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C4 Double Coffee Brown Ale - 8 Wired Brewing Co.

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very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
8 Wired Brewing Co. visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
In my opinion, coffee rivals beer for the title of "greatest beverage in the world". I often say that I would rather give up beer than coffee. So it is only natural that we would attempt to make a beverage that incorporates both. If we were to succeed, surely this would then become the greatest beverage in the world? After years of research and trials in the garage, I have come up with what I think is the perfect marriage of coffee and beer: A hoppy double brown ale, that compliments both the roasty and fruity aspects of the coffee without putting up too much of a fight. The coffee was selected in collaboration with the Christchurch institution C4 Coffee and consists mainly of lightly roasted, delicate and floral, Ethiopian beans. Worlds are colliding and, in my humble opinion, greatness is achieved on the other side.

50 IBU

(Beer added by: tbeckett on 07-13-2012)
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2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

dfhhead25, Sep 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

BMart, Jun 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

ShanePB, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
3.18/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Cookie. From notes.

A - Poured deep ruby and bright. One finger light brown head. Good rings of lace and a film retention.

S - Coffee and roast.

T - Sweetness then coffee like iced coffee. Pretty alright. Hops are there as well. Way too much coffee.

M - Good carbonation, medium body and a light bitterness.

O/D - Sorta simple but pretty nice. Not too easy drinking. Pretty solid, but tiresome.

tbeckett, Jul 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Dave_Treat, May 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Boston_Steve, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

oskdahl, Aug 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

jaydoc, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Hanzo, Dec 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

RochefortChris, Dec 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Hayley_86, Nov 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

TrickkyGangsta, Feb 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear mahogany colour with a small off-white head. There is a lot of chocolate aroma on this and plenty of sweet malt. Very nutty. The flavour falls apart a bit. I get lots of burnt coffee competing with rich maltiness. The Ethiopian beans appear to be the problem and were not a good choice here. The main flavour is just burnt. The body is also thin with a moderate carbonation that doesn't really work. Overall, the base beer is very good but the coffee doesn't work in it.

dgilks, Aug 14, 2012
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3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Deep brown with faint head

Lovely coffee and malt nose, slightly earthy

Sweet coffee milkshake upfront but dry and bitter finish. Not quite as exciting as promised on the nose.

Medium bodied, nothing special

Would drink again, went well with scones and cream. Would be interested to know the caffeine content.

GarthT, Dec 14, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium brown color with a 1/8 inch tan head that doesn't retain long before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a snowflake-like pattern of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves a thin ring behind.

S- Chocolate, caramel, a little bit of alcohol and even less coffee.

T- Standard brown ale flavor with notes of caramel, toasty malt, some milk chocolate...and no coffee. There's a noticeable hop bitterness in the aftertaste and the alcohol is decently concealed.

M- Once again, standard fullish body with medium-low carbonation.

O- Nothing exciting and the lack of coffee notes is surely a letdown. Maybe an old bottle? Can't tell since there's no freshness date.

Immortale25, Aug 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ygtbsm94, Jul 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Pours a dark ruby red hue with a tan two finger head and sporadic lacing, the smell is coffee, toffee malts, a touch of chocolate and herbal hops, the mouthfeel is medium bodied and perfectly carbonated with tastes of coffee on the forefront followed by sweet toffee malts and finished with a nice hop bitterness to balance it all out and overall definately a solid drop thats worth a crack cheers.

ADZA, Oct 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

jjveverka, Oct 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

egrace84, Apr 29, 2013
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C4 Double Coffee Brown Ale from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.