kidmartinek (5001) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Pours a murky brown with a dry appearance. The head pours 2 inches, big, bubbly tan but settles to 3/8" and lasts for the drink. The lacing is strong. The aroma is straight hops. The flavor is just like an imperial IPA. Not sure why they’re calling this an imperial brown, save for a little malty sweetness that lingers in the finish. This beer is infinitely enjoyable. You would enjoy it if you went and got one, now. mkel07 (6266) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2012
650ml bottle. Strong copper red color with a low level layer of coffee colored foam. Looks and smells very much like a barley wine with lots of vanilla, butterscotch and toffee aromas. Full and thick in the mouth with a great flavour that sends the taste buds into overdrive. The flavor warms the mouth and stays for a while. beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Bottle pours a cloudy amber with a medium off white head. Scent of fruit and earth. Taste is fruit and huge earthy bitter. Very dry finish. Love it! SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Pours light brown amber mahogany with a tight, off-white tan head. Smells a bit of tropical fruits and a bit floral, with some stronger malt presence, a nice blend. Tastes really bitter, amazingly so, compared to the nose, with a touch of malt sweetness. Medium-bodied with a smooth, wet texture and some mouth-carbonation, Clown Shoes Eagle Claw Fist finishes really, really dry. Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 27, 2010
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a pint glass.
The color is a dark cloudy amber with some orange highlights and a finger of foamy brownish head. Some slight lacing left on the glass.
The smell is straight up pine at first. All I can think about is a big pine tree, some spicy flavor in the background like a Christmas cookie. There is a small citrus flavor with a tiny tangerine flavor hiding way in the background.
The taste is a bit creamy at first with a nice hop flavor. Pine again that seems to coat the tongue a bit and stays with you for some time. Some nice sweet malt flavor with some caramel malt in there as well. One you are past the bitterness there is a citrus hop flavor and a nice creamy flavor that was a bit unexpected.
The feel of this beer is pretty full bodied. It goes down well but does take some time getting used to the deep bitterness. A really interesting pale ale that has some bite to it.
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bomber bottled 6/2012. Pours a murky dark amber with a frothy off-white head. Loads of sticky lacing. Aroma is dominated by citrus hops with a slight hint of sweet malts. First taste is a slap in the face of alcohol, citrus rinds. Followed by caramel and pineapple. Nicely balanced. Bitter front assault followed by a nice sweet malty backbone. Awesome beer to warm you up on a cold winter night. Dry bitter finish. Maris (1574) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2013
From a 650ml bottle on 16/6/2013 (shared by Butz - thanks). Pours a very cloudy very dark reddy brown with a small head. Has a powerful, lovely fruity, hoppy aroma with lots on piny notes. In the mouth, it’s really flavoursome, with sweet dark, stone and citrus fruit, lots a caramel and a touch of toasty malt. This is an absolute hop bomb, with a huge lingering, resiny, piney, dry bitterness. The palate is quite full and a bit creamy and the carbonation medium. An outstanding beer and a particular treat for hop heads. ansalon (4103) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2013
Pours a hazy dark amber with a medium tan head. Nose is full-bodied with caramel, molted leaves, ripe fruit, pine cones. Taste is extremely well balanced with caramel and rye bread marrying togther with molasses, ripe fruit, grass, hay, orange zest, honey. Very very good indeed! Cybercat (6036) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Aroma is strong, crisp, malty and fruity with an overtone of hops like an IPA. It pours a dark orange-brown, about halfway between coppery and mahogany, with a decent light tan head. Flavor has a strong, bitter hoppy overtone, more at an IPA than a "regular" ale, with woody and malty notes and floral and fruity hints. Firm-bodied texture is fizzy and lively, leaving a woody and hoppy finish. Let this eagle claw fist loose on your tongue! Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2012
650mL bottle, pours amber with off white head and a nice caramel aroma with a grassy hop backing. The bottle says 100 IBU although i think all the sugary malt masks that very well. The flavour is a perfect mingling of both a heavy caramel malt and grassy/passionfruit hops im loving this beer!!