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

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BA SCORE
3.97/5
Very Good
953 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:
#4,565
Reviews:
291
Ratings:
953
pDev:
12.09%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
76
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 953 |  Reviews: 291
Photo of PassMeAZima
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duffman79
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

**
09/11/16
On tap at blend.into snifter.
LOOK: dark black, small off white head. Not lasting.
AROMA: chocolate.
TASTE: chocolate, vanilla, hint of whiskey...though Not as much as you'd expect.
FEEL. Smooth, very minimal carbonation.

**

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Photo of tsgooch79
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaketaz
3.27/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of luke12345
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pda22
4.78/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chackman151
4.59/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of joberlander
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jkolls
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmorgan310
4.26/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kbwalters
4.31/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2016. Poured cold into a libby stout glass.
Look = 4.25 Pours a dark brown into an opaque black with .5 fingers of dark brown head which fades to a ring fairly quickly. Thin dense lace coats the glass with each sip.
Aroma = 4.5 Big chocolate aromas hits first, along with a good amount of bourbon notes. Oak, vanilla, roasted malt, coffee and dark fruit notes compliment it all. Really solid aroma.
Taste = 4.25 Dark chocolate and bourbon dominate here too, but in good balance. Notes of vanilla, and a woodiness compliment it. Mild coffee-like bitterness on the finish.
Feel = 4.25 Full bodied and creamy, smooth. Low carbonation, a great feel for a BA stout.
Drinkability = 4.0
Overall = 4.2875 An overall really solid BA stout. Loads of chocolate and barrel character, a pleasant surprise for a good price. Underrated.

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Photo of user785335
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WallingBrew
4.77/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look - As it should - dark mahogany to black like the souls it has devoured
Smell - definitely pick up some vanilla and booze
Taste - like an adult version of a dark chocolate milk shake
Feel - like silk and velvet had a baby on your tongue
Overall - Others have said it best hard to beat at $7.99
WORLD CLASS and actually available!

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 bottle date. Pours an opaque dark brown color with khaki colored head. Even though it’s aged for a short time in barrels, it has a ton of bourbon on the nose with some vanilla bean, chocolate, and oak; follows onto the palate. Medium to full bodied. Finishes with barrel, chocolate, and vanilla. Nicely done.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16 oz snifter vintage 2016. Pours old motor oil black with a 2 plus finger tan head that leaves behind a ring of lace.

Smell roasty coffee, leather, vanilla, smoke, dark chocolate, and very faint bourbon and I am fine with that.

Taste follows coffee, vanilla, and dark chocolate up front with smoke, leather, and bourbon on the back end.

Mouthfeel is a big medium, the right amount of carbonation, definitely on the dryer side, and very approachable for a BA Imperial Stout.

Overall another great beer given to me by @jzeilinger. This is not a one trick pony, very complex beer.

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Photo of Gemini6
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shanty76
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of radius129
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Heavy Seas - Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout from Heavy Seas Beer
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 953 ratings
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