Broken Dream | Siren Craft Brew

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Broken Dream is deep and complex. She awakens your imagination. She binds coffee and chocolate aromas, with the silky unctuousness of oats to crest thick, velvety delirium. She will draw you towards a land of flavor, reverie and color.

Added by CwrwAmByth on 09-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
83
Reviews:
27
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
10.32%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 83 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonSchwartz
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask in Bristol.

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Photo of TGS
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vinicole
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Direct from the cask. Banbury Beer Fest' 2017.
Almost black. Deep dense head.
Chocolate, coffee and peat all apparent in the aroma.
Sweet milk chocolate flavour kept in check by a malty bitterness.
Very smooth.

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Photo of JeNSaYGooDByE
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

*Drinking 1 month AFTER best before date from a 330ml bottle.

L: Pours deep black with a medium brown head that disappears quickly. Looks thin.
S: Chocolate, coffee and slight caramel
T: Light roasted coffee with slight mocha and creaminess. Almost like a watered down iced coffee. Perhaps a touch of cherry at the end.
F: Thin and slightly carbonated, but not too carbonated to make you feel too full to finish the full beer.
O: A little too watery and wish it packed a little more flavor, but keep in mind it is one month after best before date. So some flavor most likely fell off.

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Photo of Richter525
3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mkh012
4.32/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Near-black with a thick but short-lived tan head.

Nose is light mocha and dark fruit.

The taste of this beer is very complex and not at all what I was expecting. Black cherry, berry, dark chocolate, almond, a hint of coffee at the tail-end. This was alot juicier and more "red" than I was expecting. The coffee is almost an afterthought. Chocolate covered cherry with a smooth, frothy mouthfeel.

Interesting, drinkable, and complex. Wish I got more than one.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle, OddBins, Clifton, Bristol - Pours jet black with a thin tanned head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, Taste - sweet lactose forefront, dark chocolate malts, light crisp bitter finish. Solid breakfast stout.

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Photo of Marius
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

33cl bottle. Very dark brown pour with a medium height beige head that gives way to a thin lacing. Smells like roasted malts, brewed coffee, cherries, almonds and dark chocolate. The taste is well balanced between roasty bitter and sweet, with notes of chocolate, coffee, molasses, cocoa and some cherries in the background. Smooth mouthfeel, low carbonation, medium body and a roasty bitter-sweet finish.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with brownish head. Aroma is sweet and malty with milk chocolate and a bit of caramel. Taste is quite interesting. It has a slight acrid taste specific to roasted malts but overall it's really chocolaty and milky sweet. Aftertaste lingers with a nice coffee note and a light bitterness. Full bodied and smooth. This is a really good breakfast stout, I really dig this style.

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Photo of sdm9465
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 5/17/2017. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, toasted oats, dark bread, molasses, vanilla, cream, raisin, plum, cherry, fig, light smoke, slight herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of roast/bready malt, coffee, lactose, and moderate fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, toasted oats, dark bread, molasses, vanilla, cream, raisin, plum, cherry, fig, light smoke, slight herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of coffee, dark chocolate, cocoa, toasted oats, dark bread, molasses, vanilla, cream, dark fruit, light smoke, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, coffee, lactose, and moderate fruity yeast flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is an excellent coffee milk stout! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of roast/bready malt, coffee, lactose, and moderate fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Spike
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 330ml bottle. Only 2 weeks remaining to 'best before' date.

A brisk pour results in a thin, bubbly head that disappears in seconds. A quick swirl produces a tan ring. Rich, black colour with ruby edging.

Sweet & strong, chocolate & coffee aromas.

Dried, dark fruits (raisins, prunes, cherries) dominate the taste. Coffee flavour is light. It's very sweet, balanced somewhat by a bitter, hoppy edge.

Smooth, silky mouthfeel with some chewiness. Dry, bitter finish and some warming alcohol. Carbonation is perfectly light.

Beers from Siren can be hit-and-miss. After a couple of misses, I've found another one I like. Rich and exceptionally smooth. But be warned, this stout is seriously sweet. A closer look at the ingredients reveals lactose as well as oats and coffee. That explains the sweetness. I've requested change of style from 'American Stout' to 'Milk Stout'.

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Photo of pin
3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 911CROFT
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle into a tulip. Paid £2.40 for a single bottle.

Pours an opaque, deep black, oily body that remains unchanged when held to the light. A dense, creamy, two-finger in height, light-tan coloured head reduces slowly to a thick cap, leaving behind lots of sticky, soapy lace.

The nose leads primarily with mild aromas of medium roasted coffee and lightly roasted dark malts. Underneath, a small amount of bitter dark chocolate, traces of creamy lactose, and vanilla become apparent towards the back end. Taste roughly follows suit. Medium roasted coffee, lightly roasted dark malts and dark chocolate are sweetened by lactose sugars to give an initially creamy cappuccino/ mocha-like impression. Mid-palate, hints of sticky dark fruits and molasses enter, peaking in sweetness, before roasted malt bitterness builds towards the finish. In the mouth, the noticeable addition of oatmeal gives a reasonably smooth and creamy texture to the medium body, but slightly aggressive carbonation detracts overall from drinking pleasure. On the end, coffee profiles intensify, transitioning from sweetened cappuccino to dark roasted espresso, while hints of burnt barley, lingering dark chocolate and a trace of herbal hops dry the palate, finishing with mild astringency.

Overall this is a very good beer. It’s incredibly smooth, balanced, well-crafted and easy drinking. At 6.0% ABV, alcohol is completely imperceptible, making it not only an excellent morning coffee substitute, but potentially a solid and flavorful session choice. Recommended.

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Photo of chrisroarshack
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of david_b
3.24/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RedDieselBrewing
4.55/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lastmanback
3.18/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pitch black from the bottle. Nice head that lasted longer than expected. Moderate lacing in the mug. Smells fantastic, lovely roast coffee and chocolate. Hint of sweet lactose aroma like a full blown milk stout. Does not taste as good as it smells. Nice smooth and silky mouth feel but it tastes too sweet for me. The chocolate and coffee taste disappear quickly to reveal an overly sweet and malty aftertaste. An ok beer but not as good or balanced as many other breakfast stouts.

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Photo of jroof1
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkhara12
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Broken Dream from Siren Craft Brew
4.07 out of 5 based on 83 ratings.
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