Clown Shoes / Three Heads Third Party Candidate Amber Ale

RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
This collaborative brew honors Geoff Dale: Man Child, Mother Bird, Minister of Mayhem, future President of The United States. A massive, hoppy imperial amber, Third Party Candidate goes down nicely after you chant: Vote Geoff Dale! Vote Geoff Dale! Geoff Dale!

50% Eagle Claw Fist Imperial Amber Ale 50% Loopy Oatmeal Red Ale.

Collaboration with Three Heads Brewing.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
boto (2184) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 26, 2015
22oz bottle: this one pours a clear, dark amber color. There was a small light tan head that didnt linger very long. Interesting nose. Molasses, a touch boozy, bready, toasted malts and some faint coffee and roasted malts. The taste is good, and a little interesting. Some coffee, almost a slight burnt grain taste, some hoppiness, good caramel body in the background. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (11677) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"Amber is on the label yes, but 10% = definitely a strong ale. The cool thing about this brew is that even though it was Imperial in every way, it didnt lose the carmel toffee malt and citrus hop balance, just amplified it. Would love to have this brewery fresh. This sample was two months old and was surprisingly good. I didnt know it was 10% til after...figured 7.5-8% from the beer itself."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (14832) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle - Caramel and booze, almost barley wine like. Cloudy amber with a small beige head. Lots off booze, caramel and a bit of toast. Dry finish and and sweet like a barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle: Murky brown with light brown head and sticky lacing. Sugary, hop aroma, malty, nutty notes as well. Sweet and powerful!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (4418) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle pours a murky dark amber big caramel sweet hoppy aroma. Bitter and woody with lots of toasted caramel sweetness. A bit more like a bash wine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Bullocks Wine & Spirits in Marietta, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours an opaque, rust-toned body with a ill-formed, short-lived, just off-white head. No real lace accumulation.

Smell: Sweet-scented, well-toasted, bready, and simply crackling with cooked brown sugar. Wafting, stinging alcohol all the while. Hoppy, poppy notes of pine, pithy citrus peels, and shredded mint leaf.

Taste: Toasted bread, toasted nuts, and big, sweet gulp of brown sugar linking to a seer of alcohol. Bold crystal malt quality. Its plenty sweet and sugary, but, theres alot of resiny bitterness, hot alcohol, citric orange pinches to balance it out. Even a sliver of mint. Moderate bitterness. Sugary, spicy, bitter, and a bit boozy on the bitter, heated finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Itll do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bobschaefer (13) - Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2013
The malt flavor is definitely the star of this beer with hops as a Subtle add on. The flavor starts with a malt/bread aroma and ends with a lingering hop flavor

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1547) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Torpedo. Poured a brownish color. Full head with lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt syrup, caramel. Bitterness in taste. Packed with hops. Malty, caramel notes. Nice texture. Wow this is a mouthful. Some warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsmerig (1578) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Pours a clear reddish brown with a foamy white head. Aroma of syrupy malt. Taste is sweet followed by a coconut like flavor balanced with slight hops and alcohol burn. Very well refined. Strong but drinkable. Nice

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle..Amber with an off white head..Nose is spice, pine, caramel, alcohol..Taste is sweet, caramels, citrus, hop, malty, chewy

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