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 Element1290
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BuckeyeBeers
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of VABA
4.6/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great imperial chocolate stout that has hints of coconut. It is a very well made beer. I will certainly pick up a few bottles next time I see them at the bottle shop.

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

Photo of h0wdy
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Look: A very rich and deep shade of black!
Smell: Surprisingly, I was barely able to detect much of a smell.
Taste: AMAZING, first you get a rich taste of chocolate and then it went to a strong caramel.
Feel: I'd like to feel this with my taste buds again some day!
Overall: I recommend at least trying a sip of this!

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Photo of rypkr
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very solid for a fair price and easy to acquire shelf bb stout.

Very chocolately and slightly tart. Bourbon is present and just enough for a low abv barrel aged double.

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
4.58/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of danielwoodrum
4.56/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

For the price this beer is way underrated for an 87%. I always respect Heavy Seas. This beer is just that, and they didn't rape you on hype and price.

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Photo of TheDole
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Sits black in the glass. Very minimal head
Smell - chocolate, bourbon, toffee, coffee, roasty
Taste - bourbon, chocolate, smokey, vanilla, caramel, roasted malts, hints of coffee
Feel - slick, semi velvety, easy drinking for 9.5%

Overall - $8.99 for a BA stout?! I'll take it all day. Great beer for the price.

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

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a thick, opaque black with minimal tan head. Initial impression is dark chocolate and oak, bourbon, vanilla, and yet a slight dryness in the finish. (How did they do that??) Light carbonation and heavy, sticky mouthfeel. Alcohol is actually fairly well hidden. Very smooth. There are some pretty interesting things going on here - the balancing of the mouthfeel and the finish, the complexity of the competing flavors, the alcohol and the smoothness...really well done. I couldn't drink a whole lot of this (it's like a dessert), but it's quite tasty in moderation.

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Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickyFin
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zonian1
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joekriii
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dd43
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber, leaves a fingers worth of dark brown head that didn't last very long. Carbonation is of the miniature bubble variety. Legs on the glass let you know this beer isn't for the faint of heart. And that 9.5% ABV will make its presence felt in the aroma both before and after swallowing. Has a nice warming effect that is not out of place for a beer like this, I'm enjoying that part.

Aroma is a medley of dark fruits like raisin and fig, a chocolate note that is sort of like a boozy rich vanilla laced dessert, and a spice note that I can't place. It's not quite like rye, nor does it have the heat of a chili. Rather, there is a slightly dry and peppery feel on the sides of my tongue most noticeable on the finish.

Barrel character is present in the aroma and there's an oaky quality in the flavor. Not as vinous as the biggest barrel aged beers but there's no mistaking the impression it leaves. Finishes a little more sweet than I wanted in terms of mouthfeel, it sort of clings to my lips more than I'd prefer.

Drinks well, not sure I see much of a reason to age this one despite the verbiage on the bottle. It might cool off some of the alcohol heat but nothing is going to mitigate that sticky finish and the cocoa may also diminish somewhat. Sort of a crap shoot in that regard. As with all aging experiments, YMMV.

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Photo of mrosenfeld32
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of raindog814
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of DaveHack
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rgreer81
4.04/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of siscokid79
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bobert84
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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