portableparty (2350) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 21, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pours brown with a off white sudsy head that fades to a soapy collar. Aroma is roasted malt some coffee. Taste has subtle hops and spice/pepper notes and a strong coffee and roasted malt flavor all around. Palate is medium somewhat slick and finishes dry. Solid brown ale with strong notes of what counts, in my opinion! Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2012
strong flavor with lot of caramel rich goodness, very nutty with some smoke and brown rich caramel malts. has a distinct bitterness. very good all the way. nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2012
The aroma is very toasted with coffee, brown sugar, chocolate, and hops. The appearance is hazy brown with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is smooth. Overall it’s interesting but nothing here to fall in love with. PoeBoskie (8) - Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2012 does not count
pours from growler dark amber with a dark tan head. smells very choco bean like.Has medium body with a lingering porter like finish sticking to tongue.delicious smooth ale definitely will drink this anytime. ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Pours a dark amber from growler. Off white head. Aroma of roasted malts and choco coffee. Taste of earthy hops and a slight chocolate taste. Dry bitter finish. Medium body with a sticky texture. Lively carbonation. Very refreshing and easy to drink.
annunz123 (957) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Aroma has nuts, dark fruit, coffee and a little metallic tinge. Flavor starts sweet and nutty, with some roast coffee bitterness in the finish. This is the first beer from Clown Shoes I’ve tried, and I’ll definitely try more. bluejacket74 (1992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2012
22 ounce bottle, bottled 7/11. Served in a mug, the beer pours a dark reddish/brown color with a half inch tan head that stayed around for a little while. There’s also a good amount of lacing. It smells like toasted malt, brown sugar, toffee, nuts and some citrus. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like nuts, toasted malt, caramel, brown sugar, and some floral and citrusy hops. There’s a slight bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, with there being a moderate amount of carbonation. I think it’s a decent enough brew, a buddy of mine picked this up for me on a not so recent trip out of town so it was nice to try it. Hopefully next time I’ll have a fresher bottle. noelM (167) - Málaga, Andalusia, SPAIN - AUG 6, 2012
Cerveza con buen aroma y sabor a café que se me hizo algo pesada. Muy densa para mi gusto. Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2012
New bottle from Gregg Berman. Thanks a lot for replacing this!
A: The body is chestnut brown with gorgeous crimson highlights. The head is an inch thick and appears light tan or beige in color, with superb retention. As the head slowly recedes it absolutely coats the glass in a thick sheet of lacing. A remarkable appearance in all facets.
S: The aroma is a balance of malts and hops, with mild bitterness in the nose.
T: The taste is initially bready and malty, followed by a pleasant hop bitterness that gains presence near the finish. The beer is well balanced, and has more of a hop character than I am accustomed to in a brown ale. Well done.
M: I particularly enjoyed the feel of this beer. It was smooth on the palate, with alcohol content well disguised. Malt and light roast, followed by a tangy, bitter hop finish, and lingering aftertaste. Again, well done.
D: I would definitely drink this again. Thanks Gregg!
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-04-2011 madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2012
Bottled. Dark reddish brown coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma of herbs. caramel, roast, flowers, light grass. Flavour of roast, caramel, cocoa, flowers, herbs and light sterin. MEdium to full bodied. Ends on a rosted and floral bitterness. Nice.