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RATINGS: 368   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).


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dartk black with a nose of coffee, chocolate, and raspberry chocolate. Flavor follows suit. Nice coffee beer but not otherwise.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ibrew2or3 (7091) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Courtesy of ksurkin. Bomber pours dark dark mahogany with tan head and a bit of lacing left behind on the glass. The modest aroma offers up a mix of orange juice, grapefruit and bitter pine hoppiness as well as roasty malts, burnt malts and a sort of earthy chocolate. The taste is expectedly bold on all fronts with vibrant bitter pine hops rolling into some grapefruit and tangelo. Then it seems big roasted to chocolate to burnt malts dominate with the hoppy notes just hanging around the edges. Good drinkiní bold brew where I get almost no sense of the big ABV.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Westmeister (1828) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Aroma is citrus, grapefruit with chocolate and a bit of alcohol. The taste is almost completely void of the 11%. Itís a smooth combo of pine and citrus hops, chocolate, roasted malts and a hint of ripe dark fruits. The lingering bitterness is quite nice. This is the biggest black ipa Iíve had to date and my first clown shoes brew. Digging this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Pours black with a creamy light brown head that laces a little bit. Aroma of citrusy grapefruit hops and some malty roast. Rich, sticky mouth feel of roasty malts, some cocoa, and piney herbal hops. Finishes pretty bitter. Alcohol is very well hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Growler from my local Whole Foods. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet citrus, grapefruit, and chocolate. Flavor of chocolate , dark fruits, roasted malt, citrusy hops. Not as hoppy as itís counterpart, hoppy feet, with more dark fruits and malt. Great beer, canít believe this one is 11%! It certainly does not come off as boozy nor even sweet although one pint of it does set you back a little. Impressed, as always, by Clown Shoes. 8/4/8/4/15 (3.9/5)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4154) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2011
The look is black, has a tan head and dark. The smell is hoppy, roast, citrus, and pine trees. You can almost chew the hops, a real mix of hops and roast in the taste. Lasting bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (4076) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Pine needle, charred oak, peanut hulls, and freshly cut oak aroma, rustic and woody. Dark mahogany, medium beige head, uniform glass coating. Flavor is as much split wood as anything but charred oak, chocolate, and licorice notes come and go and are more prominent upon warming. There is a consistent yet vague bitterness from start to finish. This bitterness is a little too much, but thatís my sole nit pick. My guess is that it comes more from the black malt than any hopping. Stone Sublimely is still the undisputed champion but I really like this. This is a session beer for imperial stout fans. Greg, keep these fine beers coming.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSSteve (3830) - - NOV 11, 2011
22oz bottle. almost black with a large, fluffy, tan head. citrus hops and cocoa nose. surprisingly the chocolate malt wins the battle here with a nice cocoa flavor that almost mellows the hop bite. occasional coffee notes. pot brownies. a really smooth BIPA for the size of it. i would never guess the abv. one of the few impressive black ipaís.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cavie (3842) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color. Very dark indeed. Tan colored head. Aroma is dark chocolate, celery and hops. Flavor is dry hops, roasted malts and a light bitter finish. Not bad despite the veggie smell.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2011
22 oz bottle.....Solid brew. Pours black with tan head. Notes of strong dark roasted grain with big piny hop profile and bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is heavy body with medium-high carbonation.


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