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Very Angry Beast - Clown Shoes

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Very Angry BeastVery Angry Beast

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52 Reviews
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Reviews: 52
Hads: 383
Avg: 4.24
pDev: 23.35%
Wants: 83
Gots: 77 | FT: 13
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.

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Photo of boogercrack
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, into tulip

a: pours a super dark nearly black color, with a thin tan/khaki head that recedes quickly, to a ring with a few islands. standard pour vigor, not as much head as expected. ok lacing.

s: semi-sweet chocolate, barrel, faint vanilla, whiskey.

t: huge bitter/dark chocolate, the bourbon note is quite distinct, but only slightly hot. roasted malts on the finish, touch of coffee maybe? could be the roastyness playing tricks. as it warms, it definitely gets a lot hotter than at colder temps.

m: velvety consistency, plays with the chocolate well. while not chewy, is definitely not thin. carb is appropriate. coats the mouth with a subtle alcohol burn on the gums.

o: very solid offering by clown shoes, which i'm honestly usually somewhat let down by. definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Neorebel
4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I'm super excited to be tasting Clown Shoes Very Angry Beast today, which is a mix of Vampire Slayer, and Blaecorn Unidragon, aged in Bourbon barrels. Two phenomenal beers in their own right, should be stellar as an aged blend. Let's go into the appearance: It's a deep, dark midnight hue, and although brown, it's indistinguishable from black. A power pour produces a ample tan head, between 1/2 and 1 inch tall. The froth eventually subsides a bit, but holds steady somewhere between 1/4" and 1/2". Great retention. The beer produces notable amounts of lacing on the glass as it's drank. A great look! One whiff indicates a very robust roasted malt profile, bittersweet chocolate, a hint of dark fruits, walnut, and vanilla and bourbon from the barrel. After a taste, I will say the flavor actually outmatches the aroma, as it's so pleasantly powerful, it's almost staggering! The bourbon aspect is dominant, which washes over the taste buds with a certain sharpness to it. Roasty and chocolatey are the malts, and there's a nice crispness of unknown origins happening here. Also a slight woodiness, similar to that which would be detected in a good neat glass of Scotch. What I like the best about this beer is the full, velvety mouth feel that is on par with something like Oskar Blues Ten Fidy. There aren't many beers that can produce this type of coating effect. That baker's chocolate taste is uniquely delicious as well- Its as if this beer is chocolate lava cake dipped in bourbon! This would seriously be great to stock up on and cellar too, if you have that kind of willpower... Anyway, big beer fans need to take notice! Indulge in this sublime libation and celebrate the good life!

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Very Angry Beast from Clown Shoes
93 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.