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Very Angry Beast - Clown Shoes

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300 Ratings
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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 61
Gots: 69 | 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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nesarebad

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-27-2013 17:25:30 | More by nesarebad
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.46/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled On 07/18/13

A: Pours a pitch black color with almost no head

S: Dark roasted malts, quite a bit of dark chocolate and bourbon, and some anise in the background. Get hints of vanilla and oak as well along with some booziness

T: Nice and complex. Starts off with the roasted malts, a hint of smoke, and dark chocolate. This is shortly followed up by bourbon, vanilla, oak, and light booze. Finishes with an unexpected bitterness and lightly roasted coffee

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and creamy

O: A very nice example of a BBA imperial stout. The blend of the blaecorn and vampire slayer is great, combining a light hint of smoke from the vampire slayer with the boldness of the unidragon. A must-try if you can find it

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 06:00:31 | More by BEERMILER12
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-26-2013 17:36:07 | More by GeoffreyM
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Abe_Froman

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-26-2013 06:23:40 | More by Abe_Froman
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imfrommichigan

Utah

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-26-2013 01:37:56 | More by imfrommichigan
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -30.1%

08-25-2013 20:37:58 | More by Rekrule
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SpongeRuiner

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-25-2013 03:14:28 | More by SpongeRuiner
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bbadger

Texas

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-25-2013 02:13:53 | More by bbadger
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-25-2013 01:08:41 | More by ShemRahBoo
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Jasonrm72

Colorado

4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Less bourbon than I was expecting considering Angry Beast.But this is solid.
I found much more chocolate in the flavor than bourbon. But the bourbon provided a nice softness that is rarely attributed to bourbon aged beers.
I wouldn't truly put this on the level of BCBS or KBS, but it is MUCH easier to get a hold of and tastes fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 00:23:17 | More by Jasonrm72
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StubFaceJoe

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-24-2013 14:14:22 | More by StubFaceJoe
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-24-2013 02:32:49 | More by Texasfan549
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smogfood

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-23-2013 11:45:48 | More by smogfood
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.58/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is my first clown shoes beer and I have passed them up for a couple months but I've been a sucker for barrel-aged stouts lately. I think this was $14 which I normally wouldn't pay sight unseen but I had read good reviews here. Appearance is standard for the style and while the head is short it lingers. First whiff off the bottle is chocolate. Subsequent sniffs at the glass are mostly subtle smoke. Flavor is a bit of candy and booze, easily stands out as barrel-aged. This is pretty decent but it is no BCBS or Parabola. I don;t think I would buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 03:03:22 | More by ArrogantB
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-23-2013 01:22:42 | More by twenty5
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IndyDad

New York

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-22-2013 20:43:54 | More by IndyDad
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours pitch black with two fingers of dense tan foam. Good retention and lacing.

S: Malted milk balls, milk chocolate, and butterscotch are quite strong in this beer with a bit of roasted malts in the background.

T: Strong dark chocolate and sweet caramel dominate this beer with a nice amount of bourbon. Roasted malts and bitter hoppiness help balance this beer. Quite boozy.

M: On the thick side with moderate carbonation.

O: A very good beer. The aroma is decent, but the flavor is intense, complex, and quite tasty. Very enjoyable. I'd like to see what some age does with this beer. It's quite boozy.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 01:56:22 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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tmaestro

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-19-2013 22:01:56 | More by tmaestro
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I don't see a date but this was just released.

A: Pours a pitch black with a big dense medium brown head. Head fades out slowly, leaving pretty substantial and heavy lacework behind. Nice retention too with a mini island floating around.

S: Big bourbon notes. Burnt sugars and caramel abound. Marshmallow and just a hint of toasted coconut. Mild roasted malt pokes through with some sweet chocolate, but the barrel dominates here. Not too boozy or anything, just heavy and sweet bourbon notes. It reminds me a lot of a FiftyFifty Eclipse variant in fact.

T: Again with the bourbon but not as strong as the aroma. Heavy toasted marshmallow, caramel and decadent chocolate. Rich and heavy flavors. Smooth chocolate with just a hint of coffee in the finish. A little charred oak and lots of bittersweet chocolate lingers between sips. Wonderful, like a bourbon brownie masterpiece.

M: Heavy, smooth and viscous.

O: Wow, seriously good. Clown Shoes' best beer to date...by far. It really does remind me a lot of the FiftyFifty Eclipse series. Very similar. Probably the Bernheim one comes the closest. Very rich, decadent, sweet and smooth. Drinks wonderfully. No booze at all for 11.5%. Barrel character adds tons of complexity but does not overpower, just melds perfectly. It's like a half priced Eclipse basically. I don't know who would buy anything from FiftyFifty if this were readily available from them, that's for sure. Great job, Clown Shoes.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 03:49:47 | More by Dope
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PaulMc

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-19-2013 02:56:48 | More by PaulMc
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linnymtu

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-19-2013 02:00:19 | More by linnymtu
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davey101

Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. Pours a pitch black body with a fingers worth of light mocha foam. Faint lacing with light retention. Seems a bit thin with some noticeable alcohol legs. I found that this one really needs a bit of time to open up to get the full effect.

S - Fudge brownie against a backdrop of rich bourbon notes of oak, char and vanilla. Lightly roasted but predominantly on the sweeter side of things. Large booze presence. Just excellent with a massive and inviting bourbon presence.

T - Dry cocoa powder, sweet vanilla, oak, sweet and decadent fudge brownie, and a lingering bourbon burn. Not as great as the nose but highly effective in capturing the stereotypical BA stout notes. The mouth feel is a bit too thin leaving all of the flavors to just sort of fall flat towards the end.

O - The first Clown Shoes beer to really impress me, which makes me happy considering this beer has zero hype and is somewhat reasonable at $12 for a bomber. The taste and mouth feel aren't perfect here, but damn is that aroma sexy.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2013 01:01:14 | More by davey101
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Donco

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-18-2013 14:42:06 | More by Donco
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-17-2013 03:36:11 | More by MarkyMOD
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ChanceK

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-17-2013 02:54:38 | More by ChanceK
Very Angry Beast from Clown Shoes
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