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Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes

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Chocolate SombreroChocolate Sombrero

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very good

958 Ratings
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Ratings: 958
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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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

diamondlie, Aug 07, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pitch black brew, no colored halo with a decent sized tan head, about 2-3 inches tall. Aroma is roasted yet quite sweet, chocolate sauce, light roast coffee, ample vanilla bean, mellow brown spice, and a hint of earthy hops. Palate is similarly sweet, spicy, and earthy, chocolate cake, coffee, cola, and strong vanilla with a slight bell pepper fruitiness, dried raisins and currants, wood char, black licorice, caramel, and a noticeably (for the style) assertive hop bite in the finish. Quite thick and the carbonation is on the low side, although something in the brew prevents things from being disturbingly sweet and syrupy even if this is on the sweet side for my liking. Quite smooth on the palate. Very slight detectable spicy heat either from the chillies or the hops (probably the former). Alcohol is very well-concealed. A rather solid dessert beer that doesn't taste gimmicky.

CalgaryFMC, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Gaddabble, Aug 03, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

Serving: Bottle
Appearance: Some lacing, tiny collar, pitch black and opaque.
Smell: Chocolate, pepper and vanilla.
Taste: Bright spicy small punch of hops. Coffee. In the middle a strong taste of chocolate. Mild burn. Strong alcohol presence. A bit of earthiness.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy.
Overall: Would drink again. Wish this one was a little spicier but it’s certainly fun.

Roxie_B, Aug 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

KathrynD, Jul 30, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +7.8%

Poured Chocolate Sombrero into a snifter.

A - Pours black as midnight with a finger of mocha head.

S - Dark roasted malts fill the nose. Chocolate on second sniff.

T - Different for sure. A spicy roasted malt hits the palate initially. Mid palate getting more spiciness from the peppers with heavy chocolate. Finally, on the finish getting some coffee and more spicy malt. Wow!

M - Medium to heavy on the mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

O - Pleasantly surprised! Love the different flavors that shine on this brew. Highly recommended! Cheers!!

fitrock2112, Jul 30, 2014
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dansmcd, Jul 29, 2014
Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 958 ratings.