Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes

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87
very good

1,157 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,157
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.37%
Wants: 51
Gots: 201 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Roasted dark malts plus extra chocolate malts plus ancho chile plus cinnamon plus organic vanilla extract plus a chocolate eating, beer drinking, Clown Shoes wearing, multi limbed, gorgeous and glorious Mexican wrestler on the label. That’s the recipe for a Chocolate Sombrero!

(Beer added by: rab53 on 02-26-2012)
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Photo of JAFoley
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Deep dark body with thin tan head. Didn't get a good head on it.

S - Chocolaty, caramel, and nutty.

T - Nice dark smokey malts, chocolate, coffee, nutty, and doughy.

M - Full body with find light/moderate carbonation. Silky smooth and refreshing.

O - This was really great. Lots of great flavors and an incredible mouthfeel.

Photo of CTbrew32
4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Color is black with a tan head. Produces pretty much no head even on a aggressive pour. Aroma has lots of roasted malt and sweet chocolate. The taste has roasted malts upfront followed by vanilla and sweet chocolate in the middle. Very mild cinnamon and pepper show up in the finish with roasted malt for a somewhat bitter finish. Full bodied, creamy texture to this, no booze at 9%, and very little carbonation. Overall, a very well balanced stout with the roastiness/pepper/cinnamon evenly matched with chocolate/vanilla flavors. Only complaint is I wish the peppers were more prominent, but this is still a great, flavorful stout at a great price too.

Photo of scottr4073
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TLA
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerdrifter
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage. Pitch black pour with a nice two finger caramel-colored head with good retention and great lacing. Roasty, chocolaty nose with hints of cinnamon, cocoa, licorice, espresso, and vanilla. The taste follows suit with big roasty chocolate fudge notes with hints of cinnamon, espresso, cocoa, licorice, and as it warms, the chilies finally emerge but don't overpower. The mouthfeel is maybe a little thin for a stout, with a mouth-coating finish and a subtle burn from the chilies. Overall, this is a really flavorful and extremely drinkable chocolate stout.

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.28/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dicers
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SierraJosh
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of datalager
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - I expected a bit thicker for an imperial stout but it is quite dark very pitch in black. Very good 1/2 inch of head that settles to a good lace ring. Mocha in color.
S - Mild pepper spice, good level of roast, some bittering hops, and some dark chocolate.
T - Well it's no "Chocolate Yeti" but it does have its perks. Mild pepper heat is masked pretty well never really getting overbearing. Chocolate bitter, hops equally, and the roast is overbearing at first but balances out pretty good. Slight skunked twang in the finish reminds me of a Mexican lager.
M - Medium bodied not chewy but ABV isn't too outrageous. Bitter and abrasive.

Overall I don't think I will get this again I like my stouts sweet and this one is peppery, skunky, and bitter with overbearing roasts. Curious to see what age would do to this but frankly I really don't care. Pass

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4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hilgart1
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andy_Luft
4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerNoobNC
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of TasteTester
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of doom_deluise
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%

Photo of bigboobstracy69
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of atxrax
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of meganelizabeth86
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of tappangordo
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of EdwardK77
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of LukeK
3.6/5  rDev -7%

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Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 1,157 ratings.