RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
This years Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout has been revamped. Weve aged it for three weeks in bourbon barrels, which gives the beer darker notes of raisin and fig. Weve also tripled the amount of chocolate nibs and added vanilla bean. A mix of dark malts gives Siren Noire a well-rounded body that is decidedly chocolateybut without being extraordinarily sweet. Mt. Hood hops contribute a fruity hop profile, with notes of black currant.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6473) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle: Pours black, rubied, with a small, dark head. Chocolate malt aroma....big time.... Sweet, cocoa powder flavor. Very good, but nearly too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11218) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle. Chocolate syrup malt aroma. Dark chestnut with minimal head. Sweet chocolate syrup malt flavor. Light hay finish. Very sweet but not quite cloying.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1847) - Victor, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Pours a heavy black with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate and marshmallow. Taste is smooth chocolate milkshake. Creamy. Not much barrel influence. Some dark fruits, but the chocolate is what really shines. Not too sweet. Slight alcohol burn. This beer is criminally underrated, perhaps due to the reputation of its brewery. Drink this beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
tad_davis (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2013 does not count
Very chocolate beer! I think the aroma is outstanding, very dark looking and deceiving. I was expecting a thicker palate just because of how dark but I would compare it to Coors Lite. I swear I get more of a raspberry/chocolate taste than anything else. All in all not a bad beer but it is too "fru-fru" for me personally.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (7192) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Sampled at esbls. Black not a lot of aroma but a rich sweet flavor. Very complex. Chocolate. Very smooth and sweet. Only a little whiskey. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2013
2/9/2013. 22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malt, dark fruits. Hint of vanilla, but the chocolate and oak leads the way. This is good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (7521) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a medium sized foamy dark tan head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was sweet and toasty vanilla, cocoa and a bit of whiskey. The flavor was sweet and toasty vanilla cream, marshmallow, anise and rum. Long finish. Thick, creamy and smooth body. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2804) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle. Moderate to heavy toasted, molasses and dark chocolate for the malt, moderate resin and herbs for the hops, light earth for the yeast, with notes of raisin, tar, cola, and whiskey. Head is small, frothy, tan with spotyy lacing and good legs, and is almost fully diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet with a long bitter end. Palate is medium to full, between oily and creamy, with a carbonation on the soft side of lively and a finish thats moderately alcoholic and sticky. Nice and bold, a little too sweet for an Imperial Stout, but the bourbon barrel adds good depth making it even easier to sip the whole bomber down.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Edtorrey (26) - Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Just what you want in an imperial stout. Rich dark chocolate color, smooth and smoky forward palate and enough residual sugars to soften 9.5%ABV finish. You have to work at it to keep from downing it too fast. Added to my favorites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Its solid black in color, topped by a small, but frothy, light brown head. A potent bourbon aroma ejected itself from the bottle as soon as I poured it into the glass, but once in the glass the nose is a very enticing balance of chocolate and bourbon. Some roasted malts may be at play here, but theyre overpowered by the chocolate and bourbon. This is a wonderfully soft beer, and the bourbon barrel aging (even if it was only for a few weeks) was just enough to make it taste like bourbon-soaked wood. The flavor is interesting... dark chocolate and bourbon, yes, but with a noticeable fruitiness. Figs and vanilla come through strongly in the finish. Its warm, rich, and very well-blended. Bourbon is strong without being too much over the top, and the amount of alcohol in this is complimentary to the bourbon flavor. Its so clean, so soft, and so smooth. Its all about chocolate and bourbon with vanilla and figs... no bitterness or harsh flavors from roasted malts... superb!

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