BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber bottle and served in my Stone IRS snifter: Pours jet inky black topped by a lasting frothy tan head which left very good lace upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of roast, chocolate, char, liquorice, leather, tar, freshly cut grass, and some minerally earthy vapours. Light to moderate piney and resiny hop esters in conjunction with a touch espresso makes this quite inviting. The taste is happily not a let down with a nice sweet, smoke, bitter combination dancing the happy happy dance across the stars and straight into the heart of evil. Ashy, coffee, resiny, slightly fruity and very earthy. YES, FINALLY a Clown Shoes beer worth the monies I paid for it. Is it world class, not quite sure ’bout that but it is more than enjoyable.
TheJester (1650) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 mL bottle. Almost black, and it took a hard pour to get any kind of head on it. Absolutely lovely aroma of coffee and chocolate that somehow doesn’t equal mocha. Flavour is the same, with a little smoke added. Bit of booze at the end is not out of place. Body is perfect - smooth and creamy. Great beer!
hivemind (692) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ FG w e. Pours black with basically no head, surprising for an imperial stout. Kind of looks like a porter, unique. Nose of a bit of roast and nut and maybe chocolate. Palate is the same with some licorice too. Pretty dry and boozey with an oily mouthfeel. I like.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with dark brown head. Nice dark chocolate, light ash, sea breeze, smoky aromas. Light smooth mouthfeel. Deep roast malt flavors with dark chocolate, candi sugar, ash, smoke, drying bitter finish--good
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of smoke and roasted malt here that dominates and helps to cover the high abv. Creamy body with a finish that keeps pumping, ending with a blast of bitter, metallic hops.
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours almost black. Thin light brown head. Sweet malts on the nose. Chocolate. Caramel. Toffee. Some bitterness and a dry finish.
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SAUER70 (15) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2012 WOW. Clown Shoes once again made a fantastic product. This Double Imperial Stout was absolutely fantastic on the palate. Smokey and I tasted a little chocolate (could be the burnt malts). I would DIE with a stake in me anytime.
thooper41 (544) - Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle: Appearance is pitch black with light brown head. Aroma is of roasted malt. Taste is of roasted malt and leather with hints of caramel.
haugeberg (71) - - JUL 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle. I'd like to know who blessed the water for this beer so that I can have them over when I brew! The rich body with dark roasted malt flavor and thick, aromatic head make this a great imperial stout.
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mellocello (43) - - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from a 12 oz bottle. A nice creamy dark stout with a subtle chocolate taste and a mild coffee after taste.