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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.


GT2's rating

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (7899) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budznsudz (473) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (3491) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (1192) - ’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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6697) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (691) - 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... it’s a bit to expensive

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (4280) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6224) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sunni05 (20) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Very interesting flavor. I was pleasantly surprised by the notes added from the Pinot noir aging. It added a nice, classy flavor to the high alcohol content. Nose is full of wine-like aroma and the aftertaste is reminiscent of a good glass of Pinot noir. I highly recommend this with a good ribeye grilled medium rate on the the BBQ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
Rating #984 - February 16, 2014 - #beerguychrisgeekbeer #week7, $17.29 CAD for a 330mL bottle at Co-op. 16%. Pours a sinful black with a weak, bubbly foam. Aroma is red wine grapes (Pinot Noir) and earthy roast malts. Palate is booze (high alcohol warmth, low-medium carbonation) - lots of red wine character picked up in the barrels, and a decent earthy bitter note. Very sweet considering the high ABV. Certainly a unique flavour.


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