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Broken Dream | Siren Craft Brew

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Broken DreamBroken Dream

Brewed by:
Siren Craft Brew
United Kingdom (England)

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

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Reviews by soulgrowl:
Photo of soulgrowl
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Blackish. Smooth, but small, latte-colored head. Dark chocolate and chewy licorice first. Then coffee and cherries soaked in cherry brandy. Brown sugar, toasted marshmallows, almonds. So far, so good – a very enticing aroma.

Malted milk balls, espresso, walnut liqueur. Rich as a Russian oligarch, punching above its 6.5% strength. Lots of dark chocolate, bitter caramel, treacle, pumpernickel bread, and dark cherry flavors. It's like a really good version of foreign Guiness. So I guess that makes it like the Belgian or Nigerian Guiness, but with less raw booze. Smooth as silk on the palate, with a well-judged, tight zip of tiny bubbles.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of NilocRellim
4.55/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

Absolute black color. Very rich clean coffee aromas with a little bit of bitter dark chocolate. Smooth consistency, rich and complex. Very rich clean coffee taste and rich chocolate.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2014, so it's a bit out of date. Here's hoping this style has a good endurance factor. Acquired a while back from Trembling Madness in York. Bring on the coffee!

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A very dark brown hue that appears ultra-black in the glass. Yields a huge head of creamy mocha foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of overwhelming coffee and chocolate, along with notes of roasted malt, burnt grain, molasses, stewed leaves and mild earthy yeast. Fanatically rich and sweet.

T: Tastes of intense coffee and roasted malt, with a powerful bitter finish. Notes of coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, burnt grain, molasses, dark sugar, mild fruitiness, earthy yeast and faint stewed leaves. Slightly sweet, followed by a strident, malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with spritzy carbonation and a decent body. Could certainly be a tad thicker and more unctuous. Pretty astringent, accompanied by a lingering aftertaste of rich roasted malt, bitter coffee, cocoa and yeast.

O: Extreme breakfast stoutage! Excellent beer with a big character. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are as intense as expected. Tons of coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, molasses and yeast notes all blended together in an orgiastic delirium. The only minor let-down is the body, which is a shade too thin and fizzy for the style. Superb and well worth sampling if you have the chance.

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Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of david_b
3.24/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tharley
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of azkkr
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DiUr
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Half pint on tap. Classic flavours and aromas typical of the style in a balanced way. Nice blend of sweet and bitter in the taste, the oats add a creamy layer towards the end of the sip. Medium to low body and fizzy carbonation.

Nothing to dislike about my first try on Siren, but a bit better balance in the mouthfeel-carbonation would be welcome. A tasty beer which is also very drinkable anyway, with the ABV working great at 6.

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Photo of mick_cooper
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Silky, warm, rich, deep, chocolaty.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
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 apasternak
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbb618
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Photo of pin
3.38/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Desp59
2.25/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Too much smoke going on for me.

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Photo of IronTom
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dwkasper
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at proletariat nyc

A: dark, black, thin head

S: smoky, oak, chcocolate, a little herbal

T: chocolate, toffee up front, coffee in the middle and smooth smoky finish

M: smooth, silky, chocolate with a "wet" aftertaste

O: smooth chocolate and coffer, bigger smoke aftertaste than expected

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Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of mdagnew
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lastmanback
3.18/5  rDev -22.1%
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 bgold86
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -2%

On draft, pours an opaque black with a light brown head, good retention.

The nose is roast, coffee, oat, a little sweet molasses, with some distinct peat smoke on the back end, almost ashy. The flavor is full-bodied, very smooth. Lots of caramel, espresso, molasses, toast, and faint wood and smoke. This is well balanced and very enjoyable. I like it.

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Broken Dream from Siren Craft Brew
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