Sunday, January 1, 2012
8 Wired Brewing iStout
8 Wired Brewing iStout from Discount Wine and Liquors in Boonton, NJ for my birthday. The beer pours a black color with a frothy brown head that leaves specs of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of chocolate, smoke, coffee, vanilla, and molasses. The taste is bold and chocolaty with lots of dark chocolates. There is a background of slightly toasted malts with a vanilla and caramel sweetness. A hoppy finish with some citrus tones kicks in as well, which is great tasting. The alcohol content is 10.0% ABV. The iStout was a remarkable beer, with great dark chocolaty and coffee flavors, with a nice hint of sweetness and a bit of hoppy bitterness. If you can check out this New Zealand beer, I recommend it.