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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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6901) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2014
330ml bottle from Bierkompass

Pours dark reddish brown with a small head. Aroma of raisins, wood, caramel, toffee, oak and grassy hops. Taste is sweet, syrupy, caramely and woody with loads of toffee, fudge, oak and some notes of ripe fruits and grassy hops. Finish is sweet, malty and heavy with syrupy notes, ripe fruits, raisins and grassy hops. A bit stingy and unbalanced.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hirigalzkar (3065) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Notes of oak, vanilla, clove, butter and orange. Small notes of smoke. A bit edgeless for a 11abv beer. Surprisingly easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (6598) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Aroma is malts, slightly smokey and a mild perfumed note. The flavor is malts, grapefruit, tropical fruit, lime, hop resin and a mix of sour and alcohol in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Psytron (2147) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Smell of syrup. Dark bronze colour, cloudy. Beige head. Aroma of oak, cough mixture. Sweet, mildly bitter. Flat carbon, oily texture, heavy body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (2417) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
Beautiful Burgundy Body (hey thats an alliteration!) and a nice foamy head on top though Id surmise it would take some coaxing rather than coming out of the closet by itself. Aroma of lacquer and paint thinner, some hops, vague maltiness thats sadly not bolstered too well by this beers situation. Flavour is murky swampwater of hazelnut and hops with an alcoholic finish. Just uncomfortable, not refreshing, which is too bad. But drinkable, howmever.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9909) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 19, 2014
Bouteille 33cl de Geers, no BB. Cuivre, col fin blanc cass laissant un filament dor au verre. Arme offre ce bouquet typique de bois-chne sur un rtro-nasal de malt et un lger fum. Palais offre une belle profondeur malte avec une petite pointe de fum et rsiduel bois accentu par un malt lger de caramel, ple et toffee. Houblonn agrumes sur la fin laissant qcq pointes citronnes. Je note galement un lger sucr rappelant la canne sucre. Fini sec-bois avec un niveau alcool qui commence se faire ressentir.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (5205) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 4, 2014
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Dark ruby amber with pillowy beige head. oaky resinous aroma. full bodied, low carbonation, warming, resinous bitter hops, fairly sweet and heavy but enough bitterness to balance.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansalon (3484) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2014
Tasted at Copenhagen Beer Celebration, May 4th 2013. Aroma is plum, figs, dates, caramel, honey. Taste is caramel, muscovado sugar, butterscothc, figs, dates, honey.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (5829) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 22, 2014
Dark brown body and small head. Fermenting fruit, woody, Calvados, sweet malts, aged, herbal hops. Layered taste, powerful. Lots of sweet malts balanced by barrel aging. Wow, concentrated and delicious. Its freaking expensive but very good too. (33cl bottle from De Molen, brought by Bertanne)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (12543) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 22, 2014
from Erzbierschof - bright ruby brown beer with no foam left; chewy malty nutty aroma, estery and with notes of red fruits; full-bodied, sweet and pretty tart; very tasty and lively; a solid bitterness and pretty dry, long nutty and red fruity finish with notes of warming alcohol


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