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Billionaire - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

424 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 424
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 95
Gots: 135 | FT: 21
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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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.

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Billionaire from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.