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.
BiiruBierBeer (388) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roasty smell. Taste is a pretty standard roasty stout. Full bodied with medium carbonation and mild foam.
FestDecBeet (361) - - MAR 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look: pours dark black. Slight oily. Dark brown head.
Smell: lots of fudge. Smoked malts. Very chocolatey.
Taste: chocolate. Slight coffee. Heavy roasted malts. Light licorice flavor.
Feel: medium carbonation. Creamy mouth feel.
Overall: very smooth. Nice beer. Very drinkable.
First drank: home 3/20/15
beastmaster (363) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dead black pour with a quickly dissipating head that was a light brown. Aroma is a milk, dark chocolate, sugar, malts, and light light coffe and caramel. Such a smooth beer. I feel like i get a slight ashy smokey flavor that does a good job of taking away from the bitterness you get from the dark chocolate taste. Smooth and creamy. Medium light carbed. Reminds me a lot of some really good cigar city stputs Ive had. Good beer.
EyeAmBaldman (354) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thick foamy caramel head. Aroma is sweet with notes of pecan, malt and a twinge of alcohol. Taste is full of chocolate with some nice bitterness on the tongue with a good bite on the backend. There’s a good bit of roasted malt and chocolate in the mouth. This is a really good stout.
DSG (7457) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2/13/15] Draught at Rogue Ales Public House in San Francisco. Black with a brown head. Aroma of roast and salty licorice. Flavor is quite sweet with a bit of coffee, a bit of chocolate, a bit of licorice and a bitterish finish. Quite full-bodied.
jimhilt (2444) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a two finger tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Roasted malt nose and flavor is slightly sweet smoky chocolate. Decent imp stout. High ABV is hidden. $10.35 for a 22oz bottle from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH
jsmanigold (54) - - FEB 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong coffee flavor with a little boozy after taste. Dark coffee appearance. This is a pretty great stout and is not over powerful like an imperial stout usually is.
gkeh (288) - Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black pour. Moderate head, dark tan in color, wich dissipates and leaves alcohol lags on my glass. Aroma... Dark chocolate, dark fruits, licorice, vanilla, cherry. Taste is chocolate, licorice, vanilla, oak. Full body. Good stout!
s_hartshorne (2025) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle cotteridge piss up. Black good tan head. Aroma is coffee choc taste same some fruits good roasted malts. Noce body. Very good.
Melker (231) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared a bottle with my mates. Roasty aroma, coffee, chocolate, some dark fruits and smoke. Generic but well made imperial stout.