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Broken Dream - Siren Craft Brew

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Broken Dream
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BA SCORE
88
very good

20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
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 +7.9%
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
More User Reviews:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2014, so it's a bit out of date. Here's hoping this style has a good endurance factor. Acquired a while back from Trembling Madness in York. Bring on the coffee!

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A very dark brown hue that appears ultra-black in the glass. Yields a huge head of creamy mocha foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of overwhelming coffee and chocolate, along with notes of roasted malt, burnt grain, molasses, stewed leaves and mild earthy yeast. Fanatically rich and sweet.

T: Tastes of intense coffee and roasted malt, with a powerful bitter finish. Notes of coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, burnt grain, molasses, dark sugar, mild fruitiness, earthy yeast and faint stewed leaves. Slightly sweet, followed by a strident, malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and a decent body. Could certainly be a tad thicker and more unctuous. Pretty astringent, accompanied by a lingering aftertaste of rich roasted malt, bitter coffee, cocoa and yeast.

O: Extreme breakfast stoutage! Excellent beer with a big character. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are as intense as expected. Tons of coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, molasses and yeast notes all blended together in an orgiastic delirium. The only minor let-down is the body, which is a shade too thin and fizzy for the style. Superb and well worth sampling if you have the chance.

jazzyjeff13, Today at 01:12 AM
Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

chickenm, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of dbb618
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

dbb618, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -26.3%

bostonryan, Thursday at 04:22 PM
Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

EmperorBevis, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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
Photo of WGO
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

WGO, May 11, 2014
Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Boone757, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Sam-VW
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Sam-VW, Oct 17, 2014
Photo of StJamesGate
3.51/5  rDev -13.8%
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
Photo of Kal
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Kal, May 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

vfgccp, May 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

psm90, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of ADZA
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
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
Photo of CwrwAmByth
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
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 +10.6%

hoplover66, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

oriolesfan4, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of danieelol
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

danieelol, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of Andy_Luft
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Andy_Luft, Mar 23, 2014
Broken Dream from Siren Craft Brew
88 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.