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

bottling
unknown

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RATINGS: 239   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClubGonzo (5663) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep clear amber-hued nut brown body with a small off-white head. Nose is caramel, nougat, mocha, coffee, maple syryp and hints of brown bread, biscuits and hazelnuts. Quite lovely. Taste is caramel, burnt sugar, coffee, nougat, hazelnuts, grains, brown bread, biscuits and hints of maple syrup, herbs and pine. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. A lovely autumn beer concept, this brown ale with coffee. Almost weird that so few breweries seem to have come up with the idea, at least around these parts of the woods (Norway). Very tasty indeed, perhaps the best from 8 Wired so far for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (5643) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
29.11.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and roasted, mild espresso, roasted grain, lactose, dark malts, caramel, chocolate pudding, licorice, grass. Taste is slightly dry roasted, espresso, grass, roasted grain, burnt caramel, licorice, bitter chocolate, dark malts, hay, nuts, pine needles, hops, dark sugar. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5525) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
50 cl. Un liquide brun et sa mousse fondante. Un dbut de dentelle. Un nez de grains de caf colombien, de noisettes et de caramel croquant. Une impression terreuse et quelques houblons en feuilles. Un got coll aux armes. Du chocolat et du caf brun, des noix grilles et du caramel terreux. Une pointe dalcool qui apporte une certaine richesse. En bouche, la sensation dun corps de moyenne densit. Un ptillement qui tire vers le bas et une texture huileuse. Une finale de fves de caf torrfies qui procurent une amertume bien accroche.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5443) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2012
500ml bottle in a plastic cup. Pours brown with a lacy head. Aroma of caramel and chocolate malts, coffee, and some floral hops. Flavor the same with a good blend of coffee, floral hops, and malts. Average texture. A pretty good brown ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (5382) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Clear brown appearance with low carbonation and a small head. Chocolate like coffee flavour dominates but doesnt take over. Perhaps a novelty beer but still a superb one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (5272) - NORTHERN IRELAND - FEB 26, 2013
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Chestnut brown fruity coffee with grey brown head. Milk chocolate and some ashen notes. Pithy orange hops come first. Plum pudding and rich fruit coffee with increasing alcohol warmth down glass. Medium body with high residual sugar, low carbonation and slight burnt toast bitterness in finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5124) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
Thin, white head atop a deep caramel mahogany coloured body. Nose is toasty and coffee. Flavour is nicely malted... Good roastiness, Im liking the brown ale and coffee mix instead of stouts.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (5076) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A very dark brown beer with ruby red highlights and a rapidly disappearing tan head. It has rich floral and fruity coffee flavours, chocolate hints and a fruity and roasted finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (5073) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. Brewdog, Sheffield. Clear, chestnut brown. Minimal, beige head. Pear drops. Coffee. Chocolate. Caramel. As it warms, the pear drop thing lifts, and the caramel and coffee deepens. Taste is full on bitter. Both hoppy, and roast malt. Some coffee astringency on the palate. Stays smooth, and rich. Finishes long, pithy, roast coffee bitter. A grower. By the time Id finished this, I was loving it...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2013
Poured a deep reddish brown with a generous frothy head. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and soft malt. Medium to full body, flavour as per the aroma. some vanilla on the chocolate.


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