djd07 (16289) - 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. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2012
22oz bottle. Creamy medium beige head atop cola-black body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, toffee, some roast, nut/salt. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some nut/salt, roast, toffee. Alcohol well concealed. Medium body, some stickiness. BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours clear dark brown with a small, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast, nutty, and cookie malt with earthy hops, cinnamon, nutmeg, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness with dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, grain, and grass. Flavor of dark chocolate, roasted malt, nuts, and grass. slowrunner77 (13205) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
"What - this was (partially) barrel aged?! That may be where the slightly off aroma and flavors that I described last night as "vegetal"came from, but damn, i didn’t get any barrel aged goodness outta this one. It’s a suped up brown that if not for the green olive like offness had some serious potential to be very very good. As it was, it was still decent. Looked good, great body, and some nice complexity with the roast and malt (and I guess bourbon) in there, but I couldn’t get past the off notes. Nevermind - upon further review, the brewer’s description ablove is for Flight of the Pimp, a totally different beer. So this one is indeed NOT barrel aged. Good. I thought I was losing it."
hopdog (13191) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2013
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with an off white head. Aromas of roast, earthiness, chocolate, and toasted nuttiess. Tastes of roast, caramel, roast, earth, nutty, and chocolate. Never would have guessed it was 10%. hopscotch (11432) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle... Pours mostly black with a mid-sized, creamy, lightly-tanned head. Fantastic retention. The aroma is a rich marriage of mocha, toasted nuts and praline. Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is a bit harsh and biting with alcohol leading off, but it doesn’t entirely discredit the roasty, nutty, praline and caramel components. Finishes bittersweet with a kiss of buttery toffee. Clown Shoes’ big beers don’t drink with the very best of them, but they are a nice, affordable, intoxicating option. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bomber from Capone’s, Frank Smith’s, and Craft Ale. Pours hazy mahogany with 3-finger tan head that laces well. Nose is intense earthy notes, hops, vienna malty, brown sugar, nuts. Tastes malty, nutty, with a bog mid-palate hop hit, and a complex and malty finish. This is a top notch brown ale, and the profile is more like an imperial nut brown ale. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Very dark brown pour with a light brown head. Aroma has a lot of roasted nuts, some raisin bread, charred hops. Flavor is nutty, bready, a bit bitter and some artificial sweetener notes.