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


on tap

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RATINGS: 236   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (17680) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 22, 2016
Malzig-herber Beginn, weiche Kaffeenoten. Karamell, eher geringe Würzigkeit, Die Kaffeenoten steigen ein wenig. Wässrig süß, dann trockener, insgesamt harmonisch. Gelungen! 10/10/11/11/11/11

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (17263) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Leicht trübes orangebraunes Bier mit ordentlicher beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nussig, röstmalzig, Kaffee, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack nach bitterem Kaffee, Röstmalz, leicht alkoholisch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
Tap at Craft, Clerkenwell - 10/12/12. Opaque dark chestnut brown with a thin tan head that clears fairly quickly. Good lacing follows. Big coffee punch on the schnozzer, roast malts, espresso, light burnt tones. Taste comprises coffee, although nowhere near as strong as the nose, roast malts, sweet dark sugars, hops, touch pine. Full bodied with soft carbonation lending towards a hoppy coffee finish. Good stuff !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Medium head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are vegetables, coffee, roast malt, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (16518) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. It’s a clear one, brown in color and with a small, dense, beige head. The aroma is rather one tracked, leaving little room for anything else but the coffee, but it’s cleverly done. Coffee bitterness, coffee and some chocolate and vanilla in the flavor, something spiced blending in. Full body, semi-dry and pleasantly carbonated. The finish has some notes of citrusy hops blending with the coffee. A touch of vanilla and chocolate too. Wonderful. 130216

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15575) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ The 4th Annual Fastelavns-Smagning Ulfborg, 2013. Pours dark ruby amber with a small white head. Lots of coffee and mocha. Roasted. Chewy caramel and a hoppy bite. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15512) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, strong coffee and caramel. Flavour is malt, caramel, strong coffee, chocolate, medium sweet, hop and medium bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle at MikkellerBAR. Clear dark brown - white head. Nice fresh coffee. Lovely fresh coffee aroma. Ok bitterness. Hazel nuts. Fruity. Smooth malty. Dry bitterness. Nice carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose is fresh coffee, caramel, butterscotch toffee, vanilla, caramel and light cocoa. Finishes bitter coffee/light butterscotch. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (14649) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
500mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma of hazelnut coffee and toasted nuts - not overly pungent, especially considering the flavour. Flavour is very rich, surprisingly so, with lots of coffee, toasted hazelnuts, dark roasted malt, and rich caramel malt sweetness. Surprisingly full-bodied, with dominating flavours of caramel and hazelnut coffee. Finishes sweet and nutty. Excellent stuff.

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