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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Now what is this? A smoked beer?? It really isnt as crazy as it sounds. 250 years ago virtually all beers were smoked (its 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 towns brewers produce world renowned beers brewed with their own special rauchmalz (beechwood smoked malt). Weve 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 isnt limited to savouries; chocolate and caramel based deserts are great companions too! Trust us; it really isnt as crazy as it sounds.

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3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beerenberger (1602) - Fischer, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Smooth smoke fragrance combined with roasted malt. Pours an oqaque brown with a giant tan head and nice lacing. Taste of smoke, roasted malt, and a hint of mincemeat. Medium-full body with initially overpowering carbonation which over time becomes more subtle. Overall, a good smoked porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2012
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is salt, liquorice, subtle smoke, and roasted malt. Flavour is roasted malt, liquorice, and a little smoke.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
Drinking a bottle of NZ beer after the ABs beat Wales in Cardiff. The beer is a deep mahogany to black colour. But not all black, and not as black as my heart at present. Tan head with lace clinging to the sides of the glass. Like Wales clinging on to wave after wave of the black silk shirts of NZ. Delicious texture. Smooth milkshake goodness, chocolate malt and coffee beans. Gorgeous smoked flavour with a silky finish, just like the ABs second try. This beer is good, very good, yet more dignified. No cheap shots with this beer. Unlike the ABs this beer is classy all around. Great stuff. Iechyd da!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (6192) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Pours nearly black with foamy, dark tan head. Scent is very nice smoked elements...ham/bacon/campfire... Taste is smoky, roast chocolate and coffee. Nice carbonation sting. A perfect amount of smoke and well-balanced bitterness. A great smoked porter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1625) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2012
Pours very dark brown with a very high tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and smoke. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and alcohol. A bit too harsh carbonation, but otherwise great.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Aggressive, towering, fizzy head of tan foam over a charcoal body with sweet, smoky aromas not too far off a glass of Islay single-malt scotch. An oak and hickory forest fire in a glass. Tons of smooth smoke flavor, lots of charred notes balanced well and accompanied by toasted cocoa and coffee. Finishes slightly ashen and chalky. Good entry into the world of smoked beer, but they need to tone down the carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours a a dark brown/black with a nice fluffy tan head. A phenomenal lace that?s there to stay. Smell is of roast malt and chocolate followed by the apparent delicious smoke aroma. Flavour has a light bitterness, nice amount of smoke flavour(Not too much) notes of chocolate malt.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 9, 2012
Pours a dark black with a big frothy brown head that leaves nice lace. Smell is campfire smoke and dark cocoa. Taste is a smokey chocolate/coffee flavor and a nice smooth bitterness on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (3326) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 7, 2012
Dark brown colour with chocolate milk head. Vibrant smoky malt aroma, sweet fruit, strawberries. Taste of nice sweet malts, chocolate, coffee. Excellent beverage.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2012
The beer in the glass is dark brown with a creamy high crown. It smells malty and roasty, with lots of smoke and some chocolate. Starts very coffee-roasty and chocolatey, with a lot of ham flavor. The middle part is also dominant smoky, again with a lot of coffee and chocolate, paired with subtle aroma hops. Goes into a very smoky finish with coffee, chocolate and some roasted malts!


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