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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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This is a BIG beer. We basically took the Hoppy Feet recipe and multiplied everything by 1.5. This created a wonderfully unique beer that has a deeper malt balance, bolder hop profile, and an extremely fresh aroma. When comparing to regular Hoppy Feet you will notice much sweeter malt notes mixed in with a more pronounced chocolate and dark fruit flavor. The malt flavors are balanced off with strong pine and citrus notes from the addition of A LOT of hops. This beer was actually dry-hopped not once but TWICE with each of the hop varieties (Columbus, Cascade, and Amarillo).


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (2914) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
On tap at Queen Vic. Pours a dark brown with a medium beige head leaving good sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a Floral hop and roast. Thin mouthfeel with a rich malt and strong hop bite and nice lingering bitter finish. Hides the alcohol very well, a very good black IPA from Clown Shoes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10073) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, chocolate, earthy hop with a small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a dry slick texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good complex beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (9819) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Firm lasting head. Red berries, licorice and oily hops in the aroma. Full bodied. Firm oily hopbitter flavor with roast, red berries and licorice. Malty sweetish. Very tasty brew with some warming alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (1863) - Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Pours black with a puffy, nicely lacing, tan head. Aroma of pine, chocolate, toast and citrus. The taste is more malt heavy than the aroma suggests. Full of chocolate and coffee flavors with a decent bitterness. Medium-full bodied, smoothly carbonated and moderately dry, with really well hidden alcohol. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2011
(22oz, bottled 8/11) Pours an opaque black body with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, graham cracker, caramel, and toasted bread. Aroma of roasted grain, chocolate, pine, charred toast, and grapefruit with a dry, lingering bitter finish. Good beer, but I would finish the night with one of these as this is a palate wrecker.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3396) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 13, 2011
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a thick, fluffy, light tan head. Aroma strong of citrusy hops, roasted malts with a little smokiness, some caramel, and a little bit of chocolate. Flavor an incredible blend of all of these. Thicker texture. A really good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Black, smokey and lots of hops. A bit of leather and soy sauce. Complex and very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2011
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a clear dark brown color with a two finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is doughy toasted malt and floral hops. Flavor is lightly roasted malt with hints of chocolate and floral and pine hops. The roasted maltreally lingers in the finish along with a good bit of bitterness. Medium to full body. A nice beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (701) - - OCT 9, 2011
Split a bomber with a friend. Poured cola black with a BIG thich white head that laced the glass down to the bottom. Big blast of pine hops with grapefruit rinds in the background balanced with black coffee malt and bakers bitter chocolate. Taste of piney hops, black chocolate with a 1/2 tsp of brown sugar, coffee beans, burtn caramel - very inviting. Fairly creamy - only one notch below Lawson’s VBA on the black IPA ladder - if it wasn’t 10 bucks per bottle in Buffalo i’d buy cases.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a very small brown head that faded quickly and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was charcoal, smoke, roasty malts, bitter floral hops and a touch of perfume. The flavor was dryish, moderately roasty and had notes of chocolate, smoke and vanilla. Very bitter fruity and floral hops and light coffee followed. The finish was long, dryish, roasty, smoky and hoppy. Medium body. Interesting.


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