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IStout - 8 Wired Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
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237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 15
Gots: 31 | 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:
Beer added by: dgilks on 11-06-2010

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
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4.92/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4/5  rDev -1%

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

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of RBuckley73
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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.

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of patpat
4.58/5  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.

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4.52/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of dcmchew
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%

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)
Cola
Smoky
Pepper
Dark chocolate
Warming alcohol

Taste (4.8)
Cherry
Sweet Honey
Toasted caramel
Smoky
Coffee
Bitter dark chocolate
Alcohol

Mouth feel (4.0)
Creamy
Full body
Slightly sticky
Dry

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

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of bnes09
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of spinrsx
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

IStout from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.