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Chocolate Sombrero - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

853 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 853
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Wants: 36
Gots: 116 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-28-2014 01:43:24 | More by dubdrop
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured nice and dark into a snifter with a half-finger, dark tan head. Not the most impressive smelling stout I've ever had, but I feel like the ancho chile is lingering there somewhere. Taste is all right. Maybe I just prefer my stouts to be a bit more chocolatey or coffee-ey. This one is pretty solid, though. I do get a spicy bite at the back end, which is cool.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 19:47:12 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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frlrv1020

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-27-2014 02:49:02 | More by frlrv1020
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-26-2014 00:29:23 | More by dphillips
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-25-2014 18:19:15 | More by atrocity
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alelover

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-25-2014 01:56:04 | More by alelover
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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-23-2014 22:21:52 | More by Tabednar
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Mlawrence

Georgia

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

04-22-2014 00:28:18 | More by Mlawrence
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kyle86

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-20-2014 22:22:10 | More by kyle86
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-20-2014 14:00:27 | More by markgugs
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Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

04-20-2014 00:34:42 | More by barhoc11
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-19-2014 00:34:43 | More by jemarent
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New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-18-2014 23:58:59 | More by Baab200
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Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-18-2014 01:28:00 | More by mpenning13
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Massachusetts

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-13-2014 11:21:34 | More by Rikdikulous
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ilikebeer03

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-13-2014 04:00:32 | More by ilikebeer03
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rawfish

California

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours cola brown but sits a shade lighter than black in the glass. Forms a loose and rocky mocha head of three fingers but with poor retention and spotty lacing.

Solid amount of toasted malt and pure milk chocolate sweetness. I get cinnamon and some vegetative and peppery spice in the finish from the chile.

The dark cocoa and caramel sweetness from the malts is very dominant. Warming cinnamon and subtle vanilla appears near the end and without much chile presence. Very mellow flavors overall without the diversity yet it's pleasant and works.

A medium bodied stout, less carbonation than the pour indicated which might have brought out more complexity or pop to this beer. Pretty clean for a dark beer with moderate alcohol stoking the barely breathing heat of the chile and cinnamon.

On paper I was expecting something pretty great with the cinnamon, chile and especially vanilla extract in this chocolate heavy stout but the dark malts are overpowering and the beer just lies there, flat on the palate. The upside is that Clown Shoes is constantly evolving and tweaking so I'm sure this will get even better in subsequent years.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 00:13:45 | More by rawfish
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Extol

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-12-2014 23:44:37 | More by Extol
Chocolate Sombrero from Clown Shoes
87 out of 100 based on 853 ratings.