tectactoe (1863) - 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.
slowrunner77 (1879) - 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 Iíve 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 (2602) - 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.
JHeath99 (951) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the internets. Pours a deep dark opaque brown with tan colored head. Aroma of alcohol, oak, and coffee. Taste of very dark malts, bittersweet chocolates, and a boozy aftertaste.
snoworsummer (2144) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle shared by jheath99! Pours dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Tastes like strong, slightly astringent alcohol, sweet brown sugar, dry malt, bitter coffee, burnt toast, light ash. The flavor really evolves. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like booze, light ash, and bitter coffee
sonnycheeba (3558) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted and chocolate malts, spice, light vanilla, oak, bourbon, and faint raisins. Flavor is dry, roast malts, dark chocolate, espresso, some dark fruit esters, earthy bitterness, vanilla, and booze; dry, oak finish with some lingering alcohol spice. Medium body and carbonation.
jkwood04 (3946) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, light coffee, oak and vanilla and bourbon, light dough, and hints of bitterness. Flavor the same. Smooth texture. A solid beer but not the best blend of everything.
kevinator (909) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good one. Nice aroma of blended bourbon with roasted malts and vanilla. Very dark and viscous appearing with a decent tan head. Smooth, full and somewhat oily palate. Bourbon and boozy flavors are first with some sweetness, then roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and finally vanilla. Pretty complex beer.
tmm313 (55) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma- Sweet. Raisins, prunes, dark chocolate, bourbon, cherry, orange, earthy hop, and oats.
Taste- Roasted malts, dark fruits, earthy hops, coffee, bourbon, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, oak and oats. Spicy finish. Pine and Espresso aftertaste. Got better as it warmed.
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark chestnut brown, tan head. Big boozy aromas of bourbon, tons of vanilla, chocolate, smoke, oak. caramel, brown sugar. The taste is big and bracing like the nose. Nothing here is subtle, a bit hot with the alcohol. Its another good stout released by Clown Shoes, but I think Iíll lay a few down for a while.
zoucrew102 (523) - - APR 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Rich dark fruit aroma with bourbon and vanilla notes with some booziness. Pours oily black with a very thin light brown head and some lacing. Dark fruit flavors with vanilla bourbon notes. Slick, smooth body with a little bit of booze on the finish. Very good brew.