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Bombay Berserker - Clown Shoes

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BA SCORE
85
very good

234 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 234
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 10
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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3/5  rDev -20.6%

jimilayne, Yesterday at 07:57 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

angelmonster, Sep 08, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

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 -20.6%

PassMeAZima, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Nolen12, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Afroman, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

malfunxion, Aug 19, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -0.5%

GameOfBeers, Aug 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Buttstallion, Aug 16, 2014
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Shannun, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Jhfinn, Aug 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Averwo, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

DRich1913, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Jlang2012, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Rollzroyce21, Jul 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

MattXT, Jul 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

IGOTASIXPACK, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

ROBSTARR, Jul 12, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -1.1%

Served in a shaker pint glass.

What is it with me and crazily-flavored stouts when I head over to VDubb's? Regardless, this stuff pours a straight onyx topped by a finger of light khaki foam. The nose comprises dark chocolate syrup, light roasted malts, ginger, light vanilla bean, and a touch of mild coffee. The taste brings in more of the same, the exotic spices listed on the label not really coming through, yielding instead to something of a sweet stout character. The body is a stolid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly fluid feel. Overall, a pretty tasty stout, one that I kinda wish did actually exhibit the advertised spices and whatnot, but it's solid regardless.

TMoney2591, Jul 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

kwkdmk, Jul 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Jmbbabson, Jul 01, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

A - Poured into a snifter from a 22oz bottle. A small light tan head that dissipates quickly. Nice lacing that fades quickly. Beer is dark brown nearly black.
S - Smell is dominated by ginger and cardamom. Some vanilla and chocolate barely seeps in.
T - Ginger and cardamom are heavy up front. Roasted flavors of coffee and cherry follow and hop bitterness attempts to make an appearance. There's some vanilla in the finish, but still a lot of ginger and cardamom. An ever so slight spicy pepper flavor remains in the aftertaste.
M - Medium body and medium carbonation. Not bad for the style, but could use a little more chewiness.
O - The flavors assert themselves more as the beer warms, but they still are a bit jumbled. The ginger and cardamom dominate and don't let the underlying chocolate, vanilla, and coffee come through. This is close to being really good, but just misses the mark.

SCbrewpubfan, Jun 26, 2014
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Bombay Berserker from Clown Shoes
85 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.