elbernays (1162) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Cheers Sean. Pours reddish brown with thin tan head. Aroma is Bubblegum, banana, nuts, yeast, cinnamon. Flavour is sweet nut with hazelnut finish. Low carbonation. Probably a bit sweet for me but plenty of carbonation.
Gachupines (1230) - USA - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of brown sugar and molasses. Flavor is rich and sweet, flavors of molasses. Mildly bitter finish keeps it from being too sweet.
vanvenlo (1680) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
East of Everything ontap(26-Nov-2014) Sweet toffee choc aroma.Brown,fluffy head&lace.Sweet choc herbal flavour.Herbal choc finish&spice fruity aftertaste.
Lunkie (1750) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hop fruit chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown colour excellent head & lacing. Malt fruit chocolate malt flavour. Smooth lingering palate.
allmyvinyl (9031) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brewdog online shop, shared with the Mrs. Pours dark brown, thick beige head. Aromas of chocolate and coffee, citrus and pine. Tate is light toffee, more pine. Good bitterness.
UXO (1343) - CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear slightly red-tinged deep amber with two fingers of loose beige head, great retention, moderate lacing (5/5). Nose is caramel malt, mild coffee, chocolate nibs, piney and citrus hops. (8/10). Taste is mild sweet malt, moderate bitter (8/10). Medium to full body, soft sustained carbonation, with a lingering bitter finish (4/5).
Yeah, that’s a sexy brown ale. Far more hop character than a traditional brown ale. The malty character is present, but tempered by both the coffee and chocolate, as well as the piney and citrusy hops. Definitely more interesting than the traditional English brown. (15/20)
llkc (1370) - århus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Duft: karamel lidt mørkt malt. lidt humle.
smag: karamel lidt lime, citrus. lidt nødesmag. kakao. en smule smag af citrus på det lidt ubehagelige måde
AmericanHobo (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice brown color with small cream head. Crisp floral aroma. Taste is far more hops than malt. Missed the style, more Double IPA than Double Brown
slowrunner77 (9409) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Pretty nice robust hoppy brown. Looks like your average brown ale but there’s more chocolate, coffee, and bitterness than usual. The citrusy American hops are a little odd, but it kinda works."
SpongeRuiner (1102) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a light chocolate color tinted with a dark fruit. A light mocha colored head with a spotty lacing. A nutty mild chocolate aroma with a background of some light citrus hops. At first sip a nice creaminess is present with a tropcal note full of carbonation on the tongue. As it settles the chocolate mouthfeel takes over with a very small chocolate taste. The darker flavors that come later are a bit overpowered from the original hoppy taste and feel. A lemon flavor comes in at the end that is almost lemon tea flavored. Not sure if this one is particularly to style exactly but oh well. A very weird brew but I did enjoy it. I knew there was a reason I grabbed this one. Clown Shoes definitely keeps me guessing.