Heavy Seas Siren Noire Imperial Chocolate Stout

So, the lawyer and I went into NYC yesterday to take her mother to brunch. After walking around for a bit, we ended up at The Ginger Man for a drink. The bar was absolutely beautiful and had an insanely wonderful draft list. We grabbed a table and this was the first one that I had there.


ABV: 8%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”

Random: I’m still missing baseball like crazy. I know the lawyer is not nearly as excited.

This brew poured with half a finger of tan head that was pretty thick and took awhile to dissipate. It left a little bit of lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown color with heavy carbonation visible throughout. The nose had heavy dark chocolate notes with a touch of oak as well. The taste was really impressive. I got lots of dark chocolate and vanilla and oak, but the oak wasn’t abrasive, it was actually very complementary. The booze was really hidden. The body was a medium thickness with nice and active carbonation. The finish was long with notes of chocolate. This was definitely the best beer that I have ever had from Heavy Seas. If you see this one, definitely grab a glass.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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