Siren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate Cake | Siren Craft Brew

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Siren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate CakeSiren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate Cake
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Siren Craft Brew
England, United Kingdom
sirencraftbrew.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Tropical Stout with cacao nibs, Cypress wood & lactose. Collaboration with Wayne Wambles of Cigar City.

Added by mdagnew on 04-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,557
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
245
pDev:
7%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
47
Trade:
3
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Photo of Sabtos
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Burnt black with a soft tan blanket that settles to a thin ring, this starts smoky and woody cigar at first with a good roast malt. Smooth chocolate and marzipan come out after slick medium body paper dry finish.

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Photo of edthehead
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopBelT
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psweendogg
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AnitaBrewski
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SiepJones
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of baggedlunch
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bb-magic
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of macrosmatic
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Very dark brown with a thin tan head. Opaque with almost no visible carbonation. The head fades to a ring of foam relatively quickly.

S: Dark chocolate, roasted coffee. Some vanilla and sweet woody notes. Leathery and dark roasted malts. A touch of mildly fruity yeast esters. This is chocolatey malty goodness without being overly sweet. Maybe not great in the aroma, but solidly appealing.

T: Dark chocolate and baker's chocolate. Roasted malts and toffee, vanilla and Skol. Mild woody tannins, but they seem to add more sweetness than dryness. Just a touch of smoke – I'm not sure if this is from a small addition of smoked malts or from toasted wood char. Some mild coffee with some roasted and hop bitterness. Notes of tropical and fleshy fruits that I assume are coming from the yeast. More chocolate with a little more hop bitterness in the hang.

M: Full-bodied with a sticky mouthfeel, especially for a quite-conservative ABV. Carbonation sensation is low overall but as expected for the style. The alcohol presence is far from “hot” but does seem a bit more prominent than I expected for the listed ABV.

O: A reasonably tasty stout, but nothing that sets it apart from most of the other stouts sitting around. It drinks bigger than the listed ABV, and the chocolate is nice but I could have done without the char.

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Photo of MJSh3a08
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330 mL bottle. Inky black body. Smells of rich chocolate, heavily roasted malt, and I guess that's cypress. Smells like a light cedar. Tastes of lots of chocolate. Less roasty. A little sweet. Faint cypress back end. Lactose lingers. Earthy finish, too. Medium heavy. Low carbonation. Smells really nice, but maybe isn't that complex in flavor.

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Photo of cyrushire
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of liamt07
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sendsilk
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks so much for this beer Paul! It has the perfect balance of sweetness which enhances the subtle cake flavors. A nice malty backbone to complement the stout aspect. I wish I had another of these!

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Photo of Jasonrm72
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpro
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Unknown vintage; drank 1/12/16 on draft @ Fischman's.

Black appearance.

Tan head; frothy lace.

Milk chocolate & orange citrus notes in the nose.

Medium thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Milk chocolate & orange citrus flavors up front; sweet cream notes on the finish. Black IPA vibes with a cream ballast; sweet but tasty.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Savored from the 11.2 oz bottle in a snifter via a friend from across the pond----
THANKS KEITH!

This fine stout pours a lightly oily blackish brown with a modest head of light tan foam
that settles to a thick ring, thin pool, and light spotty lacing. Nose of rich cocoa, subtle
char laden coffee, vanilla, and rich sweet malts. Flavors exceed the nose with light
vanilla and sweet lactose touched by rich roast and subtle char with cocoa that fades
in the back with light warmth and a subtle barrel note. Nice mouth feel; low carbonation,
lightly slick, very coating, and finishing sweet and deeply roasted.

Overall a fantastic brew worthy of another.

Cheers

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Photo of SABERG
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into the modified tulip.
A - Dark as night, gentle carbonation feeds a thin mocha cap.
S - Cocoa, toffee, Dark malts, sweet brown sugar
T - A bit of cinnamon, bakers chocolate, fudge and delight.
M - Full in body, rich and chocolaty, gentle carbonation lays out the red carpet for exiting melange.
O - A full bodied, rich, delightful offering from a group of talented brewers.
Worth seeking out

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Photo of krl2112
3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConradKenney
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Siren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate Cake from Siren Craft Brew
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 245 ratings