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Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes

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very good

1,007 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,007
Reviews: 188
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 44
Gots: 158 | 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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teamwiggum, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

wyatt13, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of AlexFields
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown, near black, a thin coffee tinted head.

Smells of moderately roasty chocolate, some chili pepper and spice, faint vanilla.

Taste is chocolate, faded pepper, hints of vanilla. As with many chili beers there's a faint vegetable taste in the finish but that's not really a bad thing. Pretty good but would really like some more pepper.

Mouthfeel is okay, fairly thick and creamy but a little under carbed.

A good stout, I love any stout with vanilla or chili, but this would really benefit from more pronounced flavors.


AlexFields, Feb 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Slikpitt, Feb 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jsanford, Jan 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

JAHMUR, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

azureoval, Jan 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Falien02, Jan 21, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 5/2012

Dark brown color with a massive three finger+ head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. Glass is coated by lacing.

Aroma is not as complex as I was anticipating. A little chocolate and earthiness. A little bit of chile in the background. Alcohol is a well hidden.

Flavor is interesting but the malt is not as deep or complex as I like in big stouts. This beer is relying more on its added ingredients such as chile and cinnamon. A little bit of heat from the alcohol and chile which makes this somewhat interesting.

For a 9% ABV beer, the body is not very big. The carbonation is nice. Not too much but lively.

Interesting beer that relies too much on its non-traditional ingredients. The base beer does not bring enough to the show.

morimech, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

dgherm, Jan 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

laymansbeerfan, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

bcostner1, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chocolate Sombrero (thanks to my trading partners!) split with my brother and poured into tulips.

A: Dark opaque brown pour, with a tan head that doesn't retain very well (likely because of the adjuncts used).

S: Big chocolate and milk chocolate-like sweetness bordering on caramel, hefty spice note that is recognizable as primarily cinnamon. There is a hint of peppery heat, as well as the slightest hint of vanilla. Roasty, sweet, and spicy, but well-integrated and inviting.

T: Follows the nose, moderate chocolate without being overly sweet; caramel and faint vanilla sweetness again, plenty of cinnamon start-to-finish, and a faint peppery sensation, especially on my lips as I drink. Its not distracting, its actually barely noticeable, but it brings out the 'Mexican' side of this chocolate stout.

MF: Pretty creamy, medium-to-full bodied, and with everything going on in this beer I can't detect any alcohol presence.

O: A good beer, well executed. Peppers are NOT overwhelming, neither is the cinnamon though it is definitely prominent.

Scotchboy, Jan 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

wtfdic, Jan 14, 2013
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tenacioustomato, Jan 11, 2013
Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 1,007 ratings.