Sleuthdogg (31) - Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Limited (brewed once) bottled 5/2012
Poured into tulip
Appearance: Angry Beast poured a dark black color with a real nice one and a half finger size chocolate milk shake color head. The head was of a rocky consistancy. This beer hits the mark to me for the style. There is some very nice lacing on this one too. Again spot on for the style. I’m digging how this one looks.
Smell: I’m picking up on some char/smokiness along with some faint bourbon. I also get some oak and some molasses along with some bitter dark chocolate. There is some faint coffee/espresso in it as well. The smell isn’t as powerful as I imagined it might be but still a great smelling beer.
Taste: Upfront I taste the bourbon with the smoke and wood. There is a definite sweetness in the backbone on this one. I taste some chocolate and molasses and a peek of vanilla shows itself. The alcohol at 11% is barely noticable. This is an impressive tasting Imperial Stout.
Mouthfeel: I’m afraid this might be where this beer let me down slightly. The feel is a bit thin to me for the style. Not as viscous or chewy as I like for the style but yet I can’t stop sipping as I type.
Overall: This being my first offering from Clown Shoes, I must admit I will give the other beers from them a shot. It is a very nice Imperial Stout that I would suggest to any stout lover. I realize this is a one time offering that I believe will age well so I am going to pick up some more to age.
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average to large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate, vanilla wood and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt and bourbon woody flavor with a heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.
DrSilverworm (4016) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, shared by alexsdad06. Bottled 5/2012. Black color. Thin khaki head, light brown. Loose bits and ropes of lace. Roast, coffee in the nose. Nice brownie, vanilla, light spice, light smoke. Medium body. Softer, smoother carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Not as chewy as most. Moderate bitter taste. Good very roasty malt, light burnt, light coffee. Hint of molasses.
b3shine (3510) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber to taster (shared by alexsdad06). Looks good; an opaque dark cola with ample beige lacing. Smells solid; dark, roasty, and a bit boozy. Tastes like it smells, only more balanced. Nce and smooth on the palate. Good beer!
Ratman197 (8484) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of bourbon, bitter chocolate, mocha, roastiness, vanilla and carmel. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, bourbon, carmel, mocha, vanilla and light roastiness with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.
fidemaster (251) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is chocolate, bourbon, and brown sugar. It has a deep rich black color. It has a complex flavor of chocolate, nuts, toffee, with a sweet licorice flavor. Very complex and pleasant.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a creamy light brown head. Huge vanilla, bourbon, caramel, and chocolate aroma. Thick chewy palate. Tastes of milk chocolate, biscotti, bourbon, vanilla, caramel, and subtle oak with a dry alcoholic finish.
fattybladdy (359) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Beer Exchange. Solid dark black pour. Taste is bitter coffee, dark chocolate, licorice and boozy. A superb sipper.
TaktikMTL (5378) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat avec une pointe de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat et de café torréfié avec une pointe fruitée. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement chocolaté. (Rating #4999)
Ernesto987 (3021) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On. Draft, huge rich chocolate flavors with bourbon flavors, tokens of bourbon on the nose, palate and flavor, another great stout by clown shoes!!
AmykalH04 (24) - - JUL 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A-pours a black with brown edges and a nice 1in tan head. Head dissapates with 1min leaving a strong lacing thought the glass.
S- Chocolate malts and what seems to be bourbon barrels.
T- Im getting some smoke that ive never gotten from this beer before. nice malts on this one.
M- mild to medium with a solid carbonation.
O- I fell like this one went a little downhill since the last time i tried it. still a solid offering.