myrda (107) - - JUL 27, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rousse foncée. Les odeurs ne sont pas facilement discernables, mais le chêne ressort définitivement accompagné de malt et de vanille et de sirop d’érable. En bouche, pleines de saveurs sans être trop lourde, se précipite l’un a la suite de l’autre : noix caramélisé, bacon fumée au sirop d’érable, finale feu de camp.
davidm (2046) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from K&G. Aromas of caramel, smoke. Taste is sweet, with bitter and sour notes, and long length.
JefVerstraete (2683) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 Hazy yellow amber colour. Medium carbonation. Very complex beer with notes of smoke, honey, spices and bitter hops. Very drinkable and well balanced.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted alongside my learned friend Cantabrian. There is a gorgeous roseat ruby colour and a white head that gains a thoroughly unusual full set of appearance marks from me. The aroma is almost medicinal with stewed rhubarb, cherryvite, red licorice, mahogany and rosewood. The aroma is complex, intriguing and inviting. Its body is thick and oily with sweetness and astringent bitternesss that adds to the growing sense of well-being and satisfaction. The finish is lengthy with berry loveliness.
Just wow. A beautiful beer and one to add to the long list of 8 Wired beers to cellar.
inceptioj (54) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’ve been having so many good beers recently, can hardly remember the last time I was disappointed. I feel kinda guilty somehow. This is another exceptional offering from my long time favorite 8 Wired. Pours a beautiful deep reddish amber. My nose is a tad stuffy and the glassware isn’t quite right so having a bit of difficulty picking up subtleties in the aroma. Stone fruit and smoke is all I’m getting. The taste is obviously incredibly complex with a punch of smoke up front, molasses, some marmite, and a beautiful fruity finish. It’s a nice marrying of flavors and the silky buttery palate makes everything even more delicious.
fiulijn (18057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver
Cloudy dark ambr color with creamy head. Strong aroma of caramel with interesting notes of wood, vanilla, smoke. Full bodied; strong malt flavor, with accent of dark caramel, nuts, smoke and some vanilla; moderately sweet, correctly bitter, with a light acidity, medium astringency in the final and clear alcohol warmth; there is plenty of resiny hops.
Rich; not as complex as a Baladin X Fumé, but powerful, balanced, well brewed.
sensei_toyota (2) - Hawaii, USA - JAN 12, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A: barrel, wood, plum. M: silky, tons of barrel notes, butter, diacetyl, vanilla, booze and a hint of smoke that’s definitely present O: very smooth, booze isn’t very powerful considering, even when warm. I can’t wait to see how this aged. Beautiful
erickok (5032) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown body and small head. Fermenting fruit, woody, Calvados, sweet malts, aged, herbal hops. Layered taste, powerful. Lots of sweet malts balanced by barrel aging. Wow, concentrated and delicious. It’s freaking expensive but very good too. (33cl bottle from De Molen, brought by Bertanne)
elbernays (1135) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle at home from drinkstore. Pours brown with white head. Looks lovely with nice lacing. This is like a rummy liquor. Big toffee caramel butterscotch, vanilla nose. Smooth creamy toffee, cherry, wood, coffee, lightly smoked flavour. The body is immense and mouthfeel is luxurious. Fantastic.