BroSpud (1854) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Roasty aroma. Bitter chocolate and coffee flavors with a hop bite. Very tasty.
ellolovey (479) - Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a dark reddish brown. Thick frothy tan head with good lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, and roasted malts. Citrus and pine hit up front with nice roasted malt backbone. Hints of rich unsweetened chocolate. Very balanced.
WLG423 (201) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasty aromas of coffee and nuts complemented by citrus and pine. Full body with lots of toasty, earthy notes and citrus and pine bitterness that finished out the beer quite nicely. Overall very enjoyable. I’ll definitely be looking for more beers from Clown Shoes.
akoeninger (551) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very black with tan head and some lacing. Smell is sharp with hints of malt. Taste is bitter with underlying chocolate and malt. Medium body with some carbonation.
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - DEC 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from the bottle, on 28/11/2012.
Pours of incredibly black, with just amazing fluffy foam.
Aroma is just astonishing, so intense and complex, very zesty&citrusy, but like you name smell a real lemon. Hints of vanilla in the end.
Mouthfeel is amazingly full-bodied and medium carbonated.
Taste is again intense, with notes of citrus fruits, candies, grass, wild flowers and pines.
Aftertaste is roasty and a heck bitter, as wanted.
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BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65cl, new American brew Anno 2010, from Beers of Europe Setchey, complex brew, malty/roasted and slightly bitter/fruity, balanced, hazy, rocky head, good brew, yet expensive!
RichardW (1739) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottled. beersofeurope. lovely fresh aroma, underlying coffee flavour with hints of chocolate. Dry finish with a touch of roast malt. Tropical fruits throughout. Lovely stuff.
BVery (7960) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My second beer from Clown Shoes, the second terrific brew. Tap at Muddy Waters. Deep brown pour with a tan head. Citrus and grapefruit hop on top of roasty chocolatey malts. Delicious.
Steasy66 (1086) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into Duvel tulip. Black with 3 finger tan head. Roasty aroma with big citrus hop nose. Flavor is roasty with some big hoppy bitterness. Not tropical like the nose but fairly bitter and piney. Medium carbonation, medium body. Pretty decent beer.
gripweed57 (983) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle. Transluscent black, brown color topped by a massive rocky tan head. Aroma reminds me of freshly made chocolate milk made with Bosco’s chocolate syrup. Spicy cocoa malt and peppery hop nose invites me to take a sip. Wow! A huge roasted malt hop bomb explodes on the palate. Bittersweet chocolate and bitter hops dominate the first sip. Another sip or two seem to temper the hopshock this IPA brings. The dark malt backbone is definately second fiddle to the hops. Take your time with this one and enjoy it like a rare scotch; the more it warms, the more complex it becomes.