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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


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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 isn’t particularly thick looking. The head is a less-than-one finger khaki shade. Obviously the retention won’t be particularly good, but it at least tries to leave nice lacing on the cup. S: Whilst it’s very good, it’s not as gorgeously rich as I expected. There’s some subtle chocolate, mocha, licorice, and vanilla. One has to REALLY concentrate to find the bourbon - but it’s 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 didn’t 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, it’s still dessert in a glass) and almost comes off like an imperial porter due to the lack of creamy and roasty qualities. It’s carbonated finely. O: It’s a damn shame this had to follow BCBS, because this is still quite good as a dessert beer. I’d compare it favorably to Ballast Point’s 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
gdubu493 (45) - 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 (4008) - 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 (5154) - 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 (1071) - 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 (330) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Great chocolate and coffee taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SteveOrz85 (55) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2015
2015 bottle. Poured into tulip. Very little head, if any. Aroma of chocolates and roasted malts And Bourbon. Taste chocolate and vanilla and fairly strong bourbon flavor and alcohol. Carbonation was fairly flat almost to flat. It was ok since lighter carbonation works with the style. Fairly smooth finish. Overall enjoyable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1152) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Bomber shared by Chalemeaux. Thanks, TJ. Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, raisin, molasses. Flavor is chocolate covered raisins, bourbon vanilla oak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (215) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Poured from bottle 2015 dark chocolate with tan head. Aromas of chocolate coffee and vanilla. Taste is chocolate vanilla and bourbon.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (743) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Pours a dark black with no head. Has a strong malt aroma of chocolate, coffee, and some vanilla. Taste is strong with coffee with some chocolate, dark alcohol, malts and grains. A lingering grainy and rough malt aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (925) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle (bomber), poured black, with a small, short lived brown head. Aroma of chocolate, bourbon, some wood and some vanilla. Taste is lots of vanilla and chocolate, malts and a touch of bourbon. Nice beer, enjoyable and very easy to drink which is usually hard to say about an imperial.


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