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Luchador En Fuego - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

489 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 489
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.16%
Wants: 47
Gots: 106 | FT: 14
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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Reviews by gleemonger:
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gleemonger

California

4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown, almost black with a nice tan head that dissapates pretty quickly. Leaves some good lacing.

I get the chocolate and vanilla first, followed by a bit of the spices, then some roasted malts and sweetness. Very complex, though I'm not really picking up on the bourbon barrels in the aroma. Super tasty smelling though for sure.

I definitely get more in the flavor of what is advertised on the bottle. Still leads off with the sweet chocolate and vanilla, but this time with some of the bourbon and oak, but not in a hot or boozy way. The spices are more mixed in with the flavor than on the back end like I'd usually prefer, and kind of detract a tad from the other flavors, but not too bad. The roast is a tad bitter, but adds good complexity.

Moderate to heavy body, but not especially thick like I would expect from the style. Slightly elevated carbonation too, giving it a little more of a bite than a creamy feel. It's nice and refreshing, but not really what I prefer for the style.

Very good, but not as good as I was hoping. There is definitely a lot going on, but some of it doesn't quite mesh, which makes me think a little aging might benefit this one. For now though, it's still really good and one I'd get again. The alcohol is definitely well hidden in this one, so it's a tough one to not want to drink down like a delicious dessert.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 21:35:30 | More by gleemonger
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-09-2014 16:24:38 | More by CCutch
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Arizona

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-04-2014 01:26:56 | More by hef
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-03-2014 19:07:44 | More by tommyguz
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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South Carolina

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06-30-2014 13:27:14 | More by Jlang2012
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Massachusetts

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06-30-2014 10:23:57 | More by wingwalker3
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superspak

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 2/25/2014. A bit of a gusher upon opening. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, oak, dark bread, light cinnamon, light chile pepper, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt, bourbon barrel, and light spice notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, oak, light cinnamon, light chile pepper, light smoke, and roasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, toast, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, oak, light smoke, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt, bourbon barrel, and light spice flavors; with an awesome malt/barrel balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome barrel aged imperial stout. Even though most of the spicing did not have big presence; the robust dark/roasted malt and bourbon barrel flavor balance is awesome; and this is very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 02:58:02 | More by superspak
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Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

06-28-2014 03:30:18 | More by wieshefe17
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Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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06-27-2014 15:18:25 | More by Brutus627
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle foamed over, and had a ton of carbonation for a BA imperial stout. Head was fairly big and fuzzy, dark tan; brew is a beautiful solid black. Lacing is scattered and nice.

Slightly acidic barrel aroma, mixed with roasted barley, vanilla, and cream. No hint of chocolate or chile in the aroma. Slight coffee smell from the malt (I do not believe there is any coffee added). Quite a bit going on in the aroma, but it's very subdued and subtle overall.

Flavor is a much more full blend of the aroma, and then some. Definitely some heavy wood flavor; vanilla; smooth milk chocolate; roasted barley (but not overpowering); maybe just the tiniest hint of chile (building slightly as you go); and a nice, subtle bourbon note at the end.

Thick, full mouthfeel; silky and slightly chewy at the same time. The barrel characteristics are perfectly subtle and not a detriment to enjoying your sip; the bourbon presence and alcohol heat are very warming, but only in the throat long after the sip is gone. There is virtually no alcohol presence in the mouth. Long, sticky finish.

One of the most subtle bourbon barrel aged stouts I've ever enjoyed (not surprising, given the ~11% ABV). It's also one of the chewiest BA stouts I've had (BCBS manages to pull this off, as well).

Minor criticisms: for a chile stout, I'd like more heat. For a BBA stout, I'd like a little more bourbon presence (instead of a more general wood-aged flavor, which is what I get more of here). Overall, I think that's what keeps this beer just over outstanding overall, but far below its potential.

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Luchador En Fuego from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 489 ratings.