The Big Smoke - 8 Wired Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +10.4%
A very dark brown with a deep garnet hue. The pillowy two fingers of light brown head has a long rendition time.
Big smokey, phenols in the nose with dark stone fruit aromas backing that up. A light caramel sweetness, moderate chocolate and some roast .
Lots of smoke blending with dark stone fruit backed by a moderate toffee-like sweetness and a light bitter chocolate note. There is medium hops bitterness with little hop flavor. The balance is about even between the bitterness and sweetness. The finish is off-dry with a smokey aftertaste.
The Big Smoke name is apt as this beer is defined by a moderately strong smoke aroma and flavor that is well supported by a solidly brew porter underneath.
04-14-2014 01:20:35 | More by MadScientist
3.13/5 rDev -18.7%
Appearance: black, even under light; coffee foam coloured head is fine and full, but fades to a rim quickly
Aroma: cocoa, touch of anise, and peat accompanying lightly
Taste & Mouthfeel: light-medium body, feeling and tasting like drip coffee on the initial sips - quite bitter from the malt, and a little tart; only whispers of peat smoke in the finish, it's competing with burnt coffee bean and losing the battle; flavours linger several minutes, intense and bitter; some caramel malt
Overall: not as advertised! smoke flavour is almost non-existent, it's a coffee beer if anything, and in that respect not a great one, being intensely bitter and just a bit too thin
03-11-2014 01:28:00 | More by BGDrock
British Columbia (Canada)
3.86/5 rDev +0.3%
8 Wired 'The Big Smoke' @ 6.2% , served from a 500 ml bottle purchased for $9
A-pour is cola brown from the bottle to near black in the glass with some crimson red peeking thru a quickly dissapating tan head , leaving no lace along the pint
T-big smokey tasting porter
MF-ok carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-ok beer , little to overpowering the smokeyness
03-09-2014 22:44:04 | More by LampertLand
The Big Smoke from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.