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Brewed by Siren
Style: Stout
Finchampstead, England

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Sirenís breakfast stout aged in a Jim Beam bourbon barrel.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jc1762 (553) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Pours opaque black, nice and thick. Small head develops but relatively calm. The nose shows some smoke and hints of wood from the barrel. The palate is lightly carbonated but mostly thick and extremely smooth. A lot of smoky flavor but also a great sweetness that appears very reminiscent of adzuki red beans. Reminds a lot less of its original breakfast stout identity unlike the Jim Beam Barrel aged Broken Dream. But stands on its own differing from the others.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (703) - Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Pitch black and a fizzy beige head. Lots of whisky barrel in the aroma, vanilla, oakiness, roasty, dark chocolate. Taste is big whisky, rich, smooth, silky, quite full-bodied, boozy. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (1110) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle from the Beer Emporium, Bristol. Pours very dark brown with a tan colour head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, and a hint of coffee. Slight bitterness. Medium bodied, smooth, soft carbonation. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (2791) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle from Rehillís of Jesmond. Pors black with a good tan head. Quite a sour aroma that suggests this isnít in the best condition despite being well within date. The taste has sour cherry, smoke, bourbon and some coffee and chocolate. A little thin. Iím pretty sure this didnít taste as intended, but was still not bad. Will have to try some of the other editions to check.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (959) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
Very smokey tasting. Tastes like burnt barbecue. Fruity and smokey aroma. Extremely dark. Very drinkable. But quite potent! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (5287) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle 33cl, a dark beer with huge brown head. Nose is sour like with vinous notes, lactic. Aroma is slightly sour on cherries, sweet chocolate, light coffee, wet oak notes, tannins, well balanced but less complex than expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (6957) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at the "couldnít 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 (9562) - 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 (8074) - 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 (7102) - 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.)


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