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style
Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 654   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beware, this is a BIG beer. Brimming with luscious roasted coffee and chocolate malt flavours which are balanced by a brisk bitterness and bold freshness from the hops. If you’re feeling politically incorrect try it with your favourite cigar, or a dram of your best single malt whisky. Or, if your tooth is sweeter, why not jump in at the deep end with the most decadent dessert of all; half a bottle in a glass with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream on top (beer geeks like us know it as the Imperial Stout Float). Or simply enjoy it on its own as a decadent dessert or night cap - the perfect winter warmer! If you don’t already know the history of Russian Imperial Stouts please check it out on the internet, it’s a good story. But remember, although based on that century-old classic style, this beer is a very modern interpretation, like all our beers!

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (3285) - Kaarina, - MAY 18, 2012
Batch 39, BBE AUG/14. A black beer with a medium, dense and beautiful creamy, brown head. Aroma is great, stong chocolate and roastiness are nicely balanced, liquirice, some coffee and milky sourness. Taste is roasted, salt liquirice, some chocolate sweetness, herbal bitterness increase in the aftertaste and dries the mouth. Full bodied, smooth and very pleasant to drink. Very balanced IS with enough of nuancess, velvety smooth drinkability finished the pleasure.


4.1
evannell (1523) - Krak�w, POLAND - JAN 21, 2018
Aromat dobrej czekolady nie ustepujący lekkiej kawie, z przebłyskami wanilii - choć nie było tu żadnej beczki. Piwo w smaku nie tak słodkie, jak wydawałoby się po aromacie. Jeden z najlepszych czystych RIS-ów, jakie piłem. Delikatna goryczka i dostojny, czekoladowo-drewniany posmak na końcu. Piękności.

3.6
jandorris (912) - Warsaw, POLAND - JAN 10, 2018
Mocno zbożowe, ciut zbytnio wysycone. Sporo gorzkiej czekolady, palonych słodów. W sumie raczej wytrawne, ale w przyjemną stronę.

4.3
gr_pa (921) - siemianowice, POLAND - JAN 8, 2018
Dark brown, clear, excellent head. Aroma: coffee, malt, cereal, vanilla, toast, caramel, bread. Full to medium body, high to medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Taste: coffee, cocoa, fruits (mainly cherriess), quite bitter, roasty finish. Great balance, very rich, alcohol well hidden.

4
karpik (1514) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - JAN 8, 2018
Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, herbs in nose. Pours black with tan head. Taste is sweet with chocolate, coffee, caramel, roasty notes. Medium bitter finish, soft carbonation and full body. Overall very good classic Impy.

3.9
wojanex (556) - warszawa, POLAND - JAN 7, 2018
W aromacie mleczna czekolada, w ustach już zdecydowanie gorzka. Klasyczna risowa podstawa, do leżakowania, pita dziś budzi szacunek ale nie zachwyca. Mało efektowny, ale poważny trunek.

4.1
dropi6 (709) - POLAND - JAN 5, 2018
Nice looks. Chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, raosty, hint of fruits, some hops. Very oily and thick. Supprisingly good stout.

4
RoJo28 (115) - - DEC 22, 2017
A New Zealand beer so good Australia should claim it. They can have Russell Crowe back if necessary. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
creppyiceman (1183) - Cracow, POLAND - DEC 21, 2017
(bottle) Aroma: bit fruity, coffee, citrus fruits. Appearance: black color, medium-sized head. Taste: semi-sweet, flavour of coffee, chocolate, toasted malt, fruity fiinsh. Palate: medium body, low carbonation. Overall: Very nice hoppy stout.

4.3
tightslice (1530) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 12, 2017
Bottle from K&L in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, leathered dark fruits. Taste is tangy dark chocolate, licorice, mild charcoal with a bitter bark and ashy finish. Beefy stuff.

4.3
LazyPyro (1809) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours jet black with a large tan head, good retention. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Taste is rich, chocolate, coffee, roast malt, caramel, dark/dried fruits, liquorice, bitter roasty finish. Medium-full bodied, silky smooth creamy mouthfeel, fine carbonation. A sublime stout, one of the best I've had from this part of the world.


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