Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 605   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Beware, this is a BIG beer. Brimming with luscious roasted coffee and chocolate malt flavours which are balanced by a brisk bitterness and bold freshness from the hops. If you’re feeling politically incorrect try it with your favourite cigar, or a dram of your best single malt whisky. Or, if your tooth is sweeter, why not jump in at the deep end with the most decadent dessert of all; half a bottle in a glass with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream on top (beer geeks like us know it as the Imperial Stout Float). Or simply enjoy it on its own as a decadent dessert or night cap - the perfect winter warmer! If you don’t already know the history of Russian Imperial Stouts please check it out on the internet, it’s a good story. But remember, although based on that century-old classic style, this beer is a very modern interpretation, like all our beers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2016
Great for my ipad, I guess. Poured at 12.1 celcius it has huge head but dissipates a little too quickly, jet black licorice body. Heavy fusels, molasses, sugar mixed with motor oil on the nose, no finesse to it just brute force of sweetness and alcohol. Flavour is subdued, swampwater candy with hints of chocolate. Pretty good but not complex enough for its accolades.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (1183) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
Embouteillée le 03/06/2013, bue après 31 mois. Robe noire opaque surmonté d’un mince col de mousse beige qui s’estompe rapidement. Arômes surtout de chocolat noir, confitures de mûres et/ou bleuets et malt rôti. On décèle aussi du grain de café faiblement torréfié et de l’anis. Nez assez complexe, orienté vers le sucre mais sans excès. Aucune trace d’alcool. En bouche, toujours ce goût de chocolat noir entremêlé de mûres. Le café embarque par la suite et crée une sensation plus amère. Vient ensuite des saveurs de bois sec et d’anis qui s’élancent longuement sur le palais. La finale permet d’apprécier toutes les saveurs en même temps dans un superbe équilibre. Le haut taux d’alcool est encore une fois bien caché. Texture moyennement onctueuse et corps bien rond. La carbonatation est faible et donne une belle dimension au liquide. Superbe stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeergeekKorea (107) - SOUTH KOREA - DEC 20, 2015
Aroma: Rich roasty and chocolate Appearance: Deep dark brown colour and thin head Taste: Very dry and rich bitter Palate: Medium full body, thick texture(but not so sticky), fizzy carbonation and dry chocolate aroma finishes

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (2724) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
Tasting at my place. Dikke zoete melasse dijk, mooi zacht en goed in balans maar ondertussen flink hoppig. Chocolade, koffie, autobanden met vanille. Backlog from 2015/05/26.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (662) - HONG KONG - DEC 6, 2015
Thick black with a medium beige head. Roasted malts aroma, with notes of coffee and vanilla. Silky and smooth to the palate, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, roasted malts and hops. Well balanced, not too boozy. Fantastic stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - NOV 29, 2015
500ml bottle at home. Black color with nice beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, dark dried fruits, vanilla, caramel, light bread in the beginning , hoppy notes too. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Full silky oily to creamy body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jahshuwuh (564) - USA - NOV 26, 2015
Dark cola brown, minimal dark khaki head. Smells of roasted hop, chocolate, dark roast coffee, anise. Taste is a generously roasty hop bitter with lots of dark chocolate, coffee grounds, anise, a touch vanilla. Big bold stout with great roastiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Great chocolate aroma. Bitter charcoal after taste. Good overall. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mindwarp (167) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours a stout black with one finger of tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate, sweet. Taste of chocolate and hoppiness. Slight bitterness. The aroma seems pretty strong it keeps going up my nose when I drink it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nezzapunk (28) - - OCT 23, 2015
Huge burnt coffee and chocolate nose, big flavours quite hoppy and bitter but rich and sweet and malty at the same time, great balance good carbonation and the %10 abv works well to thicken it out.

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