8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Imperial Stout
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 580   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (5572) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: De Molen Beershop, Bodegraven. Had at a tasting 2015-04-18.
Appearance: Black colour with a small tan head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, chocolate, some liquorice, alcohol.
Body: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Roasted malt, chocolate, spices, alcohol, liquorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nordcore (1198) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2015
Black with a medium lightbrown head. Roasted malt aroma, with chocolate, coffee and dark fruits. Taste is sweet, light bitter with a warm chocolate and coffee end.Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2433) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
April 18, 2015. Bottle, shared by AndySnow, thanks!
Black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted, ash, tobacco, coffee, soy, toffee, dark chocolate and licorice. Taste is medium sweet with a roasted bitterness along with some salty soy and licorice notes, finish is dry roasted and bitter with burnt ash notes. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombutlin (121) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2015
Wow. Stout is not my favourite brew, but this was like a Willy Wonka brew. Or maybe an Every Flavour Jelly Bean from Harry Potter. Complex. Dominant flavours were burnt chocolate and coffee. Give this to a hardcore Guinees man and watch his reaction. I can’t wait. At 10% alcohol, it will be a fairly quick burning fuse

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (1289) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAY 10, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 50cl à une dégustation chez la Zaz, couleur noire pétrole, peu de mousse et d’effervescence. Une bière très café et chocolat grosse attaque sur l’alcool en fin de bouche.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frode (383) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
Bottle 50 cl.
Clear dark brown, tan head. Heavy malty dark chocolate, caramel, dark bread and roasted. Sweet, bitter and long.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4418) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 19, 2015
Shared with Hrabren, Habek and Anja T. I guess. Poured a black body with a brown-tan-gray head. Fresh creamy aroma, heaps of raisins, liiiight alcohol. Very nice taste, slightly milder than expected, raisins, vague coffee, sweetish, creamy, Nescafé 3 in 1 sorta tast, light herbal notes. Not too heavy, not too light. Didn’t thrill me for some reason, dunno why, though it’s definitely a nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vannerator (23) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 17, 2015
Oily pitch black with no head to speak of. Aroma of dark coffee, chocolate, burnt malt. Minimal carbonation, slightly creamy mouth feel with significant long-lasting bitter aftertaste and alcohol warmth. Sweet on the tip of the tongue, with strong coffee and dark chocolate complimented by a definite hoppiness, more hops than your average stout. A very intense beer, to be savoured, and at 10% not to be taken lightly!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (630) - - APR 15, 2015
Dark oily brown colour with almost no head. Aroma of roasted barley malts, tobacco, little coffee notes. Flavours are the same, with sweet malty notes, alcoholic-coffe finish. Very good, but maybe I expected a little more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
varanid99 (764) - AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2015
Black pour with a 1cm, tight tan head. Chocolatey, roasty aromas, taste is a little sweet, milk chocolate, coffee, roast, dark fruit, finishes with a little roasty bitterness, but nice chocolate milk taste too

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