Brewed by Eight Degrees Brewing
Style: Brown Ale
Mitchelstown, Ireland


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 89   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
bottle and draught, speical nov 2016
A brown ale is one of our favourite styles – but we couldn’t resist adding smoked beechwood malt for some extra intrigue! This is a malt-driven beer, packed with two row Irish malt, rye, wheat, dark crystal and chocolate malt for real depth and complexity of flavour. Get this outlaw before it’s driven out of town. Short description: brown ale – caramel and hazelnut – smooth, smoky and sippable
Style: brown ale
Hops: Simcoe
Malt: two row Irish malt, rye, wheat, dark crystal and chocolate malt.
Colour/appearance: deep, dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Aroma: smoky malt to the forefront, followed by a sweet, nutty aroma.
Flavour: a malt forward beer, medium-bodied and with a mellow smoked flavour. Sweet dark caramel and hazelnut notes are balanced with a gentle bitterness. Nicely balanced, without the smoke being allowed to overtly dominate.
Aftertaste: smooth, smoky and sippable.
Food pairings: the main flavour hook in this beer is smoked malt which makes it ideal to complement roasted meats like the Sunday roast beef, leg of lamb or something grilled – get your hands on a fat, juicy burger with blue cheese for the ideal match. Cottage pie in the oven? Break out the Bandit for a very happy marriage of flavours. Avoid smoked foods – you don’t want to overwhelm your palate with conflicting smokes – but try with some mature cheddar or gouda cheese. Hegarty’s cheddar, mature Coolea and Mossfield are all good bets.

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Beerwithwings (346) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2017 bottle at home. very smoky a kittle in the way of hop aroma. pours a very dark brownan interestingbeer

sebletitje (10539) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 26, 2017
Draft @ Caulier 28. Brune, col beige. Arôme au bouquet malté, grillé, pâle, grillé perdurant en rétro-nasal. Houblonné reste moyen ajoutant juste de fines effluves fruitées plutôt dans le noble ais aussi de fines et discrètes notes plus nouvelles.. Palais est malté, cara pâle accompagnés par des notes de grillé-café. Petite amertume conférant des pointes de citron avec un petit côté US. Rappelle une petite version de CCB Maduro.

adamnowek (3607) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2017
Dark brown. Luscious, creamy head. Aroma is burning firewood and malt. Taste is light smoke, a bit of steak spice, and some finishing sweetness bearing milk chocolate and coffee notes.

MrTipple (7282) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017
Smoked malts, bacon, dark, toasted malts. Clear, dark brown, small, frothy, beige head. Medium bitter. More dark malts, straw grain husks, smoked flavours, medium carbonation, medium bodied, turns quite bitter in the finish. Alright Smoked. Bottle from Honest Brew, Crystal Palace.

PeatyPete (1115) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2017
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma smokey and malty. Taste from smoked malt. A bit meaty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

77ships (11601) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2017
Sampled draft @ Bar Dynamo. Thanks to Kraddel! Dark brown amber, little tanned head. Nose is metallic wet dough, leaves, bark, soggy grains,... Faint smoke metallic, soap, sugar, candy,... Soapy metallic body. Another Eight Degrees for which I didn’t really care.

kraddel (9425) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2017
Tap at dynamo. Pours very dark brown with an amber glow, ok white head. Smell is bitter, yeast, hazelnuts, too sharp and yeasty though. Taste is full, bitter, roasted malts, roasted hazelnuts, bit yeasty, wattery mf and high carbo. Ok

Benzai (16995) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2017
Bottle shared by Beersiveknown @ tasting at his place. Huge thanks Steve! Brown color, red glare coming through, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightlightly smoke and a bit earthy and metallic, lightly sweet and only a hint of bitter as well as a hint of pepper in the finish. Not bad at all.

Beersiveknown (5324) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 9, 2017
keg at alltech and bottle at home
deep ruby brown, beige lacing gentle rauchmalz, cocoa, medium bodied light carbonation, cocoa, fairly, too sweet and undercarbonated on bottle, better on keg. rating for keg

stravale (3150) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle from O’Briens’s, Athlone [090117]
Dark brown, tan head
Aroma - Light toasted malts, brown leaves, hint of meaty smoke
Taste of toasted malts, smoked malt (not too smoky), bit woody, some spicy ness, dab of toffee, quite tasty, malts a bit lacking in depth
Palate - Medium carb and body. Finish a bit dry, light bitter, as main flavour
Overall - Not bad at all, not too smoky which is good, nice to see a malty beer for a change

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