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RATINGS: 134   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonas (5594) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle. Vanilla, chocolate candy, oak nose. Black, brown lace. Milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla, light leather, somewhat cloyingly sweet. Quite the desert beer, I would be happy to have these flavours and textures in a chocolate mousse, not so much in a drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Panzuriel (1287) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2014
22 oz bomber poured in snifter. Siren noire is rich brown black with a thin head of light tan bubbles. The nose is solid rich dark chocolate. Taste is a hint of sweet on the fore with the chocolate cacao nib bitterness coming through on the finish. Roasted malt provides a decent backbone. Body is smooth and silky. A very well done imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6970) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2014
2014 vintage. 650ml bomber. Dark black pour, roasted cocoa notes ,nit of vanilla.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JDBaker11058 (1216) - Maryland, USA - APR 24, 2014
Appearance: silky near-black pour, with a short, creamy dark tan head. Aroma: vanilla, chocolate, booze, maple, cream, and more chocolate. Taste: melted bittersweet dark chocolate, vanilla, crème anglaise, caramel, toffee, black bread, with a woody, boozy undertone. Finish: smooth, sweet, and lightly boozy. Notes: Aging in bourbon barrels has significantly improved upon their original version of this, which was average-to-below-average at best. This is really very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshwoodward (564) - - APR 22, 2014
Had a glass on tap at Alexandria’s in Findlay. Very big beer, a little too much so all around.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
2014 vintage 650 ml bottle poured into snifter. Opaque pitch black color with a finger of fizzy tan head. Head retention and lacing are both minimal. Aroma is earthy with notes of raisins, vanilla, bourbon, and chocolate. Flavor is a wonderfully complex amalgam of chocolate richness and bitterness combined with the bourbon notes from the aging. The chocolate has a big presence here, but it’s not at all overpowering. Mouthfeel is rich and velvety. Basically everything works here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2455) - Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2014
22 ounce bottle into snifter, 2014 vintage bottling. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, caramel, vanilla, oak, toffee, light bourbon, herbal, light dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, chocolate, and moderate barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak, light bourbon, light dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of roast/oaky bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, roast, toast, caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak, light bourbon, light dark fruit, herbal, and roast/oaky earthiness. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, chocolate, and moderate bourbon barrel flavors; with nice robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial stout. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roasted malt, chocolate, and moderate bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (853) - USA - APR 6, 2014
Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is dark fruit with a touch of raisin and strong chocolate. Flavor is rich chocolate and a bit of bourbon. Nice touch of raisin in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bubblehouse (323) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Really good. Taste of dark chocalate and coffee. The bourbon flavor could be a little more pronounced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3528) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
bottle at Ft Wayne tasting, Sept 2013 - Pours near black and smells of roast malt and chocolate. The flavor has very chocolate rich. It’s sweet with some vanilla notes. This is a full bodied brew with a roast chocolate finish. Really good.


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