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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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This year’s Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout has been revamped. We’ve aged it for three weeks in bourbon barrels, which gives the beer darker notes of raisin and fig. We’ve also tripled the amount of chocolate nibs and added vanilla bean. A mix of dark malts gives Siren Noire a well-rounded body that is decidedly chocolatey—but without being extraordinarily sweet. Mt. Hood hops contribute a fruity hop profile, with notes of black currant.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Pours a nice dark color with an off-white head. Aroma is very chocolate forward with a some notes of bourbon and roasted malt. Flavor is smooth and sweet with a chocolate bourbon flavor. Finish is heavy with notes of alcohol and hot. Mouthfeel is full and carbonation is average. Overall this is a solid beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikesaum (596) - Newark, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Draft, pours black with thin khaki head. Aroma is weak, milk chocolate notes, not much else. Taste is cocoa powder, a bit of an odd wine note, very disappointed. flat palate. meh

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2013
Aroma of vanilla and fig with a dark reddish black pour, simple taste and warming mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3241) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2013
Belmont bottle. Can I call this an imperial dry stout? I guess I can since its my rating. Tons of semi-bitter baking chocolate and cold espresso. A hint of vanilla from the barrel treatment too. Tasty and potent.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3362) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
Slutfest! Utterly black. Aroma of dense dark chocolate without the bite. Flavor is a match, great vanilla note on the finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - APR 16, 2013
Cask. Small brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some vanilla, light cocoa. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla/Bourbon, some cocoa. Smooth medium-full body, light stickiness.
Earlier Rating: 8/17/2011 Total Score: 4.4
Cask, Buffalo Trace Bourbon. Soft tan head, black body with brown edge. Completely (and unexpectedly) blown away by the aroma here -- the Bourbon wasn’t there, just the vanilla, which when added to the underlying milk chocolate and coffee, created a desserty nose. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla, coffee, milk chocolate, light alcohol burn. Medium-full body, some stickiness, very smooth.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rkling87 (2) - - APR 19, 2013 does not count
Excellent bourbon aged cask beer... Bourbon not too overpowering... Hints of vanilla.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4076) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2013
Slutfest 2013: Aroma is chocolate and toasted barley malt. Mahogany, medium tan head. Cocoa and chocolate syrup. Full body. Tastefully done with low bourbon presence.
Earlier Rating: 2/11/2013 Total Score: 3.1
Draft: Roasted malt nose. Black, thin tan head. Dark. chocolate and bourbon flavor. Drinks a little hot. Light astringency.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (1828) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark black with medium thickness as it sloshes around. Thin light tan head that quickly comes to a ring. Nose is loads of chocolate, roasted malts, hints of coffee, mild bourbon notes, vanilla. Taste is fresh bourbon, wet wood, booze, cocoa, milk chocolate, touch coffee. Medium sweet, medium palate, finishes with sweet and toasty with some noticeable booze. Quite nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3848) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
Sampled at Slutfest 4 - Sexytime! Nice near black pour with ring of tan head. REally smooth. Lotsof vanilla. and big roasty chocolate sweetness. REALLY good. Better than I remember from previous years.
Earlier Rating: 6/26/2012 Total Score: 3.7
From the firkin at the Raleigh Rare and Vintage Festival 2012. The guy pouring said they aged it with pear wood, vanilla beans, and cocoa nibs. Solid brown pour with no head at all. Sweet creamy vanilla, and some suntan lotion on the aroma was EXTREMELY nice. Very chocolatey on the flavor, almost like tootsie roll. Flat body, but I guess that is to be expected from firkin. Still good though. Loved the aroma.


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