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Pimp - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
89
very good

141 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 141
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.56%
Wants: 12
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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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

01-12-2013 06:06:21 | More by spycow
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-30-2013 04:34:18 | More by Texasfan549
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oberon

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 20:42:47 | More by oberon
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a creamy off white 1 finger head that fades fairly slowly with decent lacing, over almost pitch black super dark no light coming through beer.

NOse comes right out with roast and coffee, lots of fresh roasted coffee beans, light roasted malt, hint of oats and very dark chocolate with bitterness, light nutty and caramel malts, a bit chocolate covered peanut butter like, a bit of toffee comes through with a hint of bitter earthy hops.

Taste starts with big malts again very dark. Some roasted malt flavors bringing tons of coffee, almost infused coffee, but fresh roasted coffee beans and light bitterness with that. Then some dark chocolate, plenty of cocoa and light oats. Next comes in the caramel, toffee, and lots of sweet syrup like addition malts that don't come on syrupy though. The booze kicks in quickly as well with warming and slight tingly booze, not boozy tasting just hot. chewy with light nuts, again a light chocolate covered peanut butter like flavor. Light toasty brown malts come through later with the light earthy hop bitterness. Finish leaves lots of chocolate covered peanut butter, with light booze, fairly dry, a bit of bitterness, plenty of caramel and toffee with more coffee and light booze.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, a bit thinner than I expected, plenty of hot booze, but good carb.

Overall mixed, it has lots of good points, but some not that great points. Great malts, chocolate and roast, coffee, caramel, nuts, etc, but the booze is a bit overpowering, bitterness is there but not a nice hop bitterness that blends well more from the roast, but no real off flavors which is nice. So I guess a pretty good beer if I can say that I would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 02:55:27 | More by jlindros
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2012 13:04:27 | More by Rifugium
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-04-2013 23:45:15 | More by SocalKicks
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-11-2013 02:26:14 | More by oline73
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Small, off-white head. It settles to rim bubbles. It has some streaky and spotty lace. The liquid is ruby brown where light barely passes through the center of the glass.

Plenty of chocolate and powdered cocoa aroma.

Lots of darker cocoa up front. Not quite bitter, but it isn't sweet either. The swallow features a bit of a taste explosion. There's significant creaminess, a hop presence and a richness to the beer that wasn't apparent initially. The alcohol is completely hidden with the rich taste. Complex and deceptive.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2013 22:42:54 | More by smcolw
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-27-2013 15:49:00 | More by mendvicdog
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Prohibition Taproom in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours pitch black and completely opaque with a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Roasted dark malt aroma with some sweet booze and a subtle hop presence. Very robust smelling with hints of burnt toast, roasted coffee bean, dark chocolate and oatmeal followed by faint earthy pine notes and alcohol.

Medium bodied but slightly thinner than expected with a balance of sweet and roasted malt notes followed by some boozy heat in the finish. Slightly smokey with some coffee bean, dark chocolate and oatmeal flavor countered by sweeter chocolate notes, caramel and toffee. The hop presence found in the nose is absent in the flavor and the strong alcohol heat takes away from the malts. Still, it's well balanced and flavorful. Not bad but could have been great.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2012 02:30:04 | More by corby112
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-21-2013 03:56:27 | More by MarkyMOD
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-10-2013 05:03:44 | More by oriolesfan4
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

05-16-2013 21:33:56 | More by InspectorBob
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger khaki head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights, ton of yeast left in bottle. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Brown sugar nose and flavor is burnt brown sugar. Very smooth, high ABV is hidden. $7.54 for a 22oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT. Bottled 5/2012.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2012 22:05:43 | More by jdhilt
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-10-2012 15:30:24 | More by DrunkinYogi
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-10-2013 03:43:21 | More by duceswild
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rab53

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

06-11-2012 00:32:56 | More by rab53
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-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.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 01:12:54 | More by beerthulhu
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-29-2013 05:50:08 | More by Kelp
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 14:41:58 | More by tdm168
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Brad007

Vermont

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the artwork.

Pours a dark brown with a one-finger head into my glass. Darker than I expected from the style but still well within range.

Sweet, lightly boozy malt that has a touch of raisin. I can see that this is a blend of two different brown ales. There may be some chocolate essence as well but nothing too complex.

Very interesting flavors. Sweet, syrupy malt with brown sugar, caramel and raisin characteristics.

This isn't a standard brown ale by any means. The higher ABV does affect the carbonation minimally but otherwise, much what I'd expect out of the style.

I'd recommend this for someone wanting a little more out of their brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 00:14:59 | More by Brad007
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +0.8%

06-15-2012 03:13:03 | More by THECPJ
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billab914

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into my Three Floyd's glass. Dark brown, mahogany color with a frothy tan head filling the top half inch of the glass. Nice looking color to it.

The aroma shows some pretty bold malt flavors. I get more sweeter caramel and milk chocolate to it at first, but I also get some roasted malts that add some coffee and dark chocolate. Pretty nice aroma overall, the malt flavors are bold but well balanced with each other.

The taste also mixes sweet caramel and milk chocolate with a more bitter and roasted malt flavor. They don't seem to compliment each other as well as they did in the aroma, but still pretty good overall. Both the milky chocolate and roasted coffee flavors are really good in it separately but it just doesn't seem to come together as well as it could have.

The mouthfeel is leaning towards the heavier side with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a another solid and interesting beer from CS. The roasted malts seemed to make it lean towards the porter style, which I thought was a good and interesting take on the style. Pretty enjoyable beer overall.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 15:27:18 | More by billab914
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

02-05-2013 13:31:04 | More by xnicknj
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very dark brown, cola ruby highlights, somewhat black in color brown ale. Beige head, that leaves a strong ring for all 22 ounces.

Mild chocolate aroma, maybe a little coffee. Some yeasty, caramelized fruit lingers around with the high abv. % to make a nice smelling sipper of a beer.

Fruity, yeasty chocolate, with a warm boozy finish. The finish has plenty of abv%, but its not overwhelming by any means. Pretty good sipper, tailor made for a pimp I guess.

Well carbonated mouthfeel, but has some smooth roasted notes as well.

Pretty good, flavorful sipper in my opinion. I like it.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 20:08:47 | More by scruffwhor
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Pimp from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.