Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes
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3.7/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured down the middle from bomber to tulip. Not pitch black by any means.
Achieved a rich, tan two finger head that dissipates quickly. Nose is bitter coffee, dark chocolate, tobacco, and roasted malt. First taste strikes me as very complex and not necessarily in a good way. The tastes of cinnamon, dark chocolate, and bitter roastyness are all there, but they run together to give a cardboard-like taste and there's really no order to what's going on. The aftertaste is lingering and by far the highlight of the beer for me, this is where the BS goes away and a nice lingering bitter chocolate dominates. Nice mouthfeel, just a little carbonation which is good. Not a stellar offering from Clown Shoes. To be fair as the beer warmed it was considerably more palatable and at room temperature was not unlike chocolate milk.
Serving type: bottle
07-03-2014 05:00:46 | More by slackattack
3.18/5 rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
this beer is pretty sloppy, i dont think all the interesting flavors are particularly well integrated or balanced, but the base stout is quite large and tasty, i just dont think it needed all they did to it here. comes across confused. dark as night, thick and viscous, heady too. the nose is a weird mix of dry and sweet dark chocolate, as well as cinnamon spice and chili pepper, all very muddled. the complexity and richness of the base stout is lost with all these additives i think. chocolate is robust in the flavor all the way through, and the peppers come out mostly just in the finish. they arent super hot, but there is a warming sensation for sure. combined with the hotly alcoholic thickness of this beer, its tough to drink very much of. maybe something to try again in colder weather, but the promise of something interesting and unique here gave way to a lackluster brew bogged down by mediocre use of strange ingredients. not worth what they ask for it.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 19:14:18 | More by StonedTrippin
Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 850 ratings.