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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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3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (12587) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlassBrass440 (321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 27, 2015
Pours a clear, rusty brown with no head. Aromas of caramel, oak, and forest floor. Flavours of caramel, oak and a hint of smoke. Surprisingly little alcohol until late in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 19, 2015
12oz bottle, poured into 16oz tulip glass

Aroma: sweet, almost bourbon-like, alcohol, toffee, maybe butterscotch, slight vanilla

Appearance: brown, cloudy, minimal tan head

Taste: medium sweet, slight bitterness on finish

Palate: medium to full body, average carbonation

Overall: Was taking a NZ friend on a tour of local store, he pointed out that this was from one of the NZ breweries and since I cant remember ever having a NZ beer before, I picked it up. Very boozy. Have no idea how old the bottle is, could have sat on the shelf for a year or more. Interesting brown color with loads of barrel/oak flavors. Big aroma and taste of alcohol. Very smooth, no harsh bite, but a big ABV. A very nice high ABV, oak barrel aged beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (3478) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle. Wine with some smoked, a lot of other shades (malts, fruits, oak, pepper etc.), very impressive ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonblaine (576) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours reddish Brown, cloudy. Aroma of chocolate, cherry. Taste is rum, chocolate, dark cherry, hoppy. Not my style, but good for what it is.??

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (10400) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (4387) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
Draught. Hazy copper liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, wood, raw sugar, raisins, caramel, biscuit, smoke, dried fruit and toffee. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of raisins, vanilla, smoke and toffee. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (16563) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
Tap @ CBC. Hazy dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dark fruits, yeast, toasted, toffee and oak. Flavour is malt, caramel, medium sweet, toasted, toffee, oak, hop and medium bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Clear amber - offwhite head. Caramel, hay, straw, sweetness, knkbrd, grassy, nice bitterness, nutty, citrus, fresh citrus hoppy, ok bitterness - dry bitter finish. A bit boozy.


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