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

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RATINGS: 420   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
hop_zombie (4) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 12, 2017 does not count
500ml bottle at restaurant. Black aroma with strong chocolate smell. Smoked flavour with mild bittness. Finish with coffee taste. A really good beer to try.

3.7
ALIBALI (2613) - Kiel, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2017
Schinken&Malz;, Gott erhalts. Extrem verraucht und mit süffigen Gesamtkonzept. Solider Smoker :)... Probuierschluck for free. BREWDOG BERLIN: Fass.

3.5
Skarecrow (979) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 25, 2017
500ml bottle from Trusts Liquor.
Black/dark brown aroma with sudsy tan head.
Aroma is that same artificial Elastoplast/plastic smoked character.
Also chocolate malt behind it.
Mild bitterness with more chocolate malt and smooth finish.
Good.

4.2
imkebe (14) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Very brown with rubin lights. Foam nice delicate.
Aroma: Sweet, roasted, raisins, wooden smoke. hoppy
Taste: Smokey, wooden in aftertaste also, litte sour. Little biterness 3,5/10. tannin, beacon, ashy. Nice mouthfeel, dry. No defects.
Very saison beer. Good for seafood.

3.8
teddybeer (4173) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 21, 2017
Very dark brown color, almost black with a light tan head, good retention and nice lacework. Aroma is roasty with light smoky notes. In the mouth the smokiness has more presence, good maltiness, roasted notes as well with chocolate hints. Roasty final with dry mouthfeel.

3.8
CraftBeerNick (2880) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2017
Tap at DeWildeman, 16th February 16. Pours black, nice head, looks good. Aroma is cocoa, smoke, slight peat. Taste is smooth, milk and dark chocolate, smoke, slight peat, satisfying stuff.

3.6
evergreen0199 (3504) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush, London. A black coloured pour with a medium beige head on top. Aroma of smoke, malt and chocolate. Tastes rather similar, smoky, malty, chocolate, some dark fruit lurking too. Nice smoked number from 8 Wired.

3.6
SinH4 (6396) - 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 (1767) - 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 (3522) - Leicester, Leicestershire, 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.


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