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Very Angry Beast - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

307 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 307
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 68
Gots: 71 | 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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Fern13

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-11-2014 16:50:53 | More by Fern13
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CGMLS3

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-10-2014 16:06:45 | More by CGMLS3
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TKEbeerman

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-09-2014 23:39:41 | More by TKEbeerman
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MykeJ

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

03-08-2014 03:27:41 | More by MykeJ
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-06-2014 21:57:37 | More by csfcmitchell
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reyna311

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-06-2014 19:16:04 | More by reyna311
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

03-04-2014 02:35:21 | More by duceswild
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BeerMusketeer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-02-2014 16:34:23 | More by BeerMusketeer
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2beerdogs

California

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

03-01-2014 07:30:34 | More by 2beerdogs
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-22-2014 21:47:56 | More by jaydoc
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Ben7773

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

02-21-2014 03:22:35 | More by Ben7773
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Erick_G

California

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

02-18-2014 20:20:41 | More by Erick_G
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TheosTheories

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-15-2014 15:41:02 | More by TheosTheories
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tneenan1

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-09-2014 03:06:10 | More by tneenan1
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Chriscrundwell12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

02-09-2014 02:11:50 | More by Chriscrundwell12
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N_Schleret

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

02-09-2014 02:09:54 | More by N_Schleret
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Stu_Grimson

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-07-2014 03:53:25 | More by Stu_Grimson
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-06-2014 15:50:31 | More by sendbeer
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Jimsal27

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

02-04-2014 23:42:37 | More by Jimsal27
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours dark black with a 1/2 finger creamy tan head, which quickly fades to a small disc of foam, and leaves spotty lacing. Nice aroma with chocolate, cocoa, bourbon, and dark roasted malt.

Tastes sweet with chocolate, cocoa, bourbon, dark roasted malt, smoke, and vanilla. The dark roasted malt provides some bitterness for balance. The alcohol is well disguised for 11.50 % abv. This is a nice sipper.

Full bodied with modest carbonation. Has a chocolate syrup aftertaste with a hint of Bourbon. Nothing wrong with this beer at all. Very nicely made.

02-02-2014 04:07:33 | More by hardy008
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-30-2014 11:43:00 | More by Sarge3130
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Damian

Massachusetts

3.61/5  rDev -15.9%

Drank from a 1 pint, 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Cambridge Wine & Spirits, Cambridge, MA
Bottled on 07/18/13
Served in a snifter

Thick and oily, near pitch black appearance. The liquid was topped by a tight, creamy, bubbly, one-finger crown of tan colored foam. Spotty, drippy lacing coated the glass and lasted long after the beer was finished. The head eventually faded to a lasting cap of froth.

The aroma was rich and robust. Quite sweet with chocolate fudge notes coming through strong. Lots of bourbon and brown sugar. Oaky. Intense dark fruit notes appeared as well. Raisins and plums were most noticeable.

The flavor profile was tasty but rather harsh. Roasted malts came through strong on the front end. Hefty dose of char. Good amount of brown sugar-like sweetness. Fruity with notes of raisins and prunes. Hints of espresso and smoke appeared in the center. The finish was really hot and bitter. Between the boozy, whiskey-like notes and the copious amounts of piney hops, finishing my glass was a bit of a chore.

The mouthfeel was much thinner than I anticipated for a beer of this magnitude, but nevertheless creamy and smooth. Frothy and supple on the palate.

I love supporting local breweries, but I am consistently disappointed by Clown Shoes's "big beer" releases. Most are overly boozy, astringently roasty and far too thin in body. Why they continue to get such solid reviews is baffling.

01-25-2014 17:19:28 | More by Damian
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

01-23-2014 18:15:34 | More by ricecracker420
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T_Hass

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

01-21-2014 16:40:32 | More by T_Hass
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Zach1251

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

01-21-2014 15:58:11 | More by Zach1251
Very Angry Beast from Clown Shoes
95 out of 100 based on 307 ratings.