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IStout - 8 Wired Brewing Co.

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211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.45%
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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Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Davepoolesque, Monday at 02:54 PM
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Kmlund, Friday at 03:26 PM
Photo of RBuckley73
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

RBuckley73, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -0.5%

t2grogan, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of patpat
4.56/5  rDev +13.4%
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 +12.4%

maltlab, Oct 04, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +9.5%

dcmchew, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of MylesMac
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

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 +11.9%

Troublebar, Sep 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

gpblackgt, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of bnes09
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
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 -0.5%

dmorgan310, Jul 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Gasc0igne, Jul 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

ygtbsm94, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

g4g2008, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Erik-P, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Paccamacca, Jun 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Raziel313, Jun 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Latarnik, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

neckbracesub, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

bostonryan, May 24, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $7

Appearance - Dark brown colour with an average size frothy head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains, coffee, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and coffee. There is also some hops and a touch of the fruity flavours found in a black IPA.

Overall - Interesting RIS, kind of borders the black IPA territory with all the hops going on. Another well crafted beer from this brewer, and something I'd buy again.

spinrsx, May 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Aggro, May 18, 2014
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IStout from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.