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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
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Reviews: 26
Hads: 113
Avg: 4.16
pDev: 14.18%
Wants: 10
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 mdagnew:
Photo of mdagnew
4.63/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured a deep dark brown / almost completely black colour... Big mocha tan head poured very tight, thick and foamy with a meringue like top.. this faded slowly to good one finger covering... some decent lacing clings to the glass throughout...

Aroma - Lots of good strong toasted bready malts mixed with strong biscuit notes, lots of cocoa, butterscotch, chocolate cake mix, coffee, good roasted nuttiness, nice dark brown sugar / molasses sweetness, light fruits (blackcurrents, apples, prunes), earthy, some sooty traces...

Taste - Pretty much as above only spicy peppery hops maybe more noticeable, some grassy and earthy notes, lactose, toasted brown bread, faint trace of alcohol, quite sweet... good bitterness coming through from the roasted malts...

Feel - Fairly smooth and creamy... medium / full bodied... at 7.4% this is a dangerously drinkable brew...

Overall - A supremely well balanced, full flavoured and drinkable stout... another world class brew from Siren...

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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.