kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy, haze amber/brown with sediment and a lasting 1 inch dirty head. Just an immaculate appearance. Aroma is strong and balanced between bitter hoppiness and malti sweetness. Flavor is 60/40 hop/malt balance... aromatic and bittersweet. Palate is good but a little sedimentary, so might throw you off. The aftertaste is a little sweet and has an oatmeal character. A great beer albeit strange brew.
SPDickerman (1047) - Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep reddish with a small beige head. Smells sweet with some resinous bitter notes. Taste is smooth, bitter, with a touch of sweetness at the front. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and prickly mouth-carbonation, Clown Shoes Third Party Candidate finishes with a lingering bitter touch.
dwyerpg (4827) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had similar feelings for this as I did for the pimp. Full hops with hops and malts battling. A bit rougher than the brown. Good but not excellent.
ellolovey (479) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a murky dark dirty brown with a nice frothy ivory head. Aroma of pine and citrus hops and sweet malts. Taste is of sweet caramel and bread malts and pine hops. Loads of citrus rinds. Nice sweet backbone. Very balanced. A bit boozy upfront. Really warms you up quickly. Full-bodied. Light carbonation. Sticky on the palate. Very good beer.
Marheb (3041) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Une marmelade maltée dans un corps velouté et riche comme je l’espérais. Je suis déjà un mordu fini d’American amber mais avec l’apport de l’avoine c’est encore plus malsain.
djd07 (5889) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Pours a clear amber with a medium frothy off white head leving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a bready malt, raisin, and licorice. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet vanilla malt and light resin hops with lingering bitter finish. Easy to drink hiding alcohol well, a very impressive American strong ale from Clown Shoes.
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours turbid ruby coppery with 1-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, fruity florals, resiny hops. Tastes dense and complex on the palate; a mix of resiny and intense hops, but balanced by a Brobdingnagian caramel malt bill, some finishing fruity, peppery, and spicy notes, and an overall increase in density as it warms. This one is great.
AWISLguy (1695) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Red Violin - thanks beermenus. Pours a copper color with a foamy orangey-brown head leaving a lot of sticky lacing. Multitudes of fine bubbles continue to emerge, bottom to top, throughout the glass. Aroma has a great fruit combination of smells, plus citrus, spices and caramel. What more can one ask from an AmStr? Taste is hoppy pine and bitter citrus, a lot of resin and a huge sweet malty caramel base. Nice blend. Sticky and a bit rough; not too much alcohol presence. Finishes sweet with a lot of fruit and some bitterness. The components to build this - the loopy amber was ok, and eagle claw was pretty good - combined well; the amber malt base was bettered by adding the hop bill. Nice one!
AndyW68 (1209) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber/orange with off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel. Taste is sweet burnt caramel. Slight bitter finish.
bubbleflubber (1982) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What an awesome Impy Amber! Pours a gorgeous amber into the glass, with a light eggshell head that leaves soapy lacing. The nose is of caramel and strawberry candies... yummy! Flavors are lovely, of sweet caramel and toffee, light biscuit flour and toast, pine resin, and finishing with a peppering toffee bitter, showing just a hint of alcohol. The round body and oily mouthfeel is tempered wonderfully in the balance of malt sweetness, alcohol heat and peppered bitters. Superb Impy Amber Red here! Tasty, complex and substantive, sweet and comforting, this provides a nice quaff to be enjoyed over and over again.