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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: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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!


chucklemation's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (404) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Jet black with a light tan head. Has a strong malty aroma. Flavor is filled with roasted malts as well as some coffee and chocolate. Rich and flavorful.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (952) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2014
Svart med lys brunt skum som ligger helt ut. Kaffe, kakao, ristet malt, trevirke og rosiner. Mye lukter her.... Fyldige greier, smaker kakao, salt lakris, lite bitterhet og noe søtlige smaker av mørke frukter. Alkoholen legger til en ekstra varm fylde i ølen. Lite bitterhet

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (4001) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2014
Flaske 500ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø Sentrum. Kullsort. Høyt mokkafarget luftig skum som varer lenge - og etterlater kniplingslacing. Aroma av melkesjokolade. Innholdsrik smak. Sjokolade, lakris. Litt preg av mokkabønner etter hvert. Alkoholen merkes ikke. Heftig & god.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CardsFan25 (56) - - JUL 2, 2014
Very dark pour with little head. Easily my favorite iAnything. Raisins and roasted coffee on the nose. Dark malt, raisins, carmel, slight coffee taste. Overall a very well done beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reberiii (302) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2014
Nose of dark cherry and chocolate malts with roastiness (coffee). Tastes of dark fruits, raisins when cold, plums when warmer. Smooth chocolate, but lightly so. A touch of woody peat malt.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (71) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2014
On tap at The Winston. Deep black with a small brown head. Heavy roast malt aroma, coffee. Flavour is sweet with deep roast malt, bitter cocoa, coffee, hops. Bitter finish. Beautiful.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
(500ml bottle) Pours a black body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel, nuts, and light anise star. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, licorice, and some dark fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3844) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Black with a small head. Malty and powerful yet easy to drink. A hard hitting stout that should be sipped and enjoyed but respected at the same time. Excellent.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lillmuffin (40) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2014
500ml bottle. Black. Smell of caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and berries. Taste of chocolate, roasted coffe beans. Would try this with a vanilla ice dessert. Still, im very picky when it comes to stouts.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (917) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Appearance: Black ink like our with thin tan head. Aroma: Treacle, liquorice, prune, roast malts, peaty and vanilla. Taste: Medium bitterness and sweetness with low/medium sourness. Palate: Thick slightly grainy texture, medium body, low carbonation, lingering dry bitter, sweet, treacle, liquorice, spiritous finish with a roast malt and vanilla like undertone. Comments: Very good and lace. Rating is for bottled version 10% ABV batch 113.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Splitenz (329) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2014
I love this beer, and the style. I can not find anything wrong with it. Roasty malts, chocolate, coffee, piney hops, vanilla, oranges with a punch alcohol hidden while you drink, later warming your chest. Astounding.


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