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Heavy Seas - Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout - Heavy Seas Beer

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very good

421 Ratings
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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 28
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
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Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: oberon on 02-20-2010

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3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 bottle into a pint glass.

Pours black, with a ½ finger of dark mocha head. This maintains a thin creamy foaminess, leaving back a heavy cascade of spotty lace when swirled. The aroma smells like straight up chocolate syrup, with some additional cocoa powder accents behind it. There is a light earthy hop presence that is barely detectable underneath, as that chocolate flavor just totally dominates the nose.

This carries over to the taste, which feels like I’m drinking liquefied tootsie rolls. Thankfully there is more of a balance than there was in the aroma, with green bitter citrus and dark roast helping to counterbalance all of that chocolate sweetness. It’s actually the hops and roast that end up finishing this, with light char and pith sticking to the tongue. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, maybe a bit fuller feeling, with a sharp and crisp feel to the carbonation down the center of the tongue. That 8% ABV is well hid here, basically just adding some extra fullness to this and that is about it.

It you like your Chocolate Stouts with extra chocolate; you’re probably going to dig this one. Unfortunately, it was a little too much for me at times but this certainly promises what is advertised. This is a good one to split with somebody.

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3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Puts up a half-inch, almost creamy latte head that quickly dissipates over a black beer. Each swirl leaves a film on the glass but no lace.

Distinct aroma of fresh-ground coffee followed by sour cherries and peppery Chianti. Warmth is a friend of this Siren Noire.

The flavors follow the aromas remarkably well. Some acid can be found in the lingering aftertaste. Chocolate bitterness is pleasant. This stout warms well, releasing fruit, wine flavors and roasted malts.

Lightly carbonated, this fully-bodied stout has a smooth texture with clear alcohol that is not warming.

An easy sipping beer from a Dogfish Head snifter, it will pair well with ice cream or casual conversation.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a

A: Great head, creamy and thick. Black and opaque.

S: It smells like a goddamn chocolate bar. Like actual dark chocolate. And nothing else. Unbelievable.

T: Uhh...it TASTES like alcoholic hot chocolate (that's cold). Paired with real chocolate and -- honestly -- I can't tell the difference. Perhaps some hop bitterness? Not much else to say; very one-dimensional, which is the only reason I'm not rating Taste higher.

M: The carbonation and (relative?) thinness detracts from the utter, irrevocable chocolateyness.

O: If you didn't get it from the above review, this is a beer that only tastes like chocolate. If you like that, move heaven and earth to get it. If not, stay far far away. I realise I've rated it highly, but I'm considering style...and the sheer, unadulterated chocolate flavours.

Notes: Paired with Marabou Daim (from Sweden).

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S: Chocolate, carob, roasted grain, raisins

T: Raisins, dryness & a touch of Baker's chocolate up front. More baker's choclate as this warms & prunes, ever so faint vanilla & woodyness. Finishes dry, woody with boozey raisins

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation

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Heavy Seas - Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
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