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

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

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BA SCORE
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282 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.47%


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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domnalbrecc

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

06-06-2013 04:08:59 | More by domnalbrecc
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cackalacky

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

04-23-2014 02:21:00 | More by cackalacky
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Shnanign

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-21-2014 01:22:12 | More by Shnanign
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-20-2014 12:38:50 | More by Sarge3130
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bcsbeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-19-2014 02:40:23 | More by bcsbeer
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Gregvg

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

04-14-2014 06:22:08 | More by Gregvg
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-12-2014 21:36:08 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, 2014 vintage bottling. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, caramel, vanilla, oak, toffee, light bourbon, herbal, light dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, chocolate, and moderate barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak, light bourbon, light dark fruit, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of roast/oaky bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, roast, toast, caramel, toffee, vanilla, oak, light bourbon, light dark fruit, herbal, and roast/oaky earthiness. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, chocolate, and moderate bourbon barrel flavors; with nice robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial stout. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roasted malt, chocolate, and moderate bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 01:03:12 | More by superspak
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glf60

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

04-06-2014 23:53:57 | More by glf60
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

04-06-2014 23:52:39 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

04-05-2014 18:44:25 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9%

04-01-2014 06:28:44 | More by Blaze5445
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BB1313

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2013 vintage. 22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with some brown hues and light getting through; small tan head that fades very fast and leaves solid retention and little lacing. Smells good. The aromas are loaded with dark chocolate and bourbon. Some toffee and and butterscotch along with some dark fruits. Some vanilla giving it a chocolate chip cookie vibe. Cocoa and caramel malts are there. Some oak/wood. The aromas aren't aggressive, but they're very enjoyable. The flavors start off intense, but really mellow out the more you drink it. It starts off with tons of bitter dark chocolate. Lots of coffee too adding to the bitterness. Very roasty. I'm picking up the raisins. The oak/wood is present. The bourbon is clearly there, but it's not over the top. There is an extremely subtle warmth in the finish. The alcohol goes unnoticed for the most part. Just a kiss of booze. It's pretty easy to drink. The mouthfeel is pretty light and has a ton of carbonation, maybe too much. It's still pretty smooth and is easy to drink.

This is a pretty solid BBA stout. It's not something that blew me away, but it was pretty fun to drink. It feels flawed at times, but still remains enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 00:55:14 | More by BB1313
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ThrewRedButter

Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Black with a khaki head

S - Milk chocolate and oak. The bourbon is very slight which is disappointing.

T - Same as the smell. It's like they melted a milk chocolate bar and added a drop of bourbon. I will say that it is very smooth with no alcohol sting.

M - Not very thick for an imperial stout

O - Enjoyable. While it is a smooth-drinking stout, I wished there was more bourbon barrel character to it.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 01:03:26 | More by ThrewRedButter
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-27-2014 02:51:20 | More by calcnerd
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.49/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into 22oz snifter; black as night with a small fizzy tan head that fades quickly leaving some patchy foam on top.
Smells like a good BBA stout; bourbon, coffee, chocolate, toffee/caramel sweetness.
Tastes pretty standard; a bit unbalanced though. The bourbon flavor keeps thinning out into an odd fake vanilla flavor at the end, and there isn't really much coffee/chocolate in the malt to support anything. Might be too cold yet...it does get better as it warms. The coffee and chocolate come out a lot better, but there's still no avoiding that sickly-sweet weird faux-vanilla aftertaste. Eh well. 20oz to go...
Mouthfeel is big and slick.
Overall, besides the off flavor, this is a pretty good BA stout. Nothing amazing, bit unbalanced, but pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 03:22:52 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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Icedogs

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

03-24-2014 21:23:36 | More by Icedogs
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mpayne5

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-24-2014 18:37:28 | More by mpayne5
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CoachWOHS

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-23-2014 22:41:58 | More by CoachWOHS
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Rimbimhoot

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-22-2014 04:10:55 | More by Rimbimhoot
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-18-2014 00:21:29 | More by SadMachine
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jspaner

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-16-2014 02:23:39 | More by jspaner
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RobDB

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

03-16-2014 01:25:29 | More by RobDB
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.9%

03-15-2014 13:58:40 | More by outoffocus
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robgage

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -9%

03-10-2014 12:31:55 | More by robgage
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Heavy Seas - Bourbon Barrel Aged Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
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