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Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,085 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,085
Reviews: 195
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 48
Gots: 184 | 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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Ratings: 1,085 | Reviews: 195 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Pleasure, Nov 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

AndyEdgar, Nov 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

TTTBeer, Nov 06, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +2.6%

Vogt52, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of AirBob
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Notes from 11/9/14

A- About 1 finger of hot chocolate colored, dense head. Nice lacing but poor retention.

S - Roasty, milk chocolate. Fresh pepper (not the spic).

T - Dark Mexican chocolate. Pepper. A little roasted coffee, cinnamon, Slightly bitter finish.

M - Lower carbonation. A little thin in the start and middle. Thicker finish that leaves a nice coating on the tongue.

O - Veg. and spice add some nice layers of flavor but the underlying stout isn't anything exceptional. Still tasty though. Great value at a $9 4-pack.

AirBob, Nov 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

tdmccarthy, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of RodneyHolt
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero pours a dark color almost black. It has a dark tan head and leaves nice lacing around the glass. the aroma is of chocolate and coffee. It has a slight scent of chili pepper and vanilla. The flavor is chocolaty with some coffee. The vanilla and the Ancho chili is subtle. There is no heat to the pepper in the beer. The mouthfeel is smooth and fairly creamy. Overall a good stout.

RodneyHolt, Nov 01, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev +9.8%

Moses13, Nov 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

TheSleepyMonkey, Nov 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

ToddGingerich, Nov 01, 2014
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3.77/5  rDev -2.3%

Nunya, Nov 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ChaseTheAce, Oct 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Shandycan, Oct 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Shawner, Oct 28, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +0.5%

wethorseblanket, Oct 28, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tsar_Riga, Oct 27, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +11.4%

Jackp_43, Oct 26, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

ToddHolder, Oct 26, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -2.6%

Vellster13, Oct 26, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +5.7%

simplejj81, Oct 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

PeakedInHighSchool, Oct 24, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours a very dark brown with a khaki head that laces the glass. The smell is full of all kinds of flavors such as the vanilla and chocolate which is full force, but also some coffee scents and a little bit of pepper. The taste was heavily layered with a lot of great flavors. The spice was an interesting tingle instead of being too hot, and it melded well with the chocolate and other heavy flavors to give the beer a nice personality. Liked this one a lot.

WhiteHillsStore, Oct 21, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours black with cola brown edging where light can penetrate. The tan head builds and peaks at a finger's width before dying down in fair time, revealing a near-barren surface and a razor thin line of suds around the edge of the glass.Leaves no lacing.

Smell - Big chocolate aroma with lesser notes of vanilla, smoke and roasted malt. Faint traces of spice.

Taste - Follows the nose to an extent; big milk chocolate flavor dominates at the forefront. Vanilla kicks in with fair presence shortly thereafter, then a bit of cinnamon and spice toward the back end. Light earth, smoke and coffee character hit in the finish which help to deliver a balanced, bittersweet finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full in body with low and slightly tingly carbonation. Silky smooth and easy finish.

Overall - Really good. A bit more spice would've been nice, because it's fairly buried and therefore doesn't quite deliver on the promise of the label. Regardless, this is a nice, easy drinking Impy Stout with loads of chocolate. Unfortunately for the price, I'm probably one and done. I expect more out of a $10 bomber.

TheSixthRing, Oct 21, 2014
Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 1,085 ratings.