Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, liquorice, sweet chocolate, rich, dry roast malts.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
barn0216 (537) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Black color, no head. Dark chocolate/espresso aroma, wine or brandy notes, moreso wine i guess given how rounded the smell is. Gives it a little sweetness. Similar flavor, a bit of cherry or vanilla, more prominent ash note from the roast. Alcohol is subdued initially but it warms on the tongue toward the end. Wood comes out in the finish. Great example of a big stout that trends bitter rather than sweet, and the wine gives it a fairly unique character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (4153) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
Bouteille de 330ml. Bière noire avec une mousse brune. Un nez d’alcool chaud, de cerise et de chocolat. Une bouche des plus réconfortante, chaude aux accents fruités et vineuses. Une longue finale qui réchauffe le gorgoton (?). Merci Pat. Belle trouvaille. Une bière qui compétitionne avec la George de Mikkeller.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4906) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
La «Bumaye» de 8 Wired est-elle une réponse amicale ou animale à la «George!» de Mikkeller? Rumble in the Jungle, 1974. Quand Foreman arrive au Zaire (avec la zaïrianisation, le pays s’est appelé Zaïre de 1971 à 1997), il est accompagné de ses deux bergers allemands. Cette image choque la population puisqu’elle réveille de douloureux souvenirs d’un passé pas très glorieux. Ali, la grande gueule, charme la population locale et chantonne dans son jogging quotidien le célébre «Ali Bumaye», véritable chant de guerre destiné à venir jouer dans la tête de Foreman, l’exceptionnel cogneur et grand favori des teneurs de livres. On connaît maintenant la suite : Ali, dont le meilleur coup est le jab et dont le principal atout est la mobilité, reste la majeure partie du combat dans les cordes et surprend Foreman en lui envoyant dans les premiers rounds plus de directs du droit que du gauche. La garde haute, encaissant avec douleur les coups violents du champion et rebondissant contre les cordes, Ali trouve le moyen d’épuiser Foreman et de l’obliger à combattre plus de 5 rounds. À bout de souffle, le visage tuméfié par les coups d’Ali, il tombe KO au 8e round se relevant une seconde trop tard. (Thanks to dresden and kbudd19 for the bottles)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5982) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass: Small quickly disappearing lively brown foamy head. Leaves a headless black beer. Aroma is very nice, bourbon, vinous, roast, liquorice, wood, Flavour has too much liquorice and alcohol. But let it breath for a while and you have a better beer. Still some strong alcohol and liquorice tones but acompanied by a nice wood/bourbon/vanilla/vinous note, some spices (alcohol/alcohol burn), herbs, malts, bitters, roast and coffee with a dark chocolate edge. Aftertaste is dark chocate, some cocos, light woody, some liquorice and vanilla. Low carbo, creamy spicy close to silky mouthfeel, full bodied and a oily creamy texture. A lot of alcohol, it’s ok, but the alcohol burns a bit...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (4090) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2014
26-APR-2014, bottle @home, from Mikkeller & Friends. Black with quickly dying tan head that leaves a dull black surface. Very dense looking. Aroma is oak, bourbon, roast, chocolate, soy, sugar, alcohol Taste the same with loads of red wine character added. The red wine barrels also adds a little tartness but that just helps balancing the immense sweetness. Full body, soft carbonation, long alcoholic and roasted finish. Aroma somewhat resembles Bourbon County Stout but taste is very different with the wine notes. Very interesting but far too expensive and not worth the price tag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2014
Dark pour with a small ring of foam. Aroma is red wine and rich chocolate with some oak. Taste is dark chocolate, cherry, and heavy tannins. Really boozy but tasty as well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5507) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Bottle @ joes shared by joes. Dark brown to black with a small light brown head. Smells roasty, chocolate, bourbon, alcohol. Tastes chocolate, sweet, bourbon, some alcohol. This stuff is amazing. Full body, silky, low carbo, thick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (2456) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2014
Pours a dark brown beer with a not very long lasting head. Smells bourbon, alcohol. Tastes bourbon, alcohol, chocolate. Thick body, sticky texture and a low carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8314) - 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.

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