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Bombay Berserker - Clown Shoes

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very good

243 Ratings
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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 35
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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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

vikinghorn, Nov 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

jagada, Nov 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

sparx1100, Nov 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

IRONRakkasan, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

vcoggins, Nov 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

hit728, Nov 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

BRadStudios, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of dheacck11
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Looks nice and dark black from the bottle. Big tan head which fades pretty quickly. No real lacing. Nose is just weird. Little roast. Little chcolate. Definitely notice the spices. Taste is equally weird. Lots of cumin, cinammon, spice initially. Little bit of roastiness again, and a soft chocolate finish. Bit on the thin side of medium for the style.

I can't get out of my head that this tastes like flat pepsi. Too much sweetness. Too wacky of spices. Not enough punch. Not gonna get again. Some flavored stouts work well. This does not.

dheacck11, Nov 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Roguer, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

jplopez21, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet roasted grains with some chocolate and cinnamon.

The flavor is sweet roasted chocolate malts with some spicy cinnamon and ginger. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, it's interesting with roast chocolate and some surprisingly spicy cinnamon and ginger.

Beaver13, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

kjkinsey, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Pens1967, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Mike, Nov 16, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

mmulebarn, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of Pintofbrown
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this in a shaker pint. Reviewed from notes.

Dark brown, almost black body, Bombay manages a thin cap of maple colored foam.

Spiced is right! The bouquet on this beer is all over the place! There is definitely more "generic" stout flares, like dark chocolate, some roast, a bit of boozy heat, a bit leathery. Then you also have the spices, which I suppose you could interpret as chai: cinnamon, lots of cinnamon, some ginger, and a little vanilla. That is fun!

The dark chocolate and roasty qualities hit the palate up front. Letting the beer languish at mid-palate though, that is where the fun stuff starts to happen. Again, this is still pretty strong with the booze character and the dark chocolate, but there is a nice spicing, not quite as strong as the nose was. Again there is cinnamon, some ginger, and even a bit of sugary dark fruits hitting. It finishes a little too boozy for me, but at least that spicing is still hanging on.

Pretty good feel on this beer, it is slightly sticky and has some good heft to it. It is big enough to handle the spicing going on.

This dark chocolatey, roasty stout base swirls in well with the spiced flavors of cinnamon and ginger. I wish the spicing was bigger on the palate, but the fig-like sweetness helps make up for it. And man, maybe it is just me, but this ran a little hotter than I prefer. Still, this was a fun beer!

Pintofbrown, Nov 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

MarkyMOD, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

bleeps, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

coz, Nov 09, 2013
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3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours black, doesn't seem thick, but a nice pour. Has a one finger khaki head.

S - Cinnamon, chai tea, light roasted malts and semi-sweet chocolate.

T - Starts off with roasted malts and chocolate. Then the flavor turns into the chai tea, cinnamon and spices.

M - Medium bodied and carbonation with a smooth body.

O - A nice change of pace from Chocolate Sombrero. Not something I'd grab often due to the tea spices.

cvm4, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

tuckerlikesbeer, Nov 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Stum-pub, Nov 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

cnbrown313, Nov 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

JamesStreet, Nov 03, 2013
Bombay Berserker from Clown Shoes
85 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.