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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Imperial Stout
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter

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on tap
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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 (9241) - San Diego County, 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (919) - 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 it’s a great piece.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beersighted (126) - - 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 (2570) - 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 (637) - 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 (3955) - 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 (2242) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1214) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2015
330 ML bottle Oily black pour, just hints of ruby at the top. No head at all. Nose is dark fruits, raisin, soft oak, red wine, and some soft notes of sourness. Well balanced nose. Taste is a lot of the barrel. Sourness from the wine, oak, pinot noir, chocolate, and dark fruits. Very bright fruits. Decent amount of booze. Big bodied, low carbonation. Good sourness in the finish. Well balanced beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olsvammel (3932) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle at a big tasting (Nördprovning 2015). Fruity smell with dried fruit, raisins in particular. Similar taste. Feels aged (which it obviously was seeing the year now). Dark malty flavour with chocolate. Very nice, very sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Roonai (305) - - FEB 25, 2015
Big and boozy but tasty and balanced- this brew has caramel and coffee beneath a subtle and balancing wine barrel fruitiness- can really get a lot of woody dry red wine. Pretty tasty and pretty friggin ’big’ #thatswhatshesaid

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (7695) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges quickly. Aroma has rich sweet dark fruits and sweet dark grains with a bit of roasted malts and backing notes of red wine and a hint of coffee. Flavor begins with sweet dark grains and dark fruits with a strong growing red wine note with a bit of roasted malts and a coffee bite in the finish.


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