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8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: Imperial Stout
Blenheim, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (38082) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2011

Bottle 500ml. @ UK-SCO Tasting in Ulfborg.

Clear dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, sweet dark bread, roasted, chocolate, caramel. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate, coffee - dark malt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110409]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34340) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 7, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate and caramelish. Slight smoked and dry malty flavoured. Roasted and liqourice dark malty flavoured. Dark malty and roasted. Smooth and lingering finish. Solid bitter into the far finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of soy sauce, roasted malt, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of soy sauce, caramel, malt, wood, and a bit of smoke, leading to a dry smokey finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours pitch black and opaque with a tiny light brown head. Hard roast aroma with sweet dried dark fruits. Solid body, carbonation is low, sweet hard roast, vanilla and again some dark, pruney fruits. Solid malt astringency. Lovely. 050411

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (22883) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle at home. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma of dark chocolate, caramel and liqurice with notes of hops. Roasted flavour of roasted bread, dark chocolate, liquorice and hops. Roasted finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
21st January 2012
Opaque black beer, tidy white head. Airy soft head. Nice rich dark malt that doesn’t get heavy thanks to the light palate. Super mild roast. Lactose and a little licorice. Mild hop bitterness and a little pine. Nice stout - rich but light on it’s toes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2011 bottle at jans ... black ... thin tan lacing ... sweet slight burnt roast malt big berry fruit nose ... light bitter front ... big chocolate .. light aniseed ... dark fig and plums ... 3.8 btl brew dog ... black ... sweet malt ... soft cchocolate ... little aniseed ... dark fruits ... very nice 4.0

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (16175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle from Beers of Europe, King’s Lynn
Pitch black color, with medium sized brown head. Aroma of roasted malts (too much), cardboard (light) and roasted nuts (nice); also an impression of tobacco and talc. The mouthfeel is very smooth; god roasted malt flavor, maybe a bit too roasty, but with nice and quite rich chocolate too; strong bitterness; it has a light sourness from the dark malts; the roasted character in the end is stronger, luckily also the body is full.
A bit too much on the roasted malt side, but it’s a very good and solid Imperial Stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (15097) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle at the Trappist, shared with GT2 and the late Whitney Houston’s namesake. Black color, massive brown head with good retention, solid lacing. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste is burnt coffee grounds and dark cocoa. Light body, surprising for a 10% beer.


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