Heavy Seas - Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout | Heavy Seas Beer

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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
Ratings:
949
Reviews:
290
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.66%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
76
For Trade:
0
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Photo of weldchecker
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glass_house
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jzeilinger
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours pitch black in color with a generously thick, toffee colored creamy lacing ring, swirl the beer and it sticks with nice legs as it falls back into the glass.

S - Chocolate, bourbon, some oak, and cocoa.

T - Follows the nose as the palate is dominated with chocolate, fudge, and bourbon with slight booziness warming on the way down.

M - Thick, full bodied, slippery, velvety, creamy, and sticky.

O - A really nice beer, the bourbon and chocolate play well together.

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Photo of scotorum
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 22 oz. bomber into an English nonick pint.

a: Opaque black with the barest hint of clear ruby at the bottom. Inch thick tan head receded to even surface foam and patchy lacing.

s: Mainly alcohol and sweet malt.

t; Bourbon up front followed by a moderate hop bite. Bitterness puckers the back of the mouth. Sweet, boozy and bitter finish. Chocolate emerges prominently later, battling the bourbon for the palate's attention. High ABV is not very well hidden, but you don't care. It adds punch to the flavors.

m; Medium to full, great body, considerable carbonation tingle.

o: A fine BBA Impy stout, very tasty and satisfying.

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Photo of gabepesce
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppySeb
4.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of uvachief
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft. Pours dark black with 2 fingers of tan head that lingered. Only a little lacing throughout the drink. Smells of chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and toffee. Taste is much the same with coffee and roasted malts on the back end. Quite tasty with the proper fullness in the mouth. Little to no burn. Abv well hidden. Easy drinking and well made chocolate stout. Thank you sir! I'll take another!

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Photo of beerdave
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Andyrectenwald
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of intovert2438
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LeftHanded666
4.57/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mike
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kuges
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dandaugherty1221
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tele2win
4.69/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

nice chocolatey taste on the tongue and a brownish, thick head. rich tasting... i'd get em again!

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maxifunk777
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid A beer very underated quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Gregaroo
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Spectacular aged Imperial Stout. Need to find a few more of these.

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Photo of little_star
4.57/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MattR2014
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft. Solid stout. Will get again

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Photo of plaid75
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heavy Seas - Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
3.87 out of 5 based on 949 ratings.
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