crazy_cat_lady (660) - - SEP 10, 2017 timberrr (43) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottled 1/2012 poured into snifter. Pours black with a slight tan head that quickly dissipates leaving a cap. Dark brown around the edges in the light. The aroma is pretty smokey with roasted malts and a fairly heavy scent of booze. The smoke and alcohol makes it hard for me to pick up much else. The taste offers more with a chocolate malt flavor with caramel and a fair amount of hop bitterness and some dark fruit. The mouth feel is fairly smooth with a medium body and light to moderate carbonation. Overall a decent imperial stout although not as good as some others I’ve had recently. The flavors are there but they could be balanced better and the alcohol heat masks some of the other flavors, not as complimentary as it is with some others.
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 (262) - 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 (8693) - 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 (10) - - JUL 23, 2017
The Unidragon promised a deep, imperial stout taste and it delivered! Delicious beer!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone BrewTom (660) - - 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.
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Sammy (12496) - 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 (198) - 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. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Bomber to snifter, the appearance was a black color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that slid off at a decent pace to leave some light stringy lace.
The aroma had some roast up front, and a light coffee bean to grounds somewhat coming about as it warmed. Light nuts, some dark chocolate and a little bit of earthy hop spice.
The flavor leaned towards the roast most of the way through the beer but seemed to try and bring in the earthy hop spice in subtly. Aftertaste and finish was mainly roasty.
The palate was medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine.
Overall, it’s a decent RIS, maybe again. nearbeer (5521) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2017
650 ml. with no date stamp evident on this "brew designed to improve with age". Seems like a major design flaw. Opaque ebony pour sustains a quarter inch disc of sugary foam. Smells of dark bread, char, soy, piquant green herb and a touch of smoke. Flavor is rich chocolate torte, soy, mocha, dates, charred wood, green herb and a bit of peppery citrus zest. Heavy body has smooth light-medium carbonation and a good balance for a huge dessert beer. 12.5% abv is largely absent. tryemallonce (28) - Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2017
If this one tasted half as good as it looks it would be something. Rich creamy pour with a massive head. Looks can be deceiving.