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


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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (27068) - Frederiksberg, - MAY 11, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Hazy orange-red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, spices and hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoponmate (307) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 4, 2017
330 ml bottle. A thick and very complex beer. The nose is the only thing that lets it down. Smells a lot like a barley wine. Thick sweet caramel flavors. Continues into a very sweet vanilla taste. The rest is a woody smokiness to finish with a great strong almost sulatan sweet finish. A complex and strong ale that challenges what beer can be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (10313) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle, Brewdog Leicester. Dark brown with a thin off white head. Nutty dark toffee. Dusty, gritty cocoa. Spicy. Vanilla. Umani meatiness. Marzipan alcohol. Raisins with nutty, woody notes. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Korcz (2409) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 1, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Dym z ogniska, wędzone śliwki i morele, dąb, wanilia, kandyzowane owoce, toffi i fura chmielu. Piękne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skarecrow (550) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 26, 2016
330ml bottle Aroma is Christmas cake with caramel, spice and hint of oak. Poured hazy brown with slight head. The taste is all about the alcohol. The initial bitterness is followed by the smooth alcoholic finish and cloying sweetness with a hint of smoky oak barrel. Reminded me of drinking port - one to enjoy after dinner with the cheese board.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (1041) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy red-orange with a thin, off-white head that leaves spotty lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit, brown sugar, spice and oak. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, brown sugar, spice, oak, booze and a hint of smoke with a dry, bitter, hop resin finish. Medium to full body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Very nice, has some complexity to it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerplace (1342) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2016
330ml bottle bought at Value On, tasted at Jameys. Aroma is jaggery, caramel, oak, vanilla, candied fruits, some saddle notes. Taste is toffee, hoppy bitter, vanilla, caramel, smokey notes. Barrels, toffee, hoppy, roasted malt, slightly buttery aftertatse. Perfect!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hrabren (1131) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 23, 2016
Bought this at Svijet piva (World of Beer) in Zagreb for 100 hrk (13.30 ) for a 0.33 l bottle. Shared with Marko and Oggy. Clear dark brownish-amber, strange off-white head. Not really smoky, to much caramel, very aromatic. Very sweet, raisins, dry plums. Alcohol not at all hidden. Why is this so expensive?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (8543) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 17, 2016
Dark amber coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, lasting. Aroma with notes of caramel and grains, harmonic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (6273) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2016
nice malty sweet aroma,golden, clear,off white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice light alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (13744) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle. Frothy White fair mostly demenishing head, Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter caramellic finish. Creamy palate.

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