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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: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (542) - LATVIA - DEC 16, 2013
Intense roasted malts, bourbon, vanilla, licorice. Nose is quite awesome.. intense. Thou for me.. Pinot Noir wastes all pleasure in finish and aftertaste. Its way too unbalanced sourish - overcomes way too much sweetness and bitterness. Ofc, its high quality drinkable beer and if you give me one more glass - my pleasure, but.. for my own money its first and last time I drink this

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1005) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle from capitol beer and taproom. Pours jet black. Has a big wine flavor to go with lots of booze.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (945) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
Black with a small beige head. Aroma is balsamic vinegar, dark fruit, molasses. Medium-full bodied, balanced blend of sweet and a hint of sour on the palate, with a slight hint of astringency on the finish. Taste is chocolate, soy sauce, dark fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11917) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Keg@CBC2013 Opaque dark brown/black, vanishing off-white head. Loads of vanilla in the nose. Full-bodied. Roasted, alcohol, bourbon, vanilla, lingering roastyness and bourbon. Quite alcoholic but I kind of liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
junon (388) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Body is medium but something about it is thick and cloying. Aroma that of shoyu. Low carbonation. Taste wise its teetering on the flat cocacola/teriyaki flavour. With of course the slight bitterness and coffee notes that come naturally with this beer. Overall a very...VERY interesting beer. Could be a complete winner if they can make adjustments.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2013
dark sepia, thin cream head with oily top. Inky sugar nose, tar and oak. Flavor is similar, lightly burnt sugar and wood, faint oats, very sweet in the bitter end.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 30, 2013
12oz bottle purchased at Louisville Beer Store. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, raisin, black cherry and dark red wine. Chocolate and red wine flavor with dark fruit accents before a bitter dark chocolate finish. Kinda tastes like a cherry liquer filled chocolate. Pretty damn tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (7895) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
330mL thanks to ajax25g. Pours inky red, low foam. Nose is excellent red wine barrel, bourbon, mild dark alcohol. Taste is spicy, woody, dry and definitely over oaked. Palate is woody, tannic, overly dry.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgb1991 (92) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2013
Sweet and salty aroma of soy sauce. Unreal thick darkness. Strong essence of barley wine flavours. Pretty sour finish. This percent of alcohol is a bit too much for me, but i can appreciate the balance of flavour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle courtesy of ajax25g, thank you sir almost black color, brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate milk, espresso. Taste is boozy espresso with a large dollop of scotch, vanilla, butterscotch. This is definitely a big beer.


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