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BA SCORE
3.97/5
Very Good
954 Ratings
Heavy Seas - Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate StoutHeavy Seas - Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
hsbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Siren Noire isn’t your father’s chocolate stout. We’ve used almost 3 pounds of Belgian coco nibs per barrel. We’ve aged it for five weeks in bourbon barrels with vanilla beans added. A mix of dark malts gives Siren Noire a well-rounded body that is decidedly chocolatey—but without being extraordinarily sweet. Brewers Gold hops contribute an earthy spiciness, with notes of black current.

Added by oberon on 02-20-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,627
Reviews:
291
Ratings:
954
pDev:
12.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
76
Trade:
0
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Photo of beertardis
2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of HopGoblin
2.81/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours dark brown to black with a head that fades quickly. Smells of roasted malt, chocolate, and sour cream. Taste is more coffee than chocolate, rather bitter. The finish is long and funky...and it just won't quit. Mouthfeel is weak and thin. Drinkability is not too good, halfway through and no want for more. Won't try this one again.

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Photo of thechaser
2.85/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle into white wine glass.

Very dark ruby red, almost black. Tan thin head. Thin appearance.

Nose is straight up dark chocolate dominance. Slightly boozy and roasted dark malted barley.

Taste very similar to nose. Yet a bit more dark fruit, raisin, but not much. Too much carbonation for the style.

Overall this beer is slightly below average for this style for me. I was actually expecting much more out of it but I was led to an over carbonated, dark chocolate dominate stout. It had potential but didn't deliver.

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Photo of gordavidson
2.88/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A- A deep, dark brown liquid with some light coming through at the edges. The brown head is thin and settles to a a slightly splotchy covering.

S- Dark chocolate, smoke, earthiness, and some oats.

T- Chocolate, smoke, and a touch of nuttiness. Sweet and a bit simple. There is a "unique" taste of concord grapes on the finish.

M- A thin body with some strange lasting flavors. A bit astringent on the finish.

D- Very thin for the style. Just not all that well executed and makes for a bit of a chore, which is surprising considering the reasonable alcohol content.

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Photo of jmdrpi
2.95/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber pours into nonic pint glass

A - black, with garnet hues in the corners. minimal head.
S - big chocolate aroma. toasted marshmellow
T - bitter, roasty, but not really any chocolate that was in the nose
M - fairly thin for an imperial stout. acidic on the tongue
D - disapointing taste & body. wouldn't want another one

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Photo of donkeyrunner
2.96/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

via Slyph

Nice bottle art. Bonus points for pirates (as always). Opaque black with dark brown highlights. One finger Swiss Miss colored head that's quick to collar...then vanish. Looks like a glass of black iced coffee with all the ice melted.

Sweet cocoa and dark roast coffee aroma. Taste is bitter bakers chocolate, dark roast watered down iced coffee. Very little in the way of malt and mouthfeel. Watery all over, both taste and mouthfeel. Where'd the 8% go?

Too watery, not a fan.

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Photo of Spaten454
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of Namarsha82
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of Lgrec8
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of MADPolo
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of DerrickW
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of ScreamForMe
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of TeachChefs
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of mwbrady12
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of mportnoy
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of brpendergast85
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of bmjivi221
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of Jakep2021
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of atpca
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed on 3/13/2010. Bottle. Pours black with a thick light tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, parmesean cheese, a touch of bitter hops. Lots of sweet malt, some medicinal notes. Meh, I could continue to drink this but it wouldn't be very enjoyable.

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Photo of jriggins6
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of Tilley4
3.06/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Duvel tulip...

Pours a pitch black appearance with a small quickly disappearing head... No light is penetrating this one at all.. It's completely black..

The roasted malts dominate in this category... this actually smells more like a porter than a stout.. I don't get the richness or depth that's present in most imperial stouts..

Big dose of roasted malts up front without the chocolate in the name... Hmmm... this one seems really light for an imperial stout... If this was a porter, I'd get it... but it's not.. It's labeled an imperial stout and judged in that category, it just doesn't measure up... It's not awful or anything like that but it's not as rich or thick as it needs to be...

Overall, I was a little disappointed in this one... Nothing majorly wrong but it just doesn't do this brewery justice.. The brews they make are too good for this one to represent the brewery..

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.07/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours black with a finger of dense tan head. This is about as light as it can get and still be considered black instead of brown.

S: Milk chocolate, malted milk balls, toffee, and bourbon with a touch of butterscotch.

T: Very chocolate-y, lots of milk chocolate and cocoa - like candy, not chocolate malts. I get lots of toffee here, too. Bourbon is very well integrated into the flavor, but I get a bit of butterscotch here too. Tastes fake.

M: A bit thin, creamy carbonation.

O: I love chocolate forward stouts, but this just tastes fake. It tastes like I mixed hot cocoa into an imperial stout and added a splash of bourbon. It's not terrible, but the 4.19 RAvg this beer had when I reviewed it is just laughable.

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Heavy Seas - Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 954 ratings
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