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Angry Beast - Clown Shoes

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very good

78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9%
Wants: 22
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Dope on 06-11-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Hoppy Feet guy extinguished evil via a sharp stake through an undead chest. Now, Blaecorn Unidragon, mad as hell, has expelled another blood sucker from Earth. No, we do not like Vampires, but we love Vampire Slayer, which was blended with bourbon barrel aged Blaecorn Unidragon to beget Angry Beast.
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Ratings: 78 | Reviews: 24
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3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours nearly solid black. Some dark browns and deep reds at the edges when held to light. Head is a small dark khaki that drops to a super thin collar almost immediately. No lacing or cap. Minimal carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Solid roasted malt character with a small hint of smoke and char. Slightly burnt. Bourbon is muted. Some vanilla and caramel. Slightly caramelized malt sweetness. Some cocoa and dark chocolate with some underlying alkaline cocoa. Minimal hop presence. A touch of earthy and herbal hops. Some alcohol heat on the back. Hints of old coffee. Licorice root. Small push of barrel through the back. Some toffee and butterscotch as well. Warming bumps up the smoky and charred elements but they work well with the slightly sweet nose.

Taste: Cocoa and a small splash of bourbon. Barrel has a bit more character than the nose. Hops add some balance on the backside with a mildly earthy element. Some grassy notes as well. Malts run sweet but are balanced by a solid smoke and char. Slightly burnt malts as well. Some caramelized malt sweetness. Alcohol heat creeps through the back. Bourbon is in evidence but it actually enhances rather than distracts. Solid layers of caramel, toffee, and small hints of vanilla. Like the nose, warming ups the game on the smoke and burnt elements but they are balanced by the slightly sweet malt base.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate to low carbonation. Very mildly dry on the finish. Slightly slick sip with a touch of creaminess.

Overall: I'd be mad too.

This might be one of the best showings from Clown Shoes. Granted, this bottle is 2-3 years old at the minimum, but it has a nice balance of barrel and base stout. It all works to compliment and never gets overbearing. Drinks well for the ABV and lacks the general muddled nature I expect from Clown Shoes stouts.

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Bottled 05/12
A-pours a black with brown edges and a nice 1in tan head. Head dissapates with 1min leaving a strong lacing thought the glass.
S- Chocolate malts and what seems to be bourbon barrels.
T- Im getting some smoke that ive never gotten from this beer before. nice malts on this one.
M- mild to medium with a solid carbonation.
O- I fell like this one went a little downhill since the last time i tried it. still a solid offering.

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Angry Beast from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.