Ibrew2or3 (8989) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2012
22oz bomber pours a nice mahogany with a good looking quarter inch mocha colored head of foam. The aroma offers up yummy rich roasted malts and coffee to go along with almonds, some molasses, anise like spice and earthy malts. The taste has a sizeable anise note followed by some rich roasted malts, nuttiness and some sweet molasses. This gets more and more spicy anise Mt Rainier like hops, damn. This is loaded with anise like black licorice notes. Pretty good stuff. reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2012
Pours dark brown/nearly black with a medium tan head. Aroma has some burnt malty notes, mild fruitiness, and some earthy hop notes. Flavor has roasty/fruity maltiness with good bitterness...some mild burnt notes. Mouthfeel is medium/full and silky with a fruity/burnt finish. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2012
22oz bottle from Binny’s Plainfield. Pours a deep brown colored body with a finger-width, creamy and fizzy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is heavily roasted nuts with some caramel and chocolate malts. An earthy bitterness with a bit of a raisin bread. Flavor is similar. Big roasted nuts with caramel, molasses, and chocolate before some raisin dark fruits and a light breadiness comes in. Some earthy hops and a bit of an ashy essence before this finishes dry and moderately bitter with lots of roasts, nuts, chocolate, and caramel before leaving a lengthy aftertaste with a light alcohol note. Medium body and a medium-high carbonation. Overall, like most of these Clown Shoes beers, this is very bold and flavorful, but not the most complex or intriguing. Despite that, I enjoyed this for what it was. Not bad. djd07 (16452) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with a small creamy beige head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet vanilla oak and toffee hiding the alcohol well with a roast finish. A very good brown ale from Clown Shoes. Cybercat (6429) - Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Pours an opaque dark-chocolate brown with a thick and rather persistent yellowish-wheat head. Strong aroma has malty, earthy and caramel tones and a nutty hint. Rich flavor fills the mouth with malty, caramel, nutty molasses and bourbon tones plus a hint of - Coca-Cola? Firm, smooth texture has plenty of life and fizz. Kick off your clown shoes, be brash, try this one!
jeremytoni (3085) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2012
From a bottle poured a brown color with a small amount of head. Light malty flavor with a lingering finish. TheGent (657) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 21, 2012
so first off this might be the best brown ale I have ever had. Its a clear brown with a cappichino head. Aroma is coco and cashew nuts. Taste is tangy light roast and tiny tinge of alcohol. I know this is not a super complex beer but it is really just super well done. HonusWagner (2250) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2012
When asked to comment on a beer we had tried not even a few hours previously, my friends said: "I don’t even remember drinking that beer." This was that beer. A completely forgettable heavier brown ale, not particularly sweet or dry, not with any coffee or vanilla or elderberry or bourbon or anything. Whatever. Radek Kliber (7501) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 15, 2012
Virginia Trip – bottle nick76 (4404) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Aroma blend of brown malts with alcohol heat. Bit rough 6+
Appearance brown ale with tanned top. Rocky cap.4-
Flavor and Palate : Medium bodied brew. Mostly malty with late hop notes on top. As in aroma bit rough dry alcohol around. Needs some tweaking.
The aroma is strong tasted malt, molasses, coffee, chocolate, and grassy hops. The appearance is dark brown with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma with quite a punch both in terms of alcohol and bitterness. The palate is smooth. Overall a good beer and is more of an Imperial Brown Ale for which there is no category yet.