8 Wired Batch 2.18 Oak Aged Imperial Stout

Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Oak aged imperial stout fermented in open oak vats with dates, jaggery and vanilla beans. The most regal of stouts. Brewed to commemorate the 18th batch of our new brewery in Warkworth, New Zealand.

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kraddel (9141) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2017
Thnx to the antwerp Untappd crew ! Pours black, small to nearly no head. Smell is bit peated almost. Oak, booze. Roasted malts. Taste is heavy roasted, to a nearly peated aspect ( I dont think of actual peat after having tasted the beer ) . Nice thick, roasty ending. More boozy aspects.

drjoeng (1418) - SINGAPORE - AUG 9, 2017
11%ABV. Imperial stout.

Poured Out black.

Nose has dark stone fruit, dates, honey, treacle.

Mouthfeel is juicy. Palate has roasty sweet flavors. Toasted barley, honeyed dates, Woody bitter.

Overall, i love this one so very much because of the velvety smooth palate and mouthfeel, as opposed to another 8 wired favorite, which is the Bumaye which had a much more aggressive palate. This was hardly boozy and came off more like a good cafe au lait or sweet coffee.

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AdmiralVernon (1200) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2017
A: Deep dark brown coloured with a thin brown head N: Chocolate, light coffee, hint of ash and dried fruits T: Bitter chocolate, sweet molasses, burnt wood, tar O: Very sweet, but nice balance with some bitterness. Its nice.

vanvenlo (1913) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2017
Slowbeer bottle(2-Apr-17)Sweet spirit choc herbal aroma. Oil black,ok head and suds lace. Sweet choc herbal flavour. Bitter herbal plum choc finish and plum choc aftertaste.

zimbo (974) - SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2017
A looker, this heavyish RIS has good rich sap dark chocolate, earth, prune, liquorice, some peripheral root beer &molassess. Some hard carb to start but in time in glass this largely passes. Real individuality and will likely only get better with some cellaring.

Bule (2274) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2017
500ml bottle pours a black color with a bit of brown head. Rich burnt malt flavors and some dank hops to go.

caesar (7332) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle shared by Benzai, 25 cl sample. Dark brown color, medium frothy head. Aroma of spicy licorice, fruity dates and sugary malt. Didnt get any vanilla though. Soft sweetness in taste, spicy and lots of roasty licorice. Decent, but not my favorite flavors in a RIS.

Benzai (16751) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2017
Bottle shared with Caesar. Opaque pitch black color, small brown head. Aroma and flavor both have malts, dates, roast, licquorice, oak, light roast and a hint of smoked malts in the background. Don’t get the vanilla. Malt bitter finish. Medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation. Nice.

bmeup (681) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2017
Xmas 2016. BMEUP Cellar. Dark brown/black, thin tan head. Roast malt, oak, sweet dark fruit, chocolate, nuts and vanilla. Flavours of sweet dark chocolate, mild coffee, vanilla, dark fruits, raisins and woody oak smoke. Still enough bitterness to balance that sweetness. Complex beer, nice find in the cellar.

MrTipple (6570) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Dark, rich chocolate, sweet, dark fruits, prunes, dates, figs, wood barrel ageing. Hazy, very, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Medium to heavy sweet. More dark chocolate, oak, dark, sweet, toasted malts, intensely sweet, dark grains, soft carbonation, full bodied, rich chocolate in the finish. Beautiful Imperial Stout, rich, sweet dark malts, nice battle ageing. Bottle from HonestBrew, Crystal Palace.

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