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Clown King - BrewDog

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Clown King
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very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 7.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mdagnew on 12-24-2013

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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 3
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3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

WOW. That was my first word upon sipping this beast. To call this beer intense is an understatement. It appears a hazy amber and smells of burnt orange candy. The flavour is powerful, almost too much. A good thing really, because at 12% this isn't a beer you should knock back quickly. It's malty, with a rich sweetness. Definitely boozy with tons of burnt fruit and candy rounded off with a hint of resin. Slightly spicy, maybe some other flavours I just can't put my finger on.

Overall I found this beer too intense really. It's a lively complex brew but it's also such a strong flavour that it becomes too much by the time you reach the bottom. Given how much I paid for it it's a shame I didn't enjoy it more, and honestly I probably won't buy it again. However, if you're more accustomed to intense barley wines than I am you'll probably appreciate it.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap; 1/3rd of a pint in Brewdog Glasgow (£3):
Copper amber colour with a thin lacing on top for a head that was a beige colour & wasn't too bad & left some nice lacing too.

Really sweet beer with a lot of malts on the nose and some strong alcohol, although thankfully at least some of this was hidden. There was a good caramel aroma with strong, ripe fruits & lots of depth.

Sweet malts & some alcohol initially, with a little spice, some darker fruits & a touch of spice. I could also detect some caramel & prunes backed with some sugar & a little pepper. The taste was rounded off with some sweet fruits.

Smooth & very strong with a warming alcohol taste that came on top of a full, sweet body & fairly low carbonation.

Quite an enjoyable beer and definitely a strong one that had to be sipped at. There was a lot of depth in the beer with a good combination of big alcohol flavours, sweet fruits & caramel malts all blending well.

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Clown King from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.