bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, grain, and grass. Flavor of dark chocolate, roasted malt, nuts, and grass.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Creamy medium beige head atop cola-black body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, toffee, some roast, nut/salt. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some nut/salt, roast, toffee. Alcohol well concealed. Medium body, some stickiness.
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Pours clear dark brown with a small, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, nutty, and cookie malt with earthy hops, cinnamon, nutmeg, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness with dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, 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.
daknole (9053) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark brown pour with a light brown head. Aroma has a lot of roasted nuts, some raisin bread, charred hops. Flavor is nutty, bready, a bit bitter and some artificial sweetener notes.
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with an off white head. Aromas of roast, earthiness, chocolate, and toasted nuttiess. Tastes of roast, caramel, roast, earth, nutty, and chocolate. Never would have guessed it was 10%.
DocLock (7832) - 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.
Ibrew2or3 (6851) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber pours a nice mahogany with a good looking quarter inch mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up yummy rich roasted malts and coffee to go along with almonds, some molasses, anise like spice and earthy malts. The taste has a sizeable anise note followed by some rich roasted malts, nuttiness and some sweet molasses. This gets more and more spicy anise Mt Rainier like hops, damn. This is loaded with anise like black licorice notes. Pretty good stuff.
Radek Kliber (6401) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Virginia Trip – bottle
Aroma blend of brown malts with alcohol heat. Bit rough 6+
Appearance brown ale with tanned top. Rocky cap.4-
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied brew. Mostly malty with late hop notes on top. As in aroma bit rough dry alcohol around. Needs some tweaking.
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bomber thanks to bu11zeye, dense brown color with roasty nuts and sour chocolate flavor notes, a bit bitter