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Siren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate Cake - Siren Craft Brew

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Siren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate CakeSiren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate Cake

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

26 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 113
Avg: 4.16
pDev: 14.18%
Wants: 11
Gots: 35 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Siren Craft Brew
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout | 7.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mdagnew on 04-21-2014

Tropical Stout with cacao nibs, Cypress wood & lactose. Collaboration with Wayne Wambles of Cigar City.
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Reviews: 26 | Hads: 113
Reviews by LagerCognoscenti:
Photo of LagerCognoscenti
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black with a dark brown head. This looks like a Russian imperial stout.

The aroma is of milk chocolate, vanilla and sweet lactose.

The taste is very sweet! It tastes like a Caribbean milk stout such as Dragon Stout or Stallion Stout. There is perhaps a bit more depth to this as it has a nice coffee bitterness and a chocolate cake like tatse.

Overall, a smooth, creamy, sweet milky stout. Maybe it's a Foreign Extra stout? One could argue it is a touch too sweet and I for one would prefer a Guinness Forein Extra for a stout of this strength as I prefer the roasted bitterness of that beer. This is clearly a good beer but I wasn't entirely convinced I liked it much more than a macro brewed Dragon Stout from Jamaica.

My mark out of one hundred would be 80.

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Photo of oberon
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours ink black with a very minimal mocha colored head wich is gone in a flash.Chocolate frosting is the key to the aromas with a hint of nuttiness underneath,that sweet chocolate really stands out.There is no carbonation to this brew...none,wich isn't a bad thing.A mix of chocolate frosting and dark roast coffee on the palate with neither bigger than the other,it's like cold pressed coffee with a large slice of devil's food chocolate cake.This beer freakin rocks.

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Photo of DanGeo
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of dandaugherty1221
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black, visibly thick with a tall espresso head with good retention. Smells like roasted grains, dark chocolate, cocoa, dark cherries and a bit of vanilla. Tastes like dark chocolate, cocoa, dark cherries, espresso. Soft mouthfeel, medium carbonation and a bitter-sweet (mostly sweet) aftertaste.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown almost black, with musky and chocolatey aromas. Heavy alcoholic and syrupy consistency similar to a black forest cake; heavy and sweet with cold coffee and papaya notes with roasted grains at the finish. Interesting.

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Photo of Mikaveli
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KingEdward
3.19/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste is a little chocolate and a little dry on the finish. Not very good in my opinion. Cost was $7.75 for an 11.2oz bottle. Don't buy this, probably the most i have paid for a beer this mediocre.

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Photo of whatname
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mick_cooper
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ridiculously sweet and chocolatey but very drinkable and interesting nonetheless.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of MartyIU13
4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bung
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mock_in
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sahd-1
3.82/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkirkland80
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of BeastLU
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of docoman
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Siren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate Cake from Siren Craft Brew
90 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.