Gachupines (994) - USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a thick brown head. Aroma is chocolate with a noticeable strong alcohol scent. Flavor is strong, slightly spiced chocolate. Rich, but a little overly sticky sweet in the finish. Overall, fairly strong and the subtle spice is a nice touch.
samsmith33 (475) - - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is mucho chocolate.
Appearance is Dark black. Small head.
Taste is bitter chocolate, nice, not too sweet. Some toasted barley.
Feel. A bit flat.
A nice beer. Not amazing, but nice.
Gerbeer (2162) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with moderate tan head. Aromas of sweet chocolate, piney hops, and spice. Flavors of chocolate, creamy coffee, light vanilla, and some hard to place spices. A little heat from the peppers but not distracting. I think this one has aged a bit... Great stuff.
demannu (81) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid representation of a mexican hot chocolate. Nice aroma. Chocolately sweet with some spices. Spiced hot chocolate flavor. Would have liked to have felt some heat. Overall enjoyable.
TheJestersBeer (2188) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle @ home.
Pours very dark brown, with a beige head.
Roasted, spicy aroma, chocolate, cinnamon, pepper, vanilla, coffee, licorice, caramel, ash.
Off-dry, full bodied, mid bitterness, balanced CO2.
Spicy, roasted taste, chocolate, chili, cinnamon, caramel, hops, vanilla, faint smoke, ash.
Well balanced, even though I would have preferred the flavouring elements to be a little more prominent. (2015-03-08)
thedm (5001) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a head of foamy dark tan colored bubbles that were very long lasting and left behind a opaque dark black brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The nice aroma was brown malt chocolate and dark malt. The sharp mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a strong vinous aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of roasted malt mild medicinal cloves vinous mild spice toasted malt burnt malt chocolate brown malt crisp and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.
steomeroni (3) - - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Fantastica ed intensa chicolate porter. Come tutte le Clown Shoes costa una fortuna ma ne vale la pena!
hawthorne00 (2659) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 10C. Very dark brown with a coat of tan head. Aroma of chocolate milk on the turn, molasses, cinnamon, pickled chiles. Bit of a harsh jerrycan whiff to it - which does dissipate. Lowish carbonation, oily. Not all that sweet ’tho it creeps up, plenty of chocolate and vanilla, nice cinnamon. Surprisingly after the aroma the chile is barely there until a little pluminess and heat right at the end. A bit dull.
sunevdj (3333) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Downtown Austin Super 6. Pours an opaque black with no head. Sweet with aromas of vanilla and milk chocolate. Also notes of chilli as it warms in the glass (read Super 8 paper cup). Medium bodied. Medium to soft carbonation. Dry finish with aromas of dark chocolate. Don’t drink this too cold.
loverbeer58 (10) - - FEB 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
completamente nera con un cremoso e compatto cappello di schiuma nocciola, molto persistente. L’aroma offre caffè in grani, vaniglia, cioccolato al latte, qualche accenno di gianduia, orzo tostato ed amaretto; la finezza e la pulizia potrebbero essere migliori, discreta l’intensità, non pervenuta la cannella, ma la bottiglia ha ormai un anno di vita alle spalle e le spezie sono solitamente le prime ad “andarsene”. Ottima invece la sensazione palatale: birra morbidissima e dal corpo medio, cremosa e scorrevole al tempo stesso, poche bollicine. La bevuta parte dolce, con il caramello, la vaniglia ed il cioccolato al latte, per poi essere bilanciata da note più amare ed acidule di caffè, orzo tostato e liquirizia
Mr_Pink_152 (1424) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from favourite beer, Cheltenham. Deep dark almost black colour with a fan head. Aroma has spicy dried fruit, liquorice chocolate and smoke. Taste is a touch sweet with a bitter depth.