joeleaux (6) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - JUN 7, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
It poured inky black, with not much of a tan head which left minimal lacing. The nose was molasses, chocolate and faint wisps of resiny hops. There is a subtle smokiness which blends nicely with the rich, dark flavors (think of a bourbon soaked coffee bean with chocolate). Seriously, it starts off like an adult’s chocolate milk. Rich, smooth with a black patent malt flavor, heavy dark hops, with a hint of maple.
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a delicious Russian Imperial Stout. Rich and dark with delicious malt and hop character.
TheJackalope (30) - Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a showing! This stout springs with hops that follow a slow meandering path down the back of the taste buds, only for them to sit and relax for a nice long stay. The gravity is easily held without over reaching. The color is deep with a chocolate foam rim. What a great beer. I just drank this with a friend who runs a beer department of a liquor store and he had originally turned it down, but he says it will be in stock by the end of the week. Great beer.
jmagnus87 (2888) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From notes. Sampled at screw city beer fest. This is like a a bourbon soaked coffee bean covered in chocolate. Some burnt oats and dark hops round out the balance. I want more.
AndyW68 (1199) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great. Dark brown to black with a mocha head. Aroma and taste is choclate and vanille with a little coffee.
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2012 Black with big, foamy, chocolate shake head / Mellow nose of cocoa, caramel, and coffee with cream / Medium to full body, chewy, with good balance and some heat on the long, smoky, bitter finish / Flavors of dark roast coffee, caramel, oak, bittersweet chocolate, and weed / Just great.
SPDickerman (1032) - Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black with a tight mocha brown head. Smells of chocolate hints, a bit of coffee/espresso, a touch of licorice, and a decent bit of alcohol. Tastes of licorice, hints of chocolate and a touch of alcohol, but it is hardly noticeable for its percentage. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Clown Shoes Blaecorn Unidragon finishes a little bit sticky, a little bit bitter, and with almost no hint of alcohol.
dwyerpg (4762) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 19, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Looks and smells decent. Pretty easy to drink. The flavor is a bit sweet and a slight hint of chocolate but really quite tasty.
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2012 Bombers from Smith’s, Capone’s, and Blue Dog. Pours thick jet black with 2-finger khaki head and spare lace for a beer this big. Nose is just lovely; a medley of rich roasty chocolate malt, cacao, molasses, cashews, blackberries, hops, and coffee. Tastes rich, with a huge chocolate and black patent malt bill, heavy resiny hops, big cacao and molasses, some coffee and maple, and cashew and walnut hints. This one gets a bit hot late, but is a joy to behold. The hops may be too massive and assertive for some, as it comes off a bit like an Imperial Black IPA, but for this worked for me. Another Alpha Klausy beer that gets it right.
kathouse (1213) - Nevada, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big roasted nose on this black beer. Some nice hop aroma eminates from the tight tan foam. Thick mouthfeel has nice black bitterness. Dry finish is well balanced and leaves a delicious trail of dark malts. This is a fine Imperial. Looking forward to more Clown Shoes beer.