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RATINGS: 359   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 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (1951) - Richmond, 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 (11933) - 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 (3749) - 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 (1025) - 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 (753) - - 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 (4785) - 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.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1181) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2011
Bottle from kegs and barrels. Pours black with a thin tab head. The aromas are grapefruit, coffee, chocolate, pine. The mouthfeel is dry, bitter and roasty with a heavy body. Cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5530) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Glad to finally have Clown Shoes distributed in Texas. The beer pours a black color with a tan head. The aroma is about what I expect from a Black IPA. I get a lot of roasted malt and chocolate notes, with some strong pine coming through as well. The flavor is more of the same. The bitter pine from the hops goes nicely with the the chocolate and strongly roasted malt. The bitterness is low to medium and the beer is easy to drink. Medium, creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2742) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2011
The aroma is bread, caramel, roast, alcohol, citrus. Definitely malt forward. The appearance is black of course, cream colored head. The flavor has the same malty backbone of caramel and bread, with some pine and citrus mixed in. Medium to medium/thick in body. The finish is pine, resin, long enduring. Excellent all around.


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