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.
tectactoe (2882) - Michigan, USA - MAR 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Dark brown, nearly black body with a creamy, light-tan head. Big milk chocolate aroma with undertones of toasted nuts, pine, ash, & orange peel. Little more bitter grapefruit on the palate with a strong ashy pungency. Roast, ashed malt, bitter chocolate, citrus rind, pine needles, & a strong botanical note in the finish that leads to a bit of astringency. Overall, not a bad black IPA, but the semi-harsh finish takes away from the smoothness.
AndyReynolds (1011) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Yardhouse. Aroma is citrus chocolate (is there such a thing?). I get a little of that medicinal aroma and some roasted malts fo sho. Flavor is odd, but good. Plus the palate is outstanding.
fiulijn (15790) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting at Matt’s; vintage 2014
Black color, medium sized compact head. Very nice aroma, dark malts, buckwheat. The mouthfeel is strong, dry, but also smooth; strong flavor of roasted malt, a bit too ashy for me, but followed by the expected high resin hopping. Matt says chalky and I agree.
mcberko (8135) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, pours black with a medium beige head. Nose is very chalky, with roasted malt and pine. Flavour is better, with a good balance of roasted malt and piney hops, with low astringency and a dry finish. Well-balanced, with a slight chalkiness that is more pronounced on the nose.
Ferris (6601) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Roast malts and some piny notes. Jet black brown with a decent brown head. Dark roast and piny hops. Decent.
Cunningham (5163) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a solid big creamy beige head. Nice lacing. Coffee, fruity and grapefruit hoppy aroma. Full body. Tad sweet and a fine bitterness. Average to soft carbonation with a creamy texture. Coffee, chocolate, roasted, mild pine and grapefruit hoppy flavor. Tasty little (big) devil.
[Bottle from Bottle Shop - Druid Street in London, England]
Jado (605) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 345 ml bottle. Pours a solid black with a hint of a brown highlight at the very edge and a thin tan head. Aromas of pine needles, lemon zest, coffee and a little char. Taste is much the same with the pine and lemon up front and the coffee flavours toward the back end. The hop flavours are certainly more prominent than the roast. Finishes rather like a regular IPA with a zesty, lightly bitter aftertaste.
smboselli (116) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good, but not my favorite black IPA. Well put together but the flavor profile was boring
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mikske79 (1276) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - MAR 4, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Geproefd in Bottles in Puerto Plata. Een typische IPA waar ik absoluut geen fan van ben. Ik heb het niet helemaal kunnen opdrinken. Als je voor IPA bent dan kan dit wel een goed bier zijn misschien
baraciisch (2193) - California, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black in color, foamy beige head... Aroma of citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, roasted malts... Flavor is smooth light roasted malts, citrus, burnt malts on palate... solid
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