iStout | 8 Wired Brewing Co.

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293 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
8 Wired Brewing Co.
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
8wired.co.nz

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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

Added by dgilks on 11-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
293
Reviews:
96
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
52
For Trade:
3
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Ratings: 293 |  Reviews: 96
Photo of skunkfish
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBGordon
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a room temperature tulip.

A: Pours a rich black with a thick chocolate milk head that thins out somewhat but maintains and laces beautifully throughout.

S: Big, bold notes of coffee, toast, chocolate and spicy hops.

T: Well-balanced flavors of chocolate, roast, toast and coffee, with some hopiness coming through on the back end and a lingering roasty bitterness building pleasantly on the palate. The alcohol is slightly warming.

M: A full, rounded body with some light carbonation.

O: A big, bold stout that lends itself to being a "Western" RIS with roasty flavor and lots of hops without being so bitter it becomes astringent. Large enough in the nose and on the palate to remind you that it should be respected for its double digit ABV. On the whole, a tasty RIS with versatility that I will add to my beer closet.

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Photo of tripledbrew
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dandaugherty1221
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of travolta
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hdtrice
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of reyna311
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really excellent stout. A bit of dark fruit yet still roasty with a hint of chocolate at the end.
Well balanced and smooth mouthfeel

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Photo of amano_h
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alarmclock314
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black pour with copious, thick tan foam; good lace with a cap that reduced quickly. Roasted malt and espresso nose. Roasted bittersweet chocolate and coffee bean; some dark fruit (prunes and figs) as liquid warms. Medium lite mouthfeel with bitter roast coffee tongue coating. No sweetness, just bitter roast with an alcohol linger.

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Photo of enelson
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vylo
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nat1975
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Straycorn
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of abeeronthebeach
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at the meeting last night.
Big chocolate and roast with hints of earth and smoke. Nice RIS

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Photo of benjaminkhlaw
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thebooyakid
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 50wolves
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beer served in a dimpled beer mug, I have had this before and thoroughly enjoyed the beer, however had not reviewed. Appearance - pours dark brown with large brownish frothy head. Aroma - strong roasted coffee elements, has slight chocolate smells that comes through in the taste. Taste - as per smell, has roasted coffee elements with some chocolate and slight liquorice tastes to it. Mouthfeel - creamy and has warmth. Overall - I really enjoy this beer, looking forward to the other beers by this brewer, would recommend.

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Photo of Eziel
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leroybrown10
3.24/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours deep black. Looks thick and oily. Dark khaki colored head is slow to form and rather small. What head there is does linger but leaves minimal lacing once if vanishes.

Aroma is heavily roasted malt, bitter chocolate, and tobacco. Earthy.

Flavors are strong, bitter and acrid. Roasted malt, chocolate, smoke, tobacco, espresso, and earth.

Rich, thick, sludgy mouth feel. Minimal carbonation. Oily and lingering. Overpowering.

This is not a beer for the faint of heart. Dark and sludgy like used motor oil. Extremely bitter.

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Photo of mtbdonn
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeKSmith
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

iStout from 8 Wired Brewing Co.
4.02 out of 5 based on 293 ratings.
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