tectactoe (3072) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Black, light tan head that fades quick. Aroma is bourbon, sweet dark fruits, big vanilla and some coconut, nice wet oak and some decent roast. Taste is oaky bourbon, vanilla, light sweet chocolate, some dark prunes and a touch of astringent cola on the back end. Mild creamy, residual sweetness on the back, too. Thinner mouth feel than expected but still a nice body.
bytemesis (4239) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Ours clear black, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is molasses, anise, chocolate, bourbon. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter, bourbon, touch of smoke, molasses, cocoa. Fair bit of oaky acidity. Medium light body.
kbudd19 (843) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Apperance is black oil with an inch of mocha head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, anise, and coffee. Taste is roasted malts, oak, coffee, ash, finishes with bitter coffee roast, light spice with. lots of heat in the back. Body is a bit thin, medium carbonation. Not bad, not a ton of barrel, and the body is a bit thin, gets really tasty once it warms up, good overall.
UncleKorm (1027) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a muddy dark brown hue w/ a thin beige head. Bold boozy whiskey aromas. Initial taste is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are dark fruits, roasty malt, coffee, coconut, dark chocolate, and whiskey. Full bodied soft carbonation.
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arminjewell (8462) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thick black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of bourbon, dark chocolate, vanilla, lots of roasted malt with smoky notes, touch of brownie, sweet molasses. Taste is big bourbon, oak, roast, and coffee into a bit of ashy smoky notes, quickly replaced by big brownie, molasses, finishing sweet.
Ernesto987 (4415) - Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
clown shoes does this very well. Solid base, huge big roasty ash bomb, good bitterness, and a great vanilla, caramel barrel. Delicious brownie batter.
badpuppy69 (285) - orange, California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a dark almost black amber with tan creamy head. Aroma is bourbon and chocolate, dark fruits,licorice. Taste follows the aroma well with a medium to heavy mouth feel. Phenomenal stout!
drfabulous (4618) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a shared 22 ounce bottle. Chocolate and sticky. Bit boozy in nose and taste. Ok overall.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl, new exclusive American blended brew Anno 2013, thx alot to Koen for sharing!, very complex Stout, alcoholic/roasted and slightly woody/spicy/bitter, heavy, yet balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew
slowrunner77 (6698) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
"New favorite clown shoes beer, really bordering on "elite" status for this one. While I’ve liked a kot of their beers, and really liked a couple, this is the first one I loved. Solid across the board...good balance in the aroma between barrels, roast, raisiny and chocolatey stout goodness and smoke. Same in the flavor, though the barrel is a tad heavier here. Good barrels, though. Decadent. The alcohol shows, but not as a detrement. Body is very nice.
superspak (3215) - Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 7/18/2013. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, fudge, toast, vanilla, coconut, toffee, bourbon, oak, brown sugar, and roast/oaky earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, fudge, toast, vanilla, coconut, toffee, bourbon, oak, brown sugar, and roast/oak earthiness. Fair amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roast, fudge, toast, vanilla, coconut, toffee, bourbon, oak, and roast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and balance of big dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; with a great roasted malt bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible barrel aged imperial stout. All around fantastic complexity and balance of big dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.