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Broken Dream - Siren Craft Brew

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Broken Dream
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very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Siren Craft Brew visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CwrwAmByth on 09-19-2013)
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Reviews by soulgrowl:
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4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Blackish. Smooth, but small, latte-colored head. Dark chocolate and chewy licorice first. Then coffee and cherries soaked in cherry brandy. Brown sugar, toasted marshmallows, almonds. So far, so good – a very enticing aroma.

Malted milk balls, espresso, walnut liqueur. Rich as a Russian oligarch, punching above its 6.5% strength. Lots of dark chocolate, bitter caramel, treacle, pumpernickel bread, and dark cherry flavors. It's like a really good version of foreign Guiness. So I guess that makes it like the Belgian or Nigerian Guiness, but with less raw booze. Smooth as silk on the palate, with a well-judged, tight zip of tiny bubbles.

soulgrowl, Dec 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

chickenm, Nov 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

dbb618, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

EmperorBevis, Nov 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

On draft, pours an opaque black with a light brown head, good retention.

The nose is roast, coffee, oat, a little sweet molasses, with some distinct peat smoke on the back end, almost ashy. The flavor is full-bodied, very smooth. Lots of caramel, espresso, molasses, toast, and faint wood and smoke. This is well balanced and very enjoyable. I like it.

nmann08, Aug 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

WGO, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Boone757, Jul 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Sam-VW, Friday at 11:32 PM
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3.51/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Unctuous black with a finger of purple-brown froth that fades fast but speckles.
Light coffee, ash, plum nose.
Black Twizzlers, camp coffee, and grape soda up front, a charred roast hit, and a branchy marshmallow end.
Cream soda finish and rock candy linger with slight black malt acid as it warms.
Medium-full, smooth, oily.

"Breakfast stout" is code for coffee and oatmeal, and though it mentions those in the description, it doesn't list them in the ingredients, leaving me unsure what this actually is. I am sure, however, that this is so thick, flat, and sweet that it comes across as underattenuated. There's also little in the way of hops, roast or even just bitter chocolate-toned black malt to cut the 11 kinds of sugar here.

Another drainpour, and I'm done with Siren.

StJamesGate, Dec 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Kal, May 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

vfgccp, May 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

psm90, Nov 27, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours the darkest brown hue with a coffee laced two finger head and lacing everywhere very enticing looking,the smell is roasted barley,milky chocolate,coffee and a slight herbalness,the mouthfeel is full bodied soft,luscious and velvety smooth with tastes of dark chocolate,cappuccino,roasted malts and finished with earthy herbal bitterness and overall definately the pick of what I picked up from these guys and definately something I'd seek out again perfect with dessert cheers.

ADZA, Jun 04, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Fullers snifter glass.

Pours an opaque black colour, with just a hint of a tan head.

Smells rich - dark fruits, cocoa, burnt malts.

Taste is immensely flavourful, liquorice, bitter cocoa and dark malts, hint of coffee.

Mouthfeel is creamy though just a tad watery.

Overall a really nice beer, rich and hearty in taste.

CwrwAmByth, Sep 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

hoplover66, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

oriolesfan4, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

danieelol, Jun 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Andy_Luft, Mar 23, 2014
Broken Dream from Siren Craft Brew
89 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.