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IStout - 8 Wired Brewing Co.

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222 Ratings
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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 13
Gots: 28 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
8 Wired Brewing Co. visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/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!

70 IBU

(Beer added by: dgilks on 11-06-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

eawolff99, Yesterday at 07:49 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

a77cj7, Yesterday at 06:34 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

random846, Monday at 08:12 AM
Photo of RobertH50
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

RobertH50, Nov 14, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour at Shelton Brothers The Festival 2014 held at Crafted in San Pedro, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and slight smoke aromas. Taste is much the same with coca, char, and slight smoke flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a great mix of cocoa and smoke qualities.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

thinwhiteduke, Nov 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Kramerwtmf, Nov 09, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -3.7%

KrisDLSmith, Nov 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

zestar, Nov 08, 2014
Photo of PolarBear3
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%

Poured into my Duvel Tulip

A - Pours a lovely deep black with a dark tanned two fingered head, that laces well. Very impressive

S - Sweet roasted malts, cocoa, dark chocolate with a little hoppiness

T - Wow!..I get alot of dark chocolate, roasted coffee with a great balance of hops and a terrific slightly bitter finish.

M- A little carbonation and medium to full bodied

O - A fantastic complex beer that is balanced nicely, and highly recommended.

PolarBear3, Nov 07, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +21.8%

tee, Oct 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Viscous. Great hop bitterness. Good roasted malt character. Impressed.

Davepoolesque, Oct 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Stoutmeister, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Kmlund, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

RBuckley73, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Pours black with a dark tan head.
Nose shows chocolate and bready malt, fairly sweet-smelling. Some booze underneath along with a hint of liquorice.
Big, roasty flavours. More liquorice and cocoa along with heaps of roasted malt. Some booze. Fairly sharp.

CrazyDavros, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of patpat
4.56/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a perfect black with some lacing that thinned quickly. The smell of this beer took me away to a better place. Exceptional. The aroma was an appetizer to a well balanced somewhat boozy, sweet, tart, thick joy of a sip. Key would be to sip this one I suppose... but as I poured it into a goblet... This is the best stout I've ever had.

patpat, Oct 07, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +11.9%

maltlab, Oct 04, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +8.9%

dcmchew, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of MylesMac
4.2/5  rDev +4%

Appearance (3.8)
Black as night
Some lacing
Mocha head but not much of it

Smell (4.3)
Dark chocolate
Warming alcohol

Taste (4.8)
Sweet Honey
Toasted caramel
Bitter dark chocolate

Mouth feel (4.0)
Full body
Slightly sticky

Overall (4.2)
Very complex on the noise and palate. Like a party in my mouth!
Smooth for the ABV
Very good

MylesMac, Sep 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Troublebar, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

gpblackgt, Aug 21, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ink black. Weak head on the pour.

Big roasted aroma of coffee and almonds with a soothing woody, bourbon edge.

Dark chocolate flavor, bitter espresso. Tobacco and charcoal. Spicy, herbal, earthy hop character. Somewhat rough bitterness.

Heavy, malty body. Low carbonation. Sticky texture. Dry finish from the hops.

Ok. Might need aged a little too mellow it out and blend the flavors.

bnes09, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

dmorgan310, Jul 29, 2014
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IStout from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.