Flight Of The Pimp - Clown Shoes
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Reviews by sweemzander:
4/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
10-30-2013 16:28:10 | More by sweemzander
More User Reviews:
3.85/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
11-27-2012 14:41:26 | More by Sammy
4.95/5 rDev +24.4%
Flight of The Pimp!!!
Fantastic label art as usual.
This is the best beer I have tried from Clown Shoes so far, and I am a fan of theirs. Pours a rich mahogany color with a decent sized head. Smells of chocolate, caramel, oak and bourbon, so it smells great! Taste is a blend of a ridiculous amount of flavors that are surprisingly well balanced: smoke, oak, wood, bourbon, chocalte, dark fruit,and roasted nuts. Mouthfeel is rich but dry, a great, great, great beer!
06-05-2012 11:58:47 | More by angusblackheart
3.15/5 rDev -20.9%
22oz into a snifter. Bottled 5/12.
A: Pours black with a decent tan head.
S: Coffee, heavy roasted grain, a bit of caramel.
T: Harsh roast and solvent alcohol, oak, a bit of hop bitterness. Coffee, bitter cocoa, and a bit of toffee sweetness underneath the astringent bitterness.
M: A bit thick with fine carbonation.
O: Definitely worse than Pimp. Barely any good barrel influence with a huge astringent bitterness. Gets slightly better as it warms, but not enough to redeem it.
08-15-2012 03:17:48 | More by Etan
3.1/5 rDev -22.1%
Poured into a snifter.
4.0 A: Dark brown, pretty much black. Two fingers of frothy/creamy light brown head. Retention is pretty good for the ABV and a short ring of lacing is left.
4.0 S: The brown ale comes out wonderfully in this. Big toastiness with an equal amount of nuttiness. The stout surprisingly plays second fiddle. Roastiness, some coffee, plenty of caramel and molasses. Lots of sweet chocolate. The barrel aging isn't as apparent as I'd like. The bourbon only offers a slight leathery earthiness. Still, the blend smells great.
3.0 T: The taste is a bit disappointing after experiencing the nose. It's still toasty and nutty, but there's too much roastiness for how dry it is. The end result is that the beer is more bitter than it ought to be. There's also some tannic astringency from the barrel. Surpringly dry, the caramel, molasses, and sweet chocolate found in the nose is much reduced in the taste. Booze is well hidden though.
2.5 M: Lighter medium to medium body. I think the body is so light because this is a bit overcarbonated. Lacking creaminess and the tannins reduced the smoothness.
2.5 D: The farther I got into the bomber, the less I wanted to drink more, which is never a good sign for a brew. It's not bad, but I wouldn't buy it again.
06-30-2012 03:35:30 | More by DavoleBomb
3.85/5 rDev -3.3%
Huge thanks to goblinmunkey7 for this guy! As with all life here's the review
22oz bottle split into 2 bruery glasses. Split with the favorite drinking partner, my girlfriend.
A- completely blacked out from light with a finger of mocha head. Dark around the edges of the glass.
S-Malts, some oak. The stout comes out in the back end with some slight alcohol. Some medicinal notes as well that dissapears as it warms.
T- a lot like the nose. Lots of malts, strong brown ale upfront followed by the unidragon. little bit of bourbon and some chocolate sweetness in the after taste, very unique taste. Cold there's a medicinal taste in the back end but dissapears as it warms.
M- nice and thick, thinner than an imperial stout but thicker than your normal imperial brown. Alcohol and carbonation prickle the tongue.
O- overall this is a very unique beer that packs a lot of flavor. If I had another bottle I'd love to try this one again in a year or so as it can use some time for the favors to meld and the alch to turn down a notch. A for effort to clown shoes for making this one out of the box. Still not as good as its components tho (at least angry beast)
Glad I had a chance to try this guy.
07-29-2012 07:24:44 | More by KevSal
3.9/5 rDev -2%
Preparing for the impending doom of the storm, with a big bourbon barrel aged strong ale. This should be good...
Pours a slightly darker mocha colored 1/2 finger fluffy head that fades at a med pace with thick bubbly lacing, decent head for the abv, over just about pitch black beer with a hint of murky light sneaking through the edge.
Nose starts with dark chocolate, mocha, just a hint of milk chocolate as well, just a hint of roast, some caramel and toasty brown malts, little syrupy sweet malt, lots of dark malts, a big bitter dark chocolate like aroma. Just a bit of a barrel aroma, touch of bourbon barely, but a nice vanilla like oak rounding, and a strange nutty quality to it.
Taste starts with lush chocolate, cocoa powder, super dark bitter chocolate, and some roasted malt, the roasted malt is a bit more on the taste than the aroma was, lots of powdered cocoa, light acrid burnt coffee roast and little metallic twing. The roast gets a little overbearing. There is just a hint of bourbon but barely, with a light vanilla oak rounding, again just a touch of barrel additions. Then the brown ale kicks in, some caramel, little toffee, some nutty toasty brown malt flavors. There is a light creamy dark oatmeal like flavor too. The smooth chocolate and cocoa seem to take over though. there is a light warming booze, and bit of bitterness from the roast and a light earthy spicy bitterness. Finish is drier but sticky, light bitter roasted malt, a big roasty flavor, light acrid, more cocoa and dark chocolate, and a bit of caramel.
Mouth is fuller bodied, fairly rich and a bit creamy, some warming booze, decent carb.
Overall not bad, not quite as good as I expected, more like imperial stout with lots of roast and chocolate malt, barely any barrel, and the brown ale seems buried mostly. However, the more I drink the more the chocolate and creamy flavors seem to come out.
10-28-2012 22:19:06 | More by jlindros
3.88/5 rDev -2.5%
Flight of the Pimp pours a dark brown with a massive, rocky light tan head on top. The foam dissolves slowly leaving behind a nice coating of lace on the glass.
The aroma is soft with notes of chocolate, pistachios, a touch of roast malt and a hint of smoke.
Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is smooth, slightly oily, with soft carbonation. The flavor is rich with notes of chocolate, roast malt, coffee, and nuts. Towards the end some grassy hops and dark fruit flavors appear. It finishes mildly bitter with lingering chocolate flavors.
For 10% abv this is an easy drinking beer. The flavors really come out as the beer warms.
11-24-2012 02:30:05 | More by WanderingFool
Flight Of The Pimp from Clown Shoes
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