matthewjk (924) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As a big, in-your-face imperials go, Iím not a huge fan of this one. Nice of Clown Shoes to empathize with our stupid state law on max beer ABV, but it just doesnít wow me like I was prepared for. Nice roasty and espresso flavors. Damn thing is still pretty sweet despite the dry hopping. Okay, to good experience. 22oz bomber
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, from b3shine (thanks Beau!), and shared with Ferris and Parksy. Near black pour with a beige head that shows good retention. Deep roasty base with a nice piney hop profile, full bodied with a long bitter finish. Very tasty.
Ferris (4492) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Chocolate, roasty and some coffee. Jet black with a decent beige head. Bitter chocolate roast, even more bitterness and even more chocolate. Nice and big.
fluffy (1722) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
sampled at a bottle share. honestly i found this one kinda forgettable. decent just dull.
bluejacket74 (1341) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, bottled on 03/14/14. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head that stayed around a while. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like roasted/burnt malt, coffee, bittersweet chocolate, anise, molasses and piney hops. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but with the addition of some dark fruit (plums, figs) and milk chocolate. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís a bit creamy and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Iíve been a fan of the other Clown Shoes stouts Iíve tried in the past, and this one is enjoyable too. I think itís a good overall brew, Iíd pick this one up again. $9.99 a bomber.
VsXsV (2323) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, ash, dried fruit, bread, pine and tangerine. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of coffee, ash, chocolate and pine. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice but the regular version is better.
JStax (3074) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour into a wine glass. Pours a dark brown to black with a khaki colored head of foam. The aroma is ashy and smoky and chocolaty. The taste is fairly bitter and smoky. Some resinous bitter qualities are there as well. Big body and moderate carbonation.
ellolovey (462) - Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours a midnight black with a thick frothy dark tan head. Loads of foamy lacing. Stout aroma of coffee and roasted notes. Palate is overwhelmed with roasted malts, burnt cocoa, and dark coffee grinds. Alcohol creeps on you.
beeratarian (92) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black as oil, small tan head, roasty malts. Burnt sugar. Little grassy hops.
Very dry for the amount of alcohol. Nice dry finish. Very roasty. Love it!
zach8270 (3502) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark black pour with a tan head. Roasted malt and coffee aroma. Really thick and inviting. Flavor is big and roasty as well. Tons of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee with a bitter coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Alcohol is really warming.