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Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes

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87
very good

1,285 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,285
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 57
Gots: 246 | 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:
Beer added by: rab53 on 02-26-2012

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!
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Photo of mcrawford
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrainBamage
4.56/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours black with a lace of head. Nice aromas of chocolate malts not too sweet. Taste is very complex. Starts off smooth and chocolate, then goes down with hints of roasted malts and bitterness. The 9% alcohol is very hidden here. Very good imperial chocolate stout, recommended.

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I was very on the fence about this beer the first few sips.The more it warmed up, the more I warmed up to it. I really picked up on the ancho chili....that gave it a unique smack. Oddly attractive......but don't write home.

Photo of Saxboy10
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of crow
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisMon02
3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jmitchell3
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz, bottled 9/17/14, poured into a snifter

A- pours pitch black in color with a very small fizzy head that disappears almost immediately, leaving nothing behind

S- dark and roasty up front with lots of dark fruit aromas, notes of chocolate kick in with a hint of coffee and cinnamon, slight chili burn on the nose as it closes

T- dark chocolate malt with traces of fresh coffee, slight smoke gives flavors of dried pork, barely picking out some cinnamon & vanilla, more chocolate on the finish with just a trace of chili flavor on the linger

M- medium body with medium-low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that transitions into a creamy finish, quite drinkable for 9%

O- the base chocolate stout is good, but it was hard to pick out the rest of the adjunct ingredients, was hoping for at least a bit of chili heat on the flavor

Photo of RobDB
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KSHunt
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Dude_710
3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zuidman
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Not as "chocolatey" as I was led to believe. Maybe they should change the name.

Photo of jhlosito75
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerMama2014
4.93/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An awesome beer - just as a chocolate stout should taste!

Photo of dd43
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMBSH
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Borrego805
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Duhast500
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of walterk
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of B_G
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of unclejazz
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jerm2401
3.3/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of teromous
2.69/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Black body with a light khaki head that fades fairly quickly. Decent lacing.

Aroma: Not much aroma. There's a light scent of chocolate milk but that's it.

Taste: Light roasted caramel flavor along with some hints of toast. Pretty average for a stout. I don't really get any chocolate flavor which is odd given the "chocolate sombrero" name. No alcohol flavor which is a plus for a 9% ABV beer.

Mouthfeel: It's on the heavy side of a medium mouthfeel. Feels average.

Overall: It is an average stout, but below average for a chocolate stout. If you're looking for a chocolate stout I would give this one a pass. If you're looking for a higher ABV stout I would say flip a coin.

Photo of Rootscipio
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 1,285 ratings.