8 Wired Lokomotiv Merlot (500ml Bottle)
Another big stout from the cellar at 8 Wired. Brewed with an irresponsible amount of barley, then aged for a year in Hawke's Bay Merlot barrels. Big roasted flavours rounded out with rich berry notes from the residual wine.
Imperial stouts are usually extremely dark brown to black in color with flavors that are intensely malty, deeply roasted and sometimes with accents of dark fruit (raisin, fig) or milk sourness. The bitterness is typically medium and often the low sie of that. Imperial stouts are strong and often exceed 8% by volume.