overall
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92
style
Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: American Strong Ale
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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unknown

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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (10388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle at Craigs. Pours clear brown, no head. Didnt know what to expect from this, so the smoke was a surprise! Nice woody aromas too. Stone fruit in the background. Taste brings it all together very nicely, with some vanilla and sherry. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (10059) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2014
33 cl bottle
Dark mahogany color, small head. Sweet smoky taste, caramel malts and faint hops, sweet ripe fruits and sugar also. Sweet caramel flavor with oak, toffee, some ripe fruits with brown sugar and mild booze at the end. Very sweet sticky palate, mild alcohol burn. A slow sipper. Very nice.
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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (2490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
Rating #978 - February 14, 2014 - $11.79 CAD for a 330ml bottle 11%. Did not do my beer geek homework on this. Thought I was in for a really awesome DIPA. Pour did little to dissuade. Bubbly boozy amber pour with a decent white head. Aroma is citrusy hops and charred wood chips. Palate gathers most of this up, lots of toffee malt, citrus, pine, and a decent amount of wood smoke. An unexpected delight.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1675) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
330ml bottle, pours deep red, amber, dark brown, with a small head and a hazy translucent body. Aroma has caramel & toffee malt, shortbread, hints of citrus, dark fruit, blueberrry, the oak aging comes throgh nicely adding richness to the palate, which is thick and creamy. Almost barley wine like, but very drinkable for 11& abv. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (9109) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown/mahogany beer with a tan head. Rich malt and grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and toffee flavor with caramel. Medium-plus bodied. Grapefruit and toffee linger with caramel and light pine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle @ home. Aroma is big malty caramel, huge oak, vanilla and more. Flavour is quite sweet with loads of caramel, mocca, vanilla, some alcohol, light bitterness of mocca in the finish. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2771) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
Wow..kind of shocked me as I was pouring. Thick and muddy. Reddish brown colour. Aromas oak, smoke, and vanilla. No booze present. Flavours are barrel, a bit of smoke but a great balance between malts and hop. A big beer to be sure. And a tasty one. Thanks Dresden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (1574) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 17, 2015
Just saw that cards rated this and then bodices I didnt have a rating for it, despite having it multiple times. Cmon. This is a dumb rating but I really enjoyed this

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (3530) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2015
The ingredients used were noticeable and were as in the deScription, but this bottle seemed almost flat and that greatly changed the whole picture and not for the better. Pity. What was there was pretty good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmacklin (1093) - 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.


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