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RATINGS: 141   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.


4.1
   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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jow (2156) - 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

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimsRatings (419) - - FEB 15, 2013
Strong chocolate aroma. Very little head. The chocolate somewhat overpowers the beer, hard to catch any remnants of the BBL aging. Would probably make a better dessert beer than anything. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nephilium (1356) - Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2013
(Bottled as part of the Uncharted Water series) The aroma is heavy on the chocolate and roasted notes, with no noticeable bourbon. There is a touch of vanilla and oak. Pours an opaque black with a creamy dark tan head. Sweet, with milk chocolate and dark fruits. The bourbon bite comes out a little bit in the finish, much more subdued then some bourbon barrel aged beers. The finish lingers with bourbon notes as well as roasted notes. I’ll definitely be picking up more of this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2013
On tap at Frisco Taphouse: pours a mostly opaque black with a small creamy froth of beige head. Has a sweet dark caramel and milk chocolate nose with a decent amount of bourbon oak. Starts with pretty good fullness and dark malty sweetness with a touch of cocoa and licorice alongside toasted bourbon oak before a smooth semi-sweet finish. Doesn’t quite have the developed complexities of some other bourbon-barrel-aged imperial stouts, but is fairly well-balanced and drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Kind of muted nose, but pretty darned good. Th barrel ageing does this beer quite a bit of good, a lot more toasted vanilla. Suprised that the rating is so close between the BA and regular version of these brews... this one is quite a bit better in my oppion. Now, to be fair, at this point I’ve had over a dozen imperial stout and am no longer sure if I’m tasting beer or the sublime nectar of Bacchus!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Light chocolate aromas. Major chocolate and vanilla flavors. Overall a fantastic stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a medium tan head. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt nose. Flavors of milk chocolate, light coffee, roasted malts and very light bourbon. Similar and very smooth finish. A decent beer but needed a little more bourbon notes in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5250) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Label shows ABV as 9.5%. Black pour with a foamy brown head. Aroma is sweet with chocolate notes, candy bar, chocolate and roasted malt notes. Taste is candy bars, dark chocolate, soft coffee, roasted malt, light vanilla, and light booze. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more dark chocolate, roasted malt notes, coffee, caramel, soft vanilla and chocolate cake.


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