jkwood04 (4459) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, vanilla, roasted and chocolate malts, some dough, and floral hops. Flavor the same, really complex and a good amount of bourbon. Smooth texture. A good beer, and I agree with someone else on here that it might be the best Clown Shoes beer.
marcus (7211) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Berkeley Bowl West. Pours near black with a tiny tan head and a marvelous treacle aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with lots of smoke, a bit of chocolate and a bourbon finish.
Bricks (691) - Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super dark goodness with no head. Great aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit. Really good. Taste of roasted malt and alcohol.
WillRunForBeer (1164) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Adrien, thanks! Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma is dark chocolate, spent coffee grinds, bourbon vanilla oak. Flavor is dark chocolate, licorice, warm bourbon and tannic oak in the finish. Sorry, this is a little too tannic for my taste.
AirForceHops (4071) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber Bottled on 4/18/2013. Nice aroma of whiskey right up front, mild chocolate, Burnt sugar with weak hints of licorice. Lightly sweet bourbon with burnt sugar, the hints of licorice and some lingering chocolate in the finish. Medium to fuller body with a mildly creamy texture. Pretty nicely done stout.
AdamJackson (3341) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Adrien for sharing. Bottled - 4-18-2013. Pitch black, brown edges. no light goes through at all. almost no head either. The nose is very strong, tons of wood, a lot of sweet vanilla and whiskey, chocolate candy bars and licorice. Oh yeah, this is pretty flavorful but almost like chewing on cheap candies, overly sweet, lots of butterscotch and licorice and old oranges, something else weird and plastic-like. The finish is very bitter and almost like a solvent. but for what it’s worth, I like this beer despite some of the off flavors.
Mrnoluv (199) - long beach, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I let this age for a year and a half bottle date 4/13 drinking it on 10/14, it’s like a milk stout without the lactose. So malty....This is a strong beer!
slowrunner77 (6600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Mmmmeaty. I should really lead the back of the label. When I bought this, I "just" thought I was getting a bourbon version of the very good base beer (which isn’t smoke like their Vampire Slayer is). Well...glad I was wrong. Solid beer across the board. This was a big chewy monster of a stout, but not too much at 12.5%. The fudgy roasted stout, smoke, and bourbon are all prevelant and share the stage well, in the nose and on the tongue. Nicely done.
tderoeck (5721) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
5/VII/14 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBSG III (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-763) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown to black beer, small aery beige head, irregular, pretty stable. Aroma: lots of vanilla, sugary, caramel, sweet touch, crème brûlée. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of vanilla, caramel, sugary and sweet, alcohol, pretty boozy, dark chocolate. Loved this one!
Westchesterco (1246) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It was poured from a bottle it is a dark brown no head The aroma is chocolate and the taste is a milk chocolate
sebletitje (7211) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 66cl @ RBBSG III, courtesy of Ibrew2or3, thanks Dave.
Brune foncée, dorée au verre sur un col léger banc cassé.
Arôme est fortement centré sur le malté, avec un alcool se notant bien, touche de bourbon.
Palais de bourbon, légère amertume tirant sur le citronné, pointe d’épice et malté moyen. Léger résiduel boisé accompagnant un bourbon efficace se terminant sur une fin note douce - vanille. En retrait apparait un léger profil fruité noir, rappelant figue et date et qui se mêle bien aux notes de malts. Sur la fin, reste un peu trop épaisse, et le taux d’alcool ne facilite pas la dégustation. A partager absolument.