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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Pours dark brown with a thin light brown head. Smells of chocolate, touches of bourbon, spicy, some earthy elements. Tastes of dark chocolate, spice, some dry oakiness on the finish. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Opaque black, thin tan head, sweet, bitter notes, bourbon warmth, woody finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChainGangGuy (4366) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
11 ounce pour - Taco Mac in East Roswell, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up a near black body with a lasting half-inch of tan-hued foam.

Smell: Presents a nice scent of chocolate milk atop well-behaved roasted notes (and some underlying charry toast). Slight fruit hints. Decent bourbon barrel character adding to the festivities.

Taste: Dark, roasty malts presents a taste of black coffee dosed with a dollop of rich, melted semi-sweet chocolates and cocoa powder. Medium sweetness overall. A fruitiness, hinting at raspberry, slips in with a small sip of prune juice. The roastiness receives a noted bump midway and joins in with slight bitterness. Hint of alcohol warmth, then it’s off to the semi-dry, halfway chocolaty, halfway roasty finish, with that small dark fruitiness lingering into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-carbonation.

Overall: Fairly nice. I thought Siren Noire was one of their better beers, so, giving it a bourbon barrel edge to it was a welcome addition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (2501) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bomber bottle from the Beer and Grocery on Ridgeway. Poured a nice coco brown with a tan head that faded to lacing. Nice coco and vanilla aroma. Nice malty body. Flavor of Chocolate and vanilla with slight amount of bourbon. Very enjoyable stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (2842) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
A delicious beer. Aroma was dark chocolate and roasted caramel. Hints of vanilla but the chocolate is the big smell here. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a one finger tan/mahogany head. Taste was very sweet and thick. Perfect blend of chocolate and vanilla with a strong milky backbone. No real bourbon or wood flavors, but this beer doesn’t need them. Thick and sweet. Mild carbonation. One of the series’ better beers

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (6126) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at Brew Kettle. Jet black pour with a small head. Awesome bourbon nose - sweet. Medium to dense palate with nice wood and bourbon flavor. Love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (797) - Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2013
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 Bomber into over-sized snifter glass. Dark black color with very thin tan head that disappears merely into a film with glass lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and slight notes of vanilla and oak. Taste is cocoa sweetness, some light coffee, vanilla, oak and bourbon notes. Full body, thick, rich, creamy with some chocolate and bourbon notes lingering. I was expecting more bourbon and oak in this, needs more then 3 weeks in a barrel to bring the oak and bourbon out more. On the plus side I bought one of these barrels from HS to make a high end-table with :) [Note: The barrel I got is originally from Four Roses, so not sure this beer is Buffalo Trace barrel exclusive.]

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Smooth chocolate flavor, mostly on the middle, cream and vanilla finish. Definitely a dessert offering

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2092) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Had on cask at olde English pub in Albany. Pours black with chocalty nose. Tastes of chocolate, molasses, prunes, and roasted malt. Boozy warming but overall a tame imp stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle pours brien black small head. Smells tastes of chocolate roasty sweet milk chocolate oak bit booze. Not bad at all nice treat being so cheap 5.99 a bottle. A bit thin in taste which was kind of strange. I’d buy it again just based on price.

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