Ride The Lion - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 41
Gots: 116 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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(Beer added by: Dchlocal on 05-28-2014)
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Reviews by nebula1999:
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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Photo of smakawhat
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a wee heavy glass

Rusty brown body color, slightly muddy looking, with a real nice creamy tan four finger head. Nice creamed retention and whipped up as it falls nicely with some coating ring lacing. Settles to a thin puck.

Solid aroma. Mild amounts of caramel and a warm oaky toasted quality. Mild hints of boozy quality but not overpowering. Very subtle toffee notes. Real nice.

Palate is pretty solid. Nice creamy mouthfeel coating all in the palate. Slight nutty and phenolic clove action flavors in the aftertaste interestingly. Good mid palate of caramel which really hits nicely with the creamy feel. Warmth brings a bit of thin body and flavors getting toned down after some time.

The mouthfeel really seems to be something that really helps and gives the beer some better life as the brew seems to weaken shortly after opening. A solid though barrel aged wee heavy though.

Photo of braugon
3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Afroman
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.6/5  rDev +13%

A not-so-wee heavy meets barley wine. Outstanding and delicious.

Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of rdilauro
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

I have been on a quest and so have my fellow workers to find me a Clown Shoes beer that I really enjoy.
This WeeHeavy Scotch Ale was an enjoyable beer. From the initial pour, I could almost feel tons of malt heading my way. After having my nose deep inside the glass, I could envision that the alcohol was going to be deep and heavy.

That first sip, big, enormous mouthful. Soft round full, almost every part of my mouth was hit by this beer. This was followed up with a nice long long long aftertaste.

My second sip gave way to drinking spirits. I felt as though I was having a Manhattan when I had additional sips of this beer. The high level of alcohol came through bright and clear. I thought maybe too much. But when can you drink a beer and think you are also drinking a perfect Manhattan.

I liked this one

Photo of JamesStreet
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of SomethingClever
3/5  rDev -26.3%

A: Nice Carmel color looks like a BA Wee Heavy Should

S: Has a pleasant nose nothing overwhelmingly complex though either. Get the hints of Barrel soft vanilla Carmel smell

M: Thin needs to thicken up to be a big boy Barrel Aged beer

T: Tasted like it was just missing something it hits your tongue and you think ok here we go a little barrel some sweetness should linger but no mutes after the taste and has a little bit of an unpleasant aftertaste not much but something that's makes you think what is that. You get slight hints of vanilla, Carmel, and alcohol then that slight off aftertaste

O: Like most CS BA beers just missing something from making them great it's like you go to the plate for a Home Run then you bunt. I know ppl are impressed with how they churn out BA beers and their availability but I think their availability is due to not being astonishingly good. Grab a Backwoods Bastard or a Thirsty Dog Wulver if you want satisfaction from a BA Wee Heavy.

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3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Roguer
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%

Murky, dark red-brown (almost like a plum) brew topped with a nice, 2-finger beige head. Retention is nice; lacing is scant.

Big bourbon notes from the aroma, supplemented by toffee, dates, nuts, grapes, mild booze, and lots of caramel.

Wow, what a taste! The bourbon is much softer than you might guess from the aroma; I'd almost say delicate or subtle. Reminds me of BCBS' integration of bourbon. Flavor is filled with tons and tons of malts: caramel and toffee; figs and prunes; vanilla, oak, nuts, and even chocolate; grapes.

Smooth feel; barely any alcohol presence, albeit more as it warms. Lively with minimal sting.

This is a fantastic BBA Wee Heavy. The integration of the bourbon barrels is flawless.

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Ride The Lion from Clown Shoes
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