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Luchador En Fuego - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 617
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 63
Gots: 141 | FT: 19
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Clown Shoes' Third Anniversary beer. Aged in Heaven Hill and Wild Turkey barrels.

(Beer added by: Dope on 01-16-2013)
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4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance: Pours black with a thin beige head. Not much head retention.

Smell: There is a lot going on here. Bourbon, chiles, vanilla, milk chocolate. An interesting dark fruit presence (primarily back cherry) comes into the picture and takes over a bit before being covered up by more chocolate and vanilla.

Taste: Vanilla and milk chocolate up front with some more of that dark fruit. Cinnamon and a bit of chile pepper (not really any heat, but a nice smoky chipotle flavor). Bourbon is very subtle in the flavor profile. I could go for more bourbon and less dark fruit, but overall this is a great flavor profile - complex and delicious.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation.Would prefer a little less carbonation in this one.

Overall: Great showing from Clown Shoes. There is a lot going on in this beer and it comes together quite well.

emyers, Jul 26, 2014
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1.48/5  rDev -64.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to Masterski for shooting me this one a couple summers ago.

From a bomber into a snifter
Bottled 11 Jan 2013

APPEARANCE: Pours out clear light brown and yields a two finger, medium looking, foamy, crackly, light tan head with decent retention. Head fades to a thin wisp and clings to the sides of the glass. A slight wisp and ring remain leaving some dots of lacing as the glass empties. Head is fine, but the body is much too light and transparent for the style.

SMELL: Lots of alcohol initially. Like vodka even. Closer inspection reveals some cocoa powder, vanilla, sweet cream, bourbon and oak as well. The oak and vanilla give it a fighting chance, but the spirit it rather cheap and sharp. Not good.

TASTE: Harsh alcohol and spirit flavors up front, with even more of the same at the swallow. Very little stout here, which isn’t all that surprising given the thin and light appearance. Bold and harsh finish of cheap whisky and vodka and some ill-tempered chilies linger on the palate. More chilies come out as it sits, but that’s not a good thing in this case, as they don’t go well with cheap booze. A touch of vanilla and cocoa show up very, very late in the show, but much too late and in little quantity to offer any type of rescue here. This reminds me of poorly mixed Jack Daniels and Coke from high school. Like some jackoff took some JD, slammed too much of it into way too little Coke, then dumped it all into a 4% poorly executed homebrewed stout and dropped a chili into it. This beer makes children cry for no apparent reason.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough, goes down fine enough and finishes a touch sticky. A bit of a scratch at the swallow and lots of heat lingers.

OVERALL: This is wretched. Disappointing from Clown Shoes, as I’ve had some quality stuff from these guys. I really had much higher expectations for this brew, but it was like they decided to use the cheapest booze and nastiest chilies they could find, then just throw them indiscriminately into the most boring and lack-luster base stout they could possibly imagine. Just awful. I can’t get over how awful this is. You really have to try your hardest to make something this crappy, then you have to really make a tough conscious decision to release this to your customers for purchase and consumption. I guess they were thinking the same thing as the Ballast Point guys when they released Indra Kunindra… “All our other stuff is great, so people will forgive us and continue to support. With this crapper of a beer, there’s only a little bit of it, so people only have to buy one bottle anyways.” Okay, forgiven this time. At least give a public apology or something though. Avoid like the plague.

Jeffo, Nov 09, 2014
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Luchador En Fuego from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 617 ratings.