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Brewed by Siren
Style: Stout
Finchampstead, England

bottled
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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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Siren’s breakfast stout aged in a Jim Beam bourbon barrel.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5059) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Sample @ RBWG, Asheville. Thanks to Leighton for the pour! Deep brown with a creamy tan head. Burnt Cadbury’s Whole Nut Bar. A bit of butterscotch hot booziness. Oatmeal cookies. Similar flavor. Flecks of burnt wood, toffee. Roasted nut and hints of vanilla. Full body, oily. Siren continue to impress.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (4080) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, roasty, chocolate, coconut, sweet., light bourbon, thin.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2014
[7.4% abv on label]. Jet black colour with small, tan head. Aroma of leather, bourbon and treacle. Taste is slightly sweet. Thinnish oily texture,slightly sticky palate. Finish bourbon sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abrakarl (354) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
Tas ty and delicious stout. Prefer the stronger ones but this is really good. Can feel the bourbon.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Idiosynkrasie (4244) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2014
330ml bottle [7.4% abv as per label]. Jet black colour with late awakening, small, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Dark malty aroma with hints of oak, leather, a touch of treacle, vanilla, very cautious hints of mustard and freshly compounded concrete. Taste is slightly dry, subtle dark malty sweetness, notes of treacle, vanilla, oak, leather; oily texture, unbelievably smooth, soft, silky and slightly sticky palate. Man! F***ing awesome! Rich like an Impy Stout, comparatively easy drinkable, and so charmingly soft without being flat - excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4079) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2014
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Pours pitch black with a smooth head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, oak, roasted malts and earthy notes. Taste is silky smooth, sweetish oaky and woody with some bourbon and roastiness. Finish is smooth, silky and sweetish with some oakiness and bourbony notes. Pretty smooth stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - APR 25, 2014
Tap at Siren Tap Takeover @ Mikkeller Bar, february 13th 2014. Black body, big beige head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, bourbon and roasted malt. Taste is woody, strong bourbon notes, coffee, brown sugar, warm alcohol finish. Strong bittersweet palate, with a pleasant warm vanilla and coffee aftertaste

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6688) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
33 cl bottle.
Pours gorgeous black color with a large, thick beige head. Aroma is just bursting with vanilla and roasted malts, faint tar notes, dark chocolate and some licorice also. The aroma is simply amazing. Almost creamy smooth palate from all the vanilla and chocolate on the flavor, some distant port notes on the background, toasty malts with caramel and subtle tar. Medium carbonation, smooth as silk with a very deceptively high drinkability. An excellent dessert stout.
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (2184) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Bottle BB Sep 2014. Black, no real head - just a few bubbles. Aroma - mostly milk chocolate. Touches of bourbon, sour milk and ash. Body is medium, low carbonation, pretty smooth. Taste - soft chocolatey malts, some bourbon and apple. So drinkable. For me, this isn’t as complex or as tasty as the Buffalo Trace version though it is still very good. Siren continue to impress.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DruncanVeasey (7318) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
330ml bottle at The New Penguin. Pitch with a loose marbled tan head. Meaty smoked mackerel bourbon nose with burnt custard, blackberry and well-scorched oak. Brilliant incinerated blackberry crumble and custard flavour sweet with oak and bitter with roast. Beautifully smoked Bamberg Bacon, pecan and flamed toffee afters. Genius.


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