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Brewed by La Sirène Brewing
Style: Sweet Stout
Melbourne, Australia

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Sirene Imperial Praline is a Belgian style chocolate stout of imperial proportions. Modelled upon our original prized praline recipe. The dark specialty malts, hand scraped vanilla pods, cacao nibs & hazelnut all feature even more generously to create a richer robust imperial praline experience.
Deep & intense chocolate, vanilla and hazelnut tones wrap up in a blanket of roasted and toffee layers that welcome, yet another pour.

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3.8
jmgreenuk (9870) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 31, 2017
Tap at Slow Beer Fitzroy, Melbourne. Poured a clear dark brown with little life. The aroma is big hazelnut vanilla chocolate. The flavour is moderate sour, light sweet with a smooth, rich tart red berry fruit, light sweet chocolate palate. Medium bodied with flat carbonation.

4.2
Samtzu (549) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2016
Nutty and chocolate. Sweet with a medium body, nut notes chocolate and malts . Pink waifer nose apparent.

3.3
Mjollnir (414) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2016
750mL bottle. Foam bomb on opening. Poured opaque black with a ridiculously large head. Strong aroma of chocolate and roast, some sweet vanilla and nuttiness. Mild sweetness and bitterness, strongly roasty with a bit of acidity. Medium body with strong, initially excessive carbonation. Quite creamy as a result, with a lingering burnt bitter finish. Good stuff, mostly, but a significant proportion of the bottle ended up in the sink thanks to the crazy carbonation.

3.6
Muggus69 (2673) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2016
750mL champagne bottle from Beer Exchange Espresso head atop a opaque black body. Milk chocolate on the nose dominates, a distinct sweet nuttiness, marshmallow, vanilla. Body is rich, silky, sweet, slightly gritty texture, low carbonation. Sweet body, lots of chocolate, vanilla & toasty nutty sort of undertones. Finishes with a lactic sort of twang. Sort of expecting more richness - this is not all too different from the original.

3.8
beer-yum (1866) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2017 Massive nutty chocolate aroma in a black pour. Lovely sour/sweet chocolate body with a ’to die for’ moreish finish. Easily the best Australian craft beer I’ve had - and easily makes up for all the ’little different from a lager’ "craft" brews I’ve tried.

3.4
stoutnick (842) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2016
Hazelnut choc aroma. Black with tan head. Taste is thin for a big stout. Average stuff but not awful.

3.7
KansaiBeerLvrs (5305) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 13, 2016
Pitch black with a tan head. The aroma is nutty with a spicy chocolate edge. A somewhat raspy carbonation assaults my tongue with a tasty honey nut chocolate flavor. Very nice in an aggressive way.

3.9
mrjez (660) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAY 13, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2016 750ml bottle from March, shared at Craft Cafe Imazato. Pours a rich deep brown, very heady bottle, foamy fizzy tan head. Nice aroma of hazelnut and chocolate, Belgian yeast, slight vanilla. Taste is similar, quite nutty. Feel is different to how I remember the original Praline - more quad style booze in the finish, fluffy prickly mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.

3.6
Maris (1575) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2016
UPDATED: APR 5, 2016 From a 750ml bottle on 1/4/2016. Exploded outof the bottle pouring close to black with a big dark, tan head. The nose is very nice, with milk chocolate,hazelnuts and coffee. Take a sip and some sharp roasted malt is the first that hits, followed by a massive,almost creamy sweetness - milk chocolate again, some caramel and a good dash of vanilla. There’s a hint of coffee and dark fruit in the mix too. The palate is super creamy but is spoiled a bit by being over-carbed. All up, it’s definitely a nice dessert beer, but it lacks a bit of subtlety for mine, and is probably just a bit too sweet. And at 28 bucks a pop, it doesn’t represent much in the way of value. Pretty bottle though.

4
gam (4045) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2016
Big soft tan head dark pour near black aromas cocoa chocolate liquorice fruits caramel nutty goodness the flavours rich hazelnut cocoa chocolate toffee raisins plums currants liquorice vanilla superb on the palate the finish well produced imperial richness to burn malts are classy nut taste delicious hops lasting great to sip and enjoy


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