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Brewed by Siren
Style: Foreign Stout
Finchampstead, England

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
xescu (37) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 7, 2014
Una cerveza muy espectacular, aroma a chocolate suave, no muy dulce. no empalaga i tiene una densidad y color negro bastante suggerentes.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leebotton (225) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Lovely dark, roast chocolatey aroma with hint of coffee, deep and dark. I am detecting a woodiness as well. Looking great - jet black with a pretty dark brown head. Wow! Flavour so chocolate, thick, vanilla, coats the tongue with oily silk indulgence. Heavily burnt flavours at the end which in a long drawn out way balance the initial sweetness. The Cypress wood isn’t something I know, but it is lending a great aspect to this brew. Great experience, Very impressed!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bodling (5) - - AUG 2, 2014 does not count
A highly suitable name! Pours a thick dark liquified cake, with hints of vanilla and chocolate in the aroma.Delicious taste, a beer to enjoy slowly.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GBZ59 (1181) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAY 2, 2014
Grifo. Copa de Cata en el Freiburg (Barcelona). Brota con color negro cubierto por cremosa espuma. La corona es bronceada, persistente y de sólida capa que deja amplios anillos en las paredes. Aromas de chocolate con leche, galleta, frutos del bosque, herbáceos y de moka, redondeados por trazos de moscatel. Entrada muy suave y sabrosa -como era de esperar por los aromas. Cuerpo intenso y carbonatación baja. Paladar untoso y aterciopelado. El ascendente alcohol despliega notas de anís y hierbas,matices de pasa moscatel y madera. La lupulización agradable, la justa para equilibrar el dulzor, queda reforzada por amargor de cacao negro y permanece en el final dulce. Leves notas de mermelada de ciruela en el retrogusto. On-tap. Tasting glass @ Freiburg (Barcelona). Pours black in color headed by creamy foam. Tan crown is lasting & thick layered. Wide rings are left on sides. Milky chocolate, biscuit, dark fruit, herbal & subtle mocha aromas rounded by hints of muscatel. Very smooth & flavorful upfront –as expected from aromas. Full body. Soft carbonation. Velvety & unctuous palate. Increasing alcohol hues display notes of anise & herbs, hints of muscatel raisin & wood. Gentle hoppy -just to balanced- sweetness are reinforced by dark cocoa bitterness & linger into a sweet finish. Slight prune on the aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours thick black, aroma of sweet chocolate, taste is rich chocolate, dry, bitter, roasted malts, tastes like cake!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
graham_murphy (322) - - JUN 8, 2014
Wow. Lashings of chocolate and caramel in the malt. Reminds me of a liquor laden ginger cake. Very creative.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andysando (40) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2014
Thick and creamy with almost no head. Loads of chocolate and roasted notes both in aroma and taste. Wonderfully creamy mouthfeel. This is good!

4.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerbaron42 (48) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2014
Wow. Very chocolate but with such rush roasted barley in, it tastes a little like drinking a BBQ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DruncanVeasey (7309) - NUNEATON, Top 23, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2014
330ml. Filthy tar with a luxurious yellow tan mousse. Deep chocolate, fudge and coffee bean aroma completed with suggestions of dried black grape, roasted almonds, Crunchie on fire and general opulent black chocolate cake filth. Utterly lovely bittersweet compacted chocolate-striated flavour with a trace of orange and strawberry Neopolitan-tinged hop from behind a glutinous soupy tar of well-fired brittle black things. They include coffee beans, vanilla pods, carob, prune, 90% raisiny Lindt. Rich ashy finish. Right in the Lion cage. Close to total stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grumbo (617) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle enjoyed at the Ale House, Chelmsford. Pours almost black with a good sized tan colour head. Warming dark malt chocolate aroma, slightly toasted with a hint of Caribbean spice cake. Medium sweetness, very smooth, creamy texture, low carbonation. Quite glorious. Could be topped if there was a Caribbean Chocolate Rum Cake version?


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