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Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

937 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 937
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 41
Gots: 138 | 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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utfiero

Texas

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.

05-31-2014 16:35:26 | More by utfiero
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-31-2014 07:59:51 | More by zestar
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Tarps68

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-31-2014 01:54:34 | More by Tarps68
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Fitze

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-29-2014 12:22:05 | More by Fitze
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The_Drunken_Sniper

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-28-2014 22:05:54 | More by The_Drunken_Sniper
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Roguer

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%

Huge, light brown head with fantastic retention and leaving thick lacing down the glass. Motor oil-black brew.

Huge dark fruit aroma, plums and prunes swimming in a ton of roasted barley. Hint of vanilla, maybe a tiny bit of peppery chile, and dark cacao in the background.

Interesting mix of flavors. Sweet overripe dark fruit up front, spiced with the barest hint of chile, and flavored with a touch of vanilla and cacao. Finishes with a massive dose of roasted barley.

Surprisingly light body. No foaming, no sting. Not very lively, but smooth.

This is a tasty beer, but it doesn't seem to hit any of the wickets I really anticipated and wanted. It's both thin and too fruity for a stout, and the chiles are too much in the background. That said, it's still a good beer, and worth trying out if you can get it at a decent price.

05-25-2014 17:32:27 | More by Roguer
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KevMo84

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-23-2014 22:06:56 | More by KevMo84
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

05-22-2014 19:40:41 | More by NJBeer265
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The_Craft_Deviant_Rob

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-22-2014 00:31:58 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-21-2014 17:00:19 | More by csfcmitchell
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NeoClassicist

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-20-2014 04:16:45 | More by NeoClassicist
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hmmmbeer10

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-16-2014 23:57:19 | More by hmmmbeer10
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user785335

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-15-2014 10:43:14 | More by user785335
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-11-2014 19:44:01 | More by MonkeyBread
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Swaino

New York

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-11-2014 11:06:11 | More by Swaino
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timoteo833

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

05-10-2014 17:46:35 | More by timoteo833
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CaptainPancakes

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-08-2014 15:55:21 | More by CaptainPancakes
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sourdog

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-08-2014 07:14:39 | More by sourdog
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njnj2000

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-08-2014 00:48:39 | More by njnj2000
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astronautjones

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-07-2014 23:38:04 | More by astronautjones
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PopnLoads

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-07-2014 14:11:50 | More by PopnLoads
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-06-2014 22:02:51 | More by bmwats
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aquazr1

California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-05-2014 03:11:02 | More by aquazr1
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Matthew1788

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-29-2014 18:11:00 | More by Matthew1788
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bcm75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-29-2014 00:39:21 | More by bcm75
Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 937 ratings.