Sammer (1053) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malt, burnt brown sugar and leather with a nice hoppiness to it. A very solid brown ale.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice rich brown color, good head on top. Very hoppy aroma, with some chocolate notes. Overall taste is wonderful, reminds me of lagunitas wtf. Solid hoppy brown ale.
legion242 (2267) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very murky, but nice deep brown colour. Lasting khaki head. Nice malt elements held together trough out.
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light to moderate malt notes of roasted and caramel, moderate pine and herbs for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with background notes of toffee, cola, milk and dark dried fruit. Head is large, frothy, light beige with excellent lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy mahogany. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, watery verging on dry with a soft carbonation. A really ice hopped up Brown Ale that meets in the middle of being deep and easy drinking.
brokensail (11543) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A: The beer pours a clear brown color with a tall tan colored head.
S: Smells strongly of burnt rubber. There’s definitely some citrus character to it, so it seems at least a little bit hoppy. Maybe a bit of burnt bread. Just a really off, harsh aroma, though.
T: Doesn’t taste very good either. Quite a bit of rubber on the flavor as well. Some toasted malt and charred malt. A little bit of booze. Maybe some earthy hop notes.
M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: I hope that this beer isn’t supposed to taste like this because it was just awful.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 22oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with a large creamy tan head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was light dryish tobacco, wood and a touch of rum. The flavor was dry, woody and roasty with notes of tobacco, smoke, hickory, faint fruity hops and a touch of butterscotch underneath. The finish was medium length dry wood, tobacco and roasty malts. Medium body. Ok.
mar (4959) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep brown with a light cream head. nose is caramel, malts, roast, and faint hops. excellent on the palate, flavor is heavy on the caramel, huge roasty finish, very easy to drink, hops leave a bitterness as well.
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark copper decent little white head. Smell is raisons and sugary. Taste is slight sweet a little dry and plain plus a little molasses.
drowland (6155) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/7/11. 22oz bottle thanks to scotchzi! Slightly hazy brown pour with a foamy khaki head that fades but laces a bit. Nice aroma with a bit of fruity sweetness, chocolate, and caramel. Roasted chocolate flavor with a touch of tartness, nuts, a bit of earthy hop character, and residual alcohol. Not bad.
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glad to finally have Clown Shoes distributed in Texas.
The beer pours a medium brown color with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and caramel malt with some hazelnut notes mixed in. There is also some alcohol present in the aroma.
The flavor is more of the same. I get some nicely toasted malt and hazelnut notes, which are complimented by the toffee and caramel malt. There are no real hop notes present in the beer, which is all about the malt. Very easy to drink.
Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.