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

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RATINGS: 237   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
Benzai (16918) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2012
Sampled from 50cl bottle thanks to Joes. Very dark brown to dark red color with a deep dark red color, medium sized beige head that diminishes fairly quickly. Smell malts, dark malts some roastyness and a lot of coffee. Taste malts, a tremendous amount coffee and roastyness, slightly cocoa, some earth and bitter. A bit too much coffee for me though it has quite a nice balance. Medium body and carbonation.

3.8
Dedollewaitor (16543) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle @ The 4th Annual Fastelavns-Smagning Ulfborg, 2013. Pours dark ruby amber with a small white head. Lots of coffee and mocha. Roasted. Chewy caramel and a hoppy bite. Tasty.

3.7
Scopey (16248) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2013
Keg at Cask P&K. It pours very dark brown with a tiny beige head. The nose is roasted malt, coffee, dark fruit, caramel and a touch of varnish. The taste is coffee, toast, roasted malt, caramel, touch of chocolate and citrus pith with a bitter, roasty finish. Medium body, average carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Drinks below abv. Smooth and tasty.

3.8
bhensonb (15965) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours darkly ruddy with a slight beige head. Light coffee aroma with some complex hop. Med body or better. Flavor is moderate coffee, hops mostly from under the Southern Cross, and some mild darkish malt. Not exactly dry; lightly bitter. Flavors are complex, and arguably subtle. Not sure how to view this, so benefit of the doubt. Good drink. I mean it tastes nice, but what am I supposed to think about it? BoD!

4.1
Ratman197 (15616) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2013
500 ml bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of coffee, carmel and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of coffee, earthiness and light carmel with a smooth dry lingering coffee finish.

4
gunnfryd (15486) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
Bottle. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is coffee, alcohol, caramel,hop. Flavour is coffee, alcohol, caramel, hop, chocolate. full body. Very nice beer.

3.9
Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours brown, huge coffe nose, sweet fruity roasty coffee taste.

3.6
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle at MikkellerBAR. Clear dark brown - white head. Nice fresh coffee. Lovely fresh coffee aroma. Ok bitterness. Hazel nuts. Fruity. Smooth malty. Dry bitterness. Nice carbonation.

3.5
Tmoney99 (15118) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle. Poured a cloudy dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet malt, coffee and hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Solid toasted sweet coffee flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good complex brew.

3.2
kermis (14955) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2012
Draft at Craft Beer Company, Clerkenwell. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is intense stale coffee, dark chocolate and big roasted malts. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.


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