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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

333 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 333
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

JDeming, Jun 30, 2014
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3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2014 vintage - 22 oz. bottle

A - pitch black

S - mild chocolate notes, not much bourbon

T - pretty nice bourbon and chocolate notes

M - too thin for a stout this big

O - A good effort and a solid brew, but they have a ways to go to catch up to the best BB stouts available

Kramerbarthomer, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

weezarc, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

CTSurfrider, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Spaten454, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of FlakyBiscuit
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a couple bomber bottles and am enjoying one which is about 9 months old. Poured this beauty into a snifter. Opaque black with a half inch of coffee cream colored head. Smell is burnt chocolate and light bourbon.

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.

FlakyBiscuit, Jun 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

rickcrip76, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

ToadiesForCody, Jun 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Lehighace06, Jun 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Casey3236, Jun 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

SocalKicks, Jun 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

MonicaC, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

harrisjohnson, Jun 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

rhhjr, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

DIPAFAN, May 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

IdrinkGas, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Stu_Grimson, May 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Sean32, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

dleiner, May 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Thedrizzle, May 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

HuntDaddy540, May 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

RummyRedbeard, May 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

whitenads, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Monkeypuker, May 03, 2014
Photo of Gmann
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a black color with a fairly tight toasted khaki colored head. Settles quickly into a small cap.

The aroma is of a lovely caramel and vanilla. Candy bar quality. Nice chocolate from the nibs as well. A slight bourbon note. Seriously, nice candy bar aromas.

The taste is of a light roast with a big caramel sweetness that brings along some vanilla. Subtle milk chocolate flavors mix their way through. Some dark bitter chocolate as well. The bourbon is very subtle; hides itself well with the vanilla notes.

The feel is light to moderate, a bit underwhelming for a stout. The carbonation is a tad fizzy. Quite sweet on the palate but has enough of a roasty bitter offset. A touch sticky in the finish.

A very tasty stout. Not a bourbon bomb by any means; it is actually kind of light in that department. I really dig the chocolate, vanilla, and caramel notes. Not too strong and the play well together.

Gmann, Apr 27, 2014
Heavy Seas - Bourbon Barrel Aged Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
92 out of 100 based on 333 ratings.