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Very Angry Beast - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
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310 Ratings
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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 69
Gots: 70 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Neorebel on 08-05-2013)
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JonnyRebel

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

06-17-2014 23:44:53 | More by JonnyRebel
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-28-2014 07:07:42 | More by PappyVans
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dwagner003

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-24-2014 15:50:32 | More by dwagner003
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JDM44

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-19-2014 23:43:31 | More by JDM44
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weaksauce

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-15-2014 02:32:45 | More by weaksauce
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

05-11-2014 02:53:15 | More by nmann08
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-09-2014 22:02:26 | More by JSBILK
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MattXT

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-09-2014 04:23:31 | More by MattXT
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Phil_H

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-07-2014 13:49:20 | More by Phil_H
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nabit

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

05-06-2014 02:06:28 | More by nabit
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layinbrix

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-27-2014 05:48:03 | More by layinbrix
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CaptainPancakes

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

04-25-2014 00:57:57 | More by CaptainPancakes
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tmm313

Georgia

4.34/5  rDev +1.2%

A- Mostly black. Mahogany around the edges. Poured very little head with aggressive pour, but that's what its supposed to do. Good lacing, trailing, and legs.

S- Sweet. Raisins, prunes, dark chocolate, bourbon, cherry, orange, earthy hop, and oats.

T- Roasted malts, dark fruits, earthy hops, coffee, bourbon, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, oak and oats. Spicy finish. Pine and Espresso aftertaste. Got better as it warmed.

M- Medium thick body. Viscous, smooth, and drying.

O- I enjoyed this beer. The more it warmed, the better it got. Flavors everywhere, the way a good Imperial is supposed to be. Paired the second half of my bomber with some smoked brisket. Heaven.

04-21-2014 23:05:38 | More by tmm313
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-21-2014 04:03:31 | More by DaftPatrick
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Maillard

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-19-2014 09:54:48 | More by Maillard
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cpwalk456

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-14-2014 01:38:42 | More by cpwalk456
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-14-2014 01:36:07 | More by warnerry
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Mikeluzzjr

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev -8.9%

I feel like I should like this more; maybe I'm getting sick. Don't get me wrong I like it quite a but, I just feel weird about my rating. Anyway. Smells like dark fruit, roasty, alcohol, wood, little smoke, maybe anise. Definitely has some dark fruit flavors going on, just can't figure out exactly which ones. Alcohol is pretty well hidden, but I do get that sort of fumes through the nose feel on swallowing, and it kind of numbs my tongue temporarily. Dark chocolate, vanilla, definitely wood mostly towards the end.

04-03-2014 06:49:14 | More by Mikeluzzjr
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PicoPapa

Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%

22oz bottle. Pours a pitch black color with a 1/4 inch of brown head. Minimal lacing. The aroma is booze, dark chocolate, brownie batter, and hints of roasted malts. The taste is bourbon upfront followed nicely by chocolate syrup and fugdey brownies. Earthy notes. Finishes nicely with more bourbon and more sweet chocolate syrup and brownies. Tastes rich, but not cloyingly sweet. Pretty big alcohol presence as expected. Heavy mouthfeel. Clown Shoes is great at making big beers and this is no exception. Overall, a bit pricey but worth grabbing.

04-03-2014 01:14:44 | More by PicoPapa
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WTKeene

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

04-01-2014 22:56:42 | More by WTKeene
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dazedandconfused

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-01-2014 19:34:34 | More by dazedandconfused
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%

A- Poured to four pint glasses from the 22oz bottle with an oily thick, pitch black body. Dark tan head forms atop the brew with a frothy, foamy consistency. Decent head retention leads to a thick, foamy ring. Lacing at the top has some nice webs and spotty below that.

S- Fudgey cocoa really jumps out to me here atop a beastly roast malt base and some good barrel feel. Authentic oaky, bourbon whiskey feel with some vanilla hints. Caramel sweets, burnt grains, smoke and slight alcohol.

T- Similar to the nose but the barrel feel really seems to jump out as well as some Scotchy, smoky seaweed whiskey feel. Bourbon barrels are probably second to only the roast base but it is close as they lay down a large portion of vanilla, oak and whiskey notes. Roast grains provide a base of dark fudge chocolate truffles, burnt grains, caramel sweetness and the sugar to make a slight alcohol flavor appear. Dark fruits appear from the yeast.

MF- Thick body with a creamy, somewhat oily overall texture. Carbonation is moderate and maybe even closer to lower end but this allows those decadent stout and whiskey flavors to sit on the palate. Alcohol warming lingers for quite a while but not hot.

Definitely a fan of the nice Bourbon feel combined with some Peat Scotch malt feel and smoke. It brings some huge flavors but not over the top at all for me. Fudgey, cocoa truffle sweetness works very well with the other things present.

03-31-2014 00:03:18 | More by cbutova
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-18-2014 13:16:23 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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jwswigs

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-16-2014 21:13:16 | More by jwswigs
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Blahstarr

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-16-2014 19:44:22 | More by Blahstarr
Very Angry Beast from Clown Shoes
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