jredmond (8288) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2011 Black ipa with nice hops. Shared with Brendan at rattle n hum. Pours deep black body no head, minor lacing. dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Bottle from kegs and barrels. Pours black with a thin tan head. The aromas are chocolate, citrus. The mouthfeel is slightly roasty and dry with a medium body. Cheers! Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Bottled August 2011. Pours very, very dark red, a deep burgundy/brown when held to light, with a 2.5-finger frothy brown head that recedes to a small head and leaves some sticky lacing. The flavor is lightly bitter earth and bark, unsweetened cocoa, and some light mocha sweetness. Low to medium carbonation, a bit creamy, and easy drinking. Tasty, with nice bitterness; what happened to the provocative label??  reggiedunlop (3725) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Pours black with a huge mocha head...excellent retention and lacing. aroma is roasty with coffee and chocolate notes. Flavor has significant coffee, a hint of spicy hops, and just a tiny bit of smokiness. Mouthfeel is lively and the finish is spicy and very roasty...faint bitter cocoa. jgb9348 (6278) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Deep dark brown coloured body with a creamy white head and about a 70% opacity. Aroma of nice fresh hops with a good roasted malt scent and very little else - just very fresh hops and malt. Medium-bodied; Nice roasty malt at first with a deep pungent creaminess following soon behind. A bit of fresh hops, and light caramel sweetness also noticeable, but this one is mainly about the fresh hops and the roasty malt that show a lot of body, actually. Aftertaste is nice and well-rounded, the malt comes through for sure, but the palate is left grassy and herbal from the hops. Overall, a nice beer - definitely worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this pint on draught at Virtue Grain & Feed in Alexandria (Old Town), Virginia earlier this evening on 15-October-2011 for US$7.00.
highibus (821) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Pours deep black with thick tan head. Only a light roasty aroma. Flavor is off big time. I get that immediate metalic taste. Then a little roast but very little hops. bummer BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 14, 2011
Bottle sent to me by Shawn O Meter, thanks! Served in Bells tulip.llcooldave (1217) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Pours a deep brown nearly black with some purple highlights topped by a creamy tan head that left good lacework upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of grassy, resiny and acidic hops, char, roast, coffee, and chocolate malt character along with some metallic, medicinal and tea like vapours that does lessen the experience.
The taste is balanced mostly by roasted and sweet malts versus the resiny and herbal hops. Seems a but muddled and dumbed down however, does not POP. Then there is a strange ongoing mild acidity that does not fit, is that the orange peel? The finish is metallic, minerally and just weird. The mouth feel is medium-bodied, ashy and muddy. I must say I am disappointed in this beer for it never really does much to keep me interested and has some strange characteristics.
Pours black with a soapy caramel cola colored head. Roasted malt aroma followed my some citrusy pine. Decent flavor balance of roasted malt, coffee, dark cocoa and piney, minty hops. Overall, for my first sampling of Clown Shoes, its a winner! jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 10, 2011
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a thick, lacy, beige head. Aroma of roasted malts and citrus hops. Not much else to the flavor, but it’s still good. Average texture. A decent black IPA. joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - OCT 9, 2011
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is all roast. Taste is roast, hops, slight citrus. A well balanced beer. Not overly complex. Very drinkable good stuff just doesnt really stand out.