hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Client Brewer? WTF is that??
Complex coffee,chocolate,vanilla and caramel flavor without being overly sweet.Laces the glass = amount of head poured.
A good candidate for long term storage.My first sample from this brewer and it’s very impressive. SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Another solid stout by Clown Shoes. Would definitely want again. Clown Shoes is moving up in my book. gam (4142) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2013
Good sized tan head medium carbonation dark pour the aromas mocha coffee fudge dark chocolate rich fruits raisin plum the flavours dark chocolate mocha coffee fudge plum and raisin port taste medium strong bitter caramel sticky touch hops rich fruit cake stuff dried fruit the finish impressive hops in this imperial dark malts as well as roasted medium strong bitter and balanced sweetness great tasting imperial jhulett (12) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Wow, this is a huge beer. Strongest notes are Licorice, burnt toffee and chocolate. Alcohol is well masked behind an avalanche of flavor. I did detect a slight bit of oxidation. Overall, a very nice imperial stout. Ron (4265) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle. Dark dark brown nearly black with a thin tan head that lingers. Great lacing that oozes down the glass. Smells like malt, burned chocolate and some hops. Heavy mouthfeel as expected with a dominant char taste up front followed by a lot of chocolate. The alcohol is noticed more as it warms. After aging 5 months I just could not wait any longer. Maybe I’ll have to get another to age longer.
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2013
From the bottle, popping the top gives an aroma shot of yeast and alcohol. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma is yeasty up front, moving to alcohol, chocolate, dark roasted malts. Taste is richly chocolate and does not hide the alcohol. Very smooth and silky, finishes a bit harsher with roasted flavors and bitterness. Really good beer. wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
Pours a motor oil black with a short lived thin beige head. The aroma is cardboard box, dark roast coffee, roasty almost burnt malts, big anise, black strap molasses, leather, old dresser drawer, chocolate. The flavour is heavy on the anise and black strap molasses, burnt malts, dark unsweetened chocolate, alcohol, roasty bitterness with a bit of green apple and anise trail into the finish. I can see how the burnt notes could turn people off, but I think it’s good, not a fan of this brewery, but this beer has surely turned my head a bit. Solid. ROGUE (2216) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 5, 2013
22oz bottle. Pours a thick black color with a dense frothy brown head that settles into a light cap. The aroma is big roasted malt with some mellow milk chocolate notes, along with some scorched caramel and powdered cocoa. Taste has loads of malts, molasses, semi sweet chocolate, and nice hops with citrus undertones and coffee. Thicker body, smooth, light carbonation. Idiosynkrasie (8216) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2013
650ml bottle. Pitch black colour with small to average, creamy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, tan head. Dark malty aroma has notes of dark bread, a grainy touch, some chocolate, combines with bitter hop to a peppery green onion note. Taste is dry dark malty, intense, minimally biting, bitter hoppy overtones, background-ish subtle sweetness, hints of chocolate and treacle; dry, minimally roasty dark malzy finish, some warming alcohol as well. Immense and intense, but not really balanced and "catchy". marcus (10889) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 3, 2013
On tap at Capitol Beer. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a hearty chocolate and treacle flavor.with a thick dry finish.