8 Wired iStout

8 Wired iStout

Rated 3.992 by BeerPals

Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing Limited

Warkworth, Auckland, New Zealand

Style:  Imperial Stout

10% Alcohol by Volume

70 International Bittering Units

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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! Ingredients:Gladfield pale malt, marris otter pale malt, roasted barley, pale chocolate malt, chocolate malt, Special B malt, oat malt. Southern Cross and Willamette hops. Hops: Southern Cross, Chinook, Cascade. Malt: Pale, Crystal, CaraAroma, Chocolate, Carafa Special, Oat and Roasted Barley. Yeast: Wyeast 1272 - All american Ale IBU: 70 SRM: 50 (As black as it gets) Awards: Bronze Medal Stout & Porter - Brewers Guild of New Zealand Awards 2011

ID: 45753 Last updated 3 months ago Added to database 9 years ago

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Overall Rank143
Overall Percentile99.7
Style Rank45 of 1715
Style Percentile97.4
Lowest Score4.0
Highest Score4.6
Average Score4.290
Weighted Score3.992
Standard Deviation0.208

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  • SIGMUND 4197 reviews
    rated 4.3 3 months ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    330 ml bottle, from Ales By Mail. ABV is 10.0%. Pitch black colour, moderate brown head. Aroma of roast malts, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, exotic woodwork. Rich mouthfeel. The medium sweet flavour is roasty with notes of strong coffee and dark bitter chocolate, some vanilla, and distinct bittering hops. Impressive.

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 4.0 7 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Interesting imperial stout. Has a lot of bitter to it....like heavy liquorice or anise. Pretty complex with some slight tartness. Dark black appearance. Aroma of chocolate and black liquorice. Not really diggin the anise on steroids, otherwise this could be a 9 in flavor and overall.

  • PAULCARDOM 545 reviews
    rated 4.6 7 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Finally a stout worth writing home about. An oily dark black pour results in a foamy chocolate brown head. Chocolate, coffee, burnt grains, and molasses comprise the aroma. Body is very full. Lots of chocolate and coffee in the flavours with some hop notes in the finish. Great beer.

  • GIVMEBEER 795 reviews
    rated 4.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Pours black.(good start)Smallish brown head clings to the glass. Cocoa and coffee aroma. Huge full flavoured imperial stout. Tastes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee grounds, oak and licorice. Throw in some hops and you have a great beer. Creamy full body. Great way to start the day.

  • CHOPZ 5413 reviews
    rated 4.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Single from the LCBO. Pours a real dark colour (cannot see any highlights) with a creamy-bubbly beige head that stays and adds lots of sticky and creamy lace. Aromas of dark fruits (prunes, plums), molasses, roasted malts and even hints of maple syrup. Creamy and smooth, as not to heavy. Good bitterness over the roasted malts. Creates a nice dryness and lingers. Quite a beautiful Imperial Stout.

  • PALEALERIDER 2177 reviews
    rated 4.3 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Pours a freakin' huge frothy, milky like head and leaves pretty thick lacing. Has a dark brown appearance, almost pitch black. Aromas of chocolate, coffee and nutty malts. Flavours are quite rich and varied with dark chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and some notes of toast and nutty malts. Fairly smooth and creamy mouthfeel. For a 10%abv beer, it's really very well hidden, quite deceiving. Goes down way too easy. This one is pretty amazing and well balanced. Love it!

  • CYRENAICA 2091 reviews
    rated 4.5 6 months ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    500ml bottle
    10.0% ABV
    LCBO Outlet #511 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada – King / Spadina)
    October 4, 2013
    The beer pours a solid black colour with a 1" foamy brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, bitter coffee, dark chocolate, and anise. Mouthfeel is creamy, full bodied and average carbonation. The flavour is dark bitter chocolate

  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 4.1 7 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    bottle: Decants a beep black ale that seems to be clear when held to bright light, wicked creamy mocha cap lasts and laces. Aroma is pungent and complex - cocoa-coffee-prunes, roasty malts, floral, citrus - a great amalgam of aromas. Body is rich and robust. Flavour follows aroma with more punch from the hops giving a decadent cocoa-dark fruit-piney discernment - leads to a long wet finish where roast and hop battle for dominance. I've tasted impies that rivaled this for taste but not for richness or mouth feel definitely an artisanal stout.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.4 8 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    What a nice surprise this was! Beautiful pour, near ink black, leaves a firm chocolate lacing in the glass. Aroma has roasted coffee, dark chocolate, slight nuts, hops, smoke, and a hint of alcohol. Feel is light for a 10th brew, but deceptively chewy and super smooth. Flavor is all the aroma had minus the alcohol. Phenomenal beer.

  • CYBERCAT 9697 reviews
    rated 4.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 10 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Rich, nose-filling aroma is smoky and mouth-watering, having notes of licorice, roast malt, quality coffee and molasses with a hint of chocolate. It pours an opaque sable just a pixel or two above black and with a thick tan head. Smoky flavor has roast malt, semi-sweet chocolate, quality coffee and licorice tones with nutty, molasses and earthy hints. Absolutely lip smacking, leaving very little to be desired! Firm body is none too fizzy, but that is this brew’s weakest point - and it ain’t too weak. A must for stout fanatics.

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