pjames317 (93) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Stanziato’s in Danbury, CT. Mix between an imperial stout and a boozy brown ale. Has that distinctive English finish tht you’d expect to find I something like a Sammy smith nut brown ale. Sneakily a 10% brew. Went with pizza. Not an overpowering or overly heavy beer, as it’s caramel brown hue would suggest. Clown Shoes is legit.
nsquishee (623) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very solid, bold, yet smooth double brown. Very much like a hoppy imperial IPA but has more caramel/stout/porter flavors going on. Pretty much is a beer that you will love or hate. I think it is pretty good.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle date 5/2012. Poured black with a creamy tan head that settled to a ring. Nice roasted malt aroma. The flavor found chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, nut, and light fruits. Medium to full body and a roasted malt aftertaste.
kayres (558) - , Georgia, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with a medium tan head. Rich coco malt aroma. Big body huge malt flavor with excellent floral hop bittering, great finish
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portableparty (1979) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown black with a large faomy khaki head that slowly fades and shows nice sticky lacing. Aroma has chocolate and earthy floral hops. Taste is pretty nice with chocolate and roasted malt along with a good dose of hops which really give a good fruity spice flavor in the finish. Palate is medium and sticky and finishes dry. I could drink a couple of these, pretty tasty and the alcohol is well hidden.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Prohibition Taproom in Philadelphia, PA.
Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Roasted dark malt aroma with some sweet booze and a subtle hop presence. Very robust smelling with hints of burnt toast, roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate and oatmeal followed by faint earthy pine notes and alcohol.
Medium bodied but slightly thinner than expected with a balance of sweet and roasted malt notes followed by some boozy heat in the finish. Slightly smokey with some coffee bean, dark chocolate and oatmeal flavor countered by sweeter chocolate notes, caramel and toffee. The hop presence found in the nose is absent in the flavor and the strong alcohol heat takes away from the malts. Still, it’s well balanced and flavorful. Not bad but could have been great.
boxofrane (2294) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours black with brown around the edges. Aroma is coffee. Taste is fairly bitter with some roast. Alcohol is hidden.
obguthr (4226) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soil dominated nose, with traces of coffee. Dark brown, medium tan head. Coffee and plum flavor with a grassy finish. Sourwood also present. Stoutish.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lively, soda like on the side of the glass, brown fairly clear, brownish tan head.... Sugary sweet malty aroma, fairly dry finish sweeter, drys out, a little roast nearly burnt finish... Doesn’t distinguish itself...
watsonmd (12) - Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2012
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
i must have had a bad bottle. this is the only beer I have ever had to dump in the sink.