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

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BA SCORE
83
good

345 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 345
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 28
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 02-20-2010)
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

duff247, Oct 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

fitz284, Sep 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

DmanGTR, Sep 12, 2013
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Soto, Sep 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

tadmuchowski, Sep 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Lgrec8, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

LambicKing, Aug 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Goobastic, Aug 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

vande, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
3.74/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured into DFH signature glass (closest thing to the snifter I'd normally use on hand). Pours thick, oily black with a nice tan head that rises, fizzes, and fades to a thick puck of foam on top of the beer. Smell has notes of caramel, burnt sugar, toffee, vanilla, oak, and what might be bourbon but is probably just the alcohol melding with the sweet scents, but the overarching scent is sweet milk chocolate. I hope it doesn't taste as sweet as it smells, because it'll be a cloying mess if it does. [Turbid memories of ST Creme Brulee are resurfacing; I push them down and continue.] At first taste, I fear my prediction was true; it starts out with sweet milk chocolate, like a hershey bar, but quickly my worries are quelled as it moves into dark, bitter roasted malt and coffee. Not really any hint of bourbon in the flavor; nowhere on the bottle does it mention barrel-aging, and thus I'm pretty sure that entry in the Notes section of this beer belongs on the page for the BA version of this beer. Anyways, mouthfeel starts out pretty thick but seems to thin out a bit as it's swallowed. Overall not bad, but still a bit too sweet for my taste. It would be interesting to try the BA version sometime, maybe the flavors would be better balanced.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Aug 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22%

vandemonian, Jul 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

bmjivi221, Jul 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Sludgeman, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

barnurse1256, Jul 11, 2013
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DRBiser, Jul 11, 2013
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WOLFGANG, Jul 07, 2013
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GABrew, Jul 07, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev +2.7%

Poured from cask into goblit at pizza plant in buffalo ny. Great looking oily black color with a finger of tan head. Nice roasted malt and sweet bourbon woody notes. Taste is sweet chocolate with a bitter roasted coffee finish. Super smooth. The abv is very well hidden.
Its a good brew but something is lacking. Good..not amazing.

DrinkSlurm, Jun 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

BeerShoup, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
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3.56/5  rDev -3.5%

Poured black, completely opaque and with a very thin head that fell immediately to a thin ring. Some lace. Nose is sweet, creamy chocolate. Coffee, roast and toffee malt. There was a brief hint of dark fruits but that disappeared fast. As it warmed there was a little toast, a lot of vanilla, a bit of cola and the alcohol crept in. First sip gave me a strong shot of something more vegetable than fruit, A cooked taste that I really didn’t like. Then the chocolate took over mid palate. It wants to be deeply sweet and creamy but the mouthfeel is thin and a little watery. There’s a lot of vanilla on the palate and a little cola too and the flavors don’t quite come together but remain separate. It’s without depth. There is some roast and some pretty oily bitter in the dry finish. There’s an oaky bourbon like quality and it even has a vinous aspect. The malt is weak and that is this beer’s downfall. It starts with a seductive nose but there’s that vegetal quality and then it’s not really full.

utopiajane, Jun 12, 2013
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toolg, Jun 06, 2013
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diehl07, Jun 06, 2013
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thegerm87, May 19, 2013
Heavy Seas - Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
83 out of 100 based on 345 ratings.