jaghana (3810) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - OCT 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with allen thanks ! A dark beer very oily with creamy head. Nose is very interesting, dark chocolate, sweet like, dark malt. Aroma is on dark malt, coffee, sweet, lightly acrid, roasted, light smoked tuch, licorice, anise, body is creamy, finish has fruit touch, good !
_angst_ (2701) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber bought @ Bierkompass.de. Pours black with a frothy and creamy pale mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and tiny spicy with roasted malts, milk chocolate, peppery dry wood, moist soil, dark roast coffee, vanilla, sweet liquorice candy, tar, raisins and tobacco. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and tiny fruity with roasted malts, prunes, raisins, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, tar, moist tobacco, salty liquorice candy, moist wood, slightly dry grass, black pepper, sweet dark bread, alcohol and dates. Mouthfeel is soft, silky, round, smooth, tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, sweet dark bread, salty liquorice candy, sweetened dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, dates, prunes, raisins and hints of wood and black pepper. Quite nice...
rlgk (10257) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, thanks to _angst_. Pitch black beer with a quite ok lasting brownish head. Chocolate aroma, hay, bitter, caramel, cocoa, licorice, ash and tar, quite roasted, spicy, cigarettes, tar, tobacco, ash, hay, dark chocolate. Huge body, milk chocolate finish with tar, hay, spices, soot and hay. Heavy stuff.
Habanero (2544) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 Bottled. Pours deep brown with a medium sized, tan, long lasting head with fair lacing. Nose of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Sweet flavor with again chocolate, soy dark fruits and licorice notes, the finish is more dry with some bitterness and alcohol notes. Full bodied, oily texture and soft CO2. A great impy stout.★★★★
toffeeslot (118) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick and black. Aromas of wood, smoke and fruit.
Nice hops on the taste, all surrounded by burnt malt.
An excellent beer.
nuplastikk (4322) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle split with Anndiesel. Opaque brown-black body, steady beige head. Bold, warm Imperial Stout. Kind of middle of the road in the way it doesn’t really mask/incorporate the alcohol so well. There a nice creamy subtlety in the body which is pleasant, Coffee, smoke, chocolate, vanilla, caramel...its all in there. Lots of malt depth. Better as it mellows outs in the glass. OK.
mcberko (6272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany), pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some dry cocoa powder and oatmeal. Flavour is roasty and chocolaty, with cocoa, toffee, some dark fruits, and some lactic qualities. Full-bodied and milky. Nothing offensive here - very enjoyable, thick imperial stout, the best of Clown Shoes I’ve had.
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with Meg. Pours black with tan head and ring lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and cocoa. Taste of roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, and little hops come through. Pretty smooth for 10%. Solid
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2012 (Bottle) Pours black with a creamy brown head. The aroma holds deep and fat roast alongside robust and sticky hops. Tones of dark fat caramel, liquorice, dark chocolate/cocoa, new asphalt, light espresso, fresh cut grass, grapefruit/lime juice, green herbs and a touch of pine. Hints of dried fruits, sweet berry jam, smoky minerals, wet leather, tobacco and soy. The flavor is light to medium sweet, medium bitter and light acidic with notes of fat malt (maybe a bit to sticky), green hops, earthy tobacco, dark fruits and dark berries. The mouthfeel is creamy, soft (for a CS beer) fat and light oily with a light carbonation. Deep roast and green hops on the finish. Near full bodied.
stravale (2075) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting 16th Oct 2012
Pitch black, soft tan head, good lacing
Aroma - Rich dark caramel malts, deep dark chocolatey malts, really smooth aroma
Taste - Dark chocolatey malts, soft roasted malts, slight toffee, rich dark luxuriant malts, really smooth, abv very well hidden, great taste, maybe just lacking some depth in the flavour to be brilliant
Palate - soft carb, medium to full body, smooth , quite viscous. Finish as main flavour
Overall - Smooth, well made impy stout, super flavour initially but just needs a bit more going on. It just about gets 4.0...it was the #1 beer of the tasting