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Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

888 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 888
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 40
Gots: 129 | 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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Poured down the middle from bomber to tulip. Not pitch black by any means.
Achieved a rich, tan two finger head that dissipates quickly. Nose is bitter coffee, dark chocolate, tobacco, and roasted malt. First taste strikes me as very complex and not necessarily in a good way. The tastes of cinnamon, dark chocolate, and bitter roastyness are all there, but they run together to give a cardboard-like taste and there's really no order to what's going on. The aftertaste is lingering and by far the highlight of the beer for me, this is where the BS goes away and a nice lingering bitter chocolate dominates. Nice mouthfeel, just a little carbonation which is good. Not a stellar offering from Clown Shoes. To be fair as the beer warmed it was considerably more palatable and at room temperature was not unlike chocolate milk.

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Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 888 ratings.