Iznogud (1318) - CROATIA - JAN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brewdog Manchester. Pours black with brownish head. Roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, hints of coffee. Sweet. Good one.
mysticbrew (54) - - JAN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful pour from a bottle. Rich, dark color with a tight tobacco colored head. A smokey chocolate caramel flavor with a trace of black coffee on the tail. The body is a little light for a stout, but, that's a personal preference. I fine representation .... but then again, I'm a fan of Clown Shoes .....
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bigguns22 (721) - Maryland, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good beer tha is rich and smokey. Pour is black with a small light brown head. Aroma is rich chocolate,hops and dark fruits. A big beer in Abu and taste it challenges your palate well and would pair well with cigars.
penstemon (199) - Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is big espresso and cocoa powder, dark dried fruit (raisin and plum), earthy, toffee, roasted malt, char, and a bit of alcohol. Taste is dark chocolate, coffee, roast/char, toffee, a bit of dried fruit, and medium bitterness. Rich, complex, full body, finishes a bit dry. Alcohol is quite well hidden. A very good RIS.
bax (1268) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle 31/12-2014) low brown head, black color, roasted aroma and taste. Bottled 1/2012.
Milo024 (8) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 18, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of dark malts and coffee with slight liquorice and alcohol coming trough. Full body with creamy feel. Very drinkable at 12.5%.
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick, black, and syrupy with a dark brown, foamy head. The nose is burnt toast and yeast. Notes of dark chocolate and dark cherries. The taste is bitter with a huge burnt molasses, syrupy sweet profile underneath. Full bodied beast of a beer, with soft carbonation and a dark-roasted grain aftertaste.
neongolden (727) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Dec 12 2014) Pours pitch black with pale tan head and little lace. Aroma of dark malts, treacle, moderate roast, light soy, slight smoke, touch of coffee. Up front there are a lot of dark malts, treacle, little roast, soy sauce. A bit more roast in the middle but still light, and some dark fruit? Finish is lightly bitter, lingering dark malts, touches of black coffee. Medium oily body with little carb. Alcohol pretty well hidden. Not a bad imperial stout by any means, almost too well integrated as nothing really jumped out at me, except that it might have been a touch towards the soy side of things. Well crafted but came across as good, not exceptional.
fluffy (1908) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As with all clown shoes brews, it's good but not mind blowing. I've had better and worse stouts. Worth trying but that's it.,
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Torrefacto (838) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Negro opaco, espuma beige. Aromas de madera, regaliz, cereal dulce y café. Cuerpo medio-denso, inicio dulce de cereales con final de amargor seco y tostado.