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Pimp - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
89
very good

147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.31%
Wants: 13
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Got them fancy clothes. Got that big car, suicide doors, 8 track stereo, color TV's. Livin' the American dream, now you've got a brew as smooth as chorus from Al Green. Brash Brewing and Clown Shoes each made a brown ale at Mercury, then blended them. You don't have to have solid gold pants to enjoy... but it helps.

"When life's a bitch, be a pimp"
-unknown

(Beer added by: Dope on 05-31-2012)
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velcrogrip, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of gcamparone
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a Duvel glass. Purchased as Gasbarros for $1!

A- Pours a muddy brown opaque body with an off white fluffy head that reduces slowly and leaves thick lacing.

S- Subtle notes on the nose.. nutty, grainy, smokey, caramel.

T- Very nutty with lots of toffee, burnt sugar, caramel, and sweet malt. The finish is roasty. Not
bad, not bad at all.

M- Medium body, medium carbonation. About where it needs to be.

I liked this more than expected, and for the price it was a steal.

gcamparone, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

user785335, Mar 10, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a brown body with two finger head on top of an aroma that is a mix of roasted and sweet caramel and chocolate notes, even some toffee. Medium bodied and sticky, even a little chewy, goes down easy and smooth. The booze makes itself known but not in an aggressive manner and the beer is mostly a good balance of sweet and roasted malts. A simple but very enjoyable brown ale.

clayrock81, Mar 08, 2014
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bigred89, Feb 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Moo5152, Dec 14, 2013
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3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. "Brewed 5/2012" stamped on label. I didn't even notice it was this old when I bought recently.

pours extremely dark brown, 1" thick super creamy khaki colored head. huge clumps of lacing cling to the glass. aroma is a bit boozy, rich malt. taste is burnt caramel, raisin, alcohol burn aftertaste. herbal, earthy. medium body, quite creamy smooth mouthfeel. lower carbonation.

jmdrpi, Nov 06, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the few Clown shoes collab's I passed by on occasion. Purchased for 8 bucks marked down from $13.95. Into a pint glass.

A - Very deep brown almost stout like except for a small brown hue in the base. Head is a deep mocha with a solid inch that doesn't fade quickly.
S - Smells of a good brown ale mostly chocolate and brown malt but probably some cocoa too. A mild herbal hops as well.
T - Despite the high ABV this beer is tasty. Brown malts at this point are not very dry or herbal and the hops take a backseat as well. It does have some cocoa and chocolate flavors but not overall sweet. I am impressed.
M - Mouth is kind of dry like a porter so the yeast must play a good part on this. Medium in bodied and sort of slick.

Overall I never had a "brash" brewing company beer but this one is quite good. Very well crafted and with such a high octane ABV remember it's a sipper.

DrDemento456, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-dark brown color with a nice tan head and good lacing

S-chocolate, dark malt, molasses, light coffee, earthy

T-dark roasted malt, cocoa, light coffee, molasses, earthy, mild bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth and creamy

O- good brown ale, little boozy but enjoyable

MDDMD, Oct 07, 2013
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JamesStreet, Sep 25, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass

A: Totally pimped out in a chocolate brown suit with a tan one finger hat that dipped far low one eye. Nasty tan lacing that ran down the side oh, so elegantly.

S: bitchin' chocolate and vanilla mix with a malty backbone. A half pint of alcohol in the back pocket.

T: slaps you upside the head with that malty vanilla attitude with caramel and chocolate bringing up the rear. Sweet, robust, sassy.

M: medium with a frothy swish on the tongue and tons of kickass carbonation.

O: a helluva ride. Wish they kept making this cool dude. Now dat's one fine brown ale, mama.

brewskifan55, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

oline73, Sep 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

mbonugli, Sep 03, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - a nice looking dark walnut brown. The medium bodied brown head holds up well and lingers on the sides.

S - excellent chocolate malt nose profile with a really nice warm sweetness to it. If I didn't know better I would tell you I was about to partake in a nice chocolate porter.

T - The taste is consistent with the smell. It is a nice imperial porter. I know that isn't the style but it is the smell, taste and mouthfeel so I am sticking with it! The tast balances the warmth of the alcohol with the sweet, smooth and roasted malt profile. A hint of the hops at the back of the tongue creates a complex beer but not before a little bit of that roasted goodness in the after taste.

M - It is a moderately thick beer, again much more like a porter than a brown. It is fizzy especially around the edges which works well on the tongue with the thickness of the beer.

O - All in all this is a fun surprise of a beer from Clown Shoes and Brash. I don't have a ton of experience with either (more Clown Shoes.) But the complexity of this beer that was pulled off professionally has made me a fan of their craftsmanship. Worth the grab if you can find any aged bottles left.

weeheavybutdieting, Aug 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

jaxon53, Aug 17, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - poured into snifter a dark brown almost black, one finger off white to tan head. Disappeared quick but left great lacing throughout.

S - sweet dark malt character notes if toffee, molasses, tootsie roll, and a slight roastyness.

T - flavor is great, I originally saw double brown ale on the bottle and didn't get my hopes up, not entirely into brown ales as much but this brings mounds of flavor to the party. The taste carries over the complex notes in the aroma of a sweet dark roasted malt, tootsie roll and molasses. Couldn't discern flavor hops as much but there is ample Bittering hops. Alcohol is subdued for the abv but this was bottled 6/12 so it's had time to mellow out. It leaves a nice hop and roasted malt flavor on the palate that lingers for sometime.

M - thick, syrupy with medium carbonation, slow sipping but the feel matches what I would expect for the style.

O - this is a great brew, and a great brown at that. It has some qualities that push it more towards an imperial porter, however the color and various tootsie roll/molasses notes are all brown ale. I am impressed with this beer, and slightly saddened it was a one off. Just a testiment to the greatness and variety of American craft brews.

MaineBrewing, Aug 06, 2013
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Pimp from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.