Wim (3279) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Along with Yves at his home black colored body with an off white head and a spicy citrus hop aroma with a spicy sweet chocolate hop dry bitter taste and a alcholic bitter finish
colui72 (419) - HONG KONG - OCT 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with white foamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa and hops. Taste has chocolate, and feels like a "watery stout" but the hops remind you suddenly that you are having a Black IPA. Quaffable, booze well hidden, good ale.
Yves (2614) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared with wim at my home. Dark brown colored beer with large diminishing brownish head and medium carbonation. Hopped floral aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is rather bitter dry with some caramel sweet hints.
davidezdonz (114) - , HONG KONG - OCT 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 12 fl oz bottle with a bottled on date of 2nd March 2015 and poured into an oversized wine glass. It poured a near opaque black with a one finger caramel coloured head that dissipated slowly leaving spotty lacing. Aromas begin with caramel malts and toffee followed by notes of pine, grass and also some dark chocolate. Taste is caramel, black coffee and bittersweet chocolate followed by grassy and piney hops. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, a nice hoppy Black IPA that I would revisit again.
Linnet (1391) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy, citric, resinous, roasty, licorice, coffee, big bite, heavy salty, medium sweetness.
SVD (1045) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home, black beer, small head, aroma is citrus, roasted, nutty, cocoa. Taste is citrus, hint of choco, roasted, malts. Very nice.
anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a slightly roasted malty citrus hoppy piney aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black beer with a rich and lasting offwhite/beige head. Roasted chocolate aroma, citrus, cocoa, hoppy bitterness, citrus, hay, some floral notes. Roasted hoppy flavor, cocoa, chocolate, licorice, grassy, floral, fruity notes, pine, some spices. Quite nice complex beer.
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
341 ml. bottle. Purchased @ Willems & Zoon. Bottled on 04/08/2015 (USA notation). Pours very dark brown, small mocha. Nose is quite hoppy still, blue cheesy & pine, malt background is rather big, powdery roasted malts & cacao, instant chocolate milk sweetness. Taste is floral & bit herbal bitter with chocolate milk sweetness, cheap cacao puffs, powdery cacao, grass, a touch empty, chicory coffee, rather powdery herbal. A touch empty & powdery. Not heavily astonishing but quite solid all the same. Age might play some role here. Solid but not stellar which is how Clown Shoes has come across so far for me. I wonder what their price point is in the USA?
JEFE79 (6) - Santo Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 1, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma a madera y café tostado, espuma persistente, seca y algo alcohólica.