1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Siren Noire - Heavy Seas Beer

Not Rated.
Siren NoireSiren Noire

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

51 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 51
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bmorewench on 01-30-2014)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by AWB3:
Photo of AWB3
AWB3

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

06-23-2014 22:03:19 | More by AWB3
More User Reviews:
Photo of generallee
generallee

New York

4.48/5  rDev +7.2%

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 9.5% and there is a short description of the beer as well.

Appearance: The body has a very dark brown, motor oil like pour. In the glass it looks black as night and opaque with a small tan head. It's head holds on well and makes lots of nice slick lacing on the glass.

Smell: In the nose I get notes of chocolate, caramel, fresh baked bread, molasses and raison.

Taste / Palate: The flavor brings all of the wonderful notes from its aroma to the tongue on a big full and smooth palate. In the background there is a very light sweetness and mellow vanilla undertone.

05-27-2014 08:29:30 | More by generallee
Photo of BraveMountie
BraveMountie

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

08-10-2014 00:47:56 | More by BraveMountie
Photo of HuntDaddy540
HuntDaddy540

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-04-2014 22:00:23 | More by HuntDaddy540
Photo of BigJim5021
BigJim5021

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-02-2014 07:14:36 | More by BigJim5021
Photo of DCgolfpro
DCgolfpro

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-13-2014 01:15:17 | More by DCgolfpro
Photo of ConradKenney
ConradKenney

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

02-18-2014 15:09:42 | More by ConradKenney
Photo of Bouder32
Bouder32

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

05-20-2014 00:12:35 | More by Bouder32
Photo of Kmlund
Kmlund

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-11-2014 19:39:50 | More by Kmlund
Photo of KYGunner
KYGunner

Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev 0%

2014

Very dark ebony color yields a thick creamy head of dense foam.

The chocolate is so strong I had to look at the label. The vanilla from the barrel is well mixed with the chocolate as it holds a slight bourbon aroma.

The flavor is chocolate forward but it melds well with the oakey vanilla. The bourbon certainly takes a back seat but it's evident. The finish is malty, maybe caramel, and is never cloying.

The feel is appropriately thick with very little carbonated touch.

This was so good and I shared it with a friend. Kinda wish I hadn't;).

05-11-2014 23:33:12 | More by KYGunner
Photo of TheSamKuehn
TheSamKuehn

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-22-2014 03:35:59 | More by TheSamKuehn
Photo of mikeburd1128
mikeburd1128

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-20-2014 03:32:24 | More by mikeburd1128
Photo of IdrinkGas
IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-24-2014 23:37:43 | More by IdrinkGas
Photo of Rhf9120
Rhf9120

Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

04-15-2014 13:01:54 | More by Rhf9120
Photo of MNishCT77
MNishCT77

District of Columbia

4.59/5  rDev +9.8%

22 oz. bottle poured into a Mad Fox snifter glass, unknown brewing/bottling date but 2014 vintage, drank over more than an hour

A: 3/3 - jet black, know light passes through, initially frothy khaki head gives way to a 1/4 finger glass lacing, moderate-to-high carbonation with tight tannish bubbles most notable around the lacing, moderate-to-large alcohol legs

S: 10/12 - intense bourbon-barrel notes - vanilla, coconut and stone fruit; in ordered of subsequent intensity, there is cacao/chocolate, roasted malts, earthy but subtle hops and alcohols

T: 18/20 - the flavors match the taste perfectly - on the front of the tongue, there is an admixture of barrel-aged qualities and cacao/chocolate character; as the flavor profile develops, there is an intense roasted malt sweetness with figs, dates, raisins and stone fruit; finishes slightly sweet with a residual alcohols but not at all cloying

M: 4/5 - medium body, creamy, slightly higher than desired carbonation for style; alcohol and hop bite on the tongue provides additional fullness

O: 9/10 - wow, this beer totally took me by surprise; to be frank, it's one of the best barrel-aged stouts that I've had in recently memory and I've had a few good ones, e.g. Westbrook's Cap'N Skoon's Ballistic Stout (Bourbon Barrel Aged); this beer just fires on all cylinders with intense barrel qualities, cacao/chocolate, roasted malts and alcohol yet not one aspect is out of balance; it's truly a delight to drink, and the only reason that I can envision why this beer doesn't have more hype surrounding it is because it's from a relatively overlooked Baltimore-based brewery; if it came of out CA or VT, people would be clamoring for it;, and you should be; the price point is also very reasonable at ~$10/22 oz. bottle

TOTAL - 44/50

04-08-2014 04:57:25 | More by MNishCT77
Photo of Supergenious
Supergenious

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-09-2014 16:50:56 | More by Supergenious
Photo of suckaj
suckaj

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

08-03-2014 18:02:03 | More by suckaj
Photo of ChefHopMeister
ChefHopMeister

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

04-20-2014 19:50:16 | More by ChefHopMeister
Photo of Tittles
Tittles

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-12-2014 17:19:32 | More by Tittles
Photo of themind
themind

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

04-01-2014 14:09:07 | More by themind
Photo of DustinSWB
DustinSWB

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

02-20-2014 03:58:09 | More by DustinSWB
Photo of Davepoolesque
Davepoolesque

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-05-2014 20:21:50 | More by Davepoolesque
Photo of bcgill
bcgill

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

03-08-2014 21:25:11 | More by bcgill
Photo of _RL_
_RL_

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-16-2014 22:06:59 | More by _RL_
Photo of kevdemers
kevdemers

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-10-2014 04:24:20 | More by kevdemers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Siren Noire from Heavy Seas Beer
92 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.