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

bottled
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RATINGS: 238   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (9665) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9652) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
50 cl bottle.
Pours dark brown color with a small head. Aroma of grass, nettle, some fruits, malts, caramel and some smoke and jalapeno. Flavor of creamy coffee, dark malts, mild fruits, chocolate, cocoa and mild caramel. A bit offensive aroma, but the taste is quite nice and smooth.
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9640) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 8, 2013
Tap at Hop Revolution 2013. Nose came across as just coffee, which I didnt dig so much. Nice malt flavor kicks in, though, with caramel and chocolate going with the coffee. Good body. Rich and malty. An interesting, somewhat different coffee beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9556) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2013
bomber. Brune, col moyen, beige, laissant un filament dor au verre. Arme prsente un agrable bouquet de caf, ce dernier contribue une note pice. Houblon nest aussi pas en reste et est un peu en retrait par rapport au ct caf. Le tout garde un malt tirant sur le biscuit. Palais caf au lait lger, pointe dpices venant du caf. Note de chocolat avec toujours cette fin de bouche offrant un palais lger dpice. Cela ne peut pas forcment plaire tout le monde du fait de ce ct pic rendu par le caf. Aspect sucre rsiduel sur la fin collant lgrement aux lvres. Amertume est moyenne avec ici aussi un mlange entre grill-torrfi, biscuit. Houblon contribue rehausser la palais avec une amertume fleuri-fruite assez dlicate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9552) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
On tap at The Trappist, Oakland. Pours very dark brown with an attractive clinging tan head and a coffee aroma. There is a hearty coffee and treacle flavor with a bit of anise and a dry finish. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9535) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Iced coffee dominates this strong ales entire profile with its roasty, biscuity and sweet-ish currents, culminating in a surprising show of resinous hop bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the dark brown.
-Light strawberry fruitiness appears in the middle.
-Earthy connotations are also tasted.
-Mouthfeel is relatively lean and bubbly.
-This is a fun drink, and a well-made one too, but coffee is simply too much for my tastes.

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8884) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle. Brown beer with a dark cream head. Big coffee and malt aroma. Big coffee and light malt flavor with light cocoa. Medium bodied. Coffee and light malt linger with light nuttiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2014
[6148-20140124] Bottle. Coffee grains aroma. Hazy, dark brown red body with a quick foamy off-white head. More coffee and grainy malt in the flavour with a long aftertaste. Medium body. Interesting. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (8581) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2014
8/IX/14 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a (2014-976)

Clear red purple brown beer, small beige to white head, unstable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of coffee, sweet, caramel, some vanilla, soft roastedness. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of coffee, pretty bitter, caramel, bit sweet, sugary, dark chocolate. Aftertaste: lots of coffee, mocha, caramel, little sourish, cocoa powder, bitter, hoppy, more coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8524) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2013
Dark brown coloured and clear. Has an off-white head, medium duration. An aroma with a mix of nice hops and roasted malts plus faint coffee. Flavor starts heavy sweet, more coffee and hops. Finish moderate to heavy bitter. Harmonic and creamy and dry.


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