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Pimp - Clown Shoes

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very good

150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
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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Photo of Harvey98
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Harvey98, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of jdhilt
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.

jdhilt, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of raythealeman
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

raythealeman, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of Etan
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a very dark brown with a dense soil-colored head. Nice retention.

S: Coffee, brown bread and chocolate, heavy molasses and brown sugar, raisin.

T: Heavily roasted coffee, burnt barley, subtle dark fruits, dark chocolate. Moderately bitter and roasty. Bit of alcohol in the finish.

M: Medium to thick, fine creamy carbonation.

O: Not bad at all - strong and roasty, pretty tasty.

Etan, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of jsanford
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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).

jsanford, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of ryanpj
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

ryanpj, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of NoLeafClover44
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into Weyerbacher tulip. Bottle dated
May 2012.

A - Pours dark brown with two fingers of cream colored head. Good retention and even better lacing.

S - Sourdough bread malts, whole grain, roasted almonds, and a bit of vanilla. Pretty good.

T - Starts a little bit sweet with the vanilla and malts. Earth and nuts in the middle. The finish is a drying blast of char. Lingers for a while on the taste buds. Alcohol may contribute to the slight burn and tingly feeling my tongue is left with after each sip. Becomes more drinkable and complex as it warms.

M - Carbonation is perfect and the body is a bit thin for a beer with this much flavor and booze. Slick on the tongue beyond the finish.

O - This one just started popping up all over shelves and got around to trying it tonight. It grew on me as it warmed and I drank more. Complex blend of nutty with an abundance of smoke on the back end. Good stuff, I would like to try the version blended with Blaecorn.

NoLeafClover44, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of Tumble
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Tumble, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of vbiliyar
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

vbiliyar, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of ryanonline
4.58/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

cloudy brown with hints of ruby red and a thick and foamy tan head that leave sheets of lacing. one of the best looking brown ales I've ever seen.

Smells delicious and roasty with some serious caramel malt notes. A faint brown sugar smell rounds it out with no real scent of hops.

all of that in the taste with a bit of bitter hops.

the mouthfeel is quite smooth and very creamy, slightly dry finish compliments the rest very nicely.

Super drinkable, especially for a 10 percent beer.

Daaaamn!!! one fine beer the folks at clown shoes have cooked up. quite something else subtle yet complex in its own rights and on top of all that, very drinkable.

ryanonline, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of doof116
4/5  rDev +0.8%

doof116, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of Massbmx
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Massbmx, Jun 24, 2012
Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev +0.8%

THECPJ, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of LynnHomeBrewer
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

LynnHomeBrewer, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of Brad007
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.

Brad007, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of SalMineo
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

SalMineo, Jun 12, 2012
Photo of rab53
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

rab53, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of jjcote
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

jjcote, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of jaasen64
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into a CCB snifter.

A- Pours an opaque very dark brown almost black with about a half of a finger of mocha brown head that recedes to leaving almost no head. About average carbonation- can see lines of carbonation bubbles lining the glass. Leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Definitely a strong aroma of coffee, malts, and maybe a faint hint of underlying dark fruits and spices.

T- Presence fairly creamy coffee, some nuts, a little bit of toffee, light roasted malts, finished with a lightly sweet tiny bit bitter taste that lingers on the palate for a little while.

M- Medium bodied, average to slightly above average carbonation, very well balanced, abv very well hidden at 10%.

O- This was a very good beer especially for Brash's first offering. I'd definitely rank this near the top on Brown ales I've had. For two different brown ales blended by two different companies (one a start up for that matter), this beer balanced very nicely between the coffee and malty presence. Unfortunately I didn't try Brown Angel before trying this beer, but I'd love to compare the two (supposedly Clown Shoes' beer was just a beefed up Brown Angel). I wish this was a regular offering, however it seems like it is a limited one-time release. Definitely pick some up while you can. Can't wait to try the other Brash brews!

jaasen64, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of GrindFatherBob
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of ptricky
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

ptricky, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of angusblackheart
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


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!

angusblackheart, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of kevgod
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

kevgod, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of PeterIngemi
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split a 22 oz bottle poured into a duvel glass.

A: pours a dark dark brown/black with a two finger mocha head that dissapates nicley and leavs some beautiful lacing.

S: earthy toasted nutty grain, touch of chocolate and a touch of sweetness. A little dissapointed here after the magnificent appearance.

T: a step up from the nose... The chocolate seems to step out a bit more... The earthy nutty grain is still there and blends nicley with the chocolate notes... The alcohol is non existent here... I was suprised when I checked and saw the 10% abv.

M: on the light side if a medium body... medium carbonation, I'm not gonna lie I wish this brew had a touch more heft and creamyness to it.

O: a good beer, tasty and different, highly drinkable for 10% abv. Overall I think I prefer the original clown shoes double brown a bit more.

PeterIngemi, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of Dope
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very dark brown with a big dense dark tan colored head. Fades slowly, leaving a thin but solid wall of lacing behind.

S: Toasted malt with a pretty strong nuttiness to it. Kinda smells like peanut butter on toast funnily enough. I even get some salty pretzel. Pretty subtle given the strength of the brew.

T: Ahhh, now we're talking. Up front, lots of toffee, sharp, almost bitter toasted malt and hints of caramel. Again, there's that pretzel taste. It's almost a little gritty, like it's got ground up pretzels in it. I don't know how to describe it better but that's what I get out of it. Nutty towards the back end, almost like roasted peanuts. Ends with a little bit of earthy bitterness thrown in. Maybe the lightest hints of cocoa in there?

M: Fairly heavy, lower carbonation, a little grainy.

O: Definitely a unique beer. Don't think there exists a brown ale this strong - definitely a "double" brown ale if such a thing were classified. I enjoyed it, if not just for the uniqueness alone. If you like toasted malt and nuts you will like this one.

Dope, May 31, 2012
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Pimp from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.