Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes
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3.88/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Clown shoes chocolate sombrero
March 2012 bottling. Served cool in a tulip.
A - 4.0 - Dark brown. On the pour, it's not quite that viscous motor oil thickness you see in some thick imperials, but there's some of that. Creamy, textured tan head that endures for a good while
S - 3.5 - The head itself is almost tropical fruity, or maybe some kind of fresh fruity herb, which I so did not expect in a beer like this. There's a mild coffee note and an undertone of chocolate. The notable fruit thing seems to fade away with the head. Kind of don't want that in there. It doesn't seem to belong.
T - 4.0 - That fruity note comes through on the palate. Again, not expected. It's much less noticeable midway through the beer, with the chocolate supplanting it. Can't say I taste the ancho chile but perhaps that added some kind of fruity note. Chocolate of the right sort can also sometimes impart a fruit note, so maybe that helped. The aftertaste has a faint bit of heat finally and a pleasing chocolate syrup note in the back corners of the mouth, the kind you'd use to make chocolate milk. Overall it comes across fairly mild. I'd give it a 3.9 if I could.
M - 3.75 - Medium, leaning thicker. Soft and tame.
O - 4.0 - I got this because Clown Shoes had yet to disappoint and I can say it still hasn't. This is an interesting beer and I haven't had one quite like it. I also got it because I thought it might be the closest I could come to a Hunaphu's due to the chile, chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla. So it's nice to get a hint of that chile in the end. I'd give it just under 4 in this category if I could.
Serving type: bottle
11-03-2012 02:06:52 | More by BrownNut
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