Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 65 cl. Pours an opaque black with a creamy light brown head. Rich sweet roasty nose with a whiff of smoke. Rich body, loads of dark dried overripe fruit, luscious sweet roast and again this smoky edge. Warming alcohol finish with a subdued bitterness. 100912
swoopjones (5244) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at coles. Black pour. Touch of chemical, gauze, roasted malts in aroma. Flavor is similar. Light mouthfeel. Ok
ellolovey (423) - Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pitch black color with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is sweet but bitter. Very balanced and delicious. Light alcohol taste. But definitely a kick. Slightly dry bitter finish.
Jool (164) - - AUG 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 500 mL. Noire opaque avec peu de mousse. Nez de cacao. Bouche longue sans avoir une intensite extreme. Chocolat noir, fumee, legere amertume en fin de bouche. Tres bonne.
Steasy66 (780) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with medium tan head. Aroma is a bit roasty and sweet. Decent flavor, decent body. Has the weird sweetness I equate to Hr Frederickson.
boxofrane (1846) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a film on top.. leaves a little lace. Aroma is chocolate, dark malts, a little coffee. Taste is killer and very chocolatey without being overly sweet. The bitter finish is outstanding. This is a favorite!
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Totally black, thick brown head with good retention. Aroma of rich dark chocolate. Taste is rich and thick coffee and chocolate shake. Very nice.
BBB63 (5696) - 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 (1687) - 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 (693) - 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.