smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick black pour with brown head. Roasted malt and chocolate aromas. Burnt malt flavor with bittersweet chocolate and ashy finish. Full body with minimal carbonation.
HopTsing (399) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the big bottle poured a very dark brew with a hugh, deicious, brown head. Aroma of roasted malt. A complex assortment of flavors. First hops, then toasty malt, then hints of chocolate, and an earthiness that runs through it. Delightfully full bodied. I likey.
tia (848) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark with voluminous foamy mocha head and lots of lacing. Smells roasty, chocolatey, herbalescent, and sweet. Flavor is herbalescent, bitter, and raosty. Smooth but full mouthfeel. Not much sweetness, nice dry finish. Me likey.
obguthr (3313) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
COffee, unmalted roasted barley, horehound and potting soil on the nose. Black pour, thick beige head, good lacing. Dirty coffee flavor with prune accents. The soil notes are very prominent both on the nose and palate. Plum skins and burned toast in the finish. Delightfully creamy mouthfeel, but a little hot. Then again, this is a 12.5% beer we’re talking about. Rustic and dirty it has a lot of character. It frows on you and I have uprated it twice during the course of rating it. I"m contemplating uprating one more time. Kudos!
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really nice beer. Has a sweet smell and good carb. Taste is rich of chocolate and extremely roasty. Others said too roasty but I thought it went perfect with the other flavors.
crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent beer. It is rich and malty but nicely drinkable for the alcohol content.
dmac (3525) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber from Blue Dog picked up during my V-Day beerunch. Poured an okay looking dark black body with an average sized foamy chocolate milk head. Aroma has some big citrus notes over roastiness, orange slices, dark malts, wet toast, hint of dark chocolate and milk. Medium body with slightly stronger carbonation and a quick flash of heat towards the end before a lingering aftertaste. Flavor is better then the aroma with some coffee beans, burnt toast, citrus rind, tar, light soy and nicotine. Good stuff, loving Clown Shoes so far.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An off-white cover stays above the pitch blackness. Malt-forward, cold coffee, heavily roasted, espresso-like notes with a noticeable vegetal coffee bean note. Rich chocolate cake flavours, accompanied by an unsubtle coffee liquor note that warms the soul seriously as it warms up, but is impressively well-integrated when it’s fairly colder than room temperature, then just adding a warming spicy alcoholic kick. Relatively phenolic for a stout, it has a certain smokeyness that borders both rubber and bubblegum and yet is not unpleasant when matched with profound roast character. Pretty good digestive while not being over the top thick, just not something I,d want to drink on a regular basis.
fonefan (31777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, creamy to frothy, good to excellent lacing, mostly to fully lasting, light brown to beige head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, light burnt and smoke. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, burnt, dusty, dark roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
OmegaX (1132) - Florida, USA - APR 8, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share with Chipalsa. This one took me by surprise. I got plenty of dark chocolate, roast, and some dry, earthy hops on the nose. Rich aromas. I swore that there was some oak in there too. Close to an oak aged impy stout. Tastes were similar but even more hoppy on the finish. Loads of chocolate and vanilla with roast, earth, and coffee. The typical body on this brew for the style. An excellent beer all around.