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


on tap

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RATINGS: 653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   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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BeardedAvenger (1274) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2017
Keg at Rake, Borough. Low key creamy choc. Initially sweet before more bitter coffee and berries comeThick. Creamy. Flat carb. Slightly astringent. Good!

margus7 (64) - ESTONIA - AUG 25, 2017
Almost perfect black and creamy liquid with nice aroma and taste. Worth to import from so far!

ANZUShophunter (654) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2017
From 2016 bottle in porter glass. Pours black with thin tan head and mocha/choc aroma. Rich and quite tasty with chocolate malt again at the fore. Smoother finish than many other i-stouts

mariuspoenari (3179) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2017
Pitch black pour, tar-like, with a tall tan head that is slow to rise to the surface - looks promising! Notes of roasted malts, ash, smoke, dark roasted coffee beans, cocoa nibs, dark chocolate, dark, bitter cherries, soft caramel. Smooth texture, full, oily body, roasty and bitter finish. An amazing imperial stout, really nicely crafted.

AleRider78 (1502) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2017
Pours a freakin’ huge frothy, milky like head and leaves pretty thick lacing. Has a dark brown appearance, almost pitch black. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and nutty malts. Flavours are quite rich and varied with dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and some notes of toast and nutty malts. Fairly smooth and creamy mouthfeel. For a 10%abv beer, it’s really very well hidden, quite deceiving. Goes down way too easy. This one is pretty amazing and well balanced. Love it!

rami_pl (4793) - 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 (1827) - 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 (731) - 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 (713) - 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.

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