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Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: Smoked
Warkworth, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Now what is this? A smoked beer?? It really isn’t as crazy as it sounds. 250 years ago virtually all beers were smoked (it’s true, Google it!), but with the dawning of the industrial revolution most of the smoke lifted. However, in the German town of Bamberg the flame has quite literally been kept alive and to this day the town’s brewers produce world renowned beers brewed with their own special rauchmalz (beechwood smoked malt). We’ve taken our best porter recipe and added a good measure of that same Bamberg Rauchmalz. The smoke mingles beautifully with the rich, dark roasted chocolate flavours of the porter without being overpowering. Although it pairs extremely well with smoked seafood, barbeques, strong cheeses and hearty stews, its food friendliness isn’t limited to savouries; chocolate and caramel based deserts are great companions too! Trust us; it really isn’t as crazy as it sounds.

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3.9
Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
Nearly black. Thin head. Rich chewy aroma, taste is also rich, thick, chocolatey and with a toasty, woody finish.

3.8
Vells (1833) - Rīga, LATVIA - APR 13, 2013
Deep dark ruby with medium beige head. Lacing. Aroma.. mostly roasted malts and mild smoke, chocolate, bit weird hops not in bad meaning, licorice Bit sweetish with moderate bitter finish. Good stuff. I am not fan of smoked especially hardcore smoked, so this kinda mild smoked I really liked.

3.5
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
beautiful smokiness over perhaps a slightly disappointing porter - there are some nice coffees and such in there, but nothing particularly bold. with that being said, still a lovely beer.

3.5
DylansDad (639) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 25, 2013
Popping the cap off I got a whiff of smoke, honestly, it actually stung my eyes a bit. Pours opaque and dark but not jet black. Big latte head which keeps the aroma at bay. Swirl it and I get what I would consider very typical smells for dark beer like this: slight coffee, cocoa, toast a bit of sweet and now and then a hint of sour. Taste is of standing around a campfire or BBQ while drinking a porter. Nice enough, but not something I’d want to drink all the time as the smoke distracts from my two loves, malt and hops.

3.6
beerbill (3616) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
16.9 oz. bottle. Pours a very dark brown, just about black, with a freaking massive brown head that is frankly a pain in the ass since I can barely pour the beer into my glass without it overflowing. It’s difficult to get a read on the aroma with so much foam in the glass, but I am getting some mild smokiness along with some chocolate notes and some malt. The flavor is mild smoke with some roasted malt and just a bit of chocolate. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium-full bodied.

4.1
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
Bottle courtesy of gethinbeer - many thanks. Deep brown pour with a thick (huge actually) rocky brown head. The nose is loaded with beechwood smoke and a little bit of dry cocoa and toffee. The flavour has a surprisingly muted smoke character which lets more of the chocolate and dark caramel malt come to the fore. Dry malt flavour with a lovely soft roastiness and a lingering tingle of smoke and cocoa on the back. There is a little bit of toast and even a touch of coffee, but the yeast is surprisingly clean - lending an almost lager-like note to the beer. There is a very faint whiff of oxidation in here, but it’s slight and doesn’t really detract much from an otherwise delicious brew.

3.6
Beerdedone (3401) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a one finger tan head. Smoked wood aroma with subtle notes of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is sweet and smokey with chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, and vanilla with a medium to full bodied and had a semi dry finish.

3.8
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - FEB 28, 2013
Full flavoured satisfying drop. Range of tastes ranging from roasted marshmallows to wild game. Quite wonderful... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2013
Colabrun i färgen, offwhite skum. Doftar rostat, bränt, aska, rök, gräs, choklad och karamell. Smakar rostad malt, karamell, bränt gummi, rök, aska. Syrlig rökighet och rostad karamell i lite obalans.

4.8
Kikuzzo (143) - Bologna, ITALY - FEB 13, 2013
Con questa la categora "affumicate" aggiunge una nuova stella nel mio personalissimo firmamento. Eccellente! Unisce ciò che cerco in una porter con ciò che mi piace dell’affumica. Con un filo di corpo in più sarebbe perfetta a mio avviso...


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