Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Bomber, had extremely fresh bottles less than a week ago. Huge deep roasted aromas. Rich Malts with a bitter finish. Great complexity great surprise. SudsMcDuff (8551) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2011
bottle, i think .. . Pours a deep brown black .. medium foam .. . roast, coffee, and more roast .. . slightly one dimensional but damn tasty .. would love to seea year on it .. . . Look, fluffhead. Why should I deny being in denial? I never said I was in denial, YOU are the one who said I was in denial, and don’t you deny it. djd07 (16446) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Bomber. Pours a very dark brown with a large creamy tan head with sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a roasted malt with coffee and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with a roast and smoke flavor with light bitter finish. A small alcohol burn but still easy to drink. A very good Imperial stout from Clown Shoes. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
How does a beer from Massachusetts have only four reviews, with all four being from Texas? Anyway, glad to see this on the shelf.
The beer pours an inky black color with a small tan head. The aroma is full of heavily roasted malt with some chocolate and alcohol mixed in.
The flavor is also very nice. I get a lot of heavily roasted or burnt malt, with some chocolate and coffee mixed in. I also get some cream notes and a little bit of bitterness from the piney hops.
Thick mouthfeel and low carbonation. dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle from kegs and barrels. Pours black with a thin tan head. The aromas are chocolate, coffee, light vanilla. The mouthfeel is dry and bitter with a heavy body. Cheers!
crusianbeer (116) - Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle from local shop. pours a nice thick black, and seems to be really thick on the pour, just from looking at this, i hope it has a big mouthfeel.
not too much head, maybe a 1/4 of a finger, but seems about right for the style.
Nose, well, the nose smells thin, oddly enough, it has that distinct porter nose to it, which makes me subconsciously think it is thinner like a porter. But as it warms the flavors come out a bit more along with the booze. Coffee seems to be the most prevalent, followed by a subtle roasted and chocolate. The nose never really seems to pop... everything seems pretty subdued.
It is pretty damn smooth as others have commented. Very heavy on the coffee flavor, a lot of roasted and burnt malt. Booze is nicely hidden, it is there, for sure, but at 12.5% it is nice.
This is one of the creamiest stouts I have had in a long time. Quite incredible really.... I wish it was a tad thicker though.
I must say, this is pretty impressive for Clown Shoes. SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2011
22 of bottle. Pours a almost viscous dark brown/black with chocolate head. Aroma of bitter chocolate, dark roast and espresso. Flavor is the same, very bitter chocolate, dark roasted grains, espresso, some earth and chalk with a sharp dark roasted bitterness with a bit of alcohol heat. Heavy mouthfeel, a little silky but yet still seems a bit watery. Overall, it’s a solid brew!