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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

346 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.42%
Wants: 31
Gots: 64 | FT: 2
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%

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

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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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
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4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 vintage bottle poured into an ommegang snifter.

Pours a deep black with khaki head - not incredibly viscous. Smell is good, but nothing too overpowering - certainly smells tasty but nothing striking here. Taste is good as well. I was pleasantly surprised by this - lots of chocolate, roast, creamy mouthfeel even at the low ABV (for a BBA stout). Not too much bourbon, would have preffered a little more. Roast and slight bitterness on the finish.

hops202, Apr 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

cackalacky, Apr 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Shnanign, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Sarge3130, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

bcsbeer, Apr 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Gregvg, Apr 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

JimmyFlatRock, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

superspak, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

glf60, Apr 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

lilsmizzul1225, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Blaze5445, Apr 01, 2014
Heavy Seas - Bourbon Barrel Aged Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
92 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.