cobaink2 (865) - seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2017
22 oz bottle acquired on Chicago trip vintage 2015. Very complex and enjoyable sipper. The one thing that stands out is the woody scotch barrels followed by dark wine grape flavors. A bit of dark sugar with a little carbination. The alcohol is sort of hidden which is nice. vandc01 (460) - North Branch, USA - NOV 29, 2017
22oz bottle poured at home - No bottling date
Took out of the fridge and let it warm up before pouring
Great aroma - lots of bourbon and scotch character
A little boozy, but not bad. Another great Clown Shoes beer ansalon (4302) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2017
Pours black with a moderate tan head. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, nutty notes, roasted malt, oak notes, bourbon notes. Taste is chocolatey and quite fruity with caramel and bourbon notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. kryon (4008) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2017
Pours dark brown with high light brown head
Aromas of bourbon, roasted malts, burned caramel, butterscotch, dark fruits, liqourize, chocolate
Taste has slightly acidic notes of dried fruits, chocolate, fudge, caramel, roasted malts, hints of bourbon, dark fruits, vinous raisins DenverLogan (1318) - North Bend, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2017
From a 22 oz bottle into a Konigsbrau stem glass. Pours black with significant brown head and lace. Aroma of bourbon, raisins, dark malts. Medium carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of dark malts, dark chocolate, bitter chocolate, bourbon, slight bitter herbs, bitter hops. Certainly opens up after ten or more minutes into a smoother brew, but even after 20 minutes remains quite potent!
kevinator (2886) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Overall a really good beer, just not my favorite in their many faceted line-up of imperial stouts. Big aromas and flavors of roasted malts, bourbon, oak, vanilla, booze and caramel. Nice color and feel. Andrew196 (2050) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Bomber to tulip - pours black but it still somehow has a murkiness to it, fluffy beige head. Aroma is rich chocolate, charred wood, smoke, cherry and pepper. Packs a punch with a full bodied feel. The roasted cocoa really shines in this guy, cinnamon, wood, smoke, rye, a hair boozy but it doesn’t detract, notes of prune. Excellent! bratschepeter (66) - Abilene, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2016
22oz bottle. A completely opaque black-brown pour with a brown-white head that dissipates to about 3 mm; some lightly sticky lacing coats the side of the glass. The aroma features light bitter coffee notes, some stone fruit character and a hint of sour/acidulated malt. The flavor is very complex and layered... the first impression is of a whiskey-barrel-aged imperial stout with a strong wood/oak presence and vanilla flavors; the second impression highlights a sour-bitter flavor that includes chocolate and fig/plum aspects. The initial texture is thick and somewhat oily but gives way to fairly light carbonation; nevertheless, the palate is fairly well coated, and a long finish includes more coffee and semisweet chocolate flavors. The alcohol is noticeable, making this beer a slow sipper – but a very delicious and rewarding slow sipper. fiery1 (1818) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2016
650ml bottle @ home. Pours a dark black with a brown head. Nose of sweet booze and chocolate. Flavour is sweet booze, chocolate, and caramel. Quite rich and warming. Adamsville (426) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
Apparence : Noire, beau col brun, bonne rétention, crémeux, belle dentelle et faible carbonatation.
Nez : Fudge, vanille, fut brûlé et fumé. Bonne intensité.
Goût : Cacao amer, malt rôti, fudge, léger café, amertume poivrée. Barrique astringente présente en finale accompagnée de fumée, de cendre.
Sensation : Cors moyen, effervescence faible, soyeuse, longue finale rôtie et barriquée.
Bref : Le malt rôti et le vieillissement en fut mènent le bal dans cette bière qui se veut tout de même balancée et où le sucre résiduel réussit à bien contenir les notes plus corsées de la bière. Sa faible effervescence et sa présence en bouche en font un liquide qui se boit plus facilement, voire rapidement, que certaines de ses consœurs dans le style. Agréable!