8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Imperial Stout
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 157   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.

Tonybaldeagle's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - AUG 10, 2013
A spectacular beer with loads of flavour & complexity. A big beer that lives up to expectations. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1664) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle pour to snifter opaque black with purple hues, minimal to no head. Nose definitely boozy, but also dark fruit, raisin, almost smells like port. Taste the roast is buried by sweet malt, raisin, plum, and some pinot flavors. Mid palate alcohol. Some fruit and trace oak in finish. Warming finish. No roast or chocolate flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (5152) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2015
330ml bottle. Quasi black colour with small, frothy, fading, beige head. Dark malty aroma has notes of treacle, chocolate, caramel, oak, vanilla, the alcohol becomes noticeable. Taste is sweet dark malty, treacle and chocolate notes, hints of oak and vanilla, strong alcoholic presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1465) - GREECE - AUG 2, 2015
From tap. Black color with small beige head. Roasted malty aroma, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (4787) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Aroma is dark/roasted malts, vinous and alcohol/liquor. The flavor is dark/roasted malts, toffee/caramel, fruit/dark fruit and an intensely alcoholic/liquor finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6900) - Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks DuffMan). Looks good; a mostly opaque dull black with very thin beige head that quickly dissipates into thin lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, and oak with a touch of a vinous presence. Tastes like it smells, but much more vinous. Itís still enjoyable, but almost completely masks the chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium full-bodied and fairly bitter. The abv is warming. Good, but smells better than it tastes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (670) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Smells of soy and bourbon. Taste is raisiny sweet with some alcohol. Thicker mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (954) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2015
Very oily, black, with hardly any head. This bottle had been here for a couple of years. Incredibly winey, port on the nose, lots of booze and dark fruits on the flavour, some chocolate, perhaps just too rich for what I needed at the end of the day. I must admit itís a great piece.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersighted (134) - - APR 19, 2015
Imperial Stout aged in Pinot Noir barrels. Pours pitch black with zero head. Medium mouthfeel and seemingly too watery. Nose of sweet roasty malts paired with earthy wood, which. Distinctly red wine tartness, which rolls quickly into an alcohol burn on the back. Was an interesting beer, but not as memorable as a bourbon barrel aged brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2884) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 18, 2015
Bottle. Very nice, wine barrel aroma, no hint of the booze. Lots of fruit, rich and lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (803) - ESTONIA - APR 18, 2015
Dark brown, pretty much no head. Aroma has some barrel, oak, spicy alcohol. Whisky soaked cherries. Taste is sourish, bitter chocolate flavours. Nice. Ending with a somewhat surprising green apple note. You can feel the alcohol but would be difficult to guess that it really holds that much of it.

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