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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: 166   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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
myrda (110) - - JUL 27, 2014
Rousse fonce. Les odeurs ne sont pas facilement discernables, mais le chne ressort dfinitivement accompagn de malt et de vanille et de sirop drable. En bouche, pleines de saveurs sans tre trop lourde, se prcipite lun a la suite de lautre : noix caramlis, bacon fume au sirop drable, finale feu de camp.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2072) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle from K&G. Aromas of caramel, smoke. Taste is sweet, with bitter and sour notes, and long length.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (3104) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 Hazy yellow amber colour. Medium carbonation. Very complex beer with notes of smoke, honey, spices and bitter hops. Very drinkable and well balanced.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a hazy copper/brown with a small dirty white head and a bunch of lace spots. Aroma is is rich maltiness, caramel, smoke, dark dried fruits, raisins, plums, figs, and some port like characteristics. Flavour is rich maltiness, caramel, faint cocoa, earthy, herbal, medium-high bitterness, oak, faint alcohol and smoke.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerplace (1228) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2013
Tasted alongside my learned friend Cantabrian. There is a gorgeous roseat ruby colour and a white head that gains a thoroughly unusual full set of appearance marks from me. The aroma is almost medicinal with stewed rhubarb, cherryvite, red licorice, mahogany and rosewood. The aroma is complex, intriguing and inviting. Its body is thick and oily with sweetness and astringent bitternesss that adds to the growing sense of well-being and satisfaction. The finish is lengthy with berry loveliness. Just wow. A beautiful beer and one to add to the long list of 8 Wired beers to cellar.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
inceptioj (54) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2013
Ive been having so many good beers recently, can hardly remember the last time I was disappointed. I feel kinda guilty somehow. This is another exceptional offering from my long time favorite 8 Wired. Pours a beautiful deep reddish amber. My nose is a tad stuffy and the glassware isnt quite right so having a bit of difficulty picking up subtleties in the aroma. Stone fruit and smoke is all Im getting. The taste is obviously incredibly complex with a punch of smoke up front, molasses, some marmite, and a beautiful fruity finish. Its a nice marrying of flavors and the silky buttery palate makes everything even more delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver
Cloudy dark ambr color with creamy head. Strong aroma of caramel with interesting notes of wood, vanilla, smoke. Full bodied; strong malt flavor, with accent of dark caramel, nuts, smoke and some vanilla; moderately sweet, correctly bitter, with a light acidity, medium astringency in the final and clear alcohol warmth; there is plenty of resiny hops.
Rich; not as complex as a Baladin X Fum, but powerful, balanced, well brewed.

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

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
erickok (5689) - 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)


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