BeerGuy84 (17) - - DEC 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker than expected. Two fingers of a tan/brown head. Carbonation itself seems a little high for the brown style. Slightly nutty smell with some bready malts and not much hops. Mouthfeel is a little thin and did not meet my expectations. Not much hops in the flavor.. Getting some caramel, toffee and chocolate flavors. Overall, not bad.
SpongeRuiner (725) - 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.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2059) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared at my Summer Plunder Tasting by Mick. A dark brown almost black pour with a thick fizzy tan head. Chewy malts & sweet nutty caramel in the nose. Great soft round sparkling carbonation. The taste is soft cocoa, nutty, a bit tangy chewy malt goodness. Nice.
MrFecesious (960) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Cloudy burny brown, with a massive rocky off-white cap and thick lacing. Aroma is pine and citrus rind hops, with some very roasty caramel. Earthy and rooty. Taste is relatively bitter, with a balanced sweetness. Creamy mouthfeel, long dry finish.
alobar (2778) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Great flavor with roasted malt, nuts, chocolate, and hint of pine. Very nice.
Travlr (11867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Hazy brown color. Aroma of dirty caramel. Taste is caramel and pepper in an odd combination.
ROBC3366 (646) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours rich brown with a foamy tan head and lots of lacing. Tastes like sweet, dry, nutty malt with light alcohol and toffee notes. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, roasted malt, and sweet cereal.
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Gerbeer (1784) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle. Pours brown with light head. Aromas of nuts, pine, dried malts, and grass. Flavors of cocoa powder, nuts, and roasted malts with a light hoppy finish. Rich for a brown. Nice.
pintbypint (2605) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml brown bottle. Brown pour, unclear. Tan head. Nose has big chocolate malts. Taste has rich chocolate malts, leafy hops. Good finishing bitterness, trace of alcohol. Enjoyable.
kambei70 (599) - - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Sanctuary Pub. Pours a hazy brown with a cocoa/khaki head. Aroma is roasted malt, milk chocolate and floral hops. Taste is big malt, chocolate, and a sharp floral hops bitterness underneath. Medium body with a dry finish.
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Mark_Eck (686) - - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are bready malts, caramel, and chocolate.