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Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,282 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,282
Reviews: 239
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 56
Gots: 248 | 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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Shared by AZ brother. Thanks bro.

Near black appearance with a beige cap. Chocolate, roast, laugh spice aroma. Chocolate dominates the flavor. Chili heat is mild. A touch of vanilla, cacao, distant coffee. Sweetness throughout, perhaps a little much. This was ok, but could certainly stand a few improvements.

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Thick, oily inky black, this beer definitely looks to show off a robust body from the start. The head is a medium brown one just less than one finger's thickness with good stay and stick.
It shows off the chocolate for sure, syrupy (not in the feel) and sweet with dry, powdered cocoa highlights. The chili is a little understated but not devoid of notice, just slightly building up very little heat in the back. A little vanilla sweetness is in there under lots of roast and some obviously cinnamon spicing. A touch of leafy bitterness, lingering underneath the roasted malt and sweetness, speaks to a light balance from hops.
The body is thick but not heavy, full but not as much as it would have you think initially. A bit of crispness cuts through without detracting from the smoothness.
This is very good; I think what keeps it from the upper echelons is the timidity of the peppers (not looking to get destroyed, but a little more) as well as vanilla not quite putting itself out there. A little more teamwork and it's up there with the best.

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Smell immediately reminded me need of saranacs chocolate beer.

Tastes god but is no Brooklyn brewery chocolate stout. Still good though.

Would try again in a 6 pack but I have only seen bombers.

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Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 1,282 ratings.