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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2013
It’s solid black in color, topped by a small, but frothy, light brown head. A potent bourbon aroma ejected itself from the bottle as soon as I poured it into the glass, but once in the glass the nose is a very enticing balance of chocolate and bourbon. Some roasted malts may be at play here, but they’re overpowered by the chocolate and bourbon. This is a wonderfully soft beer, and the bourbon barrel aging (even if it was only for a few weeks) was just enough to make it taste like bourbon-soaked wood. The flavor is interesting... dark chocolate and bourbon, yes, but with a noticeable fruitiness. Figs and vanilla come through strongly in the finish. It’s warm, rich, and very well-blended. Bourbon is strong without being too much over the top, and the amount of alcohol in this is complimentary to the bourbon flavor. It’s so clean, so soft, and so smooth. It’s all about chocolate and bourbon with vanilla and figs... no bitterness or harsh flavors from roasted malts... superb!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5191) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 23, 2013
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, a little coffee, very light vanilla/oak, and light bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything. Average texture. It’d be nice if brewers stopped "aging" beers for a few weeks and allowed the beer to have some time in the barrels. Quit wasting bourbon barrels and let the beer sit in there for at least half a year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4063) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Dark beer out of the bottle with a short lived brown head. Juicy nose of ripe fruit, chocolate, roasted grains and alcohol. Flavors of dried fruit, raisin, molasses, chocolate candy and alcohol that I assume comes from the bourbon. Nice warming alcoholic chocolate beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5433) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2013
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy finely sized light brown colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was hoppy and brown malt. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of roasted malt and hops. A decent one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 10, 2013
22 oz. bomber. Onyx black with a wispy khaki head and a bit of lacing. Smell is baker's chocolate, espresso, dark fruit, roasted malt and booze. Flavor is similar, nothing too overbearing, good balance of chocolate and roast and a pleasant backdrop of coffee and vanilla. The sweetness of the chocolate lingers mildly in the tip of the tongue between sips, along with a slightly spicy hop note. Mouth feel is dense and smooth. Delicious beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Snifter. Shared at Syb Pig at a bottle share. Pours a very dark brown with tan thin head. The aroma was very nice with chocolate, caramel, bourbon, wood, and vanilla. The taste was not quite as bold as the aroma with chocolate, lactose, caramel, light marsh mellow, vanilla and dark fruits. The bourbon alcohol taste was strong. Mouth was smooth and full bodied. Finish was mostly alcohol and chocolate. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9210) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks Amy! Thick black pour, nice creamy tan head, aroma brought notes of bakers chocolate, dark cocoa, nice earth, slight hint of oak, dark fruits, touch of bourbon and caramel in there as well. Taste is a mix of dark fruits, dark chocolate, toffee, nice oak and slight bourbon, finishing fairly sweet, slight dryness. Pretty tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (4934) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Rustico, Arlington tap: Pours black with a creamy beige head. Aroma is butterscotch, vanilla, whiskey, and chocolate, but mostly butterscotch. Taste is sweet with lots of chocolate and vanilla. Body is nice and creamy, I got a bit fruitiness in there as well. Not a bad sweet imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smith4498 (3455) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Pours dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of bourbon, roasted malts, dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla and wood. Similar flavors with bourbon and chocolate being most noticeable. Full body with minimal carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (15950) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
Tap at the Ginger Man, NYC, 18/05/13. Mid black with a thin tan head. Nose is chocolate, light smoke, mineral notes, sugars, dark fruit. Taste comprises dark toffee fudge, chocolate, figgy pudding, dark malts, dark fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Good stuff, easy drinking the alcohol never interferes.

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