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


on tap

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RATINGS: 636   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Beware, this is a BIG beer. Brimming with luscious roasted coffee and chocolate malt flavours which are balanced by a brisk bitterness and bold freshness from the hops. If you’re feeling politically incorrect try it with your favourite cigar, or a dram of your best single malt whisky. Or, if your tooth is sweeter, why not jump in at the deep end with the most decadent dessert of all; half a bottle in a glass with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream on top (beer geeks like us know it as the Imperial Stout Float). Or simply enjoy it on its own as a decadent dessert or night cap - the perfect winter warmer! If you don’t already know the history of Russian Imperial Stouts please check it out on the internet, it’s a good story. But remember, although based on that century-old classic style, this beer is a very modern interpretation, like all our beers!

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rami_pl (4205) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 4, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking an iStout by 8 Wired Brewing Co. at Muzeum Azji i Pacyfiku Zadkakujaco lekkie jak na abv. Ale tez nie jakos intensywne. Alko schowane, polwytrawne. Zbozowe, palone, dobre, z plusem gwizdki

MelvinKalksma (1684) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2017
Aroma: 8
Medium/heavy aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and hops.

Appearance: 5
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium brown/dark brown head.

Taste/Palate: 9/5
Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, dark fruit and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts, coffee and hops.

Overall: 18
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Lovely to see so many North Zealand hops in an Imperial Stout. Very roasted at the same time, creating a lovely coffee at the end. Perfect appearance and palate as well and a great aroma.

scanovajr (753) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JUL 30, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2017 Dark and roasted. Very solid stout. Nice texture. Well rounded. Caramel and burnt sugar

bcurious (11) - - JUL 28, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2017 Beautifully balanced, straight-ahead imperial stout. Huge but not at all bittter.

mrjez (660) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle from BeerMa. It’s been years, never rated. Jet black pour with a low tan head that creates good lacing. Dark roast aroma with plenty of chocolate, a dash of coffee and dark fruit. Very nice rich flavour, bitter dark chocolate with a surprising amount of dark berries, some soy, but so much rich bitter choc. Smooth feel that is quite hopped up in the backend. As good as I’d remembered it. Happy for the smaller more affordable bottle size.

colui72 (1085) - HONG KONG - JUN 24, 2017
Pours pitch black, medium tan head, excellent lacing. Aroma is toasted malts, smoke and chocolate. Taste gets the same idea, with the dark malts, chocolate, vanilla, prunes, notes of coffee. Moderate bitter, full body, slick feel, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish. Perfect example of a typical Russian ImpS, perfect taste and mouthfeel, great sipper!

itakeyourdrugs (3) - - JUN 19, 2017 does not count
No desire to write a review. This app now requires it. It didn't used to. I use this app for my benefit, not yours. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

gafferpom (44) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2017
Smells like your fave choc ice cream from that dodgy bloke who had those puppies - never tell dad remember! Tastes like dark chocolate with roasted coffee beans crushed in your partners hands as she contemplates why she's still with you. Looks like that time you drank too much Guinness, around the toilet bowl. BUT!! This is a SUPERIOR IMPS so get it in ya! Don't worry what other people say - "ooh, I get Wild West cowboy leather" �� - TRY IT YOURSELF! Yeeeeeha!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

dnstone (3485) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Pours an intensely black color with dark tan head that coats the glass and lingers. Big roasty chocolatey aroma. Super thick intensely chocolatey roasty, almost smokey...just rich and lingering. Small pour are perfect, a nice winter sipper. Notes: on tap at Mikkeller Bar LA

dorain (515) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
Aus der Flasche gekauft 2012-04 getrunken 2016-11. Ja das ist ein feines Stout. Ein recht leichtes, aber lecker mit schöne Kaffeenote. Schön süffig.

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