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Luchador En Fuego - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 657
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 73
Gots: 142 | 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:
Beer added by: Dope on 01-16-2013

Clown Shoes' Third Anniversary beer. Aged in Heaven Hill and Wild Turkey barrels.
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4.59/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - thick, dark, with a lot of head for an imperial, however dissipated quickly
S - smells very syrupy with potent chocolate notes
T - like a bar of dark chocolate...very rich, thick and doesnt taste as potent as it smells
M - very thick to the taste
O - a solid imperial stout. maybe not my favorite, but definitely drinkable and one i would recommend as a nice rich chocolatey brew

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Scotchboy
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle sent by Aaron (gracias!) split into tulips with the bro.

A: Dark brown/essentially black, and opaque. Minimal head but some ok lacing and legs.

S: Upfront I get mostly vanilla and milk chocolate, pretty nice and vibrant, very 'dessert-y'. The vanilla isn't necessarily barrel notes, seems to be closer to vanilla bean. Slight spiciness; there are definitely ancho-chili undertones.

T: More vanilla and chocolate/brownie unfold here, along with caramel undertones. A bit more of a bourbon/barrel component mixing nicely. More spices and cinnamon emerge here as well.

MF: Creamy medium-to-full body, medium carbonation.

O: Very enjoyable Mexican Stout. The chilies and spices are all in the background (which is where they need to be), and the barrel adds a nice component but keeps this one closer to the base beer than a big bba stout.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Heavenisbeer
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Word to those who have yet to open their Luchador: once popped, mine spewed about 12 ounces before I could settle it down. Beware.

A: Pours an opaque, deep brown, with a creamy, tawny two finger head that hangs around for a while. Lacing is exceptional.

S: Slivers of chile and cinnamon spill over into dark chocolate malts, followed by a burst of vanilla, and a hint of bourbon and oak.

T: Wow, the taste steals the show; a lot more complex than the nose. Fudge brownie batter, with a slightly spicy kick (chiles!), and a touch of coffee. As the vanilla is muted, I'm having a hard time figuring out if it's from the additive or the barrel. Has a nearly indistinguishable bourbon tinge (I wished for more). Has a grassy hop finish that lingers.

M: Viscous and creamy. Very little carbonation. Low levels of boozy heat.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of Sirwootalot
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap at Mackenzie's. Pours flat black with a thin turkish coffee head. The smell is Mezmerizing - rich, luxurious chocolate torte with warm caramel and oaky bourbon. The flavor is disproportionately thick in comparison to the thin body - a baseball-bat-to-the-face of bitter dark chocolate gives way to buttery bourbon burn, with slight notes of ancho chilies and cappucino mud. It is very sweet, but masked well by the bitter pinch of the cacao and coffee grounds. The aftertaste is neutral, but it leaves an odd sticky cottonmouth feel on the tongue. Several minutes in, the tingly heat of the chilies catches up, which is quite nice.

Overall, this is very much a desert beer dominated by aroma and flavor. I wish i'd paired it with food to negate the odd mouthfeel.

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Luchador En Fuego from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 657 ratings.