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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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3.6
SinH4 (4714) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. Darkest brown color with thin but stable beige head. Aroma is smoked, chalk, ash. Taste is smoked, ham, umami, a bit metallic, chocolate. Medium carbonation. Nice, but there’s better Smoked Porters.

3.8
MelvinKalksma (1516) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2017

Aroma:
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, dark fruit, liquorice, chocolate, roasted malts and smoke.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a slight/medium beige head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, dark fruit, liquorice and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and smoke.

Overall:
This beer is rather intense, complex and balanced. The smoke is really dominant at first in both the aroma and flavour. Once this settles downs however, the aroma lacks intensity. Great flavour and palate and an amazing appearance though.

3.5
jjsint (3007) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle from the Blue Moon, Cambridge. Dark brown and impenetrable with a khaki head. Chocolate fudge sundae with notes of milky coffee. Getting surprisingly little smoke but there is some nice hoppy floral scent. The milky sweetness is interwoven with a sharp bittering hop. There is sweet campfire smoke in the background and the finish is strongly smoky. Very well carbonated. Yum.

3.3
User369532 (907) - - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle. Dark chestnut color, clear liquid, tan head. Light average porter with light touch of smoke. Nothing special, but easily drinkable.

3.4
drjoeng (1230) - SINGAPORE - JAN 1, 2017
6.2%ABV. Smoked ale. Tapped out black-brown. 38ºSRM. Nose has rich smoked grain aroma, smells like barley boiling over a wood fire. Predictable aromas of chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is beery and full bodied. Palate of black bread, wheat toast. There is also a sour fruitiness in the middle of the palate. Light charcoal and burnt straw. Finish is burnt straw with some light beery sweetness.

3.6
MrTipple (4803) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2016
Bacon, savoury, smoked meats, dark, toasted malts, chocolate. Clear, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light bitter. Only little smoked flavours continue, more dark, toasted malts, dark roast coffee, cacao, chocolate in the finish. Nice Smoked, well-balanced, great palate. Bottle from HonestBrew, Crystal Palace.

3.6
Theydon_Bois (19200) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2016
Keg at BD So Ho Ho, 23/12/16. Black with a decent khaki head. Nose is smoked malt, dark chocolate, spice, grains, light metallic nip, fruit loaf. Taste comprises smoked malts, smoked meats, liquorice, spice, charr, toffee melt. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a mellow smoky linger. Solid well balanced Rausch.

3.6
Mjp12 (1807) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2016
On keg, big smoke aroma , giving way to a deep porter flavour, with bags of character for its abv

3
Rumbero (84) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Disclosure: from the "cellar" 2011. Aroma is smoked malts, dark fruits, toffee and only sign of aging is a vinousy note. It pours a deep dark brown with absolutely no head. it shows opaque against the light. body is medium to light, and its texture is creamy. sadly carbonation is minimal to none... no astringency to speak of. ignoring the flat feel, the taste is very decent. the smoked malts are there, slightly muted, the caramel, the toffee, hints of dark fruits and there is a spike of hop bitterness right in the middle that is very pleasant. finishes dry until some time after there is another spike of bitterness. - wish it hadn’t lost its carbonation. other than that and the aroma mentioned above no other signs of negative aging were present. will have to pull out another to see...

3.8
simontomlinson (336) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2016
Creamy beige head left a good cover on a near black still body - Looks great. Dark fruits, plum & slightly smoky but not overpowering. Smooth to fore, reasonably full mouth feel & prickly on them back - slightly cloying. Plum, berries, brown sugar, malts & a bitter tang on the back. This has a general smokiness to it but nothing overwhelming


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