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Luchador En Fuego - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 59
Gots: 131 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

djmichaelk, Mar 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

mscudder, Mar 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

ChugginOil, Mar 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

alamode, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of JackieTH
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown black with a quarter inch of persistent mocha brown foam, curtains of lace. Smell is heavily roasted malt, anise, chocolate. Taste has dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, dark cherries, figs and roasted chilies. Complex. Luxurious mouthfeel, medium heavy body. A hint of heat lingering. Really nice beer, excellent stout.

JackieTH, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of Robyn
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Robyn, Mar 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

KevinGordon, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

DaveAnderson, Mar 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

tuckerlikesbeer, Mar 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

jsilva, Mar 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

WallE89, Mar 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Circleo12, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Prost76, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of King_KongDCO93
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark black 1/4th inch of off white head.

S: lots of vanilla, cocoa, and caramel

T: Nice balance of chillies, dark malts, and oak. It has lots of chilli and dark chocolate taste. has some bourbon, licorice, vanilla, and caramel.

M: creamy, some spiciness and bitterness that lingers. Large body beer.

O: verdict A.

King_KongDCO93, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

plumcrazyfx, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Damn, I ain't gettin' in the ring with that thing! Anyway, this stuff pours a very deep, very dark black-brown topped by a finger of dark-ish tan foam. The nose comprises light booze, whiskey, charred oak, cinnamon, light molasses, nutmeg, chocolate syrup, and Irish cream liqueur. Were it not for the booziness, I'd be drowning from my own salivation. The taste brings in more of the same, with the whiskey, dark chocolate, and darkly-roasted malts leading the way up front. Things mellow out a bit as time progresses, though the booze remains for a while. I don't get any pepper in there, but there could be a hint of it somewhere near the finish, if you squint a bit... The body is a hefty medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, a pretty tasty, if kinda loud, brew. Something tells me a touch of age would make this stuff ridiculous...

TMoney2591, Mar 08, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thin dark tan head with nice lacing on a jet black body. Aroma of dark chocolate, pepper and chipotle spice, hint of roasted malt, dark cherry, vanilla and brown sugar. Flavor is very well balanced between spices and chipotle and chili peppers and the sweeter dark chocolate, vanilla and brown sugar. Roasted malt base provides a hint of bitterness. Full body and moderate carbonation. Moist feel. One if the better and more complex brews I have had from this brewery. Definitely a must try for imperial stout lovers.

kylehay2004, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of zac16125
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a snifter
bottled on: 1/11/13

A chile RIS aged in bourbon barrels...expectations are high.

A: Pours a thin appearing, dark, cola brown with less than 1/2 a fingers width head of tan colored lacing. Dissipates down fairly quickly to a thin film, but leaves lots of lacing.

S: This has a really strong aroma. Luscious chocolate and spicy chiles hit the nose immediately. This is followed by a big cinnamon character. The barrel comes out next, with bourbon and oak. I also get hints of graham cracker, booze, toasted coconut. Truly an amazing aroma.

T: Dark chocolate and bakers chocolate, vanilla, big bourbon notes, spicy chile peppers on the back end, roasted malt and black coffee bitterness, raw oak. Gets a touch boozy at times early on, but this quickly fades. Im surprised how big the bourbon notes are, which is a good thing. Chiles are noted but are quite subtle. Complex and very tasty.

M/D: Very smooth. Appropriately low carbonation. Full bodied, thicker than I anticipated from the pour, but could be thicker still. Booze makes itself known at times, but for the most part ABV is well restrained. Gives the body a nice warming sensation. A sipper for sure, but drinkability is still fairly good.

O: Overall, this is an awesome beer. Just an intoxicating aroma, with a good flavor profile and mouthfeel to back it up. I will pick this up again if I see it, no doubt. Highly recommend.

zac16125, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber bottle into my Stone goblet...

A - Pours black, with 1 finger of brown head that leaves some nice lacing.

S - Smells very chocolatey up front, with sweet notes of vanilla and some warming oaked bourbon notes in the background. Smells amazing.

T/M - Chococlatey waffer up front, warming alcohol as it goes down, and a bourbon whiskey finish with some notes of char and wood. Great flavor, but still a little alcohol forward. Medium/slick mouthfeel, maybe a little bit over carbonated.

O - This is a damn good beer! As it warms, I get more of the mexican spices, and coconut from the bourbon. The vanilla really rounds it out nicely, and the bourbon taste really hangs around in the aftertaste. The only drawback is it is still a little boozy, and slightly thin for me. Besides those 2 thing, this is a killer beer. Great job Clown Shoes

Rizalini, Mar 05, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours close to jet black except for a mahogany tinge at the bottle of the glass when held to the light,a deep thinner beige head atop.bourbon really jumps out at ya in the nose along with some dark fruit,the chipotle gives off some spice and smoke.Vanilla tinged oak starts out the flavor profile ,the bourbon is big,dark fruit and sweet but not spicy anchos are there,the chipotles come in late in the finish hitting the back of the throat that lingers.This is a sipper no doubt but all the flavors come together making for a very interesting beer.

oberon, Mar 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

DoubleSimcoe, Mar 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Hopstout, Mar 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

emottram, Mar 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

TheDudeRules, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

will1256, Feb 23, 2013
Luchador En Fuego from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.