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Pimp - Clown Shoes

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very good

144 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 144
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.56%
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"

(Beer added by: Dope on 05-31-2012)
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Reviews by MaineBrewing:
Photo of MaineBrewing


4.38/5  rDev +10.3%

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.

08-06-2013 23:32:15 | More by MaineBrewing
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%

Pours into a becker a deep dark chocolate brown with a creamy one finger lighter beige that never really settles.Aromas of chocolate and more chocolate,there is more brown sugar and a big shot of sweet alcohol,smells like a sweet boozy bomb.The feel is nice and creamy with lighter carbonation,it slides down easy.As expected it's pretty boozy with chocolate malt flavors really hitting home,some caramel and just a smattering of earthiness in the finish.It's not bad but it's a sipper,maybe not suited for 4:30 in the afternoon drinking like Iam doing.

06-03-2013 20:42:47 | More by oberon
Photo of SuomiHobbit


4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-27-2014 22:32:53 | More by SuomiHobbit
Photo of lordofthewiens


4.35/5  rDev +9.6%

I've had several Clown Shoes beers and, while they've been enjoyable, I haven't been blown away by any of them. Well, this one is spot on.

In a snifter the beer was near black in color. It had a small tan head with a smattering of lace.

Big roasted malt aroma. Some sweet fruit and chocolate. A little bit of oakiness.

Where do I begin with the taste? Raisin bread for certain, very much so. A lot of chocolate. Could not discern any hops. Alcohol not particularly noticeable, but the beer became more boozy as it warmed up.

Heavy mouthfeel, but in a nice way. It felt great rolling around in my mouth.

09-19-2012 21:57:41 | More by lordofthewiens
Photo of Moo5152


4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-14-2013 17:14:08 | More by Moo5152
Photo of JamesStreet


4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-25-2013 15:09:39 | More by JamesStreet
Photo of alamode


4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-22-2012 06:14:21 | More by alamode
Photo of BrittQ


4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-16-2012 18:47:18 | More by BrittQ
Photo of whatname


4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

12-05-2012 03:25:04 | More by whatname
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +2%

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bomber.

A - very dark brown with a little brown head that has decent retention

S - roasty, caramel, toffy, alcohol, sweet

T - caramel, toffy, nutty, bitter coffee, roasty

M - medium to full bodied, well carbonated

This is a rather complex Brown Ale. The ABV is well hidden. My only complaint is that the complexities each fight to be independent. There doesn't seem to be an cohesive flavor. A bit of balance would not only round this beer out but add a good deal of drinkability. In the end, I enjoyed it and wouldn't turn it down in the future.

08-25-2012 14:41:58 | More by tdm168
Photo of aleslover


4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

09-22-2012 03:05:06 | More by aleslover
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-02-2012 02:29:25 | More by chim52chim
Photo of KTCamm

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +4%

Served on tap at Little Pub in Ridgefield CT.

Pours dark brown with 1/4 inch off-white foam that holds. Sticky and lacing. Coffee/chocolate nutty nose. Roasted. Taste is a creamy, boozy, caramel, coffee - everything hits at once for a delicious blend. Firm bitter at the finish. Really good.

01-13-2013 11:50:04 | More by KTCamm
Photo of angusblackheart


4.53/5  rDev +14.1%


Bottled 5/2012, so very fresh

Beer was hazy brown, almost murky, but had a good head and left beautiful lacing. Smells of hops, choocolate, fresh bread, really good! Taste is very unusual, a mix of hops and dark malts and dark fruits, very good. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and dry, a really good beer!

06-05-2012 11:53:55 | More by angusblackheart
Photo of Bung


4/5  rDev +0.8%

22oz. Damn near black pour, solid finger of off frothy off white head.

Aroma, malty, nutty, some roast of both. Some milk like chocolate.

Taste, a Roasty brown for sure. Malt, heavy nut, peanut. Bakers chocolate and woody smoke. Not too charry though. Finishes with some bitter and coffee.

Solid medium body, carbonation lightens it up a bit. Semi-coating with minimal warming from the abv, drinks pretty easy for the size.

Much better than their standard brown.

08-05-2012 02:49:19 | More by Bung
Photo of GuyIncognito


3.4/5  rDev -14.4%

This is a big, boozy beer. Tastes more like a stout or a porter. I've noticed that the last few dark beers from Clown Shoes have tasted like slight variations of the same beer- Hoppy Feet 1.5, Blaecorn Unidragon, and Pimp all taste the same to me. It's like the Simpsons joke at the Duff brewery there are 4 spouts coming out of the same barrel filling 4 different bottles. A virtual brewer doesn't need to make 13 beers year round in my humble opinion.

11-03-2012 13:38:13 | More by GuyIncognito
Photo of beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%

-double brown ale. bot on 6/12. consumed 1/13.

A: Dark otter brown pour shows auburn highlights as it exits the bottle. A tarnished-bronze mushroom head sits at 2 fingers with a frumpy textured nature, bready and porous if you will. Good show of micro bead carbonation rises along the glass walls rebuilding the head which showed remarkable retention. Thick spongy coating exists for lacing afterwards.

S: Dark chocolate, rich level of aromatic appeal, soft roasted bean bitterness. Not terribly complex, though soothing and roasty forward. Caramel chocolate coffee best sums up the first impression. Fresh roasty nature, rich chocolate with deep tones are brought out with some cocoa with just the right amount of bitterness. Fresh dark roasty coffee bean fade comes with compliments of vanilla, hazelnut that lingers about with a silty touch. Some spicy dark fruit is noticed while flashes of sweet dark malt interludes thoughout the experience.

M: Nice carbonation presence and tingle, creamy chocolate malts are smooth on the tongue with a warmth of alcohol nature.

O: Overall rich deep chocolate tones with a fresh roastiness really makes this shine out with a fresh nature. Abv is well hidden, very nice drinkability and enjoyment factor and bomber worthy to the last drop. Worthy to pimp out to your friends.

01-29-2013 01:12:54 | More by beerthulhu
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-17-2012 01:14:31 | More by WhitmansNiece
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3.85/5  rDev -3%

Pours a very dark brown, almost black, but you can see some ruby tinges. Medium brown head. Didn't stick around long, but with the ABV, not all that shocking.

The aroma is big and roasty, with plenty of chocolate malts. Some brown sugar in there as well, with some nuttiness.

The taste is sweet and nutty, plenty of chocolate in there too. Hints of booze, but it's subtle. Roast with a slight vanilla/amaretto quality.

It's nearly full bodied, but does have some carbonation that's noticeable. Some slick creaminess.

It's a nice double brown, really.

08-20-2012 01:26:50 | More by EgadBananas
Photo of CEDAMA


5/5  rDev +25.9%

11-12-2012 21:38:12 | More by CEDAMA
Photo of jsanford


3.98/5  rDev +0.3%

Pours black with brown highlights and a dense ivory head that settles to a thick ring and slight haze. Very nice aromas are wafting from the glass, dominated by lightly roasted coffee with cream, sugar, toasted hazelnuts, and a touch of alcohol. Taste consists of more roasted malt, coffee, a bit of chocolate, and more roasted nuts. A very nice Brown Ale, but a Brown Ale nonetheless. Mouthfeel is smooth and fairly creamy, with a medium-full body and ample carbonation. Overall a pretty solid offering from Clown Shoes, I'd love to get my hands on the barrel-aged version (Flight of the Pimp).

07-07-2012 02:40:41 | More by jsanford
Photo of user785335


3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-10-2014 15:49:57 | More by user785335
Photo of LiquidAmber


3.93/5  rDev -1%

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black in the glass. Fine one finger brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark roasted malt, chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Flavor of roasted malt with slight char, chocolate, dark stone fruit; finishes with charred coffee and light hops. Medium bodied. A rich flavored dark ale straddling the line between a brown ale and stout. Flavor is integrated and covers the alcohol well.

11-19-2012 03:27:24 | More by LiquidAmber
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-19-2012 00:34:04 | More by FreshmanPour77
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3.54/5  rDev -10.8%

appearance: Quite dark brown with some cola highlights. big messy mocha head.
smell: A bit of cocoa but mostly, not much happening.
taste: A lot richer than the nose. Nice combo of nutty chocolate and a little hoppy bitterness.
mouthfeel: noticeable carbonation.
overall: not bad, not great.

05-18-2013 22:26:03 | More by cindyjeffsmith
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Pimp from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.