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Siren Broken Dream (Jim Beam Barrel Aged)

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Brewed by Siren
Style: Stout
Finchampstead, England

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Siren’s breakfast stout aged in a Jim Beam bourbon barrel.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4601) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at the "couldn’t be arsed to do anything else on a Wednesday tasting @ ABC Beers" via Cotteridge Wines. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin round light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, over-ripe red fruit, light molasses. The flavour is moderate bitter, light sweet with a moderate to light smooth, light alcohol, light molasses palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Lighter than I expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5413) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours near black with a ring tan head. Aroma is taken over by woody boozy barrel notes with vanilla, whiskey, floral aspects, chocolate, roast, caramel. Flavour is light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Pretty nice but really taken over by the barrel a little too much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2014
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with JMGreenUK No head. Clear black pour. Nice bourbon taste and aroma. Very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
Medium darkish brown head. Opaque black body. Roasty grainy aroma with chocolatey mealy notes. Dry roasty chocolatey earthy taste with grainy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish earthy roasty coffee aftertaste with grainy mealy notes. Mild, mellow, and drinkable. Impressively harmonic and subdued. (0.33l bottle, from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (396) - ESTONIA - OCT 5, 2014
Had this after in early hours of October 1st, 2014. Best before on the label said September 31st - a non-existing date, but if it existed, that would have been we drunk this. Poured dark with not too lively carbonation. Aroma had some chocolate, cocoa and booze. Mild carbonation made the beer soft and smooth, also leaving the impression that the body was maybe a bit thinner than I expected. Tons of toffee, chocolate and fudge in the aftertaste. Jim Beam from a barrel is there as well but not really defining the beer for me. Nice and interesting one!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1153) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2014
Gorgeous boozy chocolate aroma. Dry and roasty, but with a touch of sweet to balance it. Its not an amazing beer, but still very pleasant, and a fine achievement from a relatively new brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3347) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
From a bottle, shared at ChurchKey, DC, during Zwanze Day. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted grain. Flavors of licorice and tobacco with a bit of funky tartness to it. High carbonation, medium bodied, roasty finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home on the terrace.

[ As Siren Broken Dream (Jim Beam Barrel Aged) ].
ABV: 7.4%. Unclear dark dark brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, coffee, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration, chocolate, bourbon, caramel, sweet malt, white chocolate, milk chocolate. Body is medium to full, texture is oily and smooth, carbonation is soft. [20140801]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (215) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle at Craft Beer Co. Clerkenwell. Pours pitch and thick black with a thin shortlasting nutty head. Aromas of whisky, nuts, vanilla, coffee, roast and some dark chocolate. Taste is very whisky up front, dark sweet fruits, roast. Whisky stays all the way through. Slightly too much to my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (1469) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Clear, cola brown. Halo of tan head. Nutty, milk chocolate. Light, roast malt. Light, ground coffee. Taste is fruity dry. Some milk chocolate sweetness. Palate is a tad thin, maybe. More of the chocolate sweetness on the finish, but mostly lingering, light bitter dryness.


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