8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Imperial Stout
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (5316) - 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, its ok, but the alcohol burns a bit...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (3495) - 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 (581) - 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 (4775) - 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 (1875) - 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 (7510) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3950) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (2146) - 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... its a bit to expensive

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (5513) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (7607) - 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.

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