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Flight Of The Pimp - Clown Shoes

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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 14
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)
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Photo of AndyAvalanche


2.23/5  rDev -44%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

22 oz. bomber poured into a Duvel Tulip Style glass. Pretty much black in color, if not it's as dark brown as you can get without being black. Nice tan colored head comes out after a hard pour, it's very creamy looking. Ok lacing, nothing to write home about. All in all a pretty good looking beer.

Big malt backbone here. Lots of roastiness and hints of caramel. The dominant feature in the smell is unfortunately that Belgian yeast that has banana tones unfortunately. There's a slight bourbon smell that follows everything that helps, but doesn't do enough.

I tried this cold, chilled, and room temperature, and it doesn't get any better, it just doesn't taste good. Malty and it tries to be sweet, but it's overly bitter and there's that gross banana Belgian yeast flavor. Slight coffee if you take tiny sips.

Mouthfeel is close to as bad as it gets. Carbonation level is ok, but the bite from the alcohol is rough and is extremely bitter and feels almost dirty if that makes sense. I guess the one thing is it's lighter in body than I expected.

I felt bad popping this open by myself and didn't share it. I guess it's my punishment was how bad this is. I did get a 2nd bottle, I guess I can try to age it, but I don't have high hopes. An unfortunate drain pour.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 04:35:16 | More by AndyAvalanche
Photo of Thorpe429


2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

01-17-2013 22:58:54 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of DavoleBomb


3.1/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 03:35:30 | More by DavoleBomb
Photo of Etan


3.15/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 03:17:48 | More by Etan
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New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

06-02-2013 00:54:03 | More by Mike
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

02-18-2013 14:18:57 | More by CoolGuy42
Photo of spycow


3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-12-2013 05:57:00 | More by spycow
Photo of JAHMUR


3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-02-2012 14:33:02 | More by JAHMUR
Photo of BeerOps


3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

08-27-2012 03:16:22 | More by BeerOps
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour courtesy of rivesb at Woodshop 7 held at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted and toasted malt, slight wood, and alcohol. Taste is much the same with a woody aftertaste. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but nothing all that exciting in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2012 02:06:19 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.53/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer is brown and clear, dark brown, with a tan head of small bubbles, no lacing.

Aroma is mildly roasty, sweet, has this odd aroma as well, weird finish.

Beer is medium in body, sweet up front, bitter in the back, with a graininess on the end mixed with the roast, minimal hoppiness. I didn't really like it, not a repeat.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2012 20:46:48 | More by drabmuh
Photo of kylehay2004


3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single finger with some retention on a muddy brown body. Lots if lacing. Aroma is dominated by sweet bourbon with some floral notes, chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is strange in a word. This is a blend so a lot is going on with it. Caramels, toffees, some chocolate, blackberries, light coffee and earthy hops up front moving to sweet bourbon and molasses in the finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. This is a pretty complex beer and my description is weak in comparison. Worth trying to see what it's like.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 22:46:30 | More by kylehay2004
Photo of Psychmusic

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-15-2012 04:55:22 | More by Psychmusic
Photo of jaxon53


3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-16-2013 16:48:17 | More by jaxon53
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-27-2012 20:45:32 | More by raffy313
Photo of PeterIngemi


3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split a 22 oz bottled poured into a duvel glass.

A: pours a dark dark/brown black... Much like regular pimp, witha finger if mocha head, that dissapates quickly and leavs a bit of lacing.

S; earthy nutty brownness nvery similar to the the regular pimp. A bit f chOcolate there too. Faint burbon but really not anything to powerful here....

T; much like the regular pimp, earthy nutty chocolaty malts... There is a bit of depth and a touch of burbon here but other then that much like the original. Deffinatly could have used more burbon.

M: medium body with medium carbonation, I wish this was a little thicker... A bit dry in the finish... Drinkable for abv.

O: I'm a little dissapointed with this one... I was hoping for more burbon and a little more heft in the bottom, very similar to the regular pimp... Could have def used more blaecorn.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 01:32:29 | More by PeterIngemi
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S. Georgia & S. Sandwich Isls.

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-02-2012 22:22:21 | More by sliverX
Photo of TheRuss9585


3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-05-2012 00:55:29 | More by TheRuss9585
Photo of THECPJ


3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

06-15-2012 03:12:46 | More by THECPJ
Photo of MyName

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-16-2012 04:13:59 | More by MyName
Photo of thegerm87


3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-22-2012 04:04:39 | More by thegerm87
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 14:41:26 | More by Sammy
Photo of KevSal


3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2012 07:24:44 | More by KevSal
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 04:23:56 | More by MasterSki
Photo of WanderingFool


3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 02:30:05 | More by WanderingFool
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Flight Of The Pimp from Clown Shoes
88 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.