Home >

8 Wired Flat White Coffee Milk Stout

 No Score 

more ratings

8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Sweet Stout
Blenheim, New Zealand


on tap

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Share this beer with friends!
No commercial description

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stuvetnz (5) - - AUG 4, 2014 does not count
Several pints over the last two weeks and I keep coming back. A small slightly brown head, very dark black body. Amazing coffee aroma, that follows through in the taste and a lingering body. amazing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beer-yum (465) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 3, 2014
Full on coffee aroma backed up by full on coffee taste. Surprisingly full bodied for an average strength brew.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cantabrian (812) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 19, 2014
I was lured to this stout by the suggestion of milk, or for its alledged sweetness. Looks terribly great, black as a new pair of shoes, with a nice film of white head. It has a powerful aroma of a coffee farm, a silo full of fresh coffee berries (not "beans"), ready to be sundried in the courtyard. Although it is creamy on the palate (the "milk" part of it?), it is equally coffee bitter on the flavour, too powerful in my opinion, this herbal note overwhelming any milkiness or even beerness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimthechap (1624) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 7, 2014
It has been my experience that brewers, who are generally obsessed with flavour and love their coffee, sometimes develop the notion that coffee and beer have to go together and usually in a stout or a porter. They do it with the best of intentions, to marry their two favourite drinks together. However, the path toward brewing nirvana is fraught with peril and the usual outcome is a beer that is completely overwhelmed either by strong coffee or ends up tasting like a handful of gravel because of the grinds. With this particular animal the coffee is strong but surprisingly not overwhelming. It balances nicely with the viscosity and sweetness of the lactose in a pint that demanded another to follow. I have enjoyed 8 Wired’s other coffee offering, but this one was inspired. Bravo Soren.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50