SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
hazy brown with a thick foamy beige head. full body with medium-high carbonation.
aroma: citrusy american hops, metallic minerality, and water-induced harsh flavor characteristics.
taste: hop bitterness and astringent leafiness, metallic minerality, and caramel malt.
wlajwl (3998) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is hops and earthy malts. The flavor is mixture of decently bitter hop bite and a caramel malt backbone. A pretty good brown ale, decently balanced.
mmmbeer (1251) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle served in snifter- served an almost transparent very darkened brown with hints of ruby shading, solid foamy off tan head formed, laced- soft, yet firm, like booty. Thick aroma of raisons, plums, dark caramel, slightly roasted malt, with hops trying to make itself know amongst the crowd. Hits the mouth with wide and lucious body, malt was slightly sweetened but seems to be cut with chocolate, middle holds up fine, finish winks at you wanting to you try more. I donít see whatís so offensive about the label- perhaps itís for the snots that donít know how to use their equipment- 2 minute miracle men and "layers" combined. Being in several interracial relationships during the course of my life, one was one of the best lovers I ever had. Almost 10 years after those times, I still get a smile about some of the stuff we did... DAMN itís hot in here... thanks for the memories, and damn good beer!!!
thirstybob (36) - Isle Of Wight, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz from HEB. Deep coffee brown, firm creamy head. good mouthfeel, nice fruity fragrant hoppiness over a creamy coffee body. Very good indeed.
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber poured. comes out a lovely deep brown with a massive creamy tan head. aroma of roasted malts, nuts, chocolate and hops. full bodied with a creamy texture. roasty up front with a nice touch of hopís on the finish. very well balanced flavor. different than most and pretty damn good!
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, cocoa, hops, pine, roasting, and toasting. Poured brown in color with a large, foamy, dense, rocky, brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of malt, roasting, hops, pine, toasting, resin, and some cocoa and caramel. Medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average to slightly lively carbonation. Malt, hops, pine, resin, toasting, finish is lightly sweet and medium butter. 7%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
pineypower (2527) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out a moderate brownish color with a small white head. Aroma is of light hops, some lingering sweetness, caramel and some nutty notes. Taste is caramel, toffee, sweet dessert bread, and a nice bitterness on the finish. Solid brew.
SSSteve (3804) - - NOV 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. deep brown pour with a medium sized, whipped tan head. nose of caramel and nuts but not as brown as it looks. notes of cola. flavor has light nuts and caramel with handful of melted milk chocolate. i do like the chocolate flavors, but i really like more nutty/toasted notes in browns. the floral finish pretty nice. overall, i like the idea but a few tweaks would work better for me personally. one of their better offerings though.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is roasted caramel, peach and citrus. Flavour is roasted caramel, citrus, peach and light grapefruit.
dmac (4161) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber from another trade with simth4498, thanks Jason. Poured an ugly muddy orange/brown with a tiny foamy beige head. Aroma reminds me of a black IPA with the strong hop prescence over a solid malt body. Citrus hops, yellow grapefruit meat, tootsie roll, brown toast crust. Flavor of chocolate, tootsie roll, hard roll, citrus rind, grapefruit. Nice body with stonger carbonation over a slightly watery body, strong biter finish that lingers. This is yet another good beer from Clown Shoes.