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Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

886 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 886
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 40
Gots: 124 | 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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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was black in color with a tiny light brown head.

The aroma was mostly chocolate, with a bit of spice, all with a background of roasted malt.

The taste was also mostly chocolate, but there was a noticeable chile undercurrent, as well as a bit of cinnamon.

Despite the disparate ingredients, this beer worked well. The chile taste began in a subtle fashion, and intensified as the beer was sipped. Very enjoyable, and a nice change of pace.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 19:25:49 | More by lordofthewiens
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

08-29-2012 16:15:28 | More by smutty33
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PopGun

Louisiana

2.25/5  rDev -41.7%

08-26-2012 20:59:44 | More by PopGun
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raffy313

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-26-2012 18:07:54 | More by raffy313
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle with Bottled 5/2012 on the side. Pours a dark black color with a half inch of frothy light brown head. Fair amount of lacing. Aroma is spicy with some cinnamon and chocolate. Roasted malts and hints of smoke. The taste has mostly chocolate upfront followed by the cinnamon and chiles. Spicy and tingly at the end. Odd mixture but it works. The more I drink it, the more heat I get from the chiles. Overall, its a decent beer that I couldnt drink all the time but would buy every once in a while.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2012 03:23:03 | More by PicoPapa
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-22-2012 14:55:23 | More by waiting4lunch
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laxer8811

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-20-2012 01:46:48 | More by laxer8811
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ABokononist

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-19-2012 17:53:19 | More by ABokononist
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +29.5%

08-18-2012 08:30:54 | More by CEDAMA
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THECPJ

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-16-2012 01:41:01 | More by THECPJ
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cycoduck

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-14-2012 02:40:32 | More by cycoduck
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thick black pour, with small retained head. Chocolate and sweet spicy aroma. A quality chocolate in liquid form, with spiciness and some heat. Fuller mouthfeel.Good drinkability, but woe to the one who drinks it all, a la me. I was burping up the chile and Cinnamon eight hours later.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2012 03:28:29 | More by Sammy
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-10-2012 02:39:36 | More by MaddDogg84
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz. bottle shared by Dave Guay. Pours slightly darker than cola with a creamy, half inch, tan-colored head. Nose expresses cocoa, lactose, cinnamon and a hint of spice. Taste consistent with nose; however, there is also slight vanilla presence and the chile flavors are also revealed, albeit somewhat subdued and in the background. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a lively carbonation and just a slight, residual heat from the chiles. I have to say that I like this beer more than I though I would. The flavors coalesce nicely without any aspects really over asserting. All and all a pretty nice beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 01:09:02 | More by Jwale73
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jak

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

08-04-2012 03:06:13 | More by jak
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xxcarpxx

Alabama

4/5  rDev +3.6%

08-03-2012 00:56:40 | More by xxcarpxx
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ferrettman687

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

08-02-2012 16:15:56 | More by ferrettman687
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Nerudamann

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look – jet black with about half a finger’s worth of tan-colored foam that dissipates slowly.

Smell – chocolaty of course, with the edge that a stout typically has. Mildly roasted qualities as well.

Taste – sweetness from the chocolate at first, then there’s a bite from the hops that comes in around the middle. It finishes with a roasted coffee bean-like finish and aftertaste.

Mouthfeel – pretty well-balanced, but leans a little more on the creamy side, not surprisingly.

Overall – not a terribly original type, but still pretty true to it and good-tasting.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 04:27:32 | More by Nerudamann
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

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

What a unique description! An imperial chocolate stout with ancho chile, cinnamon and vanilla. I had to try a bottle. The result? A pretty decent imperial stout, but not one that stands out in the crowd. All of the elements that would make this a singular beer are hard to detect. The chile is all but absent, but there is a hint of cinnamon. Don't get me wrong, I love a good chocolatel & vanilla stout, but there are better ones that aren't as expensive. I've purchased another one of Clown Shoes' imperial stouts and I hope they bring a little more pizzazz to my palate.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 04:03:22 | More by TheRealBigC
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SalukiAlum

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-30-2012 03:04:03 | More by SalukiAlum
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DIPADude01

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

07-28-2012 18:15:34 | More by DIPADude01
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shand

Florida

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

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter.

Another riff on the Hunhapu's formula. Let's see how this goes. It pours out black with a small mocha head. The aroma is full of chocolate, with some roasted malts and a touch of peppers. The flavor is very heavy on the chocolate, with roasted peppers providing balance. There's some roasted malts in the back of everything. The mouthfeel is medium-bodied, and fairly highly carbonated, and the drinkability is good. This is a solid imperial stout, with a unique flavor balance and nice use of peppers. It's just missing a little something to really make it stand out. It's really worth a try though.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 01:43:15 | More by shand
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Exiled

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

07-27-2012 18:52:24 | More by Exiled
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kirellon


4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-27-2012 17:18:14 | More by kirellon
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Schumatrix

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

07-22-2012 20:19:02 | More by Schumatrix
Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
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