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Heavy Seas - Bourbon Barrel Aged Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
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319 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 319
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 33
Gots: 62 | 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:
Aged in Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 08-17-2011)
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Reviews by HarryPotHead:
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HarryPotHead

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

ST - from 22 oz bomber into Nonic pint glass.

A - opaque and nearly jet black with a 2 finger khaki head and sticky lace to the bottom of the glass.

S - expected something much bigger / stronger, but it just wasn't there. Not bad....definitely not off putting, just not strong enough.

T - nice chocolate and smokey coffee overtones with hints of raspberry currant. I've not had the chance to enjoy many chocolate stouts but there is more chocolate in this one than any of the others I've had. #justright

M - I tend to judge mouthfeel "through the head" and this was terrific! Thick and frothy up front but smooth and silky going down. #awesome

O - by the time I polished this off I had a nice buzz on! High ABV is masked so well I was able to down this bomber in no time. This is a fine offering from Heavy Seas. Very drinkable with tons of flavor. Not overly complex, but no slouch ether. Cheers [ii]D

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 00:22:16 | More by HarryPotHead
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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not a big fan of chocolate to start with, but this is an amazing beer!great taste, mouthfeel. If you're a fan of imperial stouts, this is one not to miss! This is truly a diamond in the rough, let it age for a month or 3 and savor every drop. Found this in the "dump bin" and very glad I tried it!

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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured 2014 bottle into New Belgium globe

A-Pours opaque black with a 1-finger dark tan head. Very good lacing.

S-Aroma of vanilla from the wood, with a mild note of chocolate and bourbon beneath.

T-Flavor of coffee with chocolate, and maybe some raisin underneath, before the vanilla and some light heat from the bourbon come through in the finish.

M-Body is full, but a touch watery, with a light bourbon in the finish.

O-Overall a great stout, could get ride of that water down mouthfeel. Was glad to have found this one.

Serving type: bottle

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T - pretty nice bourbon and chocolate notes

M - too thin for a stout this big

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This beer has come a long way in a few months. Very tasty and a beautiful balance of chocolate and bourbon. I don't like too strong of a barrel presence and this stout delivers. The bourbon flavors are there but it does not take away from the the solid chocolate stout base. This beer was a very unexpected treat!,

I have one bottle left which I will try an age another year. I can't imagine it could get better but we will see.

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Heavy Seas - Bourbon Barrel Aged Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
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