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Brewed by Siren
Style: Stout
Finchampstead, England

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Siren’s breakfast stout aged in a Jim Beam bourbon barrel.


wedgie9's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2595) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2014
Tasted on 2/7/14 from a bottle at the Friday night tasting at RBWG Asheville, big thanks to Leighton for sharing. Pours dark oily brown with an average brown head that leaves an average collar of lace. The nose is dry coffee, chocolate brownie, along with some vanilla and coconut oak. The flavor is the same with the chocolate brownie, and even a bit more oak than the nose. The body is full with just under average carbonation and a long bourbon brownie finish. Overall, not the darkest stout, more focused on milk chocolate than coffee or dark roast.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Turtles (1730) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Bottle @ Bishops Arms, Hornsgatan. Black with a medium size beige head, not much lacing. Coffee aroma, sweet vanilla and oats, just a hint of bourbon. Medium carbonated and a chalky mouthfeel. Bourbon up front, hard roast coffee, woody notes, saw dust, red grapes and lactose.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (17292) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle at City Pub, Göteborg. Opaque black beer with a nice lasting beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, vinous, peat, raisins, woody, whisky, figs and raisins. Vinous flavor, figs, raisins, ash, dark chocolate, woody, peat, some warming alcohol. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6395) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with no head. Jim beam, whiskey, dark aromas. Whiskey, charcoal, smokey tones, oak, dark malt and a touch of fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RexTalionis (3473) - FINLAND - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle. Black in color, tan head. Dark roasted malty notes, hints of both chocolate and coffee in aroma. Oak and vanilla spicyness with traces of leather as well. Coffee and vanilla bourbon notes in taste. Chocolate and and hints of burnt wood in aftertaste. Bit dry, but quite smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (16995) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2015
Bottle @ Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Black with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, wood, light woody sour and bourbon. Flavor is quite sweet, rather bitter and light acidic. Dry, rather bitter and light acidic finish with a little warming alcohol. I don’t know whether the wild touch was on purpose or not, but it worked well. 190815

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4862) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle. Black with chocolate and coffee dominating although a slight sourness appears. A well balanced and easy to drink stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22479) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody whiskey aroma. Roasted malty woody whiskey chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody whiskey chocolate finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (4222) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
7.4% ABV bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This jet black beer pours with a rapidly disappearing tan head. It has a very strong vanilla and whisky flavour with a very smooth creamy mouthfeel followed by a milk chocolate and oaked spicy fruity and warming vanilla finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3468) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
330ml bottle from favourite beer, Cheltenham. Deep black colour with no head. Arima has stewed fruit, chocolate, and a touch off coffee. Oaky aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MayumiH (875) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle at home. Deep rich dark espresso flavour with a bit of dark fruit sweetness. Delicious.


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