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Luchador En Fuego - Clown Shoes

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672 Ratings
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Ratings: 672
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 79
Gots: 144 | FT: 18
Brewed by:
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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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Poured from a bomber into a teku glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep brown/black and leaves about a finger of nice, tan head.

Smell: Light coffee, dark fruits, light bourbon, cocoa, chili pepper, some light cinnamon, vanilla. A nice, complex well-balanced aroma. Lots of flavors.

Taste: Coffee notes lead the way (barely), followed by cocoa, vanilla, some spice/pepper, finishes with some light bourbon. The peppers give this one just a touch of spice which is quite interesting. Tasty. The alcohol is well hidden but has a pleasant presence in the finish.

Mouth-feel: Medium carbonation (surprisingly high for this style), along with medium body. The carbonation keeps this one from being super creamy or smooth, but it adds an interesting element.

Overall: I was pleased with the complexity of this stout - so many flavors balancing so well. It was a bit thin, probably partly due to the higher carbonation, but is still a quality barrel aged stout. The barrel did have some influence but did not completely transform this beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to corpulent for bringing this over last month. Pours a black and brown liquid, looks normal. Beige head about 1/3" on the top. Very mild and minimal barrel presence on this one. What did they age it for 3 days or something? Just lacked aromas of oak or bourbon. Other than that, the aroma was chocolatey and nice. Alcohol nowhere to be found, neither was the heat from any chiles or cinnamon. All chocolate and some roast.

Taste, an improvement, still lacked the barrel character, but the chocolate was really well done. Vanilla became prominent. Some of the warmth that is developing might be bourbon, but it really has no bourbon flavor. Just the warmth. Of course that could be from the peppers too. Carbonation was just right. Toffee and caramel character compliments the chocolate. Not overly sweet.

Its good tasting, nice mouthfeel, but when you advertise barrel aged, I'd like the barrel to come through a little bit more. No off flavors, just they need a kick in the pants.

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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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Luchador En Fuego from Clown Shoes
92 out of 100 based on 672 ratings.