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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Havnens Vin & Tobak, Vejle.
Pours deep brown with a small, creamy, off-white head. Fine duration. Aroma has lots of fresh ground coffee, caramel, soft chocolate. Low carbonation, fantastic creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of elegant dry coffee, roasted malts, light herbal, some citrussy hoppiness. Very bitter finish with some astringency from the coffee. Very elegant beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 11, 2013
from Erzbierschof - clear dark brown beer with a modest head retention; earthy, biscuity maltiness toped by coffeish notes; pretty full-bodied, tasty and quite hoppy; biscuity malty hoppy and coffeish aftertaste - very pleasant

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Roast, some earthiness, ’burnt’, coffee and caramel. I love coffee beers, but found the coffee to be secondary and would have liked a bit more bitter coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11641) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2014
On draught at 101 Beer Kitchen. This beer pours a nearly opaque copper-brown color with a medium light beige head that diminishes gradually to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, coffee and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted coffee, caramel malt and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a roasty coffee aftertaste. Above average overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (11265) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2012
Draft at Craft Beer Company, Clerkenwell. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is intense stale coffee, dark chocolate and big roasted malts. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (10971) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle 500ml @ fonefan
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, coffee and hint of chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a coffee and bitter finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours brown, huge coffe nose, sweet fruity roasty coffee taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10455) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle @ Home. Pours very dark brown with a fading tan head, some light lacings. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, nuts. Flavor is light sweet, malty, caramel, coffee, light roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, nutty, sweet dried fruit, little alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation, light sweet finish with light warming alcohol. 050316

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 15, 2013
Botella en casa. Deep dark brown colour, nice big steady beige brownish creamy head. Pleasant aroma of well toasted malt and caramel with some chocolate to it. Good mouthfeel indeed. Pleasant flavour of well toasted malt and caramel with chocolate and some dark fruit. Good pleasant soft yet very noticeable bitterness. Very well balanced Brown Ale indeed!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (10251) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2015
great coffee nose - deep and rich. Flavor is pretty sweet, not overly so, but lacking a little depth. Definitely an enjoyable brew if you love coffee.

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