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Angry Beast - Clown Shoes

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very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 18
Gots: 19 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Dope on 06-11-2012)
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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Reagan1984, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

DelicateDelirium, Oct 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

OldTime, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

IndyDad, Sep 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

jaxon53, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

kirkse, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

kjkinsey, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of Juuroumaru
3.2/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

Juuroumaru, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

ari32, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

kawilliams81, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Jasonrm72
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Jasonrm72, May 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Kelp, Apr 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Seakyden, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev 0%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

match1112, Mar 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

316nuts, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of Psychmusic
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Psychmusic, Mar 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Thren, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

jlindros, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased a while back from Binny's Lakeview. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - Tan foam settles to a thick collar and spotty lace. Dark brown-black body. No real surprises here.

S - A nice mix of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, roast, anise, and some hints of smoke and charred malts. Bourbon character is mild, but present in the periphery.

T - The taste is similar, with nice chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, and oaky vanilla. Bourbon character is again quite mild, belying the blended nature of this beer. Alcohol is pretty well-hidden.

M - Smooth, medium body, with a nice creamy texture and some oaky dryness in the finish. Drinks lighter than the listed 11%, as the alcohol is very well-concealed, a trend I noticed with these Clown Shoes stouts.

D - I could have stood for more barrel and bourbon presence, but this is still about as enjoyable as regular Vampire Slayer. Not sure if I'd pony up the extra few bucks for what appears to be a very small percentage of barrel-aged Blaecorn Unidragon added to the mix, but I wouldn't turn this down either.

MasterSki, Dec 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

AgentZero, Dec 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

sendbeer, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

emerge077, Dec 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

bsuedekum, Dec 19, 2012
Angry Beast from Clown Shoes
89 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.