Heavy Seas - Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout - Heavy Seas Beer
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4.51/5 rDev +22.2%
Smooth character and chocolate taste. Normally I like Guiness but this stout is an outstanding substitute. My first taste was in Williamsburg, VA at the Greenleafe Cafe. Good location with a plethora of beers on tap.
This stout offers a good head, a chocolate bouquet, smooth drink and a mild, sweet finish. Not bitter and definitely drinkable. It would be excellent as a dessert all by itself!!
05-01-2014 16:24:59 | More by mfphil01
4.45/5 rDev +20.6%
On tap in a snifter at Track 84, Warwick RI
A: dark as expected; light lacing
S: Sweet, almost to the point of having me not drink it (not a sweet beer fan)
T: Glad I ignored the nose. Sweet chocolate at first, and Heavy Seas' oak came through, but all subtler than the smell indicated. Slight bitter after taste, but only slight.
M: good carbonation, hit some unexpected parts of the tongue
O: Very drinkable stout. ABV creeps up. Wish it was available more than just on a seasonal basis.,
02-08-2014 19:09:22 | More by BeeGinner
4.38/5 rDev +18.7%
A: pours a opaque brown/black with a thin khaki head that leaves no lacing.
S: dark chocolate, dark roaster malt, very sweet nose.
T: the dark cocoa starts and is there for the entire experience, it provides both sweet and bitter notes. There is some smokey malt notes and it all covers the alcohol extremely well.
MF: sweet and warming, full bodied and bold.
D: I wish it was around all year but its not and its a little hard to find when it comes out.
02-19-2011 20:07:05 | More by nickthetick
4.38/5 rDev +18.7%
A: It poured dark brown with hardly any head
S: There are faint aromas of roasted, burnt malt
T: There are mild chocolate flavors with only a slight amount of bitterness
M: It's medium-bodied with some creaminess
D: It would be very easy to drink more than one of these in a single sitting
03-14-2010 17:32:17 | More by metter98
4.35/5 rDev +17.9%
Aroma: Lots of dark roasted malts. Chocolately aroma with coffee highlights. Moderate earthy hop bitterness.
Appearance: Dark shoe leather brown pour with a firm tan head that retains well. Lacing is moderate and leaves nice legs on the glass.
Flavor: More coffee and chocolate notes. Nice roasted grain profile. Earthy hop bitterness balances all the roasted malt character. Finish is clean, bitter, and dry.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. A moderate coffee-like astringency is noted. It is pleasant and appropriate.
Overall impression: A nice coffee and chocolate flavored beer. It is nice to have a beer that has a chocolate/coffee profile that is due to the grains and not artifical/extra flavorings. I really enjoyed this beer. Nicely done!!!
07-03-2010 21:16:24 | More by mattcrill
4.33/5 rDev +17.3%
Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.
Not finding the words today (damn headaches), so it's a brief return to the old, overly-straightforward review style:
Pours a deeply opaque jet black with a little whisp of a head that dissipates quickly. The chocolate is pretty heavy in the nose, with molasses, brown sugar, figs, dark malts, and a tinge of coffee hanging around as well. The taste generally follows, though the chocolate has shifted into the powdered cocoa realm. A fair amount of sweetness is balanced by the subtly bitter coffee in the background. Though lighter than I would have expected, the light carbonation and the velvety feel (technically, I think velvet feels like this), combined with the tastiness, make for a very drinkable brew.
03-28-2010 03:10:33 | More by TMoney2591
4.33/5 rDev +17.3%
No enjoy by date; but, this is an 8% beer. I have had it for two months, I don't know how long it sat on the shelf before I purchased it.
Slow pour into a standard pint glass.
A: There is no head. The brew is a very dark brown and opaque. This is a very dark beer.
S: The aroma is strong chocolate and sweet malt of maybe sugar and honey. There is also a fruit aroma of sweet cherry and dried fruit of prunes, currants, and raisins.
M: The body is on the heavier side of medium. It is not as heavy as the dark color would imply. There is just a little bit of carbonation.
T: Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. Lots of chocolate. The is also plenty of fruit flavor of some cherry, and other dried fruits of prunes, currants, and raisins.
O: This is a really good chocolate stout; and, it would be a very good desert beer. The alcohal heat is completely hidden. This is a great blend of chocolate and fruit flavors.
04-29-2012 21:32:13 | More by Beer_Runner
4.3/5 rDev +16.5%
Poured from a 22 oz bomber into an oversize wine glass. The label is different than the one pictured on this site, and so is the abv (9.5) . This is part of the 2013 uncharted series, and if I find an alternate listing I'll move this review to that one. Purchased in Wakefield, RI.
A- pours an opaque black body with a 1" mocha head that reduces quickly and leaves some uniform lacing.
S- I get chocolate covered raisins and coffee beans, with some slight vanilla bourbon in the background. Subtle aroma
T- Huge vanilla notes upfront, progresses into cocoa, dark chocolate, and a nice roasty flavor that stays on the tongue for a bit. The bourbon flavor is minimal, so -.25 for that. slight booze
M- thick and robust, just how I like a good imperial stout. Medium carbonation
I really enjoyed this brew - not much bourbon character, but rating it as an imperial stout it's pretty impressive.
02-08-2013 23:47:36 | More by gcamparone
Heavy Seas - Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
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