ComradeK (1060) - The Vale of Dundas, - DEC 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy burnished copper colour, with a large light beige head, which lasts very well, and leaves reasonable lacing. The aroma blends potent resin hops with some fruity berry notes and some nutty, roasty malt notes. Strong pine resin up front softens into a delightful slightly sweet berry flavour. This is followed by a firm backbone of dark nutty malt, with some toast notes. The finish mixes pine hops with mild berry fruit. This is a very lovely beer. It is complex and interesting, with a nice mix of flavours, yet still very drinkable. I’m really enjoying 8 Wired’s beers, and this is the best of those I have sampled.
Garrold (2152) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hop Hideout, Sheffield. Clear, dark amber. Messy, thin, sticky, lasting, off white head. Lovely, ginger spice, brûléed grapefruit hop. Tastes chewy sweet. Spicy dry. Fruity, zesty bitter. Smooth, full, creamy, lightly chewy palate. Finishes long, clean, oily, spicy bitter. Really tasty. Really easy drinking. Delightful.
anstei (153) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Color description unavailable. Big foamy head could be a result of the high temperature. Nose reminds me of autumn. Beautiful taste! I like. (Yup, that’s probably my most unhelpful rating ever.)
VT (1708) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle shared with the boys.Pours a clear ruby reddish deep amber with a short lived beige head. Aroma is fruits, citrus, caramel. Flavor is loads of caramel and red berries. Finish is herbal, some earthy notes. Lingering fruit and conifer sap, as well as some resin. Medium body, weak to average carbonation.
czar (5016) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared by albatross, thanks mate! pours hazy dark golden, almost light brown, with a reviving light beige cap, leaving creamy lacing. sweetish spicy caramel maltiness, spicy cakeyness, toasted nuts, pine and its resin, mint, pepper. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily, almost balanced - slightly harsh - spicy-resinous finish. nicely executed.
Sjoerdve (98) - - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, half litre. Great smell and combination. The hop's are greatly combined. The new Zealanders are great at the hoppy beers. Would recommend
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mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6125-20140117] Bottle. Hearty toasted orange peel aroma. Hazy, dark orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter toasted orange peel flavour. Medium-full body is quite bitter. Tasty. (7/3+/8/4/16) 3.8
Overheard: "I didn’t get the hometown bounce."
andrepintado (1732) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle from cerveteca Lisboa. Color is brown red. Head is thin and persistent. High bitterness, some sweetness. Medium body. Slightly oily. Aroma is hoppy, herby, coffee, bubblegummy.
esp0r (2167) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Dark amber, big creamy light tanned head. Smell of ripe fruits, dark malts, dark fruits, hint of spices, pine and resins. Medium sweet, fruity, more ripe fruits and dark malts blended nice together with woody and piny hops. Heavy bitter finish, alot of resins. This beer has a solid malt base with rich fruity flavors which works well with the hop bill. Excellent stuff
SinH4 (553) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful clear ruby color with medium head. Tropical fruits, mango, but also ananas and pines. Good caramely malt backbone. Taste is a great balance between hops and caramel, finish is dry and bitter. Smooth carbonation. I personally like red ales, and this one is a great mixed style! 8wired continues to amaze me.
GuideDogSaint (652) - Xiamen, CHINA - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle at a tasting at Tap 66, Xiamen. Pours red brown with a white head. Aroma of pine and sticky toffee. Sweet finish with a little bitterness.