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Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

873 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 873
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 38
Gots: 121 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
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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2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

08-26-2012 20:59:44 | More by PopGun
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3.41/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a nice dark brown black with a decent head that dissipates quickly. Smells ok and tastes like a typical dark stout. Can't detect much chocolate, ancho chiles or cinammon at all. Slightly sweet at the end. Goes down well but I am not that impressed for a beer that touts all these different ingredients, it has a very generic taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 05:18:40 | More by Richardbeerlover
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Virginia

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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle at 45 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and chilies (weak)
Head small (2 cm), light brown, creamy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm ring and partial layer
Lacing OK – narrow rings of small bubbles
Body dark brown, opaque
Flavor of roasted malt, chocolate, and faint cinnamon with a nice chili bite
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

This is a very drinkable well-made stout containing chilies. The chili and cinnamon compliment the chocolate, with the ancho chilies being mild enough to taste without burning my taste buds out. I’ll definitely buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

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Alberta (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. The marketing blurb performs well enough in its description of its own label, that I don't really have to riff on anything here #softlysobbinginthecorner.

This beer pours a solid, near light-destroying black, with the barest of cola syrup basal edges, and two fingers of restrained in its puffiness, tightly foamy, and verily creamy chocolate milk head, which leaves some violently cleaving iceberg profile lace around the glass as it lazily sinks away.

It smells of bittersweet cocoa powder, spicy salted pretzels (in the chili garlic paste sense - fuck that weak-ass Sriracha stuff), slightly smoked pale and caramel malts, vanilla crackers, metallic cinnamon, and some indistinct vegetal and bitter leafy astringencies. The taste is rather dry chocolate, pleasantly toasted chili peppers, grainy, bready caramel malt, a waning salted licorice character, diluted brown sugar, more increasingly metallic cinnamon spice, boozy fake vanilla, and a continuing vegetal note, that may be hop, may be pepper - just too hard to say, pendejo!

The carbonation is tame, but supportive enough for the task at hand, the body a genial medium weight, with a plucky attempt at smoothness which is admirable, given the circling spicy vectors. It finishes off-dry, the chocolate sweetness doing well to assert itself, as the salty, smoky, and uber alles, spicy pepper character reloads and comes back atcha for more.

Disjointed (I'm certain that I've used this word in relation to this brewery of late - just sayin'), engaging, furtive, and frustrating - those are the associations I have with this offering. More specifically - chocolate, chili spice, vegetation, bread, and in the end, sweet alcohol. Curtains for that wack Mexican clown wrestler, and curtains for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 05:47:26 | More by biboergosum
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Michigan

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Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 873 ratings.