Siren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate Cake | Siren Craft Brew

Siren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate CakeSiren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate Cake
BA SCORE
4.14/5
235 Ratings
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:
#2,216
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
235
pDev:
7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
47
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 235 |  Reviews: 61
Reviews by mdagnew:
Photo of mdagnew
4.63/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured a deep dark brown / almost completely black colour... Big mocha tan head poured very tight, thick and foamy with a meringue like top.. this faded slowly to good one finger covering... some decent lacing clings to the glass throughout...

Aroma - Lots of good strong toasted bready malts mixed with strong biscuit notes, lots of cocoa, butterscotch, chocolate cake mix, coffee, good roasted nuttiness, nice dark brown sugar / molasses sweetness, light fruits (blackcurrents, apples, prunes), earthy, some sooty traces...

Taste - Pretty much as above only spicy peppery hops maybe more noticeable, some grassy and earthy notes, lactose, toasted brown bread, faint trace of alcohol, quite sweet... good bitterness coming through from the roasted malts...

Feel - Fairly smooth and creamy... medium / full bodied... at 7.4% this is a dangerously drinkable brew...

Overall - A supremely well balanced, full flavoured and drinkable stout... another world class brew from Siren...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours ink black with a very minimal mocha colored head wich is gone in a flash.Chocolate frosting is the key to the aromas with a hint of nuttiness underneath,that sweet chocolate really stands out.There is no carbonation to this brew...none,wich isn't a bad thing.A mix of chocolate frosting and dark roast coffee on the palate with neither bigger than the other,it's like cold pressed coffee with a large slice of devil's food chocolate cake.This beer freakin rocks.

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

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Marklaker
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly, what made this beer for me was the cypress wood aging. I found it unique and I could really tell its presence on the palate. I'm curious if there are any other cypress wood ages beers. I would buy this agaIn.

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Photo of dandaugherty1221
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Pitch black, visibly thick with a tall espresso head with good retention. Smells like roasted grains, dark chocolate, cocoa, dark cherries and a bit of vanilla. Tastes like dark chocolate, cocoa, dark cherries, espresso. Soft mouthfeel, medium carbonation and a bitter-sweet (mostly sweet) aftertaste.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark brown almost black, with musky and chocolatey aromas. Heavy alcoholic and syrupy consistency similar to a black forest cake; heavy and sweet with cold coffee and papaya notes with roasted grains at the finish. Interesting.

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Photo of Mikaveli
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of butters_mcgee
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Elumbeer
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

No head, thick & dark, hints of sweet Raspberry. Delicious.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KingEdward
3.19/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Taste is a little chocolate and a little dry on the finish. Not very good in my opinion. Cost was $7.75 for an 11.2oz bottle. Don't buy this, probably the most i have paid for a beer this mediocre.

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

Photo of mick_cooper
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ridiculously sweet and chocolatey but very drinkable and interesting nonetheless.

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

Black color with mocha head. Aroma is really chocolaty, fudgy and sweet with some fruit notes. Taste starts sweet as well but not overly, just enough to make the chocolate and fruit notes shine more. Finish is more balanced by some dark chocolate and cacao flavors. Full bodied with smooth carbonation. A really tasty stout and I also like that it doesn't have a huge ABV.

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Photo of fthegiants
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgator3
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of KensWorld
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Siren / Cigar City Caribbean Chocolate Cake from Siren Craft Brew
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 235 ratings
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