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Third Party Candidate - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
87
very good

94 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: silentjay on 09-14-2012)
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oberon

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 22:03:10 | More by oberon
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watsonmd

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 03:32:54 | More by watsonmd
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-27-2013 04:27:42 | More by oriolesfan4
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-26-2013 02:35:34 | More by Texasfan549
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coachob3

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-21-2013 18:18:53 | More by coachob3
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-08-2013 01:39:11 | More by Keith_R
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Zach136

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-08-2013 01:30:37 | More by Zach136
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Seakyden

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-03-2013 01:26:03 | More by Seakyden
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -22.5%

03-24-2013 14:45:47 | More by jenray
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match1112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.5%

03-17-2013 16:04:52 | More by match1112
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-24-2013 22:37:13 | More by RoryOMoore
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cheefdaddy1

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-21-2013 11:06:50 | More by cheefdaddy1
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.15/5  rDev -18.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 22:09:15 | More by twiggamortis420
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-09-2013 00:46:11 | More by Gagnonsux
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sparx1100

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-07-2013 05:00:15 | More by sparx1100
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mishtif

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-29-2013 21:21:29 | More by mishtif
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

- 50% Eagle claw fist and 50% Loopy oatmeal red. Bottled 8/12. Consumed 1/13.

A: Coppery pour, dark english red in the glass. A creamy khaki head sits at a finger high with steady streams of micro-beads rising along the vessel walls. Long lasting head retention stays slight and creamy while providing concentric circles of lacing down the vessel.

S: Fresh toasty caramel with some dry pine and dry herbal hops. Some dry underbrushing is hinted upon along with a slight mention of smoked dry caramel.

T: The flavor is sweet at first, almost candy like, soon followed by some dry grassy citrus hops. A dry booziness of caramel laced woodiness is touched upon along with some oats, and flashes of toffee sweetness. Things conclude with a dry sility malt finish with some dry lemon peels and dry apple.

M: Frothy mouthful, lush, the oats show thier presence here, with only a slight mention of carbonation. Noticeable alcohol warmth.

O: Overall i like the concept of mixing batches, just this doesnt seem like a worth whiled venture. Things just dont mesh well together and seems like a perfectly good waste of a batch of eagle claw fist which i highly enjoyed to this which was a bit confusing and muddled at times.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2013 23:24:45 | More by beerthulhu
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wburch1967

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-22-2013 16:33:09 | More by wburch1967
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ChitownEddy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-21-2013 06:20:02 | More by ChitownEddy
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-19-2013 07:17:13 | More by Gobzilla
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: dirty orange/dark rust, 2 finger khaki head, awesome lacing

S: sweet malt, pine and grass, big sugar

T: sweet bread malt, candy, long mellow bitter finish

M: med body, smooth/creamy mouth, hint of oily

O: POW, good stuff here. Amber/bready fans
and hopheads will both be pleased with this offering.

QUITE SENSATIONAL; TREAT YOURSELF!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 18:49:43 | More by BeerLover99
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chefduff2

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-05-2013 21:52:06 | More by chefduff2
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

01-03-2013 23:35:47 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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CEDAMA

California

5/5  rDev +29.2%

01-03-2013 22:14:23 | More by CEDAMA
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: half finger off white head on a slightly hazy deep amber body. Nice lacing

S: fairly malty and sweet once you really take this one in but at first the grapefruit and musty, earthy hops an be noted.

T: toasted and mildly smoked malts. Sweet caramel and toffee, hops are earthy and first moving to mild pine bitterness in the finish. The hops are actually fairly complex and dynamic and though this one initially feels malt forward the finishing hops balance this one out.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: not as good as g'knight or other imperial reds but one if the better beers I have had from this brewer.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2013 01:38:22 | More by kylehay2004
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