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Third Party Candidate - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
86
very good

102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 4
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: silentjay on 09-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into becker.

A: Dark amber hue. Pours a large, cascading, frothy, brown white head. Craters very slowly leaving plenty of dry sticky residue in its wake. Something like a root beer float. Lots of spider web lacing too.

S: Roasted malt, pecan, molasses.

T: Charred grains, coffee, pecan, molasses peat, and hickory chips.

M: Hearty and robust. Peaty finish.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Dark hue, giant head, and tons o' lacing. Roasted malt, nuts, and sweet molasses. Char roasted grains, with pecan, sweet molasses, a peaty character, and some woody tones. Well-balanced. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

age may have done this blended beauty some good, almost a year old now it must have mellowed some. it pours a luxurious orange brick red, cloudy and thick, with a frothy lacey oatmeal colored head. nose of warming alcohol, both sweet and dry red malts, a splash of pink grapefruit, and rich caramel, and flaked oats. less sweetness in the taste than the nose, and the complex red malt bill dances in front of a pine tree hop palate. resinous bitterness finishes it out, with the smooth texture oats always seem to add. lots of body, soft in feel though. my main complaint here is just a little too much alcohol. it doesn't add much, it detracts from some of the more subtle flavors, and it definitely gets me too drunk for more than one of these. a uniquely crafted collaboration brew here. big thanks to my brother for hooking this up for me through his wedding. hell of a gift man.

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3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: red and hazy. Decent size off white head. Not bad looking, nothing too delectable.
Smell: very pleasant malty with some hoppy razor. A bit of fruitiness.
Taste: hoppy edge up front. Balanced with malty offset. Still, a bit of bitter finish.
Overall: tasty enough. Not a standout but a nice amber.

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4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 8/12 so it has some age,Iam still dissapointed from the election I would have voted for this guy over...well nevermind.Poured into an impy nonic a deep amber color with a large light tan colored head that left one full ring of lace as it settled into a frothy mass,love the rich color.A blast of citric/resiny hops is the first thing I notice in the nose,then comes the brown sugar,caramel,and alcohol blast,it's a shock to the nose in a good way.A big mix of resiny hops and brown sugar cakey notes on the palate,I love big hopped up red and this delivers just a heavy does of alcohol and brown sugar.It's a really good beer,kinda old school left coast with big alcohol,I liked it.

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3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, served at 52 degrees, snifter.... bottled 08/2012

Nice beer, but served as last one of the evening, so unfair advantage noted...

A: Darker than expected. Brown, but not black. Nice foamy head initially, lacing throughout out, but sparse.

S: Toffee, malty, slightly boozy. balanced.

T: Nice, caramel, toffee, toasty with a slight hoppy edge.

M: creamy feel, nice carbonation. Heavy feel to the overall beer, but again, followed a HopSlam and a twin-sister DIPA.

O: Would buy more. nice beer.

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3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bomber pours a ruddy brown color with a rapidly diminishing tan head, moderate lacing.

Nose is definitely toasty with some sharp, citrusy hops. Smells like it is a pretty big beer, the alcohol is duly noted. I know this is a fairly new release, but it has a little bit of the caramel/oxidation aromas normally found in an aged beer.

Tastes kind of like a Bigfoot with more rounded (not in a good way) edges. Caramel, toffee, toast and hops. Remind me again how this is not a barleywine? Alcohol is big and the hop bitterness is there...but I expect more hop flavor from an imperial red ale. I would never guess it had oatmeal in it without reading the label; maybe as it warms up you can get some silkiness out of it. This beer also does not make me overly eager to try the Eagle Claw Fist. Just has a very ‘rough’ feel to it. Not a big fan, I’ve generally been pretty happy with Clown Shoes despite some of the negative vibes I feel they undeservedly get on the interwebs, but this one is a big time miss for me.

Third Party Candidate from Clown Shoes
86 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.