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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobaidan (529) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Pours dark opaque brown with a small head of brown bubbles. Aroma is chocolate, cherry and bourbon. Thick in body with just enough carbonation. Flavor is books and complex with chocolate, a touch of wood and a greatness that is very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3253) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Pours opaque dark brown with a thin tan head. Tastes sweet like syrup and chocolate. Smells like chocolate and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (10518) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
Pours a very dark brown color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong whisky, chocolate, wood, vanilla, earthy hops. The taste is roasted malts, whisky, citrus hops, chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla. Medium bodied. Solid, but slightly off-balance and a tad bit cloying in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
Had this one on draught today. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head. Nose has only small amounts of bourbon in it with some good roasting and an almost sour note. Taste had a little more of the bourbon, but was malt dominant. Pretty good brew.
Earlier Rating: 2/3/2013 Total Score: 4.5
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head. Nose has a whiskey note to it with some underlying roasting. Taste is easy and very slightly woody with some excellent roasting. Very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
Overall though this is a damn fine barrel aged stout. I’ve seen this on the shelves locally and at $9 or so bucks for the bomber its a damn good purchase. Very well executed.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3514) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3386) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (12124) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4601) - 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.

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