy bitter note. Very sweet considering the high ABV. Certainly a unique flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (829) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Pous black with a tan head. Smell is very nice, lots of roasty burnt aroma, but lots of chocolate too. Taste is very fruity and oak, the malt is a bit odd, hard not to compare with BCBS, but this beer is not that one. Alcohol burn is very present, but its a neat experiment.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (363) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
Looks.. Big black brown, little to nil head, just a ring around the glass. Smells.. Dark dried fruits, liquorish, dark roasty choc malts, loads of the Pinot noir barrel.. Boozy. Tastes.. Roasted dark choc malts, liquorish saltiness, dark dried/spiced fruits, loads on tannin from the barrel. Big.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1329) - Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle from Tipples poured to a tulip. Pours pitch black with no head at all even after an aggressive pour. Huge vanilla aroma, a bit of fruity vinous notes, oak, booze, chocolate. Lots going on. Taste begins with astringent wine-like alcohol, some funky chocolatey good n plenty and huge smokey peat in the middle--weird--then a surprisingly beautiful vanilla and oak finish on top of some sweet chocolate that lingers a good while. Mouthfeel is pretty viscous with low carbonation and a good bit of booze heft. This was a little strange for me, though I wish I could just go straight from the smell to the long finish. A unique flavor profile for sure.


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