Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
We’ve had Clown Shoes around here for awhile, but I never have seen this one on the shelves until very recently. Snagged up a bottle as soon as I saw it as this is one I’ve wanted to try for awhile. Poured into a snifter.
I let this warm up for about 15 minutes out of the fridge before I poured. Pours hesitantly out of the bottle - a slow glug. A pleasant dark tan head sits on top, but fleets away quickly. Leaves tiny bits of lace stuck to the glass. Sweet aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla cookies, booze, roasted nuts. A nice profile for sure.
This beer is a little disappointing in the mouth. Drinks much thinner than I expected from a big bold beer. Light carbonation, slick finish. Needs more "chew" to this to stand up to the flavors and ABV. This is one of the sweeter Impy Stouts I’ve had in awhile. Milk chocolate is for sure the main player, sweet from start to finish. Light char flavor melds in well, and finishes with a whisper of boozy aftertaste.
Good beer for sure that I’d revisit as I loved the flavor. But they need to tweak the mouthfeel a bit to give this one just a little more girth.
ffaoe (395) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong chocolatey aroma. Pitch black in color with nice head. Rich roasted and caramel malt flavor up front, finishes smooth and balanced between malt/hop.
tsd08460 (658) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: roasty, smoke, caramel, chocolate, coffee
Appearance: black with a brown head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Chalumeaux (908) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle dated 12/30/15 dark brown black body with a nice 2 finger mocha head. Aromas of dark chocolate roasted malt caramel coffee and bourbon. Taste is creamy oats dark cocoa malt vanilla. Nice warming feel in the finish. Nice brew.
Skinnyviking (8555) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl. bottle. Low fluffy light brown lasting head. Pitch black body. Creamy roasted malt caramel coffee liquorice aroma and flavor with a fair amount of hops bitternes, low carbonation and a long finish.
cmacklin (674) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours an opaque black with a large, long lasting, frothy, beige head that leaves plenty of lacing. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, licorice, dark chocolate, coffee and a hint of smoke. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice and coffee with warming alcohol in the finish. Full body with a rich, creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Excellent.
crim (103) - POLAND - APR 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mało amerykańskie ale ogolnie bardzo fajnie kawowo, waniliowo, czekoladowe piwo z niezłym balansem i fajna dosyć gęsta struktura, bardzo deserowe i genialnie jak na 10% ukryty alko, raczej polecam
Slubgob (289) - West Hartford, USA - APR 24, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber into wine glass. Pours dark with a creamy quickly fading head. Strong nose of coffee, prime, port, caramel. Almost like mocha coffee in the mouth, thick creamy and roast. The barest hint of alcohol. Long, lingering finish of more roasted chocolate, coffee, and a bit of sweet. Goes down too easily, could be dangerous!
tderoeck (7668) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/IV/16 - 1Pt. 6Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: II/18/15 (2016-338) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, big irregular beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very roasted, mocha, cocoa powder, dusty, bit peppery, smoky touch. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sweet, pretty roasted, caramel, alcohol, smoky touch, coffee. Aftertaste: more alcohol, dark chocolate, roasted, charcoal, sweet, caramel.
angel77 (2167) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 18, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 Botella 66 cl tomada en el momento en el Kraken 01..04..2016. (r666). Color negro intenso con espuma beige oscuro. Aromas y sabores maltosos algo tostados con buena dosis de amargos finales. Cuerpo medio con 10 Vol que sedejan notar desde el principio. Bastante buena. Para repetir sin duda.
kraddel (5726) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black. Smell is roasted malts. taste is rather bitter, roasted malts, bit of spicyness ( peppers ??? ) Not bad .