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RATINGS: 138   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2679) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2014
A very tasty brew best for the cold weather. Pours a dark brown with a very thin head. The aroma is the weak link, just a bit if chocolate and some bread. The flavor however has chocolate, vanilla, some dark fruits and grain. It is a think beer made for sipping.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crompt (112) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAR 6, 2014
This is one sweet treat! Chocolate comes through more than the bourbon so I’d classify this as a true dessert beer. For a bourbon stout this good it is a must buy at this price point.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tastybeer (1714) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Draft. Black pour, tan head. Little retention/lace, some legs. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, roast. Taste is sweet, dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, roast. Palate is soft, slick, light bittersweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5813) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2013 bottle, thanks big beard .. . Dark dark brown .. Mild head, unshaved lacing .. . Very tasty, rich chocolate, balanced barrel, and nibs .. Nibs! .. . A pretty rich beer, liked it very much, the best new heavy seas beer in years .. . . What am I gonna do with 40 subscriptions to Vibe?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5335) - Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2014
Draft to taster. Looks good; a fairly opaque dark chocolate with foamy beige head. Smells of chocolate, dark malt, vanilla, and light bourbon and fig. Tastes like it smells, but more chocolate! Nice and smooth on the palate. Great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Draft at Lavomatic. Pours a deep brown with a small khaki head that lasts as a ring. Plenty of dark and milk chocolate, dark fruits (berries, figs, dates), vanilla, oak, and molasses. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a really smooth mouthfeel. Doesn’t show a ton of bourbon barrel character, which I guess is a result of the short barrel aging. Good imperial stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (1201) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Cask at ChurchKey poured into a tasting snifter. Pours dark brownish black with about a finger of tan head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, toffee, bourbon. Tasting notes of chocolate, caramel, toffee, bourbon, light dark fruit. Kind of like a liquid Devil’s food cake. Medium-light body (possibly lighter than usual due to the cask version) with a semi-dry finish. Pretty smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3105) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2014
Une robe profondément foncée. Une mousse généreuse et une solide dentelle. Un nez qui fait flèche de tout bois et de chocolat. Un parfum d’eau-de-vie et une douce vanille. Des saveurs de bourbon, de café moka et de noisettes grillées. Une bouche qui montre un corps de moyenne densité avec un pétillement bas et une texture de lait au chocolat. Une finale sur un bourbon bien caramélisé, chocolaté et vanillé.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pailhead (4761) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle: The aroma consists of big chocolate, bourbon, maple syrup, vanilla, and a touch of mint. It pours a dark brown with a faint orange glow around the edges. It has a two finger beige head with good retention. There is some minimal thin webbing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with moderate milk chocolate and light caramel. The finish has light-moderate maple syrup, bourbon, oak, light vanilla, and a touch of mint. It’s medium-full bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this is damn good. I’ll say it’s one of the better values out there ($7.99/bomber).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thorongil2 (1198) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
(tap) clear dark borwn colour with a small brown head; aromas of chocolate, vanilla; clean, balanced flavour; creamy palate; very nice


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