jeremytoni (2881) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a small amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lasting finish.
writerljberg (466) - Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. From a trade - escaping who sent it. Sorry!
A: Well, this is interesting. Open cap, and beer spews all over my end table. Whee! Dark black with a thin mocha head that eventually fades.
N:Early stages of infection, possibly, but I canít lock it down exactly. Some cherry sourness, chocolate, pepper and some bourbon come and go.
T: I canít tell if itís pepper or sourness, probably a bit of both, good sweetness.
M: Slick and oily, thinning out a bit.
O: Drink it soon, if youíve got it. The spray of beer concerns me, and there is sourness throughout - though it could be acidity from the coffee. If itís not infected, itís a poor version of a pepper RIS. Ultimately, I didnít hate it, but I did drainpour, because itís not worth drinking a whole bottle.
SudsMcDuff (5643) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
thanks Channing .. . deep brown .. mild foam .. . lots of booze, mild heat, slippery barrel, and peppers .. . quick taste finish, lingering heat .. . one dimensional .. . . my neighborís cat ran away. its gone. i feel bad for eating it for thansgiving. it was delicious.
jkwood04 (3213) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some light pepper, light oak/bourbon, a little chocolate and coffee, and a little dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend of the components but a little light on everything. Thicker texture. Could have more of everything, but not a bad beer.
AndyW68 (741) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown pour with beige head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate and vanilla. Taste is the same with emphasis on the bourbon. This is a great beer.
charule (740) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottleshare at Voodoo. Poured black with light tan head. Aromas of light smoke vanilla. Taste of bourbon barrel alcohol char.
VIBhunter (19) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma- Over powering bourbon smell with subtle chocolate, and vinallia.
Appearance- Pours dark brown with a little carbonation and head.
Taste- Strong bourbon taste, oaky, and dark chocolate with very subtle spice.
Palate- Full body and dry fruit. Not much of of chili/pepper taste.
Overall- The bourbon was present given that it was barrel aged but the bourbon was a little over powering. I expected a little more pepper flavor.
Experiment_Ale (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at my place with crew. Aroma is malty bourbon barrel. Taste is malty bourbon I guess chocolate. Finish is long and raison nice. Great beer.
BeerandBlues2 (8984) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown to black with a medium, frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is bourbon, oak, prunes, dates, figs, chocolate and cookie malt. Flavor is dark malt and fruits, light hops and bitterness, oak, bourbon, and a dry/spicy finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
tectactoe (1027) - Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 Bottle: thanks, Scott! Deep brown, almost black with ruby hints. Creamy tan foam fades fast. Aroma is sweet chocolate, nearly tart dark fruits, mild vanilla, some bourbon head, wood, and faint back-end spices. Hard to discern peppers, cinnamon is more notable. Taste is very smooth. Surprisingly not hot, smooth bourbon, sweet cocoa nibs and vanilla drizzle, some warm cinnamon spice, and just a mild touch of peppers at the very end. A touch of oak in the finish as well. Mouth feel could be better, as is the case with most Clown Shoes stouts, it seems, but this is thicker than most.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Prominent, gourmet dark chocolate vibe here, with accompaniment by very smoky bourbon barrel tannins. Vanilla extract. It feels very full-bodied, coating the palate, but not overly boozy somehow. The finish actually contains some bitter hops, through the thickness of the barrel aged malt flavors, and a light, peppery burn.