ellolovey (441) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark murky brown with a quickly disappating tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, and caramel. Taste is dominated by nice roasted malts and hints of caramel and vanilla. Bittersweet cocoa on the backbone. A bit boozy. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Alcohol definitely warms you up. Perfect on this wet cold night. Sticky bitter finish.
SpringsLicker (3116) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear dark brown with ruby highlights under a thick frothy tan head.
The aroma is soft sweet malts and cocoa powder with a touch of marshmallow.
The flavor is sweet but with a roast malt bitterness keeping the sweetness well reined in. Complex in it’s own strange way. It does hide it’s alcohol well.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Total Wine, Durham. Roiling dark brown cola pour, with a thick, chalky head. Strong hops and what seem like toasted cinnamon malts in the nose, somethign dry and nutty in there too. Thick and lively carbonation, nothing cloying about the mouthfeel despite the heaviness. Taste is imperial hoppy brown crossed with Christmas cookie, loads of toasted malts, caramel, all back up by ridiculous hopping. Warming, deceptively easy drinker, pretty good all around.
SSSteve (3724) - - DEC 16, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. muddy deep brown, almost black, beer with a small, creamy, tan head. sweet aroma of brown sugar, creamed coffee, and toasted nuts. lots of ’brown’ in here. loaded with nutty and toasted notes, caramelized sugars, root beer. modest on the hops. warming, but i wouldn’t guess at its 10 abv. i like this beer and this style.
italianjohn (2281) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown pour, soapy beige head ... Aroma of caramel, roasted and chocolate malts .... Taste is bittersweet some sweet and dark bitter chocolate, roasted and caramel malts with a bitter hoppy bite .. Lively on the tongue.... Not bad flavors finished dry, roasted and light bitter.
dphoxie (118) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
All in all I wasn’t too impressed. the aroma and appearance held such promise but the drink itself just didn’t deliver.aroma is sweet malts without much hop. it wasn’t sickening sweet, until i sipped it. then i just felt like they were using the sweetness to hide the 10% abv. I was hoping ot get more roast - more brown ale than just a sweet boozy concoction. I know know, it wasn’t my cup of tea.
rollinsr (366) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with an ample amount of tan head. Aroma is malty with some java nuttiness. Taste has some nice chocolate malt flavor with more of the smoky nuttiness as well as some underlying dark fruits. This beer should be rated higher in my opinion.
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
my first Brash beer .. . pours a medium brown .. foam is quite good .. . molasses and brown stuff .. . messy and confusing with a quick finish .. . . Yup, it’s coming along, huh? You should see it in August after the horseflies been getting’ at it. Hoo, man!
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Capone’s, Frank Smith’s, and Craft Ale. Pours hazy mahogany with 3-finger tan head that laces well. Nose is intense earthy notes, hops, vienna malty, brown sugar, nuts. Tastes malty, nutty, with a bog mid-palate hop hit, and a complex and malty finish. This is a top notch brown ale, and the profile is more like an imperial nut brown ale.
hopscotch (8785) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours mostly black with a mid-sized, creamy, lightly-tanned head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is a rich marriage of mocha, toasted nuts and praline. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is a bit harsh and biting with alcohol leading off, but it doesn’t entirely discredit the roasty, nutty, praline and caramel components. Finishes bittersweet with a kiss of buttery toffee. Clown Shoes’ big beers don’t drink with the very best of them, but they are a nice, affordable, intoxicating option.