Sdaniel90 (589) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 65cl. Almost opaque black with a frothy brown head. Sweet roasted and dried fruit aromas with hints of alcohol and molasses. Robust with moderate carbonation. Sweet and heavily bitter with tremendous malt character and a smooth, fruity finish.
dresden (1237) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown with a slight head. Big fruity malt aroma, some smoke and tobacco. Nice lightly smoked flavour which I want expecting, chocolate and roast malt. Hell yes.
dpatchen (17) - - SEP 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malts and a little tobacco leaf another one it's quite good but a touch too sweet
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, via trade via rotbox. This is the Vampire Slayer / 2nd Anniversary release from 2012 and was matured in my parent’s closet for three years. Pours a deep black appearance with a thin brown head. Quite a bit of anise / black licorice in the nose along with dark chocolate, light smoke, and roast. A touch thin. Even more black licorice and smoke in the mouth. A hint of spiciness. Moderate low bitterness and moderate sweetness. A little oxidized. Not hard to drink but also not all that flavorful. Ok.
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
655 ml. bottle. Purchased @ Willems & Zoon. The text & label is hilarious. Pours very dark to black, little mocha head. Nose is umami, licorice with some cheap chocolate sweetness, cacao, cheap instant coffee. Taste is umami cheap licorice, instant coffee, basic mocha mixed with touch soy sauce, herbal, cheap chocolate syrup, canned coffee, faint herbal brambleberry… Solid body, touch grainy, faintly powdery not as thick as you would expect. It isn’t a bad beer but I expect a lot more from an RIS to be honest. The running theme with Clown Shoes for me appears to be decent but not amazing or on par with the completion / other big names.
BRW (1670) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at BBF Lab. Black colour with beige head. Chocolate and wood aroma. Sweet, chocolate and vanilla taste. Medium to full body.
johnnymusky (676) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from dusty...thx dude...nose was weird almost like chlorine....mouth was better with notes of coffee chocolate and dark berries....decent brew.
Johnstledger8 (364) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours thick black with a dense foamy brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, blackcurrant. Taste is of chocolate, coffee, more blackcurrant notes, vanilla, roasted finish. Sticky mouthfeel, chewy, oily, medium carbonation.
popery (1742) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid imperial stout. The beer is wall to wall black. The head is medium brown and looks nice and creamy. Some lacing. Big chocolate flavor in the aroma. Caramel and brown sugar base below that big fudge note. Milder smoke with some tobacco-y roastiness provides some good depth to the sweetness. Sweet with a nice earthy quality. Lots of good sugariness knocking around in the taste. More chocolate with a bit more roast. Dries out some in the finish. Lingering smokey dark chocolate flavor. The body is full and pretty creamy. Not bad at all. Pretty easy to drink. Some booze but not too much and what’s there is warming and nice. This doesn’t blow me away, but it’s a good imperial stout and a hit from a brewery with a number of misses.
Zakoon (370) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, ashy, caramel, vanilla, liquorice and some tobacco. Flavour is lactose sweetness and bitter dark chocolate. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is roasted, coffee and hides the alcohol well.