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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (938) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Hmm...well I’m back for the updated version. I have to say, I’m not overwhelmed; I wanted to be blown away by this oak-aged stout, but there is something unfortunate going on--it doesn’t meld well. The flavors don’t harmoniously blend, but exist as distinct, separate elements. Not a horrible ale--yet--didn’t meet my relatively high expectations.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2477) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Pours a thick black with bubbly cream colored head. Nose of bourbon barrel vanilla sweetness and chocolate malts. Taste follows, slightly boozy with tannic wood masked by sweetness. Solid but was kind of hoping for more.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (203) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle pours a rich velvety black that allows precisely zero light through with a big frothy tan head. Light roast coffee notes with hints of cocoa and coconut. Not much bourbon on the nose. Taste is smooth roasty coffee light cocoa notes with faint coconut. Bourbon is a bit more present in the taste. Need to get another bottle and let it sit for a year a so.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2065) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 5, 2014
On tap half pint at Gilly's Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Opaque black-mahogany with a large tan head and good lacing. Aroma of molasses, chocolate, caramel, toffee and black raspberries. Taste of molasses, roasted malt, chocolate and caramel. Medium/full body and and low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pfc514 (68) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Pours black with one finger of bubbly beige head into a snifter. No light comes through, even when held up to the light. Chocolate, bourbon and fig are all present in the nose. Quite nice. Bourbon hits first, with bittersweet chocolate strongly riding in the background throughout. Boozy at the end. Slick mouthfeel, not super carbonated. Pretty good stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1552) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bomber->snifter. Black with thick tan head. A: dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, oak, molasses. T: vanilla, oak, malt, chocolate, slightly bitter boozy aftertaste. Good, but not great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1116) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours a dark brown with a sliver of light showing at the bottom of the glass with a slim layer of toffee colored head. Aroma comes off a bit in your face/nose with the coffee and chocolate wrestling with the boozy oak notes. Taste of pleasant chocolate with an alcohol undercurrent. Nicely unexpected.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1047) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 24, 2014
On tap at lures, pour is black with low head. Aroma is sweet vanilla booze, taste is a rich dessert beer, Hugh chocolate and vanilla with a light booze finish, well done as a sweet dessert beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4920) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Keg @ Sedona. Deep brown tiny head. The nose is pretty nutty. Loads of burnt caramel-roasted chestnut. Toffee, cocoa. Inky ashes wood, licorice. Dark chocolate flavors. Slight heat. Brown sugar. Full body, smooth. Actually pretty tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle: Pours black, rubied, with a small, dark head. Chocolate malt aroma....big time.... Sweet, cocoa powder flavor. Very good, but nearly too sweet.


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