8 Wired Brewing
Brewed at Renaissance Brewing

Style: American Strong Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
My idea of a strong ale was brewed with loads of malt, hops, jaggery and a touch of manuka smoke.
It was fermented with a clean ale yeast to let the ingredients speak for themselves without getting interrupted by too many esters.
After all that it was aged for 5 months on American oak, then refermented in the bottle.
Cheers – Søren Eriksen – Brewer
Hops - Pacific Jade, Chinook
Malt - Pale Ale, Munich, Special B
Yeast - US-05
Other - Manuka Smoke, Jaggery (raw sugar) and American Oak
IBU - 75
SRM - 15

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maekchu (2832) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle. Strong overripe date nose....hmmm. Medium amber/orange color. Harsh ripe frit from the get go.... and not much else. Medium body. Well... not sure what went wrong with this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11586) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2014
bottle. clear amber brown, smooth light brown head. seriously dark for an ipa style ale. aroma is malts, caramel, bitter hops, candi sugar. flavor is roasted malts, bitter hops, wood, licorice, smoked notes from the manuka. Pretty intesresting brew, does not resemble anything else i’ve tasted for a long while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4348) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 23, 2014
Huge thanks to Hrabren for sharing this with us! Poured an amber-red body with a tiny off white head. Yoghurty, slightly peaty, heavily malty creamy aroma. Taste... Caramel, vague peat, light bitterness, vague alcohol. Finishes on a medium bitter note. Tasty but not that thrilling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - DEC 23, 2014
Birra intensa che colpisce subito con una nota affumicata e morbida che poi volge a una profonda esplosione di caramello, ammorbidito dalle note legnose e leggermente torbate e balsamiche dell’invecchiamento.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RuNpali (59) - FINLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Appearance is somewhat dodgy with mead-like copper color and almost no head. Aroma has a lot of liquorice, at least at a cold temperature. Taste is has a in-your-face type of feel. Palate is heavy but the absent of alcohol is a good thing. A very good beer but not really my cup of tea.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (1460) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Poured from a botyle it is a light brown with a slight head. The aroma is boozey and caramel. The taste is a sweet bourbon with hints of spices and a bit of pepper

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4765) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2014
From a 33 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a hazy cola brown with an ecru head. Aroma of caramel. Flavors of carramel, dark fruits, oak and some smoky notes. Complex and hot. Boozy finish.,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a hazy copper/brown with a small dirty white head and a bunch of lace spots. Aroma is is rich maltiness, caramel, smoke, dark dried fruits, raisins, plums, figs, and some port like characteristics. Flavour is rich maltiness, caramel, faint cocoa, earthy, herbal, medium-high bitterness, oak, faint alcohol and smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle at BrewDog Bristol on 23 Nov. Poured a clear amber, with a dense off white head. Aroma of raisins, figs, caramel and grain. More dried fruit in the flavour, with spice and burnt sugar. Finish was malt, toffee, herbal notes and molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3160) - FINLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours darker brown in color with a tan head. Bit of smoke, wood and butterscotch in aroma with a hefty load of fruityness backing it up. Bit on the sweeter side in taste with some notes of vanilla and smokyness too. Notes of honey and dark syrup later on, sweet maltyness too. Quite filling, with some vinous notes in the end.

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