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Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

936 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 936
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 41
Gots: 138 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Ohio

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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afrokaze

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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Kreko7

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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New Jersey

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Australia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev +1%

Served in a snifter at Firkin.

This seems like a good companion to my spicy pork sandwich... It pours a straight onyx topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, cocoa, cinnamon, brown sugar, and a hint of vanilla bean. The taste brings in more of the same, though here the spices take a back seat to the stronger contingents of cocoa and roast. There ain't any peppers to be seen, though... The body is a hefty-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a very nice spiced stout, but the lack of any chile character leaves me wanting a bit. Still, good times.

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Colorado

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Missouri

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Washington

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%

Based on the other reviews and the beer's marketing, I was expecting an unusual flavor profile with a strong finish (from the ancho chiles). However, I was a bit surprised by the subtlety of the flavors. The chiles were detectable, but their contribution was fairly minor; and I found the chocolate notes to be only slightly more prevalent than I would expect in any given American stout.

Overall, this is a very drinkable imperial stout which I would certainly recommend to anyone who likes the style; but its flavors weren't nearly as unusual/interesting as I had hoped they would be.

05-11-2013 20:20:49 | More by William85
Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 936 ratings.