pinkzambia (1720) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: I enjoyed this at the annual Stout tasting in Boise hosted by some Beer Advocate guys (gasp) where they allow some rating whores in from ratebeer.
I’ve always been impressed with Clown Shoes. This is basically alcoholic black coffee with sugar. I liked it.
TheCaptMatey (190) - Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an opaque black colour with a fluffy toffee head that left thin lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is herbal cocoa, bitter coffee, brown sugar, and roasted malts. Medium bodied and light carbonation. Smooth, chewy mouthfeel with a sweet overall flavor. Alcohol is well hidden.
X (141) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting Stout. The nose is dominated by chocolates and cocoa. The taste is altogether different with tobacco, leather, drain cleaner and roasted chestnuts. Kind of weird, its good that its not overly sweet, but still I get off flavors.
phaleslu (7831) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Brass Tap - U Square. Pours a deep brown color with a moderate tan head that settles into a film and laces the glass with a solid sheet. Notes of chocolate, toasted and brown sugar, roasted malts, tobacco, earth, light soy, and toast. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a rich, roasty, and toasty mouthfeel. Good imperial stout.
krumbum (745) - truckee, California, USA - APR 24, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark rich sweet coffee aromas. Big roasted richness, some dark sweetness. Coats and leaves an amazing stickyness behind.
mfhennig (168) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bomber pours a thick inky black with a huge light brown head that fades quickly leaving some nice lacing on the glass. Heavy cocoa aroma upfront and a hint of coffee. Taste of cocoa, coffee and dark fruit. Fig? This brew is thick and chewy, not much carbonation after the pour. Very smooth finish. ABV is well hidden, making it deceptively drinkable.
This is one of the really ones!
daleharshman (982) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Vampire Slayer" bomber purchased at Beverage Warehouse a full two years ago while on a business trip to Los Angeles ($8.95). Pours mostly black with brown around the edges and only a half finger of creamy tan-brown foam. AROMA of heavy roasted malt, black coffee, candied pecans, some campfire BBQ, and dark chocolate. FLAVOR of dry-ish dark roasted malts, cocoa, creamy coffee, moderate smoke, and a little bit of dark fruit to finish it off. Finishes with a nice level of sweetness along with the dark malt and mild smoke profiles. The 10% is utterly concealed and this is really surprisingly quaffable. (576, 963)
fezzy (105) - California, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an impenetrable black with a thin, tan head that fades but leaves some lacing. Aroma is mostly cocoa. Lots more cocoa on the palate, leading to strong, black coffee, which is complemented with the very light hand of smoked malts, such that the beer does not really taste smoky, but has just enough of that quality to add nicely to the mocha ensemble. Finishes dry and with a faint whisper of tropical fruit, and incredibly palatable and easy-drinking for 10%. Look out, grandma.
Leepe_steven (204) - Lede, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown, black beer with a brown tanned head. Aroma has some smokey notes to it. Taste is some sweetness and coffee and some roastiness. Some alcohol warmth noticeable.
maley1 (899) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, almost black pour with large frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, faint coffee and faint smoke. Taste of roasted malts, faint coffee, chocolate fudge and very faint smoke. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation, perfectly balanced, mild hops on the finish. Very good imperial stout!