Billionaire - Clown Shoes
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3/5 rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pour is dark chestnut with ruby edges and a light brown head. Nose is lots of caramel and dark fruits, a stale herbal note and a bit of booze with a hint of metal. Taste is similar, lots of caramel, brown sugar, some dark fruits, heavy alcohol and a bit of an off metallic note in the finish. Very full bodied and chewy with moderate carbonation.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 01:13:53 | More by cpetrone84
4.1/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
My first beer from this brewery and I believe the first I've had from cognac barrels.
The beer pours a very cloudy reddish brown. Murky and cloudy and not terribly attractive. The khaki head fights a good fight, but settles to a minimal cap and collar. No lacing, but not expected for such a strong English barleywine.
The scent is absolutely lovely. Notes of raisin, vanilla, honey, allspice, a touch of warming alcohol. It all comes together beautifully. A nice hint of coconut as well. Very much malt forward the barrel aging is well done Nd in balance with the other characteristics, but I could never guess cognac. Interesting choice that works out well.
The taste isn't as complex as the scent, but still well done. Sweet toffee and molasses give way to vanilla and oak. Warming finish, but a little lighter bodied than I had expected. The carbonation is appropriately subdued compared to your average ale. Wishing for slightly more body here. The warming alcohol helps to even out the strong malt forward beverage keeping it from being too sweet.
All around a very well done barrel aged beer. The appearance and mouthfeel (a little thin) are my only complaints, but overall well done.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 00:21:44 | More by Jmamay22
Billionaire from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 348 ratings.