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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
This yearís Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout has been revamped. Weíve aged it for three weeks in bourbon barrels, which gives the beer darker notes of raisin and fig. Weíve 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 chocolateyóbut without being extraordinarily sweet. Mt. Hood hops contribute a fruity hop profile, with notes of black currant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bshep (144) - - JAN 6, 2016
Strong taste. Great for drinking alone. May be hard to pair food with especially off cask. But if you are looking to just drink something, itís GREAT!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
Pours viscous, pitch black and completely opaque with a two finger, light beige head that very slowly settles into a thick lasting ring. Very good retention, especially for the style and ABV. Takes a while to settle, leaving streaks of soapy lacing in itís path. Inviting aroma with a strong chocolate/cocoa presence and a subtle bourbon barrel character thatís nicely integrated into the notes of the base beer. Some damp earth and toasted oak along with sweet and spicy bourbon, vanilla bean and toasted count but the wood and spirit notes arenít overpowering. Just the slightest bit of toothpick character and delicate bourbon followed by silky sweet chocolate, subtle roast and dark fruit. Hints of coffee bean, burnt toast and oatmeal but the sweeter, dessert-like notes really stand out. Iím picking up some bakerís chocolate, fudge, molasses and flourless chocolate cake. There could be a bit more bourbon/barrel presence for me but itís a nice change of pace to smell a bourbon barrel aged beer that isnít a complete booze bomb. On the fuller end of medium body with stronger bourbon barrel and roasted malt character than the nose suggests. Dry, bitter and nearly acrid with strong burnt wood and toothpick flavor. The oak us more prominent than expected but the bourbon presence is still subtle. Thereís some spicy, boozy sweetness but unfortunately, most of the silkier barrel notes found in the aroma are missing. Bourbon flavor isnít bad but itís somewhat weak and overpowered by the wood and heavy roast. The sweeter dessert-like chocolate notes seem to get lost a bit was well. The malts taste smoker and somewhat burnt with hints of charcoal, toast, bitter dark cacao, oatmeal and ash. Mist of the lighter chocolate sweetness is masked, only shoeing up toward the finish. Still, the high ABV is well masked and although it appeared harsh at first, this beer is relatively easy to drink. Decent but not something I would want to try again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2015
22 oz bottle served in a Porter Bar goblet at about 45F. Opaque and essentially black body with red-brown highlights at the edges. Weak head; only a few spots of lacing. Aroma: bourbon, wood,and chocolate, with hints of dark dried fruits, fruit cake, smoke and vanilla. Like the aroma, the flavor is lightly sweet, has some wood. vanilla and more bourbon. However, the bourbon barrel has less effect here, the chocolate is mostly hidden until the aftertaste, and thereís a solid dark roasted grain base. A bit boozy. Feel: smooth, full body seems a touch under carbonated. The 9.5% ABV is partially hidden but mostly evident; the

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (3509) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2015
Bomber. 1-2 years old. Nose of dark chocolate, berries, dark fruit, and light bourbon. Dark brown color with a dark tan head. Smooth chocolate initial, bourbon emerges immediatley and is very well blended, thick dark fruit, and good chocolate, nutty finish. Some alc. warmth. Medium heavy body and very creamy. Smooth and delicious. Not a barrel bomb. More delicate and well blended than most barrel stouts. Love it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redtechnj (311) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Appearance- Deep, dark brown with an average medium Brown head. Aroma- Big bittersweet chocolate, bourbon, vanilla Flavor- Sweet dark chocolate, bourbon, dark roasted malts, vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2015
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan foam. Nose is chocolate banana, bourbon, coffee bean and fig. Medium body with fuzzy carb thinning with airy alcohol. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, bourbon, raisin and wood. A bit too much barrel for the base brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2015
22 oz bottle shared by Spencer. The pour is a medium to dark brown with a finger of decent khaki colored head and no real lace. The aroma is pretty plain. There is a little chocolate, much less than I was expecting, some light roasted malt, and a hint of vanilla. Very disappointing. The flavor is just as disappointing. There is a little more chocolate flavor. Kind of milk chocolate. The vanilla almost vanishes and the roast sticks around just like in the nose. The mouth feel is thin and light with a soft carbonation and lingeringly chocolatey aftertaste. Finishes much better than it starts ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6284) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 19, 2015
2014 vintage, purchased bottle at Redstone Liquors, Stoneham, MA. Pitch black in color with a little bit of an oily sheen on the liquid. Aroma is bourbon soaked oak spirals, chocolate, and melted caramel candy.

Flavor is mild on the bourbon with overly sweet vanilla hints. The body is medium plus with a creaminess. Mild bitter coffee grounds. Pretty good overall but would like to see a bit more bold bourbon character and a touch more body. Still pretty good drinking and a very reasonable price point at $12.99.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
katrinaez (1424) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Heavy chocolate scent and taste. Like a rich European chocolat bar.a very smooth mouth feel not velvety like most imperial stouts. Some vanilla notes. Almost milky texture. Raisin notes come out at the end. Tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
two7offsuit (449) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malt. Sweet malt flavor with hint of chocolate.

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