8 Wired Brewing
8 Wired iStout
Country: New Zealand
Brewery: 8 Wired (Renaissance Brewing Company, Marlborough)
Style: Russian Imperial Stout
Format: 500ml Bottle
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 8 Wired beers!
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
This is possibly the best stout I have had.
It pours dark, with not a lot of head on it. The flavour is full with a nut/caramel coffee taste and good mouth feel.
Aftertaste in long lasting and not remotely bitter.
Seriously, if you like dark ales and stouts, it's very hard to go past this one.
This is easily one of the best beers I've ever tasted. The head is extremely creamy and it pours thick and syrupy. The taste is incredibly well balanced and it's warming without being hard to drink. While drinking this beer I honestly proclaimed there is no other beer I'd rather be drinking. It's absolutely perfect for a cold windy night.
This has to be one of the best stouts I've ever had. Deep complex flavour, no bitterness. It is expensive, but well worth it.