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Luchador En Fuego - Clown Shoes

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Ratings: 636
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 67
Gots: 138 | FT: 17
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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Photo of Sirwootalot
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of JamesStreet
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Kevincredible
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of oldedog
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of wtkphoto
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of lowgear
3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Powderhornphil
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black. Not a lot that is note worthy here. Head quickly fads with little lacing.

Chocolate followed by bourbon. Brown sugar, smells like this will give me diabetes.

Tastes sweet, sweet, sweet. Sweet chocolate, sweet bourbon and toffee. Finishes with some cinnamon. I would say this is sweet to a fault. Enjoyable but starts to walk the line of becoming cloying.

Kind of thin for an imperial stout. Low carbonation.

Glad I tried it but probably a one and done for me.

Photo of BYOFB
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of JandJMD
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of CDCNAM
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Hanzo
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Crimsontider22
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Jeremy6566
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of hogansct
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of whoneeds8
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of JohnBender
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

BOTTLED ON 01/11/13

A fairly aggressive pour only yields a finger of light brown head that falls to a film quickly. The body is nice and opaque black.

The aroma is wonderful. It comes across with big chocolate notes, bourbon, cinnamon, and a sweetness probably from the vanilla that mixes well with the cinnamon and chocolate. Seems like a good dessert beer.

The flavor comes through with some bourbon and warmth but is cut by some of the sweetness. Lots of roast and chocolate flavor. Not quite as awesome as the aroma. The cinnamon and vanilla don’t quite come through as well.

Well carbonated and a little under where I want the body on such a big beer. A little sticky on the lips.

I guess the little tingle I felt lingering on my tongue was the peppers? They are definitely left in the dust on this. A great beer for sure, but I was expecting so much more. Def worth the buy for one bottle.

Photo of Satchboogie
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of coachob3
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of dvmin98
2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

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

A: Pours black with brown edges when held up to the light under a 1/4" mocha head which fades quickly to the rim leaving faint rings and spots.

N: Dark chocolate, vanilla, smoke with wood. Some mild sweetness and faint pepper spices.

T: Dark chocolate powder and mild chile pepper spice mix with boozy bourbon notes of vanilla, roast and char. On warming the chile pepper and chocolate play well together.

M: Full body and semi-moderate carbonation. Slightly oily, rich and boozy with a mild spicy finish.

O: This is a big chocolate stout with a well balanced bourbon and chile pepper presence. Could it be enjoyable? Yes, indeed. Recommend you let this one warm up.

Photo of BigBarley
4.51/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

First ever, reviewing live.

Looks like a high-ABV imperial stout, with less than a half finger of khaki foam sitting on top of a dark, deep, black as black beer, that shines with a strange red tinge when held to light.

Smell is unbelievable. Sweet chocolate, smokey vanilla, oak and booze! A very mild touch of spices touches the aroma and adds a little something, but it honestly smells like some ridiculous dessert. Very very nice.

Wow. This is very, very good stuff. Up front you get a very sweet, very smooth chocolate flavor, which morphs over a few moments into a spicy vanilla note. There's alcohol in the flavor and the feel, but it adds to the zing of this beer. Delicious and obviously benefits heavily from the barrel. As it warms, the chili presence begins to slowly take over the flavor of this beer. It's kind of like the beer starts out normal and the more and more you drink, the more awake the peppers become. Unique experience to say the least.

Mouthfeel is thick and hearty, with a tingling carbonation that seems to be a staple of Clown Shoes beers. Works especially well with the way this beer is built.

Very impressed, much more so than I expected to be. Any fan of imperial stout should give this a taste or ten, because it is superb and satisfying

Luchador En Fuego from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.