Angry Beast - Clown Shoes
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Reviews by Juuroumaru:
3.2/5 rDev -20%
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.
07-28-2013 01:31:02 | More by Juuroumaru
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4.03/5 rDev +0.8%
Black in the glass, with a compact layer of tan foam that resembles the color of tea stained parchment. Creamy surface texture, and a sticky halo of lacing in the glass. Long lasting coverage on the surface.
Smells vaguely like marshmallows, woody barrel, vanilla and a bit of dry chocolate.
A hefty dose of charred black malt, mild carob and soy, woody barrel notes with a light bourbon bite. Nicely blended and well integrated, medium bodied but not overly sweet, comes across a bit lighter than it is. Mild notes of ash, tobacco, leather, oak, coffee, charred marshmallow, dark bakers chocolate. Drying finish with lingering traces of woodiness and hints of whiskey. Overall this drank pretty good.
12-21-2012 03:57:05 | More by emerge077
3.83/5 rDev -4.3%
Thanks to Robbie for this bottle. Bottled in 05/2012. Poured in to CBS snifter.
A -Black with one finger of espresso coloured head that immediately dissipated to a ring around the glass with a few scattered bubbles.
S - Roast and a noticeable hop bitterness up front. A big sweet milk chocolate aroma is present as well. The barrel qualities are barely noticeable. Light oak and bourbon in the background.
T - Follows the nose. Huge roast presence and a noticeable bitterness (from the Blaecorn) that gives way to milk chocolate, charred oak, molasses and a light coffee flavour. The barrel is extremely subdued and I didn't know to look for the barrel flavours, I doubt I would have guesses that this was barrel aged. Very faint vanilla and bourbon in the background.
M - Medium body. Creamy. Light carbonation.
O - A well made and tasty imperial stout but a poorly made barrel aged RIS. Would love to try this one with more barrel character.
11-16-2012 03:07:37 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.08/5 rDev +2%
22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shoppe (Marietta, GA). 12.99. Bottled 05/2012. Served in a Sweetwater snifter.
Pours deep near black with a finger and a half tan head. Patches of lace left from the head, but few others.
Smells roasty, smoke, cocoa, vanilla and wood.
Many layers of taste. Cocoa, charred smokey malt, burnt wood, vanilla, bittersweet cherry pits, coffee, caramel and booze. The barrel aging opens up smoothly as it warms.
Thinner than I'd prefer but medium creamy with slight carbonation. A nice sharp nip of booze on the tip of the tongue. Long dry aftertaste finally showcases the bourbon barrel aging.
Further evidence that Clown Shoes knows how to make a good stout. I think standard Blaecorn Unidragon is still my favorite so far but this is mighty tasty and I believe some time will make it even better.
08-17-2012 14:23:20 | More by ThickNStout
4.13/5 rDev +3.3%
Huge thanks to goblinmunkey7 for a chance at this guy, won recently through his lif. As agreed I split this guy with some cool ba's, and as usual- a review for beerswin through lif, but not as usual- this was with tasting notes, I dont often review at tastings.
Had side by side with its components, unidragon and vampire slayer (both thanks to boogercrack!) while watching some cool movies.
A-Completely dark, small mocha head
S- chocolate sweet malts, slight roast, much less than vampire slayer but a bigger punch than regular unidragon.
T- relatively smooth, especially compared to the 2 base beers. Pretty tasty, barrel flavor is light, probably due to the mixing but I am really enjoying this. Right amount of matinees with good balance.
M- medium to thick, nice for the sweetness
O- a lot less barrel than I was hoping for but tasty nonetheless. Dont expect a full on ba expierence (like eclipse or ba ptf) but you can expect a solid impy stout with lots of flavor, my favorite of the 3. Recomeneded, expect air soon!
07-29-2012 08:22:12 | More by KevSal
4.18/5 rDev +4.5%
opaque black color, tan head
smells roasty, chocolatey, with faint traces of bourbon as it warms
pretty good mouthfeel, could be a bit more thick, really coats the teeth and lingers
not too much bourbon flavor, but you get just enough, more as it warms obviously. every flavor i want in a stout, though I'd personally enjoy some coffee in there, but its roasty, chocolatey, not very smokey, faint traces of alcohol, but pretty well covered
Its pretty much just flat out delicious to me, I can see what others mean by it having potential to get better, but for me, I'd have no problem drinking a bunch more of them right now and in the near future.
08-07-2012 04:36:56 | More by nachos
3.68/5 rDev -8%
Pours a slightly darker colored fluffy 1 finger head with big bubbles popping but fades slowly otherwise, nice lacing and nice legs to go with it, pitch black thick beer.
Nose is pure dark malts, black malt and roast mostly I think. It has a light baker's chocolate and fluffy nougat as well. Some roasted malts, with a bit of coffee, caramel and very dark crystal malts, syrupy dark sweet malts, some booze, and a bit of earthy spicy hops.
Taste starts with syrupy semi sweet rich dark malts. Some fluffy nougat and caramel out front, with dark heavy crystal malts, and a bit of a chalky black malt char. The black malt really dominates, with that powdery char flavor, wants to go acrid but doesn't quite get there. A bit of cocoa nibs in there combines with the chocolate for a little candy bar action, with some roasted malt bringing light coffee as well. Booze is there with some warmth but doesn't seem like 11% as the big malts and some sweetness balance well. Hops bring light earthy and hint spicy flavors, with some bitterness, but just as much bitterness coming from the charred malts. Finish is sticky and syrupy but fairly dry, lingering dark malts, little syrupy, with light cocoa and caramel, little black malt and char as well, a bit more of the spicy hops coming through with medium bitterness lingering.
Mouth is fuller bodied, rich and thick, decent fluffy carb, some warming booze that is hidden fairly well.
Overall OK but not great. More like a hodgepodge of lots of dark malts just thrown together, which gets borderline acrid and overpowering. A bit of chocolate and caramel saves it for being at least a decent beer, and fluffy carbonation and nougat flavors are nice as well. Hops don't destroy either which is nice. The booze is hidden well for 11% as it's balanced fairly well. However, just a meh kinda beer overall, and gets boring very quickly.
01-06-2013 03:32:30 | More by jlindros
3.79/5 rDev -5.3%
May 2012 bottling. Four months old. Bottle to tulip. Served initially cool.
A - 4 - Standard opaque black, somewhat textured tan head.
S - 4 - Milk chocolatey, slightly winey, faint hint of coffee, something buttery and baked - a crust or cookie. Something unidentifiably savory.
T - 3.75 - Initially that winey note from the aroma shows up, transmuting into dark chocolate. If I really work for it, I can get the faintest hint of bourbon, which teeters on the edge of being a faint fruit note. The usual acrid char note in stouts is there but subdued. At the end you're left with some generic booze fumes wafting up the throat with a bit of chocolate and a light mix of wood and char that could easily pass as just the usual char.
M - 3.5 - Surprisingly light bodied compared to what you'd expect. South of medium. Finishes just shy of dry, and that may be more of a wood/cocoa effect.
O - 3.75 - A good stout with nice flavors, but missing some depth in my opinion. I was expecting it to have more of a rear end and to be thicker and more viscous given its parentage of Vampire Slayer and Blaecorn Unidragon. I think both of those are better than this. Also, the Blaecorn Unidragon used in this blend is said to have been aged in bourbon barrels. I'm a fan of a lighter touch with wood than a heavier, but I don't really detect much wood or any bourbon in this one, and I wanted to.
09-17-2012 03:49:01 | More by BrownNut
4.03/5 rDev +0.8%
Pours a solid black with a smallish tan head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. Smells of chocolate, caramel. molasses, roasted grain, brown sugar, light bourbon and vanilla, with a hint of vanilla and licorice. The flavor is fairly sweet with lost of sugary caramel, brown, and candy sugar. Roast, lots of vanilla, dark fruit and chocolate provide some depth then there's a hint of warming alcohol and a bit of earth. Medium to thick body with a sweet almost syrupy mouthfeel and a moderate level of carbonation. This is a blend of beers I think, it's got a lot going on and I really enjoyed it. Somehow I wish I had picked up more than one bottle of this.
09-18-2012 22:20:05 | More by johnnnniee
3.55/5 rDev -11.3%
Poured from a bomber into my Stone tulip...
A - Pours virtually black with a minimal 1/2 finger of light brown head. Spotty lacing.
S - Has a nice chocolatey, roasty aroma. Notes of charred oak, and vanilla are present as well. Very inviting.
T/M - The chocolate takes a back seat to the char. There are secondary notes of coffee, wood, and a hint of bourbon. Not the bourbon bomb that I was expecting. Medium-creamy mouthfeel, but bordering on slightly watery.
O - Clown Shoes usually doesn't disappoint, and this one follows suit. The flavors aren't as bold and up front as I was expecting, but they do blend very well together. Glad I bought 2.
08-15-2012 03:51:33 | More by Rizalini
3.9/5 rDev -2.5%
May 2012 bottling.
Pours a beastly shade of black, tan head, good retention, decent lace.
Solid stouty scent of chocolate, roast, some caramel, not getting much bourbon but it's good.
Taste is similar - milk+dark chocolates and vanilla are most prominent, with some roast there as well. Some alcohol heat but not much bourbon or oak unfortunately. Seems like the Vampire Slayer half dominates here, but it is quite tasty.
Smooth mouthfeel, some booze but drinks well for 11%.
Good imperial stout, I like the chocolate/vanilla interplay, wouldn't guess it was barrel-aged though. I imagine regular Vampire Slayer tasting just like this, the intense roast and barrel-aging of the Blaecorn seems lost. I have another bottle in the cellar I originally bought for a tasting so we'll see how it ages.
07-23-2012 16:45:34 | More by Chico1985
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