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Burnt Caramel - Clown Shoes

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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hello, my name is Caramel God. This American Brown Ale has five hundred pounds of burnt caramel in it, provided by Toscanini’s Ice Cream in Cambridge, MA. Pray to whoever you will or worship me as I hover over an endless ocean of ice cream cones. Either way, may you find enlightenment.

(Beer added by: ZackRothman on 04-25-2014)
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +21%

05-02-2014 00:21:49 | More by Beerlover
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07-20-2014 04:22:16 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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cindyjeffsmith

Georgia

3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance: Copper brown, a little hazy. Fairly thick tan head on the pour that mostly subsides.
smell: Smells like a caramel brown ale i guess. Fairly subtle, subdued i.e. not particularly rich. Pleasant enough.
taste: Much like the nose. Kudos....there's no weird artificial aftertaste....tastes like caramel though again, not particularly rich.
overall: nice enough. truth in advertising, this is indeed a caramel brown.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2014 22:28:33 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-04-2014 01:18:07 | More by Ncpogs
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-18-2014 22:20:16 | More by jlisuk
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Louisiana

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Illinois

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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Somehow a fairly cool rainy night in the middle of what seemed like summer was here, but then again it is New England, so this seemed like an apt beer.

Pours a brownish fizzy but a little creamy 1/2 finger rich head that sticks around fairly well, touch of lacing, very dark murky molasses brown color with the faintest light barely able to sneak through.

Nose is quite potent, biiig sweet candy malts, caramel and brown sugar all over, burnt caramel, creme brulee, toffee, sugar daddy, flan, a touch of a milky aroma like a brown sugar candy milk thing, even a little cake note... but with all those sweet candy aromas it doesn't actually smell like it's overwhelming sweet like a Southern Tier. Light nutty toffee, and a little fluffy nougat as well. Pretty much a big bottle of liquid candy.

taste comes on sweet, but not overly sweet, more candy all over, first up is the caramel as expected, with caramelized brown sugar as well, sugar daddy candy, touch of a nutty note, creme brulee, etc. Again a touch of a milky flavor again, candied milk and caramel sugar, also milk duds which is interesting, and even caramel cake icing and like caramel ice cream. A hitn of warming booze tries to poke it's head but fails with the big candy, until a bit of a spicy hop does come through, a mild bitterness but you get that spicy hop character in there. Finish is sticky and sweet, again not overly sweet thankfully, with more candy flavors lingering, caramel all over, touch of spicy hop, and a touch of warming booze.

Mouth is fuller bod, fairly thick and rich, a little creamy, fair syrupy feel too, lighter but decent carb, just a hint of warming booze.

Overall interesting, pretty much delivers what it promises, burn caramel, and brown ale-ish like notes, hops at least poke through, booze is about where it should be, thankfully not super sweet, although tons and tons of various candy flavors, hard to drink much of it.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 01:31:19 | More by jlindros
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 4/10/2014. Pours hazy deep reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, molasses, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, light chocolate, light roast, light nuttiness, raisin, prune, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and burnt caramel notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, molasses, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, light chocolate, light nuttiness, light roast, raisin, prune, herbal, and toast/roasted earthiness. Light earthy hop and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, molasses, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, light chocolate/roast/nuttiness, raisin, prune, herbal, and toast/roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of dark/roasted malt and burnt caramel flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and fairly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice brown ale. Good balance and robustness of dark/roasted malt and burnt caramel flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A bit one dimensional, but nicely enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 03:36:49 | More by superspak
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DerrickW

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-08-2014 01:31:54 | More by DerrickW
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LucyReg

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-08-2014 01:09:31 | More by LucyReg
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle - $8.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Bottled On: 04/10/2014

Appearance: A medium brown, russet-toned body, appears hazed, with a thickish, beige, leisurely receding head.

Smell: A glorification of malt, the caramelly, toasty malts, the tastes of chocolate, brown sugar, and, yes, even a hint of roast boosted with fruity esters and a little welcoming hint of alcohol.

Taste: Toasty maltiness, reasonably nutty, with a thin, thin sliver of chocolate. Then, there's the caramel, aided by the additionally caramelly malts. Moderate sweetness without being excessive. A leafy, lowly earthy hops with some bitterness, but, ultimately, and, as one would expect, it is a malt-leaning brew. Raisiny, cherry esters falls amidst the malty flavors and caramel flavor. A mite bit drying, but, Burnt Caramel, again, as one would expect, still manages to finish with a lingering sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Falls at the far end of medium-bodied, bolstered by a bit of chewiness. Medium carbonation.

Overall: If you have a burning desire to see all that malts have to offer, this may be the one for you. Much to my regret, the few caramel-based beers have been as painful as a peanut to the eye. God, some have been almost disgusting. However, Clown Shoes brings us a solid, sturdy brown ale underneath with a deep, authentic (burnt) caramel flavor (whereas the Saranac Caramel Porter delivered a staunchly artificial taste).

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2014 05:32:51 | More by ChainGangGuy
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berkshire413

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-05-2014 21:03:32 | More by berkshire413
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Burnt Caramel from Clown Shoes
84 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.