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

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RATINGS: 412   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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3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (5144) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nealblind (1770) - 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.

4.3
   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 !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (4286) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23021) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle. Very dark brown color, thin tan head. Aroma of bacon and smoldering coffee grounds. Taste has licorice and burnt espresso. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (3296) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2015
At a tasting, thanks, stiff light brown creamy head, aroma is a melange of smoke, charred ans peaty notes, flavor of smoke, wood ans some caramel, light lingering bitterness. Nice and mellow, highly enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayaron (1570) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Alexeys place. Thanks Alexey. Deep brownish-amber with brownish head. The aroma has lots of sausage, smoked, notes of wood and salted snack. Salty flavor, bitterish, smoked, notes of sausage, salted snack and some wood, earthy, dry. Medium to full-bodied. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (13693) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Alexeys place. Thanks Alexey, Black with a tan head. Nice smoky aroma with wood, meaty notes, caramel, roast, a bit of chocolate. Great sweet flavor, malty, smoky, with some roast, caramel, chocolate, and some bitterness. Rounded mouthfeel. Really good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
colui72 (824) - HONG KONG - DEC 22, 2015
A proper smoked porter that pours black with a thin beige head. Dark malts, smoke aroma. Taste is very smoky. Barbecue juice. With caramel, coffee, roasted malts. Easy to drink, smooth and tasty. Nice ale.


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