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Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

933 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 933
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 41
Gots: 137 | 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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RMoeNay

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-22-2012 00:38:26 | More by RMoeNay
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-21-2012 01:14:49 | More by trevorpost
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yamar68

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -1.8%

8/12 vintage

Pours like a carbonated glass of black coffee... deep and dark, dense khaki head that sinks down to a thin collar and whispy retention floating around the center of the glass.

Pleasant spicing - spicy cinnamon and peppery nutmeg, smooth bitter chocolate, sweet syrup, no discernible alcohol presence.

Not quite an unusual as the grocery list of ingredients would suggest... barely bitter chocolate, mild pepper heat presence, faint cinnamon, chocolate milk... given all the ingredients, this is actually a bit tame. Still pretty tasty though.

I'd give it a go if you're curious.

10-18-2012 00:39:35 | More by yamar68
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Phoenix2443

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.1%

10-17-2012 19:28:44 | More by Phoenix2443
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Joshgonzales79

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-15-2012 04:14:40 | More by Joshgonzales79
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freduardo

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

10-15-2012 03:12:16 | More by freduardo
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pjs234

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-14-2012 04:35:46 | More by pjs234
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emerge077

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%

Bottled 5/2012.

Pours black into a dimpled mug with a crown of lacing inside the glass. Foam subsides after the initial pour, fizzling a little bit. Surface has a creamy texture, and the skim breaks after the first sip or two.

Roasted malt aroma, basic and straightforward. Not picking up much ancho or vanilla yet.

Tastes alright but still not much in the way of complexity. Roasted malt and some light vanilla traces and a little earthy sweetness that could possibly be attributed to ancho chilies, but not for certain. Medium bodied and fairly smooth. A slight tingle in the aftertaste that points to ancho again, though chocolate dominates. A good stout overall.

10-14-2012 01:53:21 | More by emerge077
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.43/5  rDev -10.9%

Pours a thinner black with a light brown head of foam on top.

The smell is very light and one dimensional. Chocolate malt is about all I get and again, it's very light.

Taste is pleasant. Overall, tastes like chocolate cake. Lots of chocolate, light on the vanilla and cinnamon and the chile is non-existent. Not much depth to the taste. It's nice, but more flavor please, especially the chile.

Thinner for the style, but still pretty smooth. I would call this medium bodied.

A decent beer overall, but lacks in several areas. I wouldn't buy this one again at the bomber price of $8.69.

10-13-2012 18:52:59 | More by jera1350
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jacknsally5148

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-13-2012 18:38:19 | More by jacknsally5148
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.6/5  rDev +19.5%

Nice looking beer. Opaque body with a chocolate brown head that leaves nice lace. Aroma is very inviting. Chocolate and caramel malt. Roasted malt. Slight pepper. Flavor profile brings more of the same. The pepper is there, but very light. Perfect for this beer. Chocolate/caramel malt base is superb in this beer. Roasted, coffee like tones are subtle, but there. Light amounts of pepper heat. And a really nice milk sugar, milk stout like presence on the buds. Light-medium bodied and smooth and velvety. Quite enjoyable. Hitting 3 for 4 now with these Clown Shoes beers.

10-13-2012 04:47:48 | More by Bighuge
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jmbraxton

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

10-13-2012 03:51:50 | More by jmbraxton
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Hopstout

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

10-09-2012 01:34:49 | More by Hopstout
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H0rnedFr0gs

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-08-2012 23:45:50 | More by H0rnedFr0gs
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Mikecap

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

10-08-2012 23:44:42 | More by Mikecap
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zenwatts

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

10-07-2012 04:44:18 | More by zenwatts
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bens0n

Texas

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%

This beer pours a dark, sandy brown color with a small amount of tan head, not much lacing.

Smell wise it has a nice almost-sweet chocolatey aroma with some hints of toffee and cinnamon, not very boozy for 9% abv because the cocoa and coffee are pretty strong.

Flavor wise its a combination of the way it looks and smells, it has an almost gritty texture to it. Its loaded with cocoa nibs and all kinds of chocolatey goodness with a tiny amount of hot pepper. I just wish I had gotten more than a single snifter. There are tons of flavors going on.

10-06-2012 18:14:56 | More by bens0n
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-05-2012 23:01:23 | More by 2dogbrew
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Danny1217

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%

Dark brown with a small tan head. Lots of visible carbonation.
Smells of roasted dark chocolate, vanilla, toffee, cinnamon, and a bit of pepper.
Strong roasted flavor. Some bittersweet dark chocolate on the front as well as some vanilla and chile. There is some dryness on the back with just a touch of spice. Slightly overcarbonated for the style, making it less smooth than I would like, but not too big of a deal. Medium to full body.

Something like an imperial sweet stout with peppers. It's as unique as it sounds. Definitely worth a try. Might revisit again later.

10-04-2012 16:02:46 | More by Danny1217
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

3.85/5  rDev 0%

Poured from tap into tulip at Avenue Pub NOLA. Pours a nice black pour with thick brown head. Nice roasted malt aromas, some sweet chocolate aroma as well. Taste was dominated by the chile/jalepeno flavor, without the heat, which was pretty different. Chocolate and vanilla flavors follow...
its thinner than I like, but its good; not great. Worth a visit, but not worth buying a whole bottle...have on tap if you see it for sure.

10-02-2012 03:43:53 | More by DrinkSlurm
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-01-2012 23:07:51 | More by acurtis
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Delaware

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-24-2012 00:18:00 | More by canders0927
Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
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