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97
92
style
Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: American Strong Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
In my opinion, coffee rivals beer for the title of "greatest beverage in the world". I often say that I would rather give up beer than coffee. So it is only natural that we would attempt to make a beverage that incorporates both. If we were to succeed, surely this would then become the greatest beverage in the world? After years of research and trials in the garage, I have come up with what I think is the perfect marriage of coffee and beer: A hoppy double brown ale, that compliments both the roasty and fruity aspects of the coffee without putting up too much of a fight. The coffee was selected in collaboration with the Christchurch institution C4 Coffee and consists mainly of lightly roasted, delicate and floral, Ethiopian beans. Worlds are colliding and, in my humble opinion, greatness is achieved on the other side.

HOPS: Pacific Jade, NZ Cascade and Pacifica

MALT: Gladfield Pale, Crystal, Munich, Caramalt, Chocolate, Oats

YEAST: Wyeast 1272 - American Ale II

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3.6
Camons (12447) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle @ Home. Pours very dark brown with a fading tan head, some light lacings. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, nuts. Flavor is light sweet, malty, caramel, coffee, light roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, nutty, sweet dried fruit, little alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation, light sweet finish with light warming alcohol. 050316

3.4
nilsas (4114) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2016

Lukt: Frukter, drops, krydder og honning.
Utseende: Gyllen kastanje brun.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum.
Smak: Kaffe, krydder og honning.
Hvor: [email protected] kveld hos Bryne.
Medium: [email protected], [email protected]%, [email protected]

3.5
KeefOz (1838) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2016
BB 14 12 16. Poured a clear dark red-brown with a one-finger beige coloured dense foamy head that retained very well and laced well after each sip. Carbonation moderate to high with fine to medium bubbles. Aroma strongly of chicory and not much else. Taste of roasted coffee and sweet caramel with hints of brown sugar and dark fruit; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. Smooth with a creamy mouthfeel and subtle coffee on the long finish. Very good.

3.3
Koelschtrinker (20398) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 22, 2016
Malzig-herber Beginn, weiche Kaffeenoten. Karamell, eher geringe Würzigkeit, Die Kaffeenoten steigen ein wenig. Wässrig süß, dann trockener, insgesamt harmonisch. Gelungen! 10/10/11/11/11/11

4
AshtonMcCobb (6604) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle thanks to Stuu666. Appearance - dark brown with a nice fawn head. Nose - dark chocolate dominates coffee. Taste - creamy milk chocolate with just a hint of coffee. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry balanced finish. Overall - lovely beer.

4
nihtila (3636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle thanks to Stuu. Pours murky brown. Nose is toffee, coffee, milk chocolate. Tastes coffee, sweet caramel and toffee, fruits. Very good, has sth else than coffee as well.

3.5
Evilkniamhel (955) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
From bottle. Pours cloudy brown. Aromas of coffee, milk chocolate, resin. Taste is pleasantly sticky, sweet and full bodied.

3.8
Desverger (11431) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle [email protected] Wines, Edinburgh - dark brown pour with beige head. Toasty roasty malty aroma and taste, some coffee, caramel, chocolate, nutty, lovely velvet mouthfeel, great stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle at Comely Bankers II. Pours hazy dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Taste is rich, velvet, chocolate. Dry, roasted finish.

3.3
UXO (1896) - CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
Appearance: clear amber-brown with one finger of fluffy light beige head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: coffee, caramel, light vanilla, bready yeast, floral and peppery hops. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light tart. (7/10) Palate: medium body, lively to moderate carbonation, medium duration building bitter and light tart finish. (3/5) Again with the unexpected tartness in a coffee beer? I don’t know what they’re doing in New Zealand, but presumably it’s not an age issue, since they (Hallelujah! Finally!) put a BB date on the bottle. There is a small amount of hop profile present here, but it’s largely washed out by the coffee. Once again, I’m not all that thrilled with the coffee, though - it’s coming through as watered down and acrid, instead of smooth and rich (like e.g. Brunch Weasel). Somewhat surprisingly, it’s a bit better balanced than their coffee stout, but it’s still not what I would consider their best work. (13/20)


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