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IStout - 8 Wired Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 13
Gots: 27 | 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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bluntedboywonder

New York

5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-01-2011 21:45:04 | More by bluntedboywonder
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scottypinthemix


5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-12-2012 22:47:33 | More by scottypinthemix
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

5/5  rDev +24.7%

12-05-2011 19:21:09 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

12-17-2011 18:33:03 | More by Hopstout
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

11-23-2012 22:53:14 | More by schnarr84
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laituegonflable

Australia

4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drunk as my official 1000th beer review. Unfortunately enjoyed by myself with just a few sips going to the wife, who didn't much like it.

Pours a very dark brown; the only colour is around the edges of the blackness. Head is ochre, nice and dense but doesn't hang around. Nice trails of lace left behind and a good crown can be formed with a quick swill of the glass. Very good.

Smell is beautiful and stouty. Sweet with plenty of chocolate character, nice savoury wood notes and plenty of spice that adds a slight sour touch. Hints of nutmeg, licorice root and jasmine to it, with floral hops coming through at the back to round it out. It's beautiful.

Taste starts quite sweet, with nice cocoa flavour begetting smooth creamy dark chocolate on the mid that's roasty and spicey in equal measure. Robust, piquant spice with aniseed, black pepper and nutmeg all in a lovely, smooth equilibirium. Reachs a spike of flavour late-mid, with a touch of espresso coffee and smoothing out with some fennel seed action and more dark, roasty chocolate at the back. Mmm.... it's a seamless, hemless palate; wherever you find yourself in it you'll be striking a beautiful note. It's tasty, smooth, complex, yet so drinkable.

Smooth and velvety nearly all the way through. A spike of heat late on the palate, with a bit of the booze showing its face but otherwise beautiful.

Cracking imperial stout, perfect for a Winter evening. Warm, roasty, sassy but smooth, so smooth...

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 23:27:57 | More by laituegonflable
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Vierenner

Ohio

4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

What a delight! I've been searching for somewhat sweet big imperial stouts for quite awhile and very few have hit the mark. This one is nearly perfect. A rich, dark pour with coffee and chocolate aromas. Tastes like it smells with a little charred flavor entering the equation. Reminds me of Goose Island Big John and Oskar Blues Ten FIDY. Absolutely delicious ... only nit for me is it's just a tad sweeter than what I prefer and lacking a bit in carbonation. Other than that a fabulous beer!!

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 00:13:38 | More by Vierenner
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joecast

Australia

4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A gem of a beer this. Pitch black with a nice frothy brown head. Viscous but not overly so.
Hearty impy stout aroma. Meaning it's got heaps of the good stuff; chocolate, coffee and roasted barley.
Flavor is sensational. Has that great vinuous character I got from Sam Smiths IS but not quite as noticeable. In fact the other characteristics of the beer drowned it out until after the bottle was done. The main strength I get is the balance between the sweetness of the residual sugar and mouthfeel and the brashness of the alcohol and dark malts.
That completes my New Zealand six pack and I am blown away. Each one had it's own character, each one highly drinkable (well mostly - Rex), and all very well made.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 13:21:05 | More by joecast
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 00:59:36 | More by Cyberkedi
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billshmeinke

California

4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Cigar City snifter.

Pitch black with about a finger of beige head. Head retains quite well and leaves a good amount of lacing behind.

Nose exhibits roast, espresso, and baker's/dark chocolate. A subtle earthy/floral hop presence makes an appearance as well.

Tastes of dark chocolate, smoke, tar, ash, and coffee. Finish is tar and chocolate with good bittereness, but the bitterness seems to come from the malt. Hop presence in the nose does not make much of an appearance in the taste.

The mouthfeel is where this beer really stands out. Super smooth and silky. Low carbonation. Full bodied and viscous without being overly sticky.

For sure worth trying. Better than a lot of hyped up stouts out there without any waiting in lines/trading. I'm definitely buying more.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 22:52:45 | More by billshmeinke
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into 16oz snifter. Very attractive silky black, with a gorgeous half inch dark tan head. Some lacing but not a ton and is still so lovely. Smell wow, dark chocolate and strongcoffee upfront, with some darkfruit and booze in the background. Taste like smell, but a little breadeness. Mouthfeel is nice and hearty for such a approachable stout. This is one of the best I have had, expensive but a must try if you love stouts.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 12:35:32 | More by SawDog505
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Lanstrum

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

08-02-2013 21:03:13 | More by Lanstrum
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

08-17-2013 11:19:12 | More by Rwalford74
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gizmoguy


4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

07-07-2012 10:41:47 | More by gizmoguy
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

03-27-2013 21:55:19 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-30-2014 14:28:16 | More by Latarnik
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

10-20-2013 05:45:24 | More by bsuedekum
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-22-2014 07:34:56 | More by Exeter
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TheBadger0289

New Zealand (Aotearoa)

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

05-11-2013 01:27:48 | More by TheBadger0289
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VeggieNugget

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

02-07-2013 22:33:17 | More by VeggieNugget
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

11-28-2011 00:12:56 | More by Satchboogie
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Poupae

Thailand

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

10-20-2013 17:04:09 | More by Poupae
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-28-2013 16:35:37 | More by Apathetiq
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Freshlikeugh

Hawaii

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-03-2013 23:16:03 | More by Freshlikeugh
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in to Duvel tulip.

A - Poured black with one finger of espresso coloured head.

S - Huge coffee and cocoa aromas up front compliment a big roasted malt profile. Lighter licorice and molasses aromas in the background. A nice sweetness in the overall nose is balanced by a hop presence.

T - A robust palate full of roasted malts, char, espresso, milk chocolate and licorice. Moderately hopped to balance out the malt sweetness. A warming alcohol throughout and a bitter, dry finish.

M - Medium to full body. Chewy and somewhat viscous. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2012 02:39:02 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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IStout from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.