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Siren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate Cake

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Brewed by Siren
Style: Foreign Stout
Finchampstead, England

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A tropical stout with cacao nibs, Cypress wood, and lactose. Brewed in collaboration with Wayne Wambles of Cigar City.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
Bouteille 33cl de Malt Attacks, BB 31/12/2014. Brune foncée, presque noire, col épais crémeux moka laissant un léger doré au verre. Arôme met de suite l’accent sur les notes douces du lactose. Ces dernières sont ponctuées par le bouquet distinct, mais timide, du cèdre qui apporte des effluves épicées et boisées. Ayant Cigar City comme exemple, le cèdre reste plus mitigé dans son usage. La malt chocolaté et le cacao arrivent à percer en rétro. Palais est profond au niveau malté avec un fini sec au palais attirant l’attention sur l’effet boisé du cèdre. Ce dernier reste présent tout en étant un peu plus discret dans sa complexité. On retrouve un fini épicé lié au boisé typique du cèdre. Le chocolat est également présent avec une petite note amer sur la fin. Le lactose reste également bien présent ajoutant un fini adouci et typique, ce dernier se mariant bien au côté plus sec du cèdre.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (11862) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2015
KRS 270914. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is cocoa, malt, hop. flavour is cocoa, roasted malt, milky sour, chocolate, coffee. Full body. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2885) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle from BeerRitz, Leeds. An inky black beer that pours with a thin tan head. It has a very rich chocolate and cherry flavour, vanilla notes and a sweet and tart fruity, slight roasted chocolate finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (3382) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
330ml bottle at home, present from Stuartyboy - opaque very dark brown near black, no head, roasted malty, cocoa aroma, sweet, cocoa, viscous, chocolate, some berries

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Martinus (3485) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2015
Clear red brown colour, no head. Aroma of caramel, malts, raisins. Light sweet flavour, malts, wood, slightest hint of cacao. Finish wood, malts, caramel and burned sugar.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (4481) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Black colour with a brown head.
Aroma: Chocolate, liquorice, caramel, sweet malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, vanilla, tropical fruit, liquorice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (1944) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2015
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av choklad, rostad malt, karamell, kakao, trä med toner av torkad frukt. Rund och len, lagom sötma, lätt syrlighet, beska med smak av bitter mörk choklad. Mycket elegant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (133) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 11, 2015
Poured from a bottle (Best Before 31 December 2014) into a teku glass. Pours coffee black with a thin but somewhat generous coffee brown head. A lot of the cacao and cypress wood on the nose. Not so much the lactose. Also a good amount of roast malts. Upon warming up a lot of the tropical fruits such as passion fruit. The palate is medium bodied but quite foamy. The attack is very cacao/dark chocolate forward. A slight tartness and sweetness from the milk sugar also becomes very apparent. Just a slight coffee bitterness in the middle but overall, a very easy drinking stout. The darkness of the chocolate is balanced by the brighter flavors of the milk sugar. Tropical fruit flavors also appear a lot more upon warming up. In general, the flavors are not very intense as expected from this style. If you’re looking for something a little more, I’d recommend the Shattered Dream.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ozckr (326) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 5, 2015
toast, roasty, resin, black, sparkling, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, lively, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2629) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Opaque black liquid with a medium tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, wood, spices, pears and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of chocolate and dried fruit. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.


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