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Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 1,314
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 61
Gots: 256 | 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:
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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Ratings: 1,314 | Reviews: 245
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of hosehead83
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from "bomber" bottle into a balloon glass.
Dense, opaque black in color, with a nice head of tan foam.
Aroma-Chocolate, dark malt.
Taste-Dark roasted malt,chocolate, cinnamon, very subtle ancho chile. Very smooth for the high ABV. Flavor left me wanting more ancho chilies in the mix. Double the dose would bring more more flavor and a little more heat without overpowering the balance, in my opinion.Still, a fine brew.

Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can Chocolate Sombrero kick it? Yes he can!

Straight up, Raul was feeling this one right well. Like the Chupacabra with diabetes, this lil sucker was hitting it on all levels. Beautiful nose like Selina Gomez post wiener boy; lovely taste and mouthfeel like Penelope Cruz when she isn't with Tom... I was feeling this one well hard.

It's not the best tasting, it doesn't have the richness and heavenly-like textures that the big daddy stouts have, but..smooth, just tasty and smooth, my children.


Photo of McNealc31
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is as you'd expect, dark brown with maybe a hint of ruby around the edges. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, and a hint of chile. Light and smooth mouthfeel. Chocolate really comes through, followed by vanilla. There is a hint of heat, but not much. Bit of char in there, too.

I like this quite a bit. Nice texture, good flavor, good balance. Wouldn't mind a bit more chile heat. Not a trace of heat from the 9% ABV!

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +28.9%

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Photo of Powderhornphil
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

So much potential here but the execution falls a little flat.

Pours appealing black. Not extremely thick. Not much lacing to speak of.

Aroma of chocolate malt. Almost no ancho and slight cinnamon.

Taste is chocolate and roast. Almost a licorice note in there. Again ancho and cinnamon are barely present.

Lower carb. Medium mouthfeel.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of beerhan
2.79/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I heard about this beer today and saw it was getting talked up. I went out and bought a bottle, now I regret it.

A-thin bodied. Very black from far but upon further inspection it is more of a dark brown. Thick two finger head that just won't leave.

S-Smells like burnt barbecue turkey? Cheap cinnamon and mexican hooker. I have no idea what the hell this should smell like but this can't be right.

T-I get a little pepper and some smokey roast notes. I can almost taste burnt cinnamon and maybe some vanilla blanketed by a hint of clove. Dead leaf aftertaste.

M-Really not a pleasant beer to drink. I just want the taste to leave but it goes down relatively smooth.

O-I've had worse but this is probably the least impressive beer I have had in a while. I feel like it tries to be many different styles of stout at once but ultimately is just weird and not that good.

Photo of BB1313
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 7/8/13. 22oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with brown hues; fluffy tan head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing and retention. The aromas are full of milk chocolate. Lots of cocoa malts. There's some hints of sweet vanilla. I'm not really picking up much cinnamon or peppers in the aromas. It still smells nice though. The flavors are loaded with chocolate. More vanilla. I'm really not picking up the cinnamon or any spices in the flavors either. Not much of a chili pepper presence. There are hints of black pepper and it finishes with an extremely subtle spicy finish. Mouthfeel is nice. It's full-bodied and creamy with lower carbonation. It drinks smooth and the alcohol goes unnoticed.

This is a nice stout, but I would've liked to pick up more cinnamon and chili peppers. They deliver on the chocolate though. It's ultimately enjoyable. Good stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
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