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Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

887 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 887
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 40
Gots: 126 | 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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

10-01-2012 22:32:19 | More by djrn2
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle
New Belgium globe

A: Pours nearly pitch black. Oily is true, like others have mentioned. Some reddish hues on edges. Mildly dark tan head. Good catbonaton.

S: Lots of dark chocolate on the nose. Also some milk and bakers chocolate. Smells fudgey. Some spicy hints from the peppers and cinnamon. Don't know the age of bottle, but still smells good.

T: Roasted malts and dark chocolate. Some of that pepper heat towards the back end. Fairly dry on the close but the pepper heat lingers. It's a really nice mesh of the decadence of chocolates and the spice.

M: Full bodied.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 18:31:10 | More by inlimbo77
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ThirdEyePA

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-28-2012 01:32:06 | More by ThirdEyePA
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canders0927

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-24-2012 00:18:00 | More by canders0927
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oily black pour with a three finger, chocolate milk colored head frothy head. Lacing is good.

Super dark baker 's chocolate. Smells decadent. Dark coffee with cinnamon and vanilla. The chili's are subtle but add a touch of spice in the nose and a little earthiness.

Dark roasted malts, decadent chocolate, vanilla, coffee, cinnamon with a nice lingering heat from the chili.

Medium to full bodied. Creamy with the carbonation complimenting the chili.

Bottled 3/2012

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 18:23:56 | More by korguy123
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-22-2012 03:33:00 | More by DaveAnderson
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-21-2012 06:34:12 | More by MarkyMOD
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jlove5

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-20-2012 22:21:50 | More by jlove5
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/2012

A: Pours a pitch black with a fingers worth of mocha head

S: Lots of roasted malts, along with chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, and a hint of chile. Smells a lot like a brownie with a spicy kick

T: Follows the nose. Starts with the deep roasted malts, chocolate, and cinnamon, and then slowly makes its way into the vanilla and chile while still maintaining the chocolate and roast. Alcohol very well hidden

M: Full bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Thick and creamy

O: The large body makes the alcohol basically non-existent, and really allows all of the flavors to meld together and really shine. Again, very brownie-like with the flavor and feel. Awesome stout, and really one that adds something little to make it that much better

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 01:25:43 | More by BEERMILER12
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GetTheYayo

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

09-17-2012 16:04:10 | More by GetTheYayo
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rbouton

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-16-2012 01:33:37 | More by rbouton
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-15-2012 22:54:03 | More by t0rin0
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-15-2012 02:40:55 | More by ComRock12
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cvm4

Mississippi

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours pretty much black with a tinge of brown around the edges. Half finger tan head.

S - Semi-sweet chocolate along with roasted malt.

T - Bitter dark chocolate and roasted malt. Lots of expresso and light cinnamon undertones.

M - Medium bodied & carbonation.

O - Solid offering from Clown Shoes. Enough depth &and flavor to keep things interesting.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 22:27:51 | More by cvm4
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GameChicken

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-09-2012 19:43:13 | More by GameChicken
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mhenson42

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-08-2012 21:54:19 | More by mhenson42
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ChrisPratz

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Jet black colored liquid, pours to about a fingers worth of light milk chocolate head. Dissipates quicker then anticipated and leaves the top covered in spots with a blotchy head of lace.

S: Nice roasted malt aromatics, with chocolate and toffee the most dominant.

T: Nice roasted malt flavors as could be expected but some very deep dark chocolate flavors busting thru and really take over. Light piney hop flavoring coming thru followed by some nice tartness. Some spiciness in the background from the chilis and aftertaste as well but it adds to the flavoring compexities. Very nice.

M: Light carbonation works with the flavors, which are crisp. Slight dry feeling on the palette but not one that is very noticeable.

O: Not a bad Imperial Stout. This has less smokeyness and more dark chocolate flavors then i expected and found it to be very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 04:44:26 | More by ChrisPratz
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

09-04-2012 21:43:31 | More by DelicateDelirium
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jbertsch

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-04-2012 01:24:29 | More by jbertsch
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truesolution

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-03-2012 04:22:50 | More by truesolution
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CorneliusBunker

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.5%

09-02-2012 06:18:45 | More by CorneliusBunker
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

09-01-2012 23:50:31 | More by thinwhiteduke
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JohnBender

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

09-01-2012 21:29:38 | More by JohnBender
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Comes out of the bottle a rich, warm sable just a red tomcat whisker above black. Head is fairly thick, fine-bubbled, and toasty tan. Aroma has chocolate, coffee, nutty and earthy notes, very appealing. Flavor fills the mouth with semi-sweet chocolate, quality coffee, nutty and earthy notes plus hints of caramel and hops. Full-bodied texture has plenty of tingle and fizz. Now, how does one say "Excellent beer" in Mexican Spanish?

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 22:52:07 | More by Cyberkedi
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a couple of pints. The brew appears a dark brown with lighter brown clarity seen around the edges. A mocha head sitd atop with a finger strength and patchy to stringy lace sticks to the glass.

The smell is roasty with chocolate and char. A bit of fruity accent with earth and tobacco. As it warms up, the earthen aspect becomes familiar to other stouts that have peppers added.

The taste is bitter with roast. Unsweetned chocolate, coffee and tangy alcohol mix with mild peppery spice that gives a light warmth from a combo of alcohol and pepper. As it warms up, there is some mild cinnamon and more pepper flavor than spicy quality.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is smooth and easy drinking with a nice mix of flavor. Its worth a try and nice balance without the pepper inclusion being too dominating.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 16:02:12 | More by stakem
Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 887 ratings.