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

bottled
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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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5471) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown pour, slightly red, with biege head. Smoke, lightly salted meat, roasted malt, light chocolate, and somewhat earthy. A decent smoked beer, worth trying, but not exceptional.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KevBrew (37) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2011
Black/Dark Brown. Rich aroma of molasses, caramel, coffee, toffee, pine, smoke, citrus, resin, tar. Good acidic bitter finish. Guest beer at Galbraiths.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
georgebrassin (176) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2011
Dark hazy with a large beige head. Aroma is smoke of course, with roasted and caramel malts. Earthy hops. Full body with fizzy carbonation. Flavours are, coffee, slightly smoked. Finish is a bit bitter. Good one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PotjeBier (2931) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2011
50 cl bottle from De Bierkoning. Very dark redbrown color. Beige head, some lacing. Aromas of smoke, roasted malt, cocoa. Flavor is somewhat (not overly) sweet, with more smoke and a hint of bitterness. Medium bodied, velvet mouthfeel. Finishes with roast & bitter. Very decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (7054) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2011
Very dark with mahogany highlights and a small tan head that quickly fades. A nose that is smoky and roasty could be more pronounced. Smoke is also the first thing tasted. Dark fruit follows with grapes. Cocoa is noted and is light and pleasant. Bittering hops add some tongue tingle and it would not hurt if they were upped some. This is a tasty beer. With some smoked beers the smoke is over done and becomes a drawback. That is not the case here and the smoke is nicely understated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14463) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 25, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is smoke, coffee, malt, hop. Flavour is smoked, coffee, malt, hop, alcohol, chocolate. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (3083) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2011
Pours a dark chocolate brown with a thin tan lacing head head. The aroma is not as pronounced as I would have expected. Mostly malt with some coffee and chocolate but not much smokiness. The flavor however is a different animal. The chocolate and coffee are there with a nice smoke that lingers on the tongue. Had mine with a nice juicy burger. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borresteijn (6674) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2011
50cl Bottle at Beer Temple. Black colour, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, malts, salty smoke, hard roasted malts, some coffee. Flavour is smoke, roasted malts, chocolate, some bacon, coffee bitter finish. Medium bodied. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2011
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Toasted malty flavor with a lingering smokey finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13638) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 11, 2011
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Nice roast and smoke. Moderate bitter flavor. Smoke very present. Long moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.


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