Pimp - Clown Shoes

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89
very good

154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
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"
-unknown

(Beer added by: Dope on 05-31-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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

22oz bottle with Bottled 5/2012 on the side. Pours a dark, dark brown color with a half inch of tan head. Lots of lacing. Aromas of booze, caramel malts, earth, chocolate, and brown sugar. Taste is sweet. Vanilla, caramel, booze and light and sweet coffee. Sweet aftertaste. Creamy, heavy mouthfeel. The 10% ABV is very present. Never really had a Brown Ale like this beer. Boozey and sweet, with lots of vanilla and caramel. Overall, it borders on being too sicky sweet, but its a beer worth having again.

Photo of FatSean
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Well done strong brown ale. 22oz bomber from the Cork. Not much on the nose and a bit boozy on the finish even at 45F or so. Still, you'd never know it was 10% until you got to the end of your glass.

A bit on the pricey side for what it is, IMO. Still, if you like a brown ale and you like big beers, give it a shot!

Photo of Harvey98
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

Photo of raythealeman
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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.

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).

Photo of ryanpj
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of vbiliyar
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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!

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Pimp from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.