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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
edgallow (4211) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2012
22 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma is of roasted malt with a hint of smoke. Taste , the name says it all, the big smoke. Lots of smoke and a hint of coffee. Nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.8
onceblind (9708) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 26, 2017
Black pour with a thin light tan head. Nice interesting smokey nose that’s earthy and slightly meaty, like salami or something, with a hint of roasted cocoa and slight wood tones. Smooth flavor that’s got a gentle sweet cocoa tone with light smoke and roasty woody nuances. Dryish and roasty and flavorful without being too tobacco-ish or meaty.

3.6
kaserov (756) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAY 15, 2017
Color negro con reflejos rojizos si le da la luz y capa de espuma marrón de tres dedos de grosor (burbujas amplias de rápida formación y no mucha retención). Carbonatación media. Textura oleosa. Aroma predominantemente ahumado, decir que huele poca es una insensatez. Malta torrefacta también presente, pero por debajo del potente ahumado. Sabor torrefacto y ahumado, con toques ligeros de cacao y final ahumado de larga duración. Unidimensional pero muy rica.

3.3
Unde (1088) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2017
Cola black beer with beige coloured head on top, beige coloured head and it leaves beautiful lacing to the sides of the glass. Aroma has smoke, ham, roasted malts. Taste is oh noes so watery. Slight smoke, mostly roasted malts, and maybe coffee but way too light. Lightish body for a 6,2% beer. Medium carbonation. Smoke wasn’t evident until the end.

3.6
hop_zombie (2) - 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 (2122) - 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 (751) - 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 (11) - 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 (3783) - 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 (2567) - 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 (3369) - 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.


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