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Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes

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very good

1,021 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,021
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 44
Gots: 162 | FT: 6
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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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.85/5  rDev 0%

Pours a very dark brown with a khaki head that laces the glass. The smell is full of all kinds of flavors such as the vanilla and chocolate which is full force, but also some coffee scents and a little bit of pepper. The taste was heavily layered with a lot of great flavors. The spice was an interesting tingle instead of being too hot, and it melded well with the chocolate and other heavy flavors to give the beer a nice personality. Liked this one a lot.

WhiteHillsStore, Oct 21, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours black with cola brown edging where light can penetrate. The tan head builds and peaks at a finger's width before dying down in fair time, revealing a near-barren surface and a razor thin line of suds around the edge of the glass.Leaves no lacing.

Smell - Big chocolate aroma with lesser notes of vanilla, smoke and roasted malt. Faint traces of spice.

Taste - Follows the nose to an extent; big milk chocolate flavor dominates at the forefront. Vanilla kicks in with fair presence shortly thereafter, then a bit of cinnamon and spice toward the back end. Light earth, smoke and coffee character hit in the finish which help to deliver a balanced, bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full in body with low and slightly tingly carbonation. Silky smooth and easy finish.

Overall - Really good. A bit more spice would've been nice, because it's fairly buried and therefore doesn't quite deliver on the promise of the label. Regardless, this is a nice, easy drinking Impy Stout with loads of chocolate. Unfortunately for the price, I'm probably one and done. I expect more out of a $10 bomber.

TheSixthRing, Oct 21, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark brown color, with a thin light brown head that fades very quickly and leaves a very thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains black coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, cinnamon, vanilla and touches of chili pepper and hops.

T: The taste starts out with sweet flavors of coffee, chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon that are quickly followed by a burst of chili pepper heat. The heat fades quickly though. The malt character is hearty but on the thin side for the style. The hops presence is mild but brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and retains a little bit of the chili pepper heat.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, strong kick, decent representation of style, there are definitely better “chili stouts” out there that are better than this one.

TheManiacalOne, Oct 17, 2014
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Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
85 out of 100 based on 1,021 ratings.