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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: 474   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!


mgermani's rating

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - OCT 6, 2012
Pours an impenetrable pitch black with a modest tawny head. Sweet brown sugar & light fruitcake aroma - lovely! Bold, delicious flavour - soy, dark chocolate, espresso, opening up into balancing hop notes in the finish. Thick, creamy body and appropriate carbonation. Probably one of the most drinkable imperial stouts I’ve had in a long time.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1284) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2014
Pours black with a medium mocha head that quickly settles. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, muscovado sugar, honey, slight berry tartness. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, muscovad sugar, slight berry notes. Mouthfeel is very smooth with a velvety feel, low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arsol (523) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
Svart farge med tynt skum. Lukter kaffe, sjokolade og kirsebær. Smakern preges av kaffe og får litt sherryfeeilng som vanlig av en imperial stout. Denne synes jeg var en av de bedre:-)

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (3134) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2014
On tap at Brewski 180714. Perfect beer for this cold winters evening with bitter finish, dark colour and smooth creamy mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1333) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2014
Pours oily black with low brown head Aromas of vanilla, bourbon, coffee, dades, figs, muscavado, alcohol Taste well balanced with notes of coffee, muscavado, hints of chocolate, dried fruits. Quite sweet start with a dry finish. Nice one!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Simonsen (628) - NORWAY - JUL 15, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet vika. Svart farge, oljeaktig viskositet. Beige skumtopp . Smaker kaffe, mørkbrent malt, lakris, sjokolade, vanilje. Ganske god. Smaker lite alkohol iforhold til prosent

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyobon (899) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2014
(Bottle) Black with mahogany head. Nice rich aroma - raisins, hint of coffee. Fantastic palate, medium bodied, smooth, fine carbonation and a pleasant stickiness in the finish. There’s plenty of pleasant sweetness that carries the darker and more complex tastes well. There’s raisins and toffee at the start. Coffee notes and some nice alcohol bite develops and there is some restrained pleasant dark roasty bitterness in the finish. Excellent beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
olsentribe8 (17) - Napier, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 10, 2014
Well built stout. surprisingly smooth for a super strong stout beer, well done 8 wired, true kiwi ingenuity!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (1006) - 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 (4032) - 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.


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