bluejacket74 (1556) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle, bottled 7/11. Served in a mug, the beer pours a dark reddish/brown color with a half inch tan head that stayed around for a little while. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. It smells like toasted malt, brown sugar, toffee, nuts and some citrus. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like nuts, toasted malt, caramel, brown sugar, and some floral and citrusy hops. Thereís a slight bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, with there being a moderate amount of carbonation. I think itís a decent enough brew, a buddy of mine picked this up for me on a not so recent trip out of town so it was nice to try it. Hopefully next time Iíll have a fresher bottle.
ronaldtheriot (1524) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clown Shoes Brown Angel has a thick, soapy, cream-colored head, a hazy, standard brown appearance, and splotchy lacing left behind. The aroma is of cream, deep-roasted barley malt, brown bread crust, and a slight maraschino cherry note. Taste is of all those things, with a notable alcohol pick-up and even stronger deep red cherry. Tea tannin shows itself, and a straight-forward bitterness is detected. Mouthfeel is heavy medium and somewhat slick, and Clown Shoes Brown Angel finishes wet, rich, a little boozy, interesting, and delicious. Overall, this is a must-buy beer! RJT
DavoleBomb (1522) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured into a mug. Bottled March 2011. Big thanks to Hojaminbag for this.
4.5 A: Clear (I think) dark brown color. Initially three fingers of creamy beige head. The first two fingers falls at an average pace, while the last finger sticks around for a long time. Good amount of irregular lacing as well.
4.0 S: Quite interesting. This is the second brew Iíve ever had that reminded me of unfermented wort (the other was Brooklyn Local 1), though obviously not as sweet. Specifically, it smells like a well hopped wort. Beyond that initial impression, Iím picking up a solid amount of nuts and toffee with caramel underneath. Pithy toastiness, if that makes sense. Raw, resiny hops. I think the wort smell works pretty well with the style.
2.5 T: Unfortunately, the wort element is also in the taste and it doesnít work too well. My other gripe is that itís a bit too bitter for my tastes. The positive is that the nuttiness returns in a big way with toffee and caramel playing second fiddle. A good amount of toastiness with earthy hop flavor.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy. Bitter aftertaste.
3.0 D: Definitely a big of a strange brew. Not necessarily bad, but Iíd really have to be in the mood for that worty taste for me to want to drink that. I usually get my fill of that, however, from sampling homebrew at various stages in the process.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-05-2011 22:30:21
Scrapersnbeer (1507) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of caramel and chocolate and some random dark fruits. Reddish mud brown color. Flavor is more nutty but also more bitter than most browns. Thicker body thatís not overly filling. Couldnít resist the offensive name, and look at the girl...sheís wearing the shoes.
vanvenlo (1441) - 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.
MaBeer1972 (1439) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled version. Overcarbonated into the glass. Had to wait for large gassy head to settle. Color is more like a deep amber than brown. Hoppy aroma. Flavor is dominated by hop layers. They overpower the malts which are hardly noticable. I wish American brewers could learn to brew more balanced brews.
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Pour is murky brown with a hint of amber; an off white head on the average side in this glass - average, spotty lacing is present here. The nose is mild - mild hops and a mild chocolate malt note. The flavor profile is bready malts, cocoa, a mild bitter hop note ; this is a decent brown - but a bit boring.
SanfordBrewer (1408) - 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.
kevinator (1389) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Decent nutty malt and slightly hoppy aroma. Soft brown color with a medium head. Hoppier than most brown ales that was balanced by a roasted and nutty malt base. Good and nice to see them go off their standard beers.
williamherbert (1384) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is chocolate: oily ans syrupy. Crumbly cookies, slightly burnt. Hint of roasted plums.
The fluffy meringue of of head lasts forever. Brownish brick red. Thick and cloudy. Head is astounding. Scant lace.
Dates, plum, raisin flavors. A chocolatey base, roasted, nutty and well-malted. Hazelnut. Sweetish finish, with can sugars.
Feels oily, buttery smooth. Creamy and milky. Touch of pleasant grit. A really beautifully balanced beer: by turns roasted, nutty and slightly sweet.