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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: 12
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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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.2%

04-26-2013 13:17:34 | More by mendvicdog
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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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sloelco

California

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-17-2013 03:32:56 | More by sloelco
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-16-2013 16:31:59 | More by twelveinches
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-06-2013 15:05:35 | More by IanSpindler
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Harvey98

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-05-2013 00:08:56 | More by Harvey98
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-03-2013 20:33:13 | More by lgmol
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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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VeggieNugget

California

4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

02-03-2013 10:33:14 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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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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viverlee

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Naptime beer. Biding time in the chill chest, you begin to wonder, “When am I going to drink it? It doesn’t go with the pizza I ordered. Or the burgers we’re having tomorrow. Should I just have it with dessert? As dessert?” No, it’s ideal not at any time, but at that key afternoon lull when an oily ten percenter is all that stands between you and some clean sheets.

STYLE: Russian Imperial Stout

ABV: 10%

LOOK: Panther black. Oily and pours like syrup, sleek to match the packaging. Soft, ginger head that doesn’t hold.

NOSE: Raisins, softer than expected. I can’t even say coffee because while I do get a hint I think it’s conditioning. “This is a classy Imperial Stout so there must be a coffee nose.” But no.

MOUTH: So very … Belgian? I’m somewhat unsurprised to learn that this New Zealand offering was crafted by a European. Bacon-wrapped dates, roasted coffee beans, malt chappiness (I thought I just invented that word, but Urban Dictionary not only says “no” but also “you’re an idiot, it means nearly the opposite – something disliked – of what you want it to mean – pleasant lipsmackingness). I don’t think the sweetness is chocolate. Rather something purple and fruity. It’s a nice departure from the usual humdrummery.

Beeradvocate Rating: 89

ratebeer Rating: 100

Hayward Abbey Rating: 89

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 22:02:47 | More by viverlee
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

01-20-2013 20:16:05 | More by Duff27
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - jet black, two fingers of tan head, respectable retention with plenty of lacing
S - semi sweet chocolate, burnt coffee beans, dark fruit and alcohol sweetness
T - starts with dark chocolate and candied cherry sweetness, light roast coffee, very mild piney hops
M - chew but lightened by the high ABV%, creamy smooth, roasty bitter finish
O - very tasty and extremely sneaky 10%, if you are a stout fan this could be sessionably dangerous

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 05:57:43 | More by joemcgrath27
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

01-09-2013 00:02:14 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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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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pixieskid

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

12-15-2012 23:41:23 | More by pixieskid
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

12-09-2012 17:16:34 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8 Wired "iStout" Russian Imperial Stout @ 10.0% , 500 ml bottle for $9 ,
A-pour is a dark mocha brown , with a small tan head that quickly dissapates leaving a small lace ring after every sip from the pint glass
S-old raspy new zealand style
T-crisp and clean tasting RIS , anise comes thru at the end , very smooth
MF-full bodied , tons of viscosity , taste the booze , warm feeling
Ov-very good beer , favourite of the RIS tasting , will earn a spot between HS-Megadestroyer & Pothole Filler

cheers LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 07:56:51 | More by LampertLand
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c_patton

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

12-04-2012 03:48:09 | More by c_patton
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Liquoric3

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

11-26-2012 21:33:45 | More by Liquoric3
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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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ortie

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-15-2012 13:34:40 | More by ortie
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scottypinthemix


5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-12-2012 22:47:33 | More by scottypinthemix
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Binger72

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

10-18-2012 18:21:46 | More by Binger72
IStout from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.