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Pimp - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
89
very good

147 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Photo of velcrogrip
3/5  rDev -24.4%

velcrogrip, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of argock
3.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a clear glass snifter. Bottled on 6/2012 on bottom corner of label. Purchased at Total Wine (Norwalk, CT) for $7.99.

A: Pleasing chestnut brown with staunch 1-2 finger sof tightly bubbled, cola-like light beige head with decent retention and some scraps of lace.

S: Subtle chocolate and coffee grounds aroma mix with light caramel bready almost doughy malt qualities. Not much but mild earthy hopping. No real alcohol aspect.

T: The flavor is not well-integrated and has a heavy alcohol/booze that muddies the flavor further. The chocolate and coffee in the nose, mild to begin with, are even more masked by a cardboardy, slightly metallic alcohol -like, chemical flavor. The nuttiness is very strong too and really doesn't mesh with the alcohol and the other malt flavors. This would be a lot better beer at 8% -- to me the alcohol is too forward and blunts any subtleties that might be there. The finish has a little finesse with a little more chocolate presence, but overall I think this one misses with me: it just lands like a big thud on your palate.

M: The mouthfeel is somewhat better with a smooth creaminess, but the booziness does hamper this aspect a little bit as well. Carbonation is low and well-done. Pretty chewy overall.

O: Not really what I was expecting -- the flavors don't really work well together and it is way to boozy for me, which gets in the way of the flavors that should come through in a very big brown ale.

argock, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

InspectorBob, May 16, 2013
Photo of seeswo
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

seeswo, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of xnicknj
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

xnicknj, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of GuyIncognito
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

GuyIncognito, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of user785335
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

user785335, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Piddmeista, Aug 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

nkeckhar, Jan 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

match1112, Mar 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

funkel81, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Kelp, Apr 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

SalMineo, Jun 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

akang, Aug 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

JustinMatthew, Jul 22, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

ryanpj, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

cindyjeffsmith, May 18, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at Iron Abbey, Horsham, PA

Served in a tulip glass, an opaque, dark brown-black with a thin cap of beige head. Surprisingly stout-like in appearance for a brown ale. Roasty, nutty aroma, with a balancing dark malt sweetness, hints of coffee and cocoa. Similar taste, roasty dark malts up front, nutty, dark sugar sweetness--caramel, toffee--coffee and dark chocolate, root beer, with a bit of alcohol burn. Smooth mouthfeel, thinner bodied than you might expect before remembering that this is supposed to be a brown ale, not a stout, though it seems to bear semblance to both. Almost comes off like they were trying to make a stout, but it wasn't full enough so they called it an imperial brown ale. Regardless, still a pretty good beer overall.

Rifugium, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 8.19.12.

A - Pours a very dark brown with a light brown head. Good retention.

S - Nutty and dull coffee.

T - Nice roasted malt and again some dull coffee.

D - Decent carbonation with a nice medium body. Finish with some nice smokey tones.

O - Coffee, nuts and smoke. Solid, but nothing special.

HuskyinPDX, Aug 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

chim52chim, Sep 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

FreshmanPour77, Oct 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

cestlavie, Jan 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

oline73, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

GeorgiaBeerGuy, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Harvey98, Jul 12, 2012
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Pimp from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.