Jimmythespoon (452) - CYPRUS - AUG 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow what a beer. Pours a dark black with a light foamy head. Aroma is of roasty chocolate. Alcohol very well covered. Amazing beer. I haven’t had any bad beer from clown shoes yet.
Phillies08Champs (676) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from a bottle at CAH. Thanks Steve. Pours black withsome head and that fades. nose is strong with molasses and burnt sugar. first sip is huge black malt,maple syrup and candi sugarr. finish is mild with coffe bitterness. nice beer
kimjongill (207) - - JUL 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 Great stout from Clown Shoes. Tried it from bottle (bomber). This one is a really great mix of malt flavors with a bit of hop spice and liquor thrown in to the aroma/taste. Far superior to their other stout (vampire slayer) IMO. Chocolate is at the forefront here, in both aroma and taste. It starts off as almost an adult chocolate milk. After that the roasty and hoppy tastes come forward, and they mix well.
ExpendableHero (742) - Florida, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer with a frothy, brown head. Strong aromas of dark coffee. This one is better than the Vampire Slayer impy also brewed by Clown Shoes. Tastes of dark chocolate, dark coffee bitterness, some molasses, and has a nice hop profile which works pretty well here. Ends on a bitter chocolaty/hoppy note. Chalky, and a bit dry. ABV is a monster, and it makes itself known in this boozy beer. Not bad.
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2012 Bottled@pbf2012. Yellowish golden colour, no head. Aroma is liquorice, some alcohol and some Favour is sweet malts, liquorice and some quite alcoholic notes. Good.
TBone (12329) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 660ml (PBF, bought from New York)
Opaque black color, small brown head. Coffee and licorice in the nose, nice toastyness. Full-bodied. Lots of coffee in the flavor, licorice, warming alcohol. Liquerish and powerful. Good.
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled at PBF. Very black, miniscule head. Aroma of extremely roasted coffee and grapefruit. Sweet with drying heavily roasted malt. Clean, hard mouthfeel. Soap and coffee. Powerful but harsh. Inky bitter finish. Less is sometimes more.
Braudog (5574) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Yes, this looks like a Russian Imperial Stout ... deep black with a reddish tinge, a thin tan overcast. The aroma is rife with sweet, bitter baking chocolate and alcohol. It drinks with a hint of fireplace smokiness asserting itself right up front. The roasted, bitter dark chocolate lingers in the back ground. Lots going on here, but doesn’t quite come together with the artistry needed to carry so much color. Then again, the more I drink the better it gets. (#4709, 7/26/2012)
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle...650ml I am very much in to this dragon theme.. so the label of this bottle is one of the best I have seen :) ....It pours pitch black with a medium tan head.... The aroma is roasted malts, coffee and dark fruits....The flavor roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and some coffee ........ this is just a taste for gods.....and too few of us......
Yorker (1090) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
65 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head that fades leaving a little lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, subtle smoke, and a hint of hops. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, a little smoke, bitter hops. Has a bitter finish with some warming alcohol.