overall
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92
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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: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
My idea of a strong ale was brewed with loads of malt, hops, jaggery and a touch of manuka smoke.
It was fermented with a clean ale yeast to let the ingredients speak for themselves without getting interrupted by too many esters.
After all that it was aged for 5 months on American oak, then refermented in the bottle.
Cheers Sren Eriksen Brewer
Hops - Pacific Jade, Chinook
Malt - Pale Ale, Munich, Special B
Yeast - US-05
Other - Manuka Smoke, Jaggery (raw sugar) and American Oak
IBU - 75
SRM - 15

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle @ home. Brown color with no head. Smells malty, roasty, some hop and barley wine. Smells alchohol, barley wine, roasty, dark malts, hops, almond, sweet, nice. Taste is the same.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (5836) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2015
Bottle @ home. Brown colour with no real head. Smells barley wine, roasty, dark malts, hops, almond, sweet, nice. Taste is the same as smell with a touch of alcohol. Very nice. Full body, soft carbo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gramoit (486) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2015
Big on everything, great with a hearty meal. Wood and smokey flavours take a nice back seat. Big malt

4.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sensei_toyota (2) - Hawaii, USA - JAN 12, 2015 does not count
A: barrel, wood, plum. M: silky, tons of barrel notes, butter, diacetyl, vanilla, booze and a hint of smoke thats definitely present O: very smooth, booze isnt very powerful considering, even when warm. I cant wait to see how this aged. Beautiful

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12633) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Sample at the Badge-Whore Bowl (OSU vs AL) tasting on 01/01/2015. Clear amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing. Aroma of smoked malt, hops and oak. Full-bodied with flavors of charred malt, dark fruit and oak. The finish is smoky with a fruity and malty aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (7656) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -Courtesy of hrabren, shared with him and others. Darker amber coloured, medium sized pale beige head, hint of wood in the nose. Sweet malty, caramel, alcohol and mild spicy with notes of wood and dried fruits. Mild peaty notes in the finish. Good brew but too expensive (14 small bottle).

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
maekchu (3764) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle. Strong overripe date nose....hmmm. Medium amber/orange color. Harsh ripe frit from the get go.... and not much else. Medium body. Well... not sure what went wrong with this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (12031) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2014
bottle. clear amber brown, smooth light brown head. seriously dark for an ipa style ale. aroma is malts, caramel, bitter hops, candi sugar. flavor is roasted malts, bitter hops, wood, licorice, smoked notes from the manuka. Pretty intesresting brew, does not resemble anything else ive tasted for a long while.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (5414) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 23, 2014
Huge thanks to Hrabren for sharing this with us! Poured an amber-red body with a tiny off white head. Yoghurty, slightly peaty, heavily malty creamy aroma. Taste... Caramel, vague peat, light bitterness, vague alcohol. Finishes on a medium bitter note. Tasty but not that thrilling.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - DEC 23, 2014
Birra intensa che colpisce subito con una nota affumicata e morbida che poi volge a una profonda esplosione di caramello, ammorbidito dalle note legnose e leggermente torbate e balsamiche dellinvecchiamento.


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