Hair6a11 (1226) - Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Pour is murky dark brown/gold with an average off white head in this glass. The nose is grapefruit, caramel, florals, and a touch of bready malts. The flavor profile feels a little unrefined by my tastes ; the grapefruit and pine are there from the hop profile - while a sweet, caramel backbone presents itself fairly nicely - but ultimately the finish isn’t very long, while ending on that dry note. I wasn’t impressed at all, especially after having a double bastard before this one.
ben4321 (3334) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2011 Location: Draft at RnH, 10/23/11
Aroma: It has a sweet nose of grapefruit, citrus, and caramel
Appearance: Pours a dark reddish-brown color with a small beige head and medium lace
Flavor: The taste of this one is medium sweet, grapefruity, with a rather sharp bitter finish
Palate: The body is clean, the carbonation is fairly soft, and it finishes sticky and a little dry
Another solid one. Drinks nicely, and works well. I enjoyed both of the Clown Shoes offerings that I tried at RnH.
jredmond (4567) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Rattle with Brendan during the "Where are the Bros?" Event. haha// Pours a deep amber brown body with a tint of red and off white lacing. Aroma is floral and citrus hops. Mouthfeel is nice with a palate dominated by simcoe and citra hops. Solid IPA....or american strong?
LinusStick (2698) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice American strong ale, if not a little predictable. Aroma was nice. Roasted malt, pine and a slight hint of ginger. Pour was a nice deep dark amber/light brown with a two finger off white head. Taste was typical of the style. A roasted malt flavor in the front with notes of walnut and burnt chocolate. Aftertaste is all hops- piney and earthy with some burnt caramel. Nice carbonation. Not bad but not great
Braudog (5345) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at County Grill. Orange-red with a nice pillowy top. Drinks with a robust, gristy malt flavor. Definitely a warm alcohol edge here too. Pretty good solid drinker. (#4342, 10/15/2011)
scotchzi (300) - Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell is lightly grass lemon zest. Taste has a definite malt backbone with good balance and a good hop toward presence.
drowland (5680) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10/7/11. Slightly hazy brown pour with a small khaki head. Strong hoppy aroma, but they smell old. Big bitter hoppy flavor as well, but it again seems old, almost musty. Otherwise there is a bit of sweet fruits and lemon peel along with dark fruits and caramel. Reminds of a bitter old ale. Meh.
dyetube (1146) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tao at the common table. Pours a deep mahogany with a thin off white head. The aromas are dough, old church, musk. The mouthfeel is dry and bitter with a heavy body. Cheers!
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pours a nice deep amber with copper hues and tan head. The aroma has some sweet somewhat rich maltiness and a nice level of pine hops to go along with lesser amounts of roasted malts and earthiness. This thing offers up a great taste with a pleasing load of pine hop bitterness as well as fairly dark roasted malts and bitter grassiness too. It doesn’t seem these work together but they have enough body and depth to really meld and please. To midway faint earthiness and black tea are noticed while the pine hop goodness remains un-wavering in its rich yumminess.
monkeychugg55 (814) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly dark amber-brown with a big tan head that leaves thick globs of lacing and retains very well. Lots of floral and citrus hops in the aroma, with a strong caramel presence. Nice malty body with caramel and bit of bread upfront, followed by strong hops, bitterness and a lingering, slightly burnt finish. Very full body with soft carbonation. The alcohol is very well hidden. Lots of flavor and a little too easy to drink.