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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Imperial Stout
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Rangi's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (640) - - MAY 26, 2013
Big beer. Aroma of red wine. Big boozy taste hot needs some ageing to mellow this out. Pinot noir flavours dominate this beer with just hint of roast malts. As the beer mellows and warms slightly more roast flavour come though, but even more dark fruit flavours come out. Best of both worlds red wine and stout. Works well and I think give this a few years will come into its own. Might buy a couple to cellar.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1167) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (4625) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6614) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (605) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Smells of soy and bourbon. Taste is raisiny sweet with some alcohol. Thicker mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (944) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersighted (131) - - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (2733) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 18, 2015
Bottle. Very nice, wine barrel aroma, no hint of the booze. Lots of fruit, rich and lovely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (739) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (4120) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
Pitch black color. No head. Slightly sour, caramel, dark chocolate, dried peaches. The mouth has very little carbonation with lots of chocolate malts, sour, leather, very rounded. Lingering sour dark chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (2360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours black with very light tan head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of licorice and wet roasted malts with sour vinous notes. Flavors of burnt caramel, licorice, roasted malts, and cashews, again with some slick/sour vinous notes. Definite alcohol heat. A beer liqueur. Tasty.


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