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Very Angry Beast - Clown Shoes

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358 Ratings
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Ratings: 358
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 80
Gots: 81 | FT: 15
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:
Beer added by: Neorebel on 08-05-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Clown Shoes Very Angry Beast

A- pour yields a 1-1/2 finger mocha head. Retention is below average. Beer is pitch black. Decent lacing. 3.5

S- big woody bourbon barrel notes, chocolate, cocoa, espresso, light vanilla. 4.25

T- this pretty much matches the nose with woody bourbon barrel up front and very nicely done. Dark chocolate, espresso, very nice roasted malts and some vanilla. Very well done. Hides the abv well. 4.5

M- nice and hefty body like a big beer like this should have. Medium carbonation. 4.5

O- a phenomenal barrel aged stout. Best at room temp, as are most beers. Love it. 4.75


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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 16 oz snifter, not sure when it was bottled. Pours a beautiful near black with a one inch mocha head, that settles fairly quickly into a thin layer of foam, with a collar of lace. Smell is bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate, smoke, leather, and dark fruits. Taste is lots of bourbon and smoke from beginning to end, with the other flavors blended in and it is still very tasty, but if a bourbon smokyness isn't your thing you may not be ready for this. Body is medium, the amount of life is as expected for its heft, a touch dry, and a sipper for sure. This is very good, really a bourbon lovers stout.

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Appearance: not quite motor oil black but more of a dark brown. a finger plus of a tan head that leaves a lacing on the edges. opaque

Smell: kinda weak for a big beer. chocolate, roasted malts, some bourbon some alcohol, hint of cocoa

Taste: starts of with strong roasted malts, mixed with chocolate. gives way to the backend with mixed amounts of cocoa, bourbon, wood and alcohol. quite complex

Mouthfeel: fairly bitter, very full bodied. good warmth

Overall: a great beer to crack and sip on for hours. strong complex and delicious.

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Very Angry Beast from Clown Shoes
95 out of 100 based on 358 ratings.