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Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

882 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 882
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 39
Gots: 124 | 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:
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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stortore

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-28-2013 06:31:34 | More by stortore
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pathman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-28-2013 01:15:25 | More by pathman
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CBodamer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-28-2013 01:15:15 | More by CBodamer
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oldedog

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-26-2013 15:02:09 | More by oldedog
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ejane

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +29.5%

11-26-2013 14:47:09 | More by ejane
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

11-26-2013 03:23:04 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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klmcmachen

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

11-26-2013 03:21:01 | More by klmcmachen
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beerasaurusrex

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-25-2013 23:32:15 | More by beerasaurusrex
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msturek

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

11-24-2013 21:13:24 | More by msturek
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Powderhornphil

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

So much potential here but the execution falls a little flat.

Pours appealing black. Not extremely thick. Not much lacing to speak of.

Aroma of chocolate malt. Almost no ancho and slight cinnamon.

Taste is chocolate and roast. Almost a licorice note in there. Again ancho and cinnamon are barely present.

Lower carb. Medium mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 01:45:43 | More by Powderhornphil
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-23-2013 21:26:55 | More by smartassboiler
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Cris4545

Indiana

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-23-2013 00:43:51 | More by Cris4545
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-22-2013 05:38:29 | More by XmnwildX12
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FrankHammer

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-21-2013 13:10:12 | More by FrankHammer
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beerhan

Ohio

2.83/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I heard about this beer today and saw it was getting talked up. I went out and bought a bottle, now I regret it.

A-thin bodied. Very black from far but upon further inspection it is more of a dark brown. Thick two finger head that just won't leave.

S-Smells like burnt barbecue turkey? Cheap cinnamon and mexican hooker. I have no idea what the hell this should smell like but this can't be right.

T-I get a little pepper and some smokey roast notes. I can almost taste burnt cinnamon and maybe some vanilla blanketed by a hint of clove. Dead leaf aftertaste.

M-Really not a pleasant beer to drink. I just want the taste to leave but it goes down relatively smooth.

O-I've had worse but this is probably the least impressive beer I have had in a while. I feel like it tries to be many different styles of stout at once but ultimately is just weird and not that good.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 03:17:28 | More by beerhan
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BB1313

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 7/8/13. 22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with brown hues; fluffy tan head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing and retention. The aromas are full of milk chocolate. Lots of cocoa malts. There's some hints of sweet vanilla. I'm not really picking up much cinnamon or peppers in the aromas. It still smells nice though. The flavors are loaded with chocolate. More vanilla. I'm really not picking up the cinnamon or any spices in the flavors either. Not much of a chili pepper presence. There are hints of black pepper and it finishes with an extremely subtle spicy finish. Mouthfeel is nice. It's full-bodied and creamy with lower carbonation. It drinks smooth and the alcohol goes unnoticed.

This is a nice stout, but I would've liked to pick up more cinnamon and chili peppers. They deliver on the chocolate though. It's ultimately enjoyable. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 23:04:51 | More by BB1313
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elroacho

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-16-2013 18:12:04 | More by elroacho
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Houser

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-16-2013 03:01:56 | More by Houser
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Jas45678

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-16-2013 00:31:29 | More by Jas45678
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Samuel906

California

3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Third beer from Clown Shoes, and they have all been stouts and they have all been great! They truly are masters of the style. Another solid one here, but not as far off the beaten path as I was expecting. It is a solid stout but I had a hard time pulling out the ancho chiles and cinnamon that they were claiming on the label. There is lots of vanilla and chocolate and the right amount of sweetness. Body is good, color is good. All around terrific, just wish it had more robust spice.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 08:33:29 | More by Samuel906
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -22.3%

11-14-2013 14:09:58 | More by mmulebarn
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RangnaR

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

11-13-2013 14:59:54 | More by RangnaR
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-13-2013 03:32:06 | More by jzeilinger
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

11-11-2013 15:33:10 | More by Rekrule
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socalbrewlvr

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-11-2013 05:10:02 | More by socalbrewlvr
Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 882 ratings.