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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Imperial Stout
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barbillon (54) - Pesaro, ITALY - MAR 4, 2015
Colore bellissimo, nero intenso con schiuma color beige scuro bella persistente. Aroma di malto intenso e dolce cioccolato. In bocca invade la bocca con un sapore di cioccolato amaro iniziale e un bel tostato intenso finale. Stout di grande spessore. Da riprovare.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zenkis (677) - Ogre, LATVIA - FEB 27, 2015
On tap,
aroma and first few sips tastes like barley wine, well hopped throughout with nice, lasting hoppy bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garry_Evans (62) - HONG KONG - FEB 26, 2015
Fabulous imperial stout. Coffee, chocolate, liquorice all the way through. Looks nice, tastes nice - and at 10% is very alcoholic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (4343) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 10, 2015
500 ml. bottle. Pours black with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Maybe a hint of hops, maybe. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (879) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a midnight black, about a finger or a half of khaki head that dies down but is rather clingy on the edges. Nose is really roasty, malty, caramel, toffee, sugary touch of hop character. Tastes sweet, roasted malt, cold coffee bitter, dark chocolate, hop is there.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cam_Dynamite (105) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2015
My second bottle, aged about 6 mths. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Taste is very burnt malts, chocolate cocoa, coffee. Pretty in your face but I dig that.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Renobob (1219) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 23, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 50cl. Couleur noir profond, mousse beige. Arômes café et chocolat noir puissants. Finale longue intéressante.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (750) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a creamy dark brown head. Aromas of vanilla, cocoa, toffee, slight roasted coffee and some light malty notes. Taste is coffee roast up front, caramel, dark chocolate, some vanilla, sweet dark fruits, roasted malty notes and a dry oaky finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tsekouratos (492) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 23, 2015
500 ml bottle from BierKoning, Amsterdam Netherlands. Black body with a nice brown head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, liqourice, some oak. Taste is really nice, chocolate and oak at first, with some char notes, as well as coffee, roasted. Aftertaste is sweet, long and the mothfeel is really oily and sticky. Full body with medium cabonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Serapac (247) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle from Malting Pot. Near black, medium beige head. Aroma milk chocolate, roasted malt, autumn earth. Taste espresso, dark chocolate. Full body, medium lacing, low carbonation, oily structure. Complex and very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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