overall
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99
style
Brewed by Siren
Style: Stout
Finchampstead, England

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Unfiltered; Bottle and Keg: Filtered. Regularly available.
Has been sold at 6%, 6.7% and 6.5%.
Breakfast stout with a gentle touch of smoke, coffee and chocolate. Broken Dream is deep and complex. She lurks in your imagination. She binds smoke and coffee aromas with chocolate, milk and oats to create something thick, velvety and slick. She will draw you towards a land of flavour, passion and colour.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (1307) - - JUN 24, 2013
Black stout with a thin beige head. Aroma is a coffee and chocolate blend. The initial taste is sweet chocolate and a touch of coffee, with a malty finish that I think has a bit of hop coming through as well. Very nice.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABS (1017) - Stokke, NORWAY - APR 30, 2017
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Sandefjord. Pours black with a small white to light grey head. Red fruit and well rounded coffee nose. Coffee, sweet liquorice, red fruit and berries, some smoke and leather flavour. Very smooth body. Medium to thick. Oily. Some warmth. Soft carbonation. Very good stout. Impressive.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBishop (66) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2017
Cask at Reading Beer Festival. Pleased to see this available as bottle generally tastes great. Strong coffee overtones with plenty of oats too. Perfect for any time of day.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (929) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours black with a one-finger tan head. Aroma: smokey roasted malt, chocolate. Taste: sweet malt, chocolate, roasted smokey malt notes, dark fruit, light bitter finish. Medium body, smooth velvety mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice stout... drank side by side with the Bourbon Coffee version which I felt was a slight improvement over this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Navers (62) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2017
Bottle from Valhallas Goat, Glasgow. Beer served in 10C, Teku Glass. Pours black with no head at all. Im not sure how long that beer was been stored in the shop, but coffee flavor is completely not noticeable here. Lactose maybe a little more, but still hidden, somewhere under stoutish sourness and roasted malt. Oats not making that beer creamy, but texture is oily and pleasant, what is a strong side of that beer. Overall it taste, smell and feel like classic stout. Good beer for someone who like classic styles without additives or special ingredients added. Acid stout with nice, long aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phagelund (148) - DENMARK - APR 19, 2017
Black colour with white foam. Aroma and taste of coffee and chocolate but very fresh!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emandkey (82) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - APR 18, 2017
How: Bottle. Aroma: Caramel, toast, roasty coffee and chocolate beans. Appearance: Dark hazy black with short lasting brown head. Taste: light to medium sweet, light bitter. Palate: light body, thin to bit oily texture with soft carbonation. Overall: Could recommend to everyone who likes stout style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (1996) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 18, 2017
How : bottle Appearance : black with a small tanned head. Aroma : liquoroce, chocolate, wood, black berries, coffee and some caramel. Palate : medium body, soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (8786) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 13, 2017
Bottle from Ales By Mail , enjoyed at serd. Pours black with a huge creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and liquorice, leather and weak smoke. Smooth creamy mouthfeel .Smooth taste as well, lovely dark roasted malts, moderate bitter liquorice, piney lingering hops at the finish, lovely stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1814) - LATVIA - APR 11, 2017
Almost black with medium light brown creany head. Moderate roasted grain aroma. Medium bitter, moderate sour and slightly sweet. Strong roastes frain and chocolade notes. Short bitter aftertaste with chocolade notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maersk (259) - MOLDOVA - APR 9, 2017
Dark brown, almost black, transparent, small beige head. Smells coffee beans, barrel, alcohol. Sweet taste, medium to full body, gentle bitterness in the end. Perfect.


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