Broken Dream Breakfast Stout by Siren Craft Brew

Monday, 3 October 2016

Beer Name: Broken Dream Breakfast Stout

Brewer: Siren Craft Brew, Berkshire, England

Date Sampled:  3rd October 2016

ABV: 6.5%

Serving Type: Bottle

Location Sampled: Home

October! Where did this appear from?!? There I was, happily enjoying cool pale ales in the summer sunshine, then BAM! Leaves are turning brown and falling to the ground, the nights are getting darker and I've had to put some trousers on (I wasn't just in my pants before, shorts... I was wearing shorts!).

But as I may have mentioned in a previous post, as much as I enjoy summertime drinking, there is something about the change of seasons that nudges my beer radar towards beer a little darker.

I recently sampled Siren Craft Brew's Barrel Aged Caribbean Chocolate Cake as well as their Banana Blacklight collaboration as part of the 2016 Rainbow Project. They left me in little doubt that Siren Craft Brew can put together beers at the with bold and interesting flavour profiles. So when I received a bottle of Broken Dreams in a recent delivery I was expecting big things.

I wasn't disappointed.

In the glass it looks like a strong Americano and with a heavy pour it produces an attractive mocha coloured head that dissipates quickly.

Broken Dream has an amazing nose, full of vanilla, coffee and dark chocolate.

It has a lovely smooth mouth feel and the flavour is a beautifully balanced coffee caramel, with a hint of bourbon finishing the experience.

As far as I'm aware you can't get tiramisu flavour beer, but if you could, it would taste like this.

Broken Dream is an outstanding beer, and when tasting a stout this good I get very excited for what my winter of beer discovery might bring.


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