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Pimp - Clown Shoes

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very good

141 Ratings
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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"

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

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 22:26:03 | More by cindyjeffsmith
Photo of InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

05-16-2013 21:33:56 | More by InspectorBob
Photo of scruffwhor


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
Photo of Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-29-2013 05:50:08 | More by Kelp
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-10-2013 05:03:44 | More by oriolesfan4
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-10-2013 03:43:21 | More by duceswild
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-30-2013 11:32:35 | More by Burkbom23
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-30-2013 04:34:18 | More by Texasfan549
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-24-2013 03:17:00 | More by Sparky44
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Rhode Island

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

03-24-2013 02:46:07 | More by PrimScrewhead
Photo of JackieTH


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

Deep brown pour, khaki head, good lace. Chocolate and roast malt nose. Caramel, lightly roast malt, chocolate and biscuits on the palate. Fairly straightforward brown. Light sweetness yet a citric hop appears late to balance the malty goodness. Decent brown.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 07:01:45 | More by JackieTH
Photo of match1112


3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-17-2013 16:04:04 | More by match1112
Photo of smcolw


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
Photo of Gobzilla


3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-06-2013 19:10:49 | More by Gobzilla
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-21-2013 03:56:27 | More by MarkyMOD
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

02-05-2013 13:31:04 | More by xnicknj
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-31-2013 01:55:24 | More by dan027
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

01-29-2013 01:40:54 | More by nkeckhar
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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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

01-27-2013 15:49:00 | More by mendvicdog
Photo of KTCamm

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-13-2013 11:50:04 | More by KTCamm
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 04:21:07 | More by argock
Photo of BobRoss

5/5  rDev +25.9%

01-04-2013 16:49:34 | More by BobRoss
Pimp from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.