fluffy (1664) - 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 (1318) - 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. There’s 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, it’s a bit creamy and has a moderate amount of carbonation. I’ve been a fan of the other Clown Shoes stouts I’ve tried in the past, and this one is enjoyable too. I think it’s a good overall brew, I’d pick this one up again. $9.99 a bomber.
VsXsV (2271) - Linköping, 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 (2980) - 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 (454) - 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 (88) - 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 (3470) - 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.
sturmthis (439) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Black color with beige head. Coffee aroma. Coffee taste and really smooth for its strength. I can barely taste the alcohol. Slightly bitter aftertaste.
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with a huge tan head. Aroma of malt, licorice, chocolate and grassy hops. Malty and chocolatey flavor with slight alcohol before a bitter roasty and grassy hop finish.
umich03jm (1955) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small creamy head that fades to a ring and leaves a bunch of oily lacing. Aroma has burnt coffee, toasted wood, chocolate, ash, and some earthy and piney hops. Tastes like hoppy burnt coffee and I love it. This could qualify as an imperial black ipa if they wanted it to. Pine, earth, burnt coffee, ash, smoke, dark chocolate, and a hint of raisins. Moderate bitterness in the finish with lingering pine and burnt wood. Full bodied with a thick, creamy mouthfeel. Love this beer. I need to get more.