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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8490) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of vanilla, sweet chocolate, roasted chocolate malt, molasses, fudge, maple, leather and bourbon barrel. Body on the lighter side of medium.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Poured inot a perfect pint. $7.99 for a bourbon barrel aged brew is one hell of a deal, especially given the $10 non-barrel stout I had a few hours ago. 2013 vintage. 3.5 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of frothy/creamy light brown head. Retention is about average for the ABV and a moderate amount of lacing is left. 4.5 S: The bourbon isnít very strong in this one, but itís no problem. In fact, itís wonderful the way it is. Plentiful cocoa nibs and vanilla run the show. Iím really surprised at how much vanilla came out of the barrels. I read the bottle text to discover that no vanilla beans were used. Thereís a light leathery bourbon underneath which cannot be considered anything but complementary. Mild supple roastiness with a faint booziness, caramel, and coffee. 3.75 T: Taste is like the nose, but it isnít as vibrant. Still, itís a damn tasty beer. Chocolate and vanilla are out front again. Coffee, caramel, roast come next. Lightly boozy with leathery bourbon. 3.75 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate caronation. Lightly creamy and supremely smooth. 3.75 D: Good beer that is cheap enough to buy many times. Serving type: bottle 03-08-2013 03:06:09

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobaidan (509) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Pours dark opaque brown with a small head of brown bubbles. Aroma is chocolate, cherry and bourbon. Thick in body with just enough carbonation. Flavor is books and complex with chocolate, a touch of wood and a greatness that is very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (2166) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Pours opaque dark brown with a thin tan head. Tastes sweet like syrup and chocolate. Smells like chocolate and malt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8613) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
Pours a very dark brown color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong whisky, chocolate, wood, vanilla, earthy hops. The taste is roasted malts, whisky, citrus hops, chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla. Medium bodied. Solid, but slightly off-balance and a tad bit cloying in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3681) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
Had this one on draught today. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head. Nose has only small amounts of bourbon in it with some good roasting and an almost sour note. Taste had a little more of the bourbon, but was malt dominant. Pretty good brew.
Earlier Rating: 2/3/2013 Total Score: 4.5
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate tan head. Nose has a whiskey note to it with some underlying roasting. Taste is easy and very slightly woody with some excellent roasting. Very smooth.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DoublEE (783) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
Overall though this is a damn fine barrel aged stout. Iíve seen this on the shelves locally and at $9 or so bucks for the bomber its a damn good purchase. Very well executed.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rkling87 (2) - - APR 19, 2013 does not count
Excellent bourbon aged cask beer... Bourbon not too overpowering... Hints of vanilla.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kinz (3299) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2013
Slutfest! Utterly black. Aroma of dense dark chocolate without the bite. Flavor is a match, great vanilla note on the finish. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3198) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2013
Belmont bottle. Can I call this an imperial dry stout? I guess I can since its my rating. Tons of semi-bitter baking chocolate and cold espresso. A hint of vanilla from the barrel treatment too. Tasty and potent.


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