Brewed by Siren
Style: Foreign Stout
Finchampstead, England


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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
A tropical stout with cacao nibs, Cypress wood, and lactose. Brewed in collaboration with Wayne Wambles of Cigar City.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
xescu (64) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (690) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 5, 2016
Das vielleicht beste Bier der Welt???? Keine Ahnung, aber auf jeden Fall sehr nah an der Perfektionsgrenze, wenn man denn auf abgefahrene und komplexe Extrembiere steht.UNFASSBAR LECKER....und sehr exotisch. Die Monterey Bar hats für mich gehabt. Vom Hahn und für 6,50 Euro die 0,3 Liter Tulpe. DANKE!!!!!!!�

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leebotton (406) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
allanmb (172) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2016
Pours pitch black with decent tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate and a hint of malt loaf, very slight metallic note coming through at the very end which I think is the wood. Body is amazingly smooth and rich. Soft bubbles but good carbonation for the style. Taste is heavily chocolate but not bitter chocolate, a good quality rich milk chocolate but not overly sweet. Finish develops into coffee and malt biscuits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GBZ59 (1217) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (1892) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2015 Bottle at tderoeck’s place. Wow, dark chocolate, milky stout, truly a desert on it’s own.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2015
20/XI/15 - 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 20/X/16 (2015-1635) Thanks to Beerlover_Ben for sharing the bottle!

Little cloudy dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of caramel, milk chocolate, mocha, coffee, roasted. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: lots of chocolate, no lies there! Bit sourish, caramel, some lactose. Aftertaste: dried fruits, roasted, bit sourish, coffee, caramel, mocha. Lovely beer and a great dessert!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nutjes (252) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2016
01.05.2016 - 7,5cl proefglaasje (tap) op het Tilquin English Beer Festival U: Zwart bier met mooie blijvende bruine schuimkraag G: Cacao, met een vleugje rood fruit S: Koffie en chocolade. Ook subtiele toetsen van vanille. Zoet bier met een mooie (licht)bittere afdronk. Zeer complex en zeer volmondig. Kan moeiteloos naast gelijkaardige bieren met veel hogere ABV staan. TOPBIER!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stuu666 (10594) - 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!

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