1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Flight Of The Pimp - Clown Shoes

Not Rated.
Flight Of The PimpFlight Of The Pimp

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

69 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 69
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 13
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Some pimps walk. Some pimps strut. Some pimps run from the law. This pimp, a blend of Pimp and Knob Creek bourbon barrel aged Blaecorn Unidragon, rides between giant wings as they flap through a fiery night sky.

(Beer added by: PeterIngemi on 06-05-2012)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 69 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Moo5152
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Moo5152, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Kreko7
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Kreko7, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks for sharing Matt!

(A)- Pours a pitch black color. Produced a decent tan head with some retention.

(S)- A raisin forward nuttiness meets a subtle roasted body.

(T)- Very similar to the smell. Plenty of raisin with a nutty character amidst an underlying subtle roastedness. Slightest twinge of a hoppy citrus note.

(M)- A good carbonation level. Its an interesting mouthfeel with classic brown ale and stout characteristics. Bitter and hoppy with a leveled sweetness.

(O)- It is definitely interesting. It really reminds me of a hoppy stout and a brown ale mixed together.

sweemzander, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of moonknight31
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

moonknight31, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

jaxon53, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of kawilliams81
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours near black with a 1" beige head. Some clumps and long trails of lacing.

S- chocolate, maple, light smoke/peat aroma, whiskey

T- toffee, dark chocolate, maple syrup, whiskey, light roasted coffee

M- medium body and carbonation. A little thin with some effervescence.

O- pretty tasty beer, nothing that wows you but has some chocolate, sweetness and whiskey notes.

kawilliams81, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Mike
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Mike, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of huddyball
4/5  rDev +0.5%

huddyball, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Massbmx
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Massbmx, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of alamode
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

alamode, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of CoolGuy42
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

CoolGuy42, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of Thren
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Thren, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

Thorpe429, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

WhitmansNiece, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Binny's a while back. Served in a Hair of the Dog tulip.

A - Finger of dark tan foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar, and a few specks of lace. Very dark brown body that is verging on black.

S - Surprisingly stout-forward in flavor. I was expecting more brown ale, as I figured the blend ratio was similar to Angry Beast, but this has a heft dose of char, vanilla, roast, and light oak. Overt bourbon flavor is somewhat muted, and there are brown ale flavors present in the periphery: nuts, milk chocolate, berries, and mildly fruit yeast.

T - The taste has a bit more balance between the blend components, with a mix of nuts, roasted malts, oak, light bourbon, and char in the finish. There's some of the overly burnt character of Blaecorn Unidragon for which I don't really care. Again, verging towards stout more than brown ale. Alcohol is quite well-hidden, which is a plus.

M - Moderate carbonation, medium-full body, sticky and chewy texture, and minimal alcohol warmth. Not a ton of oak or dryness here.

D - Solid, but not as good as Clown Shoes' other barrel-aged offerings. Chris and I had no problem putting down the 22oz bottle, but I'd buy Angry Beast or Porcine Unidragon over this one.

MasterSki, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of raffy313
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

raffy313, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev +0.5%

acurtis, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +0.5%

djrn2, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of thegerm87
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

thegerm87, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of sliverX
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

sliverX, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of dogfishandi
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

dogfishandi, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Prost76
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Prost76, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From Winooski's in August trip. Dark brown with big lace, with a mocha head. Chocolate, Cinnamon heat, even chile, roasty, hoppy. Coco. Good drinkability, softer than many bitter imperial stouts, they call it such on the bottle, it can pass as an IS.

Sammy, Nov 27, 2012
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Flight Of The Pimp from Clown Shoes
88 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.