Billionaire - Clown Shoes
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3.69/5 rDev -10.7%
This one poured like a dark full stout minus the head. The first thing I noticed was that there was nothing in terms of nose or bouquet. I tried as hard as I could, getting my nose deep down into the glass, but , I came away with nothing... No malt, no hops, no alochol, nothing.
The first sip was as if someone just slammed dunked my head and it hurt! Seriously, this beer was BIG, BIG, no BIGGG. It was full round and BIG.
Again, no distinct aromas, but I did have a feeling of a big stout without the chocolate and coffee. If I didn't know this was a barley wine, I would have figured it to be a stout.
It detected wood on the flavor, not signaling out cognac, not as pronounced as some of the bourbon beers, but still it was woody. For the amount of alcohol, this really didn't have a typical alcohol burn
Everything was going ok until the finish. There was some taste, some odor, something that did not fit in with the beer, in fact it detracted from the overall quality of this beer.
I am glad I had this one, will I have it again? Probably not.
05-19-2014 02:06:25 | More by rdilauro
4.34/5 rDev +5.1%
Dark brown ale, very dark purple hues in the glass. Big frothy foamy head, with a very good retention, and thick, sticky lacing.
Strong sweet aroma, featuring prunes and nuts, tobacco, toffee, and a woody, vanilla barrel. Barest hint of alcohol.
Aroma all comes together in the taste, with very sweet flavors of dark fruit, nuts, caramel, vanilla, coffee, and English yeast. There is an earthy and green, dry bitterness. Oak and alcohol finish.
Medium overall feel, sticky retention with a semi dry finish. Lively with no staying, with a warm finish.
This is an extremely tasty beer. The port barrels come through quite well without being overpowering. Very sweet, very full flavored, and very nice big beer.
05-26-2014 20:23:14 | More by Roguer
Billionaire from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 409 ratings.