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Billionaire - Clown Shoes

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60 Reviews
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Reviews: 60
Hads: 584
Avg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 109
Gots: 172 | FT: 31
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dwagner003 on 11-12-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

English Barleywine aged in European Cognac barrels.
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3.7/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

audible sizzle, deep brown with ruby edges, the head recedes but holds as a nice film over the lake slightly curved up toward the sides of the glass, definite legs showing from the higher ABV, lacing is not great but that is not really a hallmark of the style (and the ABV of course cuts in on this dance), nice slow roll of bubbles, very on point for the style

definitely boozy but not over the top drunk homeless stank boozy, has that slight sour/tart aroma derivative of the style, some warm maple notes underneath, slightly woodsy, roasted grain, nice

taste etc...
initial burst of mild carbonation gives way to heft, has hints of the usual barleywine suspects but then it turns, very malty/grainy, it has a definite vinous nature to it but does not finish that way (but it never quite leaves either), the ABV is sneaky super stealth here, you mainly feel it rather than taste it at all, you get really bready dry notes in the after taste from the aging, velvet smooth mouth feel is nice, the highlight is definitely how smooth this is

smooth but somehow the flavor does not thrill me. it's good but not a world beater, they did a great job with the malt here backing up the kicked up ABV

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Billionaire from Clown Shoes
91 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.