8 Wired Brewing
8 Wired The Big Smoke Porter 330ml
Country: New Zealand
Brewery: 8 Wired
Style: Smoke Beer
Format: 330ml Bottle
Now what is this? A smoked beer?? It really isn't as crazy as it sounds. 250 years ago virtually all beers were smoked (it's true, Google it!), but with the dawning of the industrial revolution most of the smoke lifted. However, in the German town of Bamberg the flame has quite literally been kept alive and to this day the town's brewers produce world renowned beers brewed with their own special rauchmalz (beechwood smoked malt).
We've taken our best porter recipe and added a good measure of that same Bamberg Rauchmalz. The smoke mingles beautifully with the rich, dark roasted chocolate flavours of the porter without being overpowering. Although it pairs extremely well with smoked seafood, barbeques, strong cheeses and hearty stews, its food friendliness isn't limited to savouries; chocolate and caramel based deserts are great companions too! Trust us; it really isn't as crazy as it sounds.
Rated 94 out of 100 on Ratebeer.com
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Big smokey flavour
Took me a while to come around to smoked beers like this one. However if you wish to start somewhere, this is a great example. Bold flavours that pack a punch. Great brewery and great example of this style.
Amazing beer and amazing service
Beer I would rate a 4 but service a 5 so best of both worlds give it a 5. Beer cartel had a mix up with their online system so only had 5 beers left and I had ordered 6 but gladly rang me, made sure to get ahold of me and offered me and offered me a 6th beer of a similiar style from a different brewery. Other companies may have only given a 6th beer without notifying the customer. Service is excellent would order again.
I am not generally a smoke fan but this is absolutely delicious. It was a very complex mix of flavours that should have been wrong and yet the smoke ties it all together and leaves you with a rich chocolatey yet bitter finish that is addictive
Olives, chocolate, smoke
An crazy blend of smoke, Kalamata olive juice, vegemite funk and dark chocolate, in the absolute best way possible.
Recommend as a delicious experiment.