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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 2/23/13. 22 oz bottle poured into a plastic cup. Yeah. Keep in mind I had this one JUST after sampling some BCBS. A: Pours an ultra-dark brown color that isnít particularly thick looking. The head is a less-than-one finger khaki shade. Obviously the retention wonít be particularly good, but it at least tries to leave nice lacing on the cup. S: Whilst itís very good, itís not as gorgeously rich as I expected. Thereís some subtle chocolate, mocha, licorice, and vanilla. One has to REALLY concentrate to find the bourbon - but itís there...I suppose. T: Quite sweet. I like the dark chocolate in the midtaste, before it becomes a combination of mocha and bittersweet vanilla. I didnít expect much depth, but there is a nice bit of subtle complexity to it. M: This seems a bit thin to me. The aftertaste is a little less sweet than I expected (but, itís still dessert in a glass) and almost comes off like an imperial porter due to the lack of creamy and roasty qualities. Itís carbonated finely. O: Itís a damn shame this had to follow BCBS, because this is still quite good as a dessert beer. Iíd compare it favorably to Ballast Pointís Victory at Sea - a sweet, vanilla-and-chocolate laden offering that fits the cold, nasty Maryland day to a tee. It could have really used more bourbon presence, though.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
two7offsuit (339) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malt. Sweet malt flavor with hint of chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GnarlyGnome (756) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Draft: Big chocolate flavors, but the alcohol hides away in this very well. Dangerous beer... just screams dessert to me.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Apache (47) - Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Very mellow for a 9.5% beer. Pours dark with a thin head. Aromas of chocolate and bourbon. Taste is mild bourbon and chocolate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bagalagalaga (146) - Indiana, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Much more mellow flavors than other imperial stouts, actually more chocolatey than bourbony. Not very heavy mouthfeel for an imperial stout either. It is a very good beer, might pick it up again sometime but not one Iíd stock up on.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2253) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Pitch black in color, viscous pour, not much head... Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, caramel.... Flavor of chocolate malts, dark roasted malts, vanilla... Light bitterness on finish... Mouthfeel is a bit thin, doesn't carry the bourbon well ... Bummer, could have been better ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
gdubu493 (48) - New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2015
Aroma: caramel fruitAppearance: dark, vicscous. Taste: bitter, boozy, sweet backend. Palate: like a french sauce. Overall: had quite a bit of potential, fizzles, "balance" swings too abruptly (bitter/sweet), surprisingly high total score for a beer I wouldn?t buy again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (4070) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 13, 2015
650 ml. Pour is opaque ebony with a lasting spit of creamy foam. Aroma is charred toast, espresso, soy, booze and dark chocolate. Tastes of soy, roasted peanut, prune, vanilla, chocolate, whiskey and a touch of espresso. Just-above medium body is smooth with medium carbonation and has a nice balance. Shows a a nice chest-warming abv.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (5232) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2015
Inky black pour with a generous foamy khaki head. The aroma is very pleasing with notes of charred barrel, bourbon, and cappuccino. Big full flavor with loads of sweet dark roast malt, caramel, bourbon barrel/char oak, and a touch of espresso and more oak. Sweet and bourbonny and chocolaty. Plenty of chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1127) - California, USA - APR 6, 2015
22oz bottle pours a thick black color with a bit of head. Very mild easy going flavors with the bourbon standing out a little. Nice chocolate. Mild sweetness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
anthony850 (341) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Great chocolate and coffee taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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