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.
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black thick dark tan head, a little lacing smaller head... Creamy licorice roast coffee... Lively medium full to full bodied... Roasty nearly burnt chocolate finish dry finish finish is coffee and chocolate initial is roast... Nice nice beer subtle hoppiness... A little warm in the finish...
climberbob (104) - Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark and tasty with a thin head. Only subtle smokiness (I was expecting more). A tasty beer.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours pitch black with a two finger frothy beige head that slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring. Streaks and spots of lace left behind.
Slightly smokey aroma with roasted dark malts balanced by some sweeter notes. Hints of toast, dark chocolate, oatmeal and coffee along with smoked meat and subtle hops. subtle lactic presence.
Medium bodied but a bit thinner than expected with a strong roasted malt presence that is sligtly dry and acrid but not overwhelmingly so. Hints of burnt toast, deeply roasted coffee, dark chocolate and oatmeal. Very bitter with subtle hops complimenting the dry, roasted notes. Subtle lactic presence and some chocolate sweetness. Finishes with boozy heat that gives off a lot of alcohol flavor. Astringent dry boozy finish. Looks and smells nice but the flavor doesn’t follow through.
JohnnyJ (3910) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dense black pour, tan head. Chocolate, heavy roast, bitter, light smoke, and sweetness. A good imp stout, but a bit one dimensional.