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Bombay Berserker - Clown Shoes

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very good

251 Ratings
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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 11
Gots: 29 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Clown Shoes visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MistahBeah on 09-11-2013)
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Photo of DrDemento456
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Made this beer my 2,000th review! Paid $8.99 for the single a very fair price for a chai flavored RIS.

A - Man these guys make a great looking RIS! Deep dark blackness very thick looking RIS with a 1/2 inch mocha head that sticks around for a bit. Great lacing.
S - Smells mostly of ginger and cinnamon very Christmas like! Mild roasts and bitter chocolate smells. Hopefully its more vanilla based in the taste.
T - I can taste the cardamom tea like flavors. Not as sweet as I expected but it does have a vanilla extract taste. Ginger root and cinnamon overdose kind of buries any roast or chocolate taste one would expect is a RIS. Very unique Imperial Stout.
M - A bit thinner than I expected but most Clown Shoes Imperial stouts are like that. Medium bodied and kind of chewy.

Overall I can dig the originality of this beer. They accomplished what they put out to do make a Christmas spice like RIS. Worth picking up!

DrDemento456, May 22, 2014
Photo of brewdlyhooked13
4.39/5  rDev +16.4%
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.

brewdlyhooked13, Apr 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

brians52, Tuesday at 02:58 AM
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

teamwiggum, Friday at 06:59 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Trashcat, Nov 20, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

zestar, Nov 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

archero, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of dmandrick
2.96/5  rDev -21.5%

dmandrick, Oct 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Meyers1023, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of sd123
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

sd123, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

DeadeyeOTDO, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of Samuel906
4/5  rDev +6.1%

After Blaecorn Unidragon and Chocolate Sombrero which were both fantastic stouts, my expectations for my next dark beer from Clown Shoes was high, and I was not disappointed. Pours deep and dark, with some faint notes of khaki in the light. Very little head that dissipates quickly leaving behind the slick, black oily goodness. Smell is sweet molasses, some ginger and chocolate. Smell could be a little more vivacious if I'm nitpicking. You can definitely taste some Indian influences in the taste: faint curry and coconut on top of the more traditional chocolates and coffees. On the sweet side, but absolutely no booze comes through. Feel is very smooth and creamy, giving it a coconut-milk like texture that adds to the Indian / curry notes. Overall, very good Imperial Stout with some interesting herbal and spice notes.

Samuel906, Oct 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

thereal_adam, Oct 09, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

rawfish, Sep 28, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -9.8%

Jason_the_Argonaut, Sep 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

miffsudd, Sep 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

illeagle05, Sep 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

braugon, Sep 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Herky21, Sep 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

jimilayne, Sep 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

BuckTuckian, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

angelmonster, Sep 08, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

22 oz Bomber.Had this last night.Alcohol was a lot more up front on this brew.Thin hint of chocolate.Poured it into a 20 oz Firestone glass dark as night.The smell was a light chocolate.Nothing really outstanding here.Not as good as Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero.Probably would not drink again..

Motleydrunk56, Sep 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

PassMeAZima, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Nolen12, Sep 01, 2014
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Bombay Berserker from Clown Shoes
85 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.