halfonit (1214) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Tap House in Fall River. Pours black with no head. Aroma is of malts, smoke, booze, bark, and a little dark chocolate. Flavor is pretty much the same. The smokiness really comes through though in this one, but not over powering. Leaves a dry malt and smoke finish. Good stuff.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: 22 oz. bottle from Total Wine Sterling. It pours black as night with a small but lasting dark brown head. The nose has a mix of roasted malt, soy sauce, mocha, and vanilla. Earthy roasted malt and coffee are the dominant flavors with subtle vanilla, oak, black walnut, and slight dried fruit notes. Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation and a lingering roasty finish. Outside of a slight warming feeling going down, itís impossible to pick up the alcohol. Wow, Iím really impressed with Clown Shoes on this one.
thebeertourist (5072) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Craft Beer Brixton. Almost black with a beige head. Marcipan and chocolate nose as well as vanilla. Some licorice,as well as vanilla comes in addition in the mouth. Pretty good stuff.
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium sized brown head, quickly dissapating, Aroma is dark malt,hint of floral. Nice hop bite, notes of resin and caramel. Alcohol flavor coming though. Finish is a licorice tang.
nuplastikk (4953) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber shared by Anndiesel. Big ups!!! Opaque brown-black body, steady rusty beige head. Cocoa, hot chocolate aroma, some faint raisin. Big and not really much of a hop overload to balance it out. Sort of like an imperial chocolate Old Ale rather than an Imperial Stout. Lots of dark fruit flavors, all immersed in a sticky, boozed out chocolate flavor. Sort of drinkable for the ABV, but not an impressive Imperial Stout, not sure what they were thinking. I certainly donít see it improving with age either. Mellow coffee, vanilla tones. Grows on you..would be pretty monstrous thrown into a barrel, because it lacks depth and finesse as it it is.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black pour with a light brown head. Nose is licorice, roast, coffee, earth, strong fusels. Flavor is licorice, light smoke, roast, BBQ, ash, and coffee. Warm finish, can definitely tell this is a 12%er.
tommann (2982) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a large head. Aroma is fudge, tar and dry roast. Taste is quite mild, some fudge and tar with a little coffee in the finish. No alcohol heat, drinks below its strength.
bluejacket74 (1511) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, stamp on bottle says bottled on 09/25/12. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head that stayed around for a long time. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like roasted and burnt/charred malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, licorice, molasses, and some herbal hops. Taste is mostly like the aroma, it tastes like roasted and burnt/charred malt, bittersweet chocolate, licorice, piney hops, coffee, and a bit of dark fruit and toffee. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís creamy and has moderate carbonation. Itís very easy to drink for a beer thatís 12.5% ABV. I liked this brew, itís definitely worth trying if you come across it.
asheft (2678) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very resinous, tropical, and cat piss hops aroma with some pine, mocha, and spices, complex. Opaque black with lacy and bubbly, two-tone off white to tan foam. Salty hops flavour develops into resinous hops and then bitter, dark chocolate fudge brownie. Grapefruit note at the very end. Assertive bitterness that is perfectly balanced with sweet cereal grain. Full body, moderate carbonation, moderately bitter chocolate finish.
dutchtuga (146) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very rich Russian Imperial Stout. Heavy on hops, leaves a great coffee and chocolate taste. A feast for those who like heavy stouts. With the Yeti and the Choklat the best stout i ever drank.