Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: American Strong Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
In my opinion, coffee rivals beer for the title of "greatest beverage in the world". I often say that I would rather give up beer than coffee. So it is only natural that we would attempt to make a beverage that incorporates both. If we were to succeed, surely this would then become the greatest beverage in the world? After years of research and trials in the garage, I have come up with what I think is the perfect marriage of coffee and beer: A hoppy double brown ale, that compliments both the roasty and fruity aspects of the coffee without putting up too much of a fight. The coffee was selected in collaboration with the Christchurch institution C4 Coffee and consists mainly of lightly roasted, delicate and floral, Ethiopian beans. Worlds are colliding and, in my humble opinion, greatness is achieved on the other side.

HOPS: Pacific Jade, NZ Cascade and Pacifica

MALT: Gladfield Pale, Crystal, Munich, Caramalt, Chocolate, Oats

YEAST: Wyeast 1272 - American Ale II

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1826) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Slightly soured chilled coffee Adjunct: Chocolate, creamy, great balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
colui72 (677) - HONG KONG - DEC 22, 2015
It pours clear brown with a thin beige head. Toffee and vanilla in the nose and in its taste, which adds coffee (less than expected), roasted malts and something tart. Thin body, easy to drink and booze very well hidden. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2015
Deep copper pour. Sweet to fee aroma with caramel, vanilla, coffee. Sweet males up front with a burnt coffee bitterness and lingering lightly smoky malt, coffee. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (2881) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015
Bottle from Kris Wines, Holloway. Brown pour with a beige head. Coffee, vanilla, caramel and toffee nose. Flavours of smoke, coffee, treacle toffee, nuts. Quite dry. Pleasant taste. Easy going brew, belies its strength. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2015
Klar mørk amber farve med beige skum som avtar. Lukt av røstet malt, kaffe, sirup og frukt. Smak av røstet malt, kaffe, sirup, karamell og frukt. Søt maltavslutning. Vinmonopolet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (12940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle - Dark roast cold pressed coffee and lots of nice chocolate notes. Deep clear amber with a small light brown head. Coffee, nutty chocolate notes and bitterness. Light body though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle, shared with my brother in law. Beautiful clear mahogany hue, off white head. Bread and coffee, LOTS of coffee! Vegetal/peppery undertones, hints of dark fruits. I really liked it-- the coffee flavours dominate, but do not completely overwhelm the base beer. I like the fact that there isn’t any black malt in here, different (and very good).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fwldennis (8) - - OCT 24, 2015 does not count
Nice hoppy taste without being too bitter. Nice mix of floral Flavours balanced with coffee taste. All the Flavours are balanced and neither overwhelms each other. Has also a slightly malty taste, though it lesser than the other Flavours ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (884) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2015
500ml bottle. Pours a clear, dark reddish brown with an average, creamy head that laces. Roasted malt aroma with coffee, caramel and dark chocolate. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate and caramel with a dry, bitter, coffee finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (3166) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark mahogany with moderate head. Aromas of fresh coffee grounds, with a little caramel and toasted malts. Flavors of pine, citrus, nuts, raisins and sweet malts with a bit of bitter coffee. Nice.

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