Brewed by Siren
Style: Foreign Stout
Finchampstead, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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A tropical stout with cacao nibs, Cypress wood, and lactose. Brewed in collaboration with Wayne Wambles of Cigar City.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31232) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
From tap. Pours pitch black to brown with a small tan to brown head. Aroma is chocolate and caramelish. Light fruity. Chocolate, bitter and dense dark malty. Dry dark fruity and toasted malty to caramelish. Bitter and dry roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6014) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
Draught @ CBC 2014. Pours black with a creamy brown head, nice lacings. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, tart fruit, wood. Flavor is malts, coffee, milk chocolate, wood, fruity, light spice. Medium body, lively carbonation. 030514

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16765) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2014
Draft @ Söder om Småland, Malmö. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty spicy chocolate aroma. Sweetish roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty sweetish spicy chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20847) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and dried fruits. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and dried fruits with notes of cookies. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (4645) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Cask @ CBC CG. Deep brown, tight tan head. Very sweet aroma. S’mores, roasted marshmallow. Dark chocolate and cinnamon. The taste is a touch Sweet. Chocolate cake batter. Roasted coffee. More spice. Oily body, soft carbonation. No doubting CCB had a hand in this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1366) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle from Stirchley Wines, Birmingham. Clear, very dark, chestnut brown. Halo and film of tan coloured head. Chocolate. Gianduja. Light wood. Taste is thick, caramel sweet. Balancing woody dryness. Cocoa dry palate. Lactic chewiness. More cocoa dryness on the finish. Tooth melting sweetness remains throughout. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (4716) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
Sample at CBC 2014. Black with a small tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, some vanilla, oak and caramel. The finish was sweet and medium bitter. An ok one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (1437) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
Bottle cotteridge wines Birmingham. Dark black colour good mocha head. Aroma is nice roasted malts chocolate coffee. Taste is same some vanilla wood notes and sweet lactose coming through. Nice full body. Very good this complex flavours and good allround attributes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8348) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2014
Draught @ CBC day 2 evening session. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized light brown head. Smell and taste malts, chocolate, hint of vanilla, a bit sweetish. Average body, average to medium carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beese (1822) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2014
Draught at the Euston Tap, London on 2 May. Poured black, with a dense tan head. Aroma of cocoa, molasses and fruit cake. Mouth feel was rather rougher than I would expected from the style. Initial flavours were surprisingly not that sweet (thankfully), quite cakey, with some chocolate and brown bread. Finish had some roasted notes, with rye bread and dark chocolate. Much nicer than I thought it might turn out to be; far less sweet.

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