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


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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (6000) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2016
Black, beige head, chocolaty aroma, mildly smoky, wood, flavor of mild smoke, wood, peaty, chocolaty, fun, roasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wrlangin (224) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2016
500 ml bottle from Hawthorne Cellars. Pours black with large light tan head that takes a long time to reduce. Smoke is big in the aroma and the roasted malt in the porter is difficult to detect. Flavours are more balanced, especially as the beer warms. Smoke is strong and upfront, as advertised, and the porter is robust. My bottle was very strongly fermented, which I like, but may turn others off. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
explosivedog (909) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 9, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2016 On tap at Vultures Lane. Aroma is just big smoky meat, and flavour is not far off. Theres a little caramel, a little BBQ, but mostly just smoke. Nice, but honestly its just another smoked beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparf (272) - SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2016
En mycket mild rkdoft med ltta inslag av ktt, salt och lakrits. Vtskan r genomskinligt brun-svart och det mockafrgade skummet r stort, ttt och varaktigt skum. Smaken r mrkt rostad, lite tobaksaktiga toner och s en kaffeartad beska som sveper ver. Medan doften r svag och menls r smaken elegant komponerad. Tunn men stabil kropp och en vlavvgd kolsyra. Eftersmaken kittlar trevligt p tungan och beskan harmonierar fint med den rkiga efterklangen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (3526) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2016
This really is very good. Nice, thick, creamy head; lots of lace. Aroma is smoke, dark bread dough, malt, bit of fruit. Flavors similar to nose, plus hint of anise, caraway, carbonic tang, bittersweet\. Smoke is very balanced. Excellent body. Very easy drinking beer. Wish I had more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
procraste (472) - FRANCE - MAY 17, 2016
Vu le nom, javais un peu peur de devoir appeler les pompiers ... En loccurrence, au versement , que de mousse ... que de mousse ! Une vraie chemine de mousse mais qui samenuit assez vite en se "creusant" de lintrieur. Au got cest trs fumeux en effet, mais dans le bon sens avec ce quil faut de crmeux pour adoucir le tout .... Vraiment trs chouette, mme si ce petit texte ne vous donne pas trop dindication sur ma dgustation ...A reboire avec plaisir en tout cas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (5290) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 21, 2016
500 ml. Pours deep mahogany with an ice cream float styled head. The aroma is still able to blast through with smoked bacon, brown sugar and some added smoked ham hock. Tastes of smoky ham hock with some earthy collards, molasses and a touch of vinegar. A bit of sterile gauze too, but its easily overlooked if you just want to be smoked. Medium body has a nice balance, but too much carbonation that flares up at times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1824) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 11, 2016
Dark Chestnut pour long lasting tan foam. Aroma char caramel, barley, raisins. Tastes smoke meat, cedar chips, cigar smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mtbiker54 (39) - Nancy, FRANCE - JAN 27, 2016
Au nez un léger goût fumé avec des touches de bois et des notes grillées. En bouche une petite acidité un léger goût fumée. Une finesse dans la réalisation !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (4370) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 2, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque dark brown color. over-zealous 4 " dark tan head, streaks of lace. Aroma of smoked malt. Taste is toasted malt that turns quickly to carbonation, chocolate and then smoke. It hardly needs hops as the finish is already well-balanced. Im not partial to smoked brews, but this one is solid.

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