Brewed by Siren
Style: Stout
Finchampstead, England


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This special edition of Broken Dream was brewed with Siren’s own Bourbon barrel aged coffee (12 months).

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ZodiacM (1310) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2017
LCI. Uit de fles geschonken. Prachtige volle stout, met smaken van gerookte mout, beetje bourbon en volop koffie. Heerlijk vol van smaak voor 6,5%.

Hopverdju (1589) - BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2017
Zwart bier met weinig crèmekleurig schuim. Geur: voornamelijk koffie ristretto. Smaak: koffie, chocolade, ietwat aards. Redelijk volmondig. Goede koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: droog, koffie, aards, noten. Prachtige balans en verfijnd lekker!

bursprak (3285) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle @ home. Pours blackish with a creamy tan head. Notes of sweet malts, toffee, smooth roasted coffee, milky sweet and some light vanilla.

AWS9 (746) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2017
Bottle. Black pour, but not much head to it - plain. Has a kind of boozy coffee-ness to it - I guess that’s what a bourbon coffee is. My alcoholism has not gotten so severe that I’m sneaking whiskeys into my morning coffees, but I can’t rule that out I suppose. Right, the beer. It’s okay, if a bit too thin. Maybe too gimmicky?

Saeglopur (2383) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - MAY 14, 2017
330 ml bottle from Etre Gourmet, bb 04/01/18.

Black body, with a small, fluffy, fizzy, dark beige head.

Aroma of fresh coffee, wood, tobacco, cocoa powder, some dark fruits, some liquorice, subtle bourbon.

Tastes quite similar, but a bit lighter, with some more vanilla.

Medium, slick mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.

Finishes medium roasty, a bit dry, a bit sweet, wooden, with lots of coffee again, cocoa, tobacco.

Very nice. Lots of lovely coffee, with a great balance between roasty and sweet notes, although I don’t get much of the bourbon. Overall a bit simple maybe, while still really quaffable, drinks suprisingly easy.

Benzai (16783) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2017
Bottle @ Van Moll Brewpub. Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized light brown colored head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, coffee. Taste malts, coffee, a little dusty initially, sweetish and bitter simultaneously with a load of coffee in the finish as well. Medium body, soft carbonation.

chrisv10 (18599) - DENMARK - MAY 8, 2017
Bottle, 6.5%. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, little bourbon and vanilla. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, little bourbon, espresso, sweet, caramel, hop and a little bitter.

Werckmeister (3416) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 2, 2017
0,33l bottle at home. BB 04.01.2018. black color, rather small dark coffee-colored head. smells of bourbon, vanilla, chlorophyl / herbal, earthy, light ash, coffee, some chocolate. nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of caramel, spices, peppery, earthy, licorice, vanilla, light bourbon, chlorohpyl, some coffee, bitter chocolate. finishes lightly roasty bitter with notes of caramel, vanilla and some peppery notes. nice one but balance is off somewhat. A bit on the green herbal / peppery side. Overall still nicely drinkable.

drjoeng (1418) - SINGAPORE - APR 30, 2017

Poured out dark brown, almost black. 38SRM.

Nose has strong coffee and woodsmoke aroma. There is that slight sour tang of woodsmoke or a freshly roasted coffee. Hint of chocolate in the nose.

Mouthfeel is carbonated and surprisingly light. Palate has roasted barley, dark rough wheat toast. Overall the palate is pretty light. The bitter flavors are light charcoal, dark roast coffee, charred wood or burnt twigs. Very smooth finish without the harshness of alcohol or the bitterness of carbonization. There is a nice mellow woody flavor as well, not obvious and very well-balanced.

Overall a pretty smooth ride, not jagged or obvious with nicely rounded flavors and relatively easy drinking.

LazyPyro (1688) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours black with a one-finger tan head. Aroma: coffee, bourbon, chocolate, roasted malt. Taste: sweet chocolate malt, bourbon, coffee, roasted malts, dark fruit, light bitter finish. Medium body, smooth velvety mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice stout... drank side by side with the original version and I felt this one was an improvement over the original, a bit more complexity and the balance of bourbon, coffee, and the original flavours is just right.

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