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Billionaire - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

403 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 93
Gots: 131 | FT: 22
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
English Barleywine aged in European Cognac barrels.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 11-12-2013)
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Nick_isthatstillcool

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-28-2014 01:10:04 | More by Nick_isthatstillcool
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-26-2014 04:50:37 | More by CDCNAM
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Sparty55

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +9%

08-25-2014 03:59:04 | More by Sparty55
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solo103

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

08-25-2014 01:39:22 | More by solo103
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mj81

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-24-2014 00:57:55 | More by mj81
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4.15/5  rDev +0.5%

08-22-2014 03:50:57 | More by Gagnonsux
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-20-2014 20:24:15 | More by jplopez21
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allenson21

New York

4.1/5  rDev -0.7%

08-20-2014 17:41:52 | More by allenson21
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-20-2014 13:33:53 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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Abbbp

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-20-2014 04:50:28 | More by Abbbp
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3/5  rDev -27.4%

08-20-2014 04:38:40 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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WTKeene

Texas

4.32/5  rDev +4.6%

Poured from a batch one bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Chestnut brown with hints of maroon. An eggshell head, not particularly long lasting or anything. Spotty lacing.

Smell: Boozy, sweet caramel and dark fruits. Hints of amaretto. A little bit of that raisin-y cognac flavor comes through too, but not too much.

Taste: A good bit of amaretto, sugary in a Belgian sort of way, similar to the Westy 8 we opened earlier in the night. Definitely boozy too. Caramel is definitely there, with a hint of roast, almost like a sourish coffee flavor on the finish. Very nice

Mouthfeel: Sticky, as most good BA Barleywines are, with a level of carbonation appropriate for the style (which is to say a lowish level) and somewhat thin for a barleywine.

Overall: Very very tasty, and another excellent barrel aged beer from Clown Shoes, who really knows what they’re doing with this genre of the craft.

08-20-2014 03:29:43 | More by WTKeene
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

This was a clear dark cola brown; it poured with a short lived fizzy head.

Definitely a barleywine nose, plenty of spicy toffee, raisin, and a little heat. There was a hint of tobacco from the barrel and maybe a small trace of out place booze (cognac?). More heat in the mouth than the nose. This helped blunt the sweetness that might have otherwise been cloying. Lots of rich toffee and dark fruit with some vanilla and a bit of a spicy, woody tingle. The finish was a bit too hot, tasting strongly of raw alcohol. The body was thinner than I would have liked for a beer this size.

I really enjoyed this, but I expected more of a unique experience because of the cognac barrel.

08-19-2014 18:44:49 | More by DIM
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sukwonee

Washington

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%

08-18-2014 20:48:17 | More by sukwonee
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lloydboss

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-17-2014 16:45:51 | More by lloydboss
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-17-2014 04:14:12 | More by HoistinBrews
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bschinelli

Illinois

4.42/5  rDev +7%

08-16-2014 22:48:19 | More by bschinelli
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-16-2014 03:21:56 | More by Casterbridge
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Zach136

Georgia

4.35/5  rDev +5.3%

08-16-2014 02:51:51 | More by Zach136
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

08-16-2014 02:32:45 | More by Keith_R
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-15-2014 03:31:31 | More by KevinGordon
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -4.4%

cognac barrels balance out the booziness. still a very big and sweet beer. sip this and share it with friends, you probably wont want more than 4oz to yourself.

08-15-2014 00:29:59 | More by Axnjxn
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illeagle05

Virginia

4.8/5  rDev +16.2%

08-15-2014 00:19:33 | More by illeagle05
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-14-2014 11:51:36 | More by Rekrule
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AngeloStout

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-14-2014 09:56:01 | More by AngeloStout
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Billionaire from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.