Broken Dream
Siren Craft Brew

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Siren Craft Brew
England, United Kingdom
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #314
Ranked #10,715
4.01 | pDev: 9.48%
Nov 05, 2023
Sep 19, 2013
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.
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Rated: 3.84 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Nov 05, 2023
Rated: 4 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Oct 28, 2023
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours really lovely, coffee black with tan head, nitro is a good addition. Dark coffee liqueur notes. Smooth feel with silky oats. Good level of carbonation, smooth oats, sweet coffee and chocolate. Dry slightly bitter afters. Good beer.
Sep 16, 2023
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
330 ML can
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black and has less than an inch of mocha head that leaves no lacing.

I get dark chocolate and a little anise. Roasted malt.

It tastes much sweeter when chilled. I get milk chocolate at firest that becomes more of a dark chocolate flavor as it warms. Anise comes out as it warms. The roasted malt flavor becomes apparent near room temperature.

Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel

Solid beer
Aug 20, 2023
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from an 11.2 oz. can. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of chocolate, light coffee. Taste is the same as the aroma, except the coffee is more pronounced. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall this is an enjoyable beer.
Jun 22, 2023
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From the 330 ml can in a snifter. This solid breakfast stout pours a
dark blackish brown with a nice head of tan foam that settles to a thick ring,
thin dusty layer, and sports some nice lacing. Nose of coffee, dark chocolate,
faint char, deep roast, and subtle cream. Flavors nail it with dark chocolate, dark
coffee, cream, char, and earthy malt notes with a hint of tobacco. Mouth feel is
medium full, smooth, rich, coating, medium light carbonation, and a semi sweet
bitter roasted malt note on the finish that is lightly dry.

Overall---more excellence from the very good brewery!

Jun 10, 2023
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
330 ml can, best by date of 081123 stamped on the bottom of the can. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half tan head that stayed around a while. There's also a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like coffee, roasted malt, cream, and dark chocolate. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some bready/grainy malt and smoky flavors noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and a bit coating with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this breakfast stout a lot, definitely worth trying if you're able to!
May 13, 2023
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Siren Broken Dream Sweet/Milk Stout 6.5% ABV. Pours black with a three-finger tan head that left great lacing. Nose is lactose, coffee, light chocolate, and sweet malt. Taste follows, slightly sweet and faintly bitter, coffee on the close. Excellent mouthfeel, with light carbonation. Overall excellent.
Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 4.06 by Electros from Canada (ON)

Mar 20, 2023
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Reviewed by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
330 mL can from the LCBO; best before 03/06/2023 (Jun 3 2023) and served barely chilled.

Pours utterly black and opaque, with nearly an inch of foamy, tan-coloured head situated atop. It drops off within three minutes or so, reduced to a frothy collar and sudsy cap; a modest smattering of lace is tossed about, as well. Rich and decadent aroma of dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans, with hints of mocha, oatmeal, cream and roasted grains; faint suggestions of date fruit and smoke. Very enticing.

A delicious breakfast stout - I'm tasting milk chocolate, cocoa, oatmeal and milk sugar at the forefront, with coffee flavours asserting themselves more on the back end. Espresso, chocolate-covered coffee beans, dark chocolate and floral hops round out the finish, with bitter coffee grounds and earthiness fading into a roasty, bittersweet aftertaste with a twinge of smoke. Medium-full in body, with light carbonation that adds some liveliness to this brew's otherwise silky-smooth texture. Supremely quaffable - one short can is hardly enough.

Final Grade: 4.12, an A-. Broken Dream is one of the best sweet/milk stouts I've had in years: it displays many of the rich flavours I'd expect from a North American breakfast stout, while also maintaining the well-balanced sensibilities of a classic British milk stout. I would positively love to see Siren products continue to pop up at the LCBO - suddenly, the three cans I grabbed (before stock quickly ran out) seem entirely insufficient. Recommended to any and all stout lovers.
Feb 28, 2023
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Reviewed by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Deep dark brown body, near black, forming a dense milk chocolate head that holds a couple minutes retention; reminiscent of an americano.
Dark and bitter roast coffee, dark chocolate, and lactose dominate the nose, strong and bold, it blends nicely, like a strong mocha ice cream.
Pleasant milk chocolate flavour with medium-light roasted coffee bitterness, instead there is a prominent milky cream taste, sweet, a touch too much so - unless you were expecting a milk stout, and this is advertised as a breakfast stout; fine, medium-light carbonation, medium-full body, with a silky smooth feel, though it does verge on watery at times.
Jan 14, 2023
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Reviewed by Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Nice drinker, coffee and then chocolate, but would not drink this coffee everybody though a decent refreshing beer, can lose the lactose I think. LCBO find.
Jan 06, 2023
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Reviewed by CAMRAhardliner from Canada (ON)

4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours jet black with a compact but long lasting head. Loads of foam drapes the glass. The aroma is of coffee beans, lactose and molasses. Milk chocolate and roasty malts in the taste. Caramel bread and some leafy hops in the back. Creamy and full bodied with loads of smooth carbonation. The finish is sweet and chocolatey but not cloying.

A very nice Milk Stout with lots of sweet flavors mingling together and never veering too sweet. Really good stuff.
Dec 20, 2022
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Siren Craft Brew 'Broken Dream' Breakfast Stout @ 6.5% , served from a 330 ml can
A-pour is a dark cola brown from the can to almost black in the glass with a small size tan head
S-coffee , hints of chocolate
T-chocolate & coffee dominate , bitter coffee swallow
MF-ok carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-good beer , English or American stout (coffee stout) than a Sweet/Milk stout
prost LampertLand
Nov 06, 2022
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Reviewed by taxandbeerguy from Canada (ON)

3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review from notes. 330ml can served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance- Very dark brown and capped with a small half finger of light tan head. Modest retention and minimal lacing.

Smell - Roasty notes, with some chocolate and maybe some oats shining through. Smokey and earthy undertone with coffee filling in the gaps.

Taste - Fairly bitter and again lots of roasted malt, little blips of chocolate, but staying more on the bitter side. Wisps of earth and smoke. Coffee in the mix as well.

Mouthfeel - Medium full bodied, maybe a bit more full than expected. Carbonation is fairly light.

Overall - Pretty good stout, that seems closer to a porter than a sweet stout. The chocolate is used well but just left wishing for a touch more sweetness.
Oct 30, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by Simon212 from Canada (ON)

Oct 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can: Poured a black color stout with a medium size dark brown foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of floral coffee notes with some lightly sweet black chocolate notes. Taste is a mix of floral coffee notes with some sweet blackchcolate notes with light lactose notes. Body is pretty full for style with a nice creamy texture and good carbonation. Well made breakfast stout with a nice texture.
Oct 17, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON)

Oct 04, 2022
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
breakfast stout, simple to me, delicious, very well made, less intensely flavored and bodied than many of the dark beers i have had from these guys in the past, and nice to see something dubbed breakfast beer that doesnt include maple and bacon and all sorts of other adjuncts, much as i am a maple guy, sometimes its nice to just let the coffee and oats be sufficient for that theme. this is sturdy looking, close to black, and sporting that oaty creamy tan head an inch and a half tall and permanent. it smells of high end espresso, oily and rich, without much acidity, and any that is here from the coffee seems neutralized by the oats anyway. its also got some deep roast to it, serious dark chocolate and raw cocoa nib notes, and has an appreciable english yeast element which i always love in these. the flavor is great, the coffee is obvious but also obviously well integrated, it doesnt dominate, its one of many voices in here. its a touch sweet from the lactose, but its so tastefully done, something american brewers should take note of, it creams this up and balances some of the bitter dark barley, but its not forced and it doesnt turn this into candy. tons of depth to the malt without middling sweetness, no caramels or toffees or anything, more chocolate, fig, licorice, and tobacco, lovely. so smooth from the oats and lactose too, the coffee doesnt cut that at all, but the body isnt that heavy, its still a pint beer. wonderful both in the morning and on a ripping hangover. highly recommended. sometimes less is more!
May 19, 2022
Rated: 2.94 by stephenlee93 from England

Mar 11, 2022
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