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Bombay Berserker - Clown Shoes

Bombay BerserkerBombay Berserker

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BA SCORE
85
very good

177 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 177
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%


Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MistahBeah on 09-11-2013)
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Reviews by Brenden:
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Brenden

Ohio

3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This thing is pitch black, thick and viscous. The head, light brown in color, rests strongly on top of the beer after reaching one finger. It leaves patches of lacing in good quantity.
Malts form a strong foundation in the nose, and the spicing is pretty good. It sort of blends together, but is still distinguishable for the most part. There's plenty of chocolate. The cardamom seems evident, and cinnamon flashes in and out but is strong when it's in. There's a note of something like black licorice. Some char builds up as it sits.
The taste follows pretty well. The spices make for a somewhat chai-like character, but at times are somewhat less than distinguishable on the whole. It's a tasty beer, with a nice milk chocolate flavor to it, though the char builds up to just a little harshness in the end of the sip as it warms.
The feel is a bit crisp, a little too much spritz for a big stout, but it's also robust and creamy.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 13:12:50 | More by Brenden
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mctizzz

California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

04-22-2014 01:26:56 | More by mctizzz
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sweemzander

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-21-2014 23:15:53 | More by sweemzander
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DaftPatrick

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-21-2014 04:03:41 | More by DaftPatrick
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04-19-2014 04:36:56 | More by aquazr1
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Canada_Dan

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-17-2014 02:28:02 | More by Canada_Dan
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cmq103

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-15-2014 01:24:32 | More by cmq103
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pandow

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-11-2014 21:24:51 | More by pandow
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DrFunkenstein

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04-08-2014 00:10:17 | More by DrFunkenstein
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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brewdlyhooked13

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4.39/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance -opaque black, a solid sticky finger of mocha foam. Good lacing all around.

Aroma - ginger and roasted malt are the first things I pick up, chai tea added in after some set up, making for some cola notes. Reminds me of the Anchor Christmas beers.

Taste - the roasted malts play out bigger than the smell lets on. A touch of char as the vanilla and chai blend in. The ginger supports the chai, not as prominent as I thought it might get. Good blend of flavors, complementing the basic stout flavor without trying to take it over. The swallow is a touch fruity from the chai and ginger, going dry and warming on the finish. Very tasty and easy drinking.

Mouthfeel - fluffy crispness, sturdy body, sticky in the mouth, making for a long finish.

Overall - excellent sipper, one to remember for a tasting.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 01:40:49 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The label of this one really caught my eye and it pours the darkest kola hue with a one finger non lasting khaki head and some clingy lacing,the smell is wow it's quite unique with aromas of indian curry,dark chocolate and vanilla booze it really is out there on smell,the feel is full bodied,sticky and lightly carbonated and on taste it's all about the stout it's milky chocolate with a touch of mocha and finished with a mix of sweet vanilla and herbal punchy hops and overall this brew is definately out there and unique and something I'm glad I've tried but definately something you want to see in winter when eating curry by the fire cheers.

Serving type: bottle

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Bombay Berserker from Clown Shoes
85 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.