Heavy Seas - Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout - Heavy Seas Beer
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3.74/5 rDev +1.4%
A: Dark. Black. Beautiful mocha head.
S: Two smells: chocolate and bourbon.
T: A lot of chocolate up front that lingers for quite a bit. You have to really search for the vanilla and bourbon, but it's there.
M: Oily and thick just how it should be.
O: Pleasantly surprised by this. Not something I'd go out and search for, but it was tasty. I'm glad I picked this up.
02-14-2014 01:44:31 | More by jgran737
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
3.76/5 rDev +1.9%
Appearance: Pours pitch black with a modest mocha head that leaves some splashy lacing
Smell: Chocolate forward with oak and vanilla elements
Taste: A lot of chocolate, up front, with with the oak and vanilla adding another aspect in the middle; the Bourbon is very subtle but blends in nicely in the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Enjoyable to drink, nicely balanced but not a mind-blower; on the other hand, it is nice to taste these kind of flavors without a massively high ABV
12-17-2013 23:35:20 | More by brentk56
3.88/5 rDev +5.1%
On-tap 11/20/2013 at Doherty’s Ale House, in Warwick, RI served in a snifter glass.
A: The beer is a deep black color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is faint but contains roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruit and a touch of hops.
T: The taste starts out with a huge flavor of milk chocolate that completely dominates. Then a hearty roasted malt character quickly follows. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: Tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, strong kick, good representation of style, this is a decent big stout to sip on for a long time.
11-21-2013 16:55:58 | More by TheManiacalOne
District of Columbia
3.66/5 rDev -0.8%
A: dark brown/black as a stout should be. Lacking a creamy head, perhaps due ABV.
S: chocolate malt, with a little roasted nuttiness, almost get a little Reese's PB cup.
T/M: starts with a roast notes tending more towards coffee than chocolate, but more quickly than desired turns a little bitter, maybe even tart. Some cherry notes in that tartness, the chocolate tones are subdued in the background, but present. Alcohol is evident but not overpowering. The taste lingers in a mildly oily coating sense.
O: loved he smell, but it didn't match the taste. If the bitterness were less prevalent, I think I'd rate it close to half a point higher. This seems to be a factor of the alcohol, which didn't work with me on this tasting, but my expectations might have been better set. On the other side, I didn't notice much chocolate in the taste, either.
10-26-2013 03:58:07 | More by cjgiant
Heavy Seas - Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
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