jmagnus87 (2051) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From notes. Bottle poured into a shaker. Bourbon, bourbon and more bourbon. Loads of chocolate and coffee. Iím pretty much in love with this beer.
Cybercat (2786) - Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong, smoky, oily aroma has notes of licorice, chocolate, bourbon and brown sugar. It pours a rich, deep sable with a thick and fine-bubbled tan head that leaves some good lacing. Flavor fills the mouth with quality coffee, licorice and bourbon tones plus subtle chocolate, nutty and toffee notes. Firm, full body has a sturdy and persistent tingle. Catch this beast while you can!
unclemattie (3916) - Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Bottled on 05/2012. Jet black pour. Smells like charred grains, fusel alcohol, licorice, black chocolate, and some bourbon & vanilla too. First sip, whoa strong. Burnt grains flavor, vanilla, cocoa bean bitterness, coffee flavors, charred honey, bourbon wood. Esters of bubblegum, wood, bourbon, and odd flavor character that I can only assume is hops. Loads of wood and toasted chocolate malts. Finishes with a welcoming booziness.
Ernesto987 (3041) - 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!!
fattybladdy (364) - 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.
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. Iím digging how this one looks.
Smell: Iím 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 isnít 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: Iím 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 canít 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.
kayres (327) - , Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a thick black with a thich tan head. Big coco aroma. Smooth medium bodied coffee and chocolate flavors hint of roast bitter
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glennmastrange (2045) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. heavy malt aromas of toasted, dark chocolate and mild coffee, moderate resin for the hops, light earth for the yeast, with notes of tar and vanilla. Head is small, wispy, light brown with some slippery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, creamy with a carbonation between soft and lively. Excellent dark overtones in this Imperial Stout, followed by nice balance in flavor and a smooth palate.
ellolovey (407) - Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared with UncleMattie. Pours a dark brown with a tan foamy head. Aroma of chocolate burnt coffee and hints of vanilla.Taste is of sweet malts, just like the nose. A bit of chocolate and burnt coffee, light vanilla taste and bourbon and oak. Nice mix between Blaecorn and Vampire. Angry Beast definitely made a good night.
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.