HuskerTan (2398) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - NOV 13, 2017 auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz Bottle, purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits - Somerville, MA. Nice minty fresh hop and big malt bomb aroma. Complex. Hop fades from the flavor palate and reveals a lush, electric and strong malt and alcohol body. For 12% this is very smooth, but piquant and lively. Clean and popping. I have to admit, I like this better than the #9971 batch of Bells Expedition I had last night, but that’s not a very good batch of that beer and $12 is a lot to pay for a bomber of this beer.
A- Tobacco, roasty, char, cocoa.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Tobacco, roasty, cocoa.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, robust finish.
O- Lots of tobacco and char. A touch of smoke and cocoa as well. Liked it quite a bit but might be a touch overrated. Clarkdvm (531) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2017 Bottle in Florida. Pitch black pour. Bread, smoke & burnt syrup. Tastes excessively alcoholic. Think I'm being generous with 3 stars gripweed57 (2868) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2017
22 ounce bottle. Opaque black color. Moderate creamy tan head. Rich chocolate malt aroma. Roasted malt, chocolate syrup, espresso and burnt toasted raisin bread flavors. Creamy mouthfeel and smooth drinking for a RIS. The 12.5% ABV is hardly apparent, which is scary! Finish is roasty, toast and mildly smoky. crazy_cat_lady (706) - - SEP 10, 2017
Bottle from a grocery store in San Carlos, May 2017; purchased while on a business trip. Pours pitch black with a thick creamy+looking tan head. Big aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, cherries. Quite impressive slick smooth mouth feel. Was mildly worried it would be bitter based on the aroma, but it is really nicely balanced, with sweet chocolate, blueberry, and cherry flavours, some bitter coffee in the middle, and a long sweet finish with some light bitterness. Yum. erikaraeb (271) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 10, 2017
Bitter malts and toast, you can definitely tell this is an alcoholic beverage. Not a whole lot of sweetness at all. Very dark with little head though tons of lacing. Surprisingly lighter bod than I expected. Good, but I found it overpoweringly acrid at times and that’s unusual
Svesse (8803) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2017
(Bottle) Black colour with firm, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with black coffee, cacao, dark fruit, liquorice and hints of blueberries. Malty, roasted taste with notes of strong black coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, blueberries, dried fruit, liquorice and a generous coffee bitterness in the finish. Full body, with a certain sweetness. Rounded mouthfeel and fairly well balanced, with alcohol in the background. Very nice. mjjmhays (12) - - JUL 23, 2017
The Unidragon promised a deep, imperial stout taste and it delivered! Delicious beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone BrewTom (661) - - JUN 4, 2017
Black as a hole. High cocoa chocolate smell. Full bodied like a rich espresso - a huge beer. This beer will amaze you.
Rated by BrewTom Sammy (12762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2017
Aged 5 years? some hop flavour following a good chocolate IS. Very drinkable, and can see why it put Clown on the map. KevinReddirt (220) - Midland, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2017
Obtained on a road trip to the Dallas area. Never had a downer from Clown Shoes, this continues that. It shows up jet black with a wispy beige fringe on my new Buffalo Bayou snifter glass. Super scent, coffee, chocolate and cough drops. The taste goes from there. I get dark chocolate, raspberry, a great hoppy punch that outlasts all the other components. Different but good. Stout plus IPA. Well done.