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Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes

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very good

959 Ratings
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Ratings: 959
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 44
Gots: 143 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

KevinL, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

IAmHollywood13, Jun 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

smccann, Jun 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

xJMFCx, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

JoeMans, Jun 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Poured from an ice cold bottle into a glass. Very dark with some carbonation. It had a very small head with an aggressive pour.

Smells of chocolate and vanilla, fruity. It has a thick mouth feel with some bitterness and some smoky notes.

The taste is another winner for Clown shoes, love it the colder the better this is a nice Sunday sipper.

bleedsblu, Jun 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

JuanAlberto, Jun 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

vermilcj, Jun 07, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

Brewed with ancho chiles, cinnamon, vanilla extract
9% ABV. $5.99 for a 22oz bomber at Total Wine
Pours out to a deep walnut, near black, forming a modest light tan head with good retention and lacing. Carbonation is moderate. The nose is of black walnut, cinnamon, vanilla, carob, and strawberries. The mouthfeel is slick, mildly acidic, and full bodied. The taste is a recap of the aroma. The strawberry is an interesting note. A touch of soy sauce. The cinnamon is rather subdued, as is the chili. Not much heat...very very mild. There is subtle oxidation towards the finish. Overall on the sweeter side. Bitterness is very very mild, as is the roast character.

Mitchster, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

MattXT, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

berkshire413, Jun 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

TKEbeerman, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ChicagoNick, Jun 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Std73, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

WadeBridgman, Jun 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

HopsintheSack, Jun 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

mick303, Jun 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

rspauldi, Jun 02, 2014
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Cath, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

ThaJokerWild, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

petermethot, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

core42, Jun 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Color- black chocolate with light brown head.

Aroma- sweet chocolate with strong alcohol esters.

Taste0 A strong imperial stout. Starts roasty and smokey in the middle, roasted peppers make an appearance in the middle, and finishing with dry coffee and dark bitter chocolate notes. The high alcohol is not masked at all and my rating reflects that fact.

Poured from 650 ml bomber into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 8/24/2013.

utfiero, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

zestar, May 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Tarps68, May 31, 2014
Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 959 ratings.