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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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This yearís Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout has been revamped. Weíve aged it for three weeks in bourbon barrels, which gives the beer darker notes of raisin and fig. Weíve 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 chocolateyóbut without being extraordinarily sweet. Mt. Hood hops contribute a fruity hop profile, with notes of black currant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (3554) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Cask. Pours opaque black with thin, fizzy tan head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, toffee, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, floral hops, figs, and plums. Flavor is heavy dark fruit esters and sweet malts forward with supporting oak, bourbon, light floral hops, and light chocolate; dry finish. Med/full body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 2/23/13. 22 oz bottle poured into a plastic cup. Yeah. Keep in mind I had this one JUST after sampling some BCBS. A: Pours an ultra-dark brown color that isnít particularly thick looking. The head is a less-than-one finger khaki shade. Obviously the retention wonít be particularly good, but it at least tries to leave nice lacing on the cup. S: Whilst itís very good, itís not as gorgeously rich as I expected. Thereís some subtle chocolate, mocha, licorice, and vanilla. One has to REALLY concentrate to find the bourbon - but itís there...I suppose. T: Quite sweet. I like the dark chocolate in the midtaste, before it becomes a combination of mocha and bittersweet vanilla. I didnít expect much depth, but there is a nice bit of subtle complexity to it. M: This seems a bit thin to me. The aftertaste is a little less sweet than I expected (but, itís still dessert in a glass) and almost comes off like an imperial porter due to the lack of creamy and roasty qualities. Itís carbonated finely. O: Itís a damn shame this had to follow BCBS, because this is still quite good as a dessert beer. Iíd compare it favorably to Ballast Pointís Victory at Sea - a sweet, vanilla-and-chocolate laden offering that fits the cold, nasty Maryland day to a tee. It could have really used more bourbon presence, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2013
This was one of the better chocolate beers Iíve had. Nice smooth dark chocolate flavor with a slight bitter malt flavor, I thought I tasted a little cherry too. Very good
Earlier Rating: 3/11/2013 Total Score: 4.1
This beer is velvety smooth with a very full mouth feel. Tastes of dark chocolate and a slight caramel finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davey101 (692) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2013 batch. 22 oz bomber purchased for an extremely reasonable $5.49. Poured into a DFH signature glass. A - Pours a deep dark black body with three fingers worth of dense light tan foam. Fades away gradually but leaves behind excellent lacing with some seriously long retention. Looks great! S - Milk chocolate, vanilla, and cocoa powder. Not getting any bourbon notes but it does smell like a nice chocolate stout. T - Smooth milk chocolate, slightly robust malts, and a lingering sweet vanilla. Like the nose this has little to no bourbon presence...really just a faint nod towards oak on the finish. It is quite tasty though. M - Light to medium bodied, just a tad below being creamy. Carbonation is about spot on. O - "...aged in bourbon barrels" is the killer here. Iím getting so little bourbon presence that Iíd swear its just the base beer. However this is a damn tasty and affordable stout albeit its a bit on the thin side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2013
On tap.. Pours a deep brown with thick khaki head. Aroma is rich roasty malt with oak and chocolate. Flavor is sweet dark malt with mild bitterness, mouthfeel is smooth. overall this is a great brew there is a lot of nice oak an chocolate notes, very drinkable brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigHaus (5) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2013 does not count
Nice black body with nice foamy head. Smooth taste, hints of chocolate with rich maltiness and vanilla on taste. Nose of oak, alcohol but not too strong, malt and vanilla. Overall a very good sipping beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloth (2483) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2013
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 Black pour with a small light brown head with decent retention and a thin, stringy lace. Nose of cherries and vanilla, mildly, lightly sweet malts and a hint of whisky. Soft carbonation, oily palate with some heat. Well balanced flavors of chocolate, faint roast, cherries, maple syrup and a hint of booze. Bit of tobacco and licorice too. Some what sweet malts on the finish is dashed by a nice little alcohol burn. Better than expected. Hangs right up there with the big boys. Bomber from statelineliquors. A bit under rated also.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1504) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle via wolf. Black in color. Nose is oak, bourbon notes. Smells boozy... Taste isnt as boozy. Malty, chocolate, roasted malts, ashy, chalky, oak, vanilla slight booze but not over the top. Very drinkable for a 9 percenter.Body is slick, on the lighter side for an Impy stout. Overall: Nice brew! Thanks wolf!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Lots of flavor with taste of chocolate a nice hint of bourbon. A nice malty arrangement. The alcohol is well hidden its full of character. A great beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4221) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
The aroma is sweet and chocolaty with bourbon, toffee, butter, vanilla, and molasses. The appearance is dark brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thick. Overall itís very nice.

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